certified psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years assisting individuals recuperate from anxiety and trauma…Michael Phelps Better Help and after that also from the perspective that i have actually utilized better help as a customer so today i’m going to speak about what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a much better health therapist i also wish to show you a little a technique on the better help site that permits you to look at who the therapists remain in your location read their profiles and select one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite surprise but type of hidden on the site and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i likewise want to resolve some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s start so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp just employs licensed experts and they match people with a licensed specialist in your own state since in the u.s we have this function that the therapist needs to be licensed in the state where you live so what does it take to be certified now obviously that varies a bit state by state but i’m going to stroll you through what it requires
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accredited in connecticut where i live and then tell you what else is needed to be a much better health therapist so to become certified you require a graduate 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 household therapy or professional counseling and then when you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being supervised by an expert who holds the license you’re seeking and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this person in which you go over how you are supplying treatment to your customers so usually attaining this lots of clinical hours and this much supervision probably averages around 3 or four years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written exam and after that you sit for the written test and after that if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s required to be certified as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you wish to work for better help you require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been licensed so you are definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid variety of clinical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they have actually been accredited so there’s a very popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is simply not real and the reason she calls them late therapists i want to discuss that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me attend to those two things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you also happen to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can prescribe psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Michael Phelps Better Help
or a licensed professional nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 kinds of individuals who can recommend medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live extremely very few psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and after that the 2nd criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly attempted to avoid dealing with 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 five sessions in a week since they had to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had actually received probably 5 or 6 months earlier now i understand that this takes place i really do but that’s not really therapy that’s really doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for a lot of court-ordered treatment there are community agencies that can offer that kind of treatment in a more efficient manner so i simply wanted to deal with those 2 criticisms since i don’t feel they stand so before i show you this little technique on the website for better help in regards to having the ability to discover somebody in your own area that you resonate with i wish to say 2 things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is extremely 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 someone who has an extremely expensive rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who’ve come to me after seeing someone in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my workplace and they ‘d state my previous therapist did nothing but speak about herself well that’s not proper so if that occurs to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood agency or on better help switch 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 need to find somebody who’s an excellent suitable for you and in fact one of the
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benefits i feel of the better health platform is that you have this capability to quickly switch therapists so there’s some accountability in that since clearly if better help has a therapist and people are always switching away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s extremely hard to find evaluations unless you get a personal suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can check out reviews you can compose an evaluation you can supply feedback and you can switch therapists if you require to so before i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and pick a therapist who resonates for you in your area but i do have a link listed below this video that supplies you with 10 off your very 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 since i get that question a lot however i affiliated with them because people all over the nation and actually all over the world contact me regularly to state that they don’t have access to psychological health services so better help supply service in 140 various nations 40 different languages i’m in alignment with their mission 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 truly don’t get the option up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are offered you need 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 however i’m simply going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can have a look and once again i don’t understand these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m just showing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are offered in your area prior to signing up and after that if you actually liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship problems injury and abuse Michael Phelps Better Help