licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for twenty years helping people recuperate from anxiety and trauma…Julia Thomas Betterhelp and then also from the viewpoint that i have actually utilized better help as a customer so today i’m going to talk about what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a better health therapist i also want to show you a little a trick on the better help site that permits you to look at who the therapists are in your area read their profiles and pick one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite hidden however sort of concealed on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i likewise wish to attend to some criticisms that i’ve become aware of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s begin so i first wish to make it clear that betterhelp only works with certified specialists and they match people with a licensed specialist in your own state since in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be licensed in the state where you live so what does it require licensed now clearly that differs a little bit state by state however i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
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licensed in connecticut where i live and after that inform you what else is needed to be a much better health therapist so to end up being certified you require an academic degree in among a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marriage and family treatment or expert counseling and after that once you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by a specialist who holds the license you’re looking for and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this individual in which you talk about how you are providing treatment to your clients so typically achieving this numerous clinical hours and this much supervision probably averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the composed examination and then you sit for the composed test and then if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s required to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you wish to work for better help you need a minimum of 3 years of experience after you have actually been accredited so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a strong number of scientific hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they have actually been certified so there’s a popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is simply not true and the factor she calls them late therapists i wish to talk about that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe medication and two they don’t handle court orders so let me deal with those 2 things due to the fact that in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you also occur to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can recommend psychiatric medications or medical doctors could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Julia Thomas Betterhelp
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of individuals who can prescribe medication the large bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication since they do not hold those other degrees and where i live extremely very couple of psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists focus on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and after that the second criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i actually tried to prevent handling court orders and i will show you why the majority of the time what would happen is i would get a call from somebody who would remain in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week due to the fact that they needed to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had actually gotten probably five or six months ago now i understand that this takes place i really do but that’s not in fact therapy that’s really doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for many court-ordered therapy there are neighborhood companies that can provide that kind of therapy in a more effective way so i just wanted to attend to those two criticisms due to the fact that i don’t feel they stand so before i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in terms of having the ability to find someone in your own area that you resonate with i want to state two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly important and the style of a therapist makes a big distinction how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to somebody who has an extremely pricey rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who’ve concerned me after seeing somebody in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my workplace and they ‘d say my prior therapist not did anything however discuss herself well that’s not proper so if that occurs to you either with a private practice or a community agency or on better help change therapists and if a therapist ever does something egregious you can report it to the state licensing board so definitely the quality of the therapist varies no matter what their training or background and you have to discover someone who’s a good fit for you and really among the
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advantages i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this capability to quickly change therapists so there’s some responsibility in that because certainly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always switching away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s really difficult to discover reviews unless you get a personal recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do believe that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can check out evaluations you can write an evaluation you can supply feedback and you can change therapists if you require to so prior to i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and pick a therapist who resonates for you in your location however i do have a link listed below this video that supplies you with 10 off your first month i am an affiliate of better help i am not a therapist on the platform and i no longer handle psychotherapy customers just as an fyi due to the fact that i get that question a lot but i connected with them due to the fact that individuals all over the country and in fact all over the world contact me regularly to state that they do not have access to mental health services so better help supply service in 140 different nations 40 different languages i remain in positioning with their objective so there is a link listed below this video that will give you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you actually do not get the option up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are readily available you have to scroll all the way to the bottom and you’ll see here find a therapist so you can put in any city in the united states i’m going to pick baltimore maryland i do not live there
i don’t know any therapists there but i’m just going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can take a look and again i don’t know these people i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply revealing you how you can evaluate to see who the therapists are that are available in your location prior to registering and then if you truly liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse Julia Thomas Betterhelp