certified psychotherapist and i had a private practice for twenty years assisting individuals recuperate from anxiety and trauma…Talkspace Andrea Yeriazarian and then also from the viewpoint that i have actually used 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 technique on the better help website that permits you to take a look at who the therapists remain in your area read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite surprise however type of concealed on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i likewise wish to address some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s begin so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp only hires certified experts and they match people with a certified expert 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 take to be certified now clearly that varies a little bit state by state however i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
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accredited in connecticut where i live and then inform you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to become licensed you require a graduate degree in among a handful of locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marital relationship and household therapy or expert counseling and after that as soon as you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being supervised by a specialist who holds the license you’re seeking and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this person in which you talk about how you are supplying therapy to your customers so typically achieving this lots of medical hours and this much guidance probably averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the composed exam and then you sit for the written test and after that if you pass you get licensed 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 need a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been accredited so you are certainly not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a strong number of medical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they have actually been licensed so there’s a preferred video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is merely not real and the reason she calls them late therapists i wish to discuss that briefly is she says one they don’t recommend medication and 2 they don’t deal with court orders so let me attend to those 2 things because 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 medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Talkspace Andrea Yeriazarian
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 kinds of individuals who can prescribe medication the vast majority of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication due to the fact that they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very very few psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on recommending the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and after that the second criticism that they do not handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i really tried to prevent dealing with court orders and i will show you why the majority of the time what would occur is i would get a call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week because they had to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had gotten most likely five or six months earlier now i understand that this happens i truly do however that’s not actually therapy that’s really doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for the majority of court-ordered treatment there are neighborhood agencies 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 do not feel they stand so prior to i show you this little trick on the website for better help in terms of having the ability to discover someone in your own location that you resonate with i wish to say two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is extremely important and the design of a therapist makes a big distinction how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to someone who has a very pricey rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i have actually had clients who’ve pertained to me after seeing someone in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they come into my office and they ‘d state my previous therapist did nothing however talk about herself well that’s not appropriate so if that occurs to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood 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 absolutely the quality of the therapist varies no matter what their training or background and you have to find someone who’s a good fit for you and in fact one of the
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benefits i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this capability to quickly switch therapists so there’s some responsibility in that because clearly if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly changing away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s extremely difficult to discover reviews unless you get a personal suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can check out reviews you can write a review you can supply feedback and you can change therapists if you need to so prior to i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and pick a therapist who resonates for you in your area however i do have a link below this video that provides 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 since i get that question a lot however i affiliated with them since individuals all over the country and in fact all over the world contact me frequently to say that they don’t have access to mental health services so better help offer service in 140 different countries 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 first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you really don’t get the choice up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are offered you have to scroll all the way to the bottom and you’ll see here discover a therapist so you can put in any city in the united states i’m going to select baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i don’t know any therapists there but i’m simply going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can take a look and again i do not understand these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply showing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are available in your location prior to signing up and after that if you actually liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship problems trauma and abuse Talkspace Andrea Yeriazarian