licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for twenty years helping people recuperate from anxiety and injury…Talkspace Plan Pricing and then also from the perspective that i have actually used better help as a client so today i’m going to talk about what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a much better health therapist i likewise wish to show you a little a technique on the better help site that allows 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 kind of hidden on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also want to resolve some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get going so i first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just hires licensed professionals and they match people with a licensed professional in your own state due to the fact that in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be certified in the state where you reside so what does it take to be accredited now obviously that varies a 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 after that inform you what else is needed to be a better health therapist so to become certified you require a graduate degree in one of a handful of areas so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marital relationship and household therapy or expert therapy and after that once you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being supervised by an expert who holds the license you’re looking for and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this person in which you go over how you are providing therapy to your customers so usually attaining this many clinical hours and this much guidance probably averages around 3 or four years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the written exam and after that you sit for the written examination and after that if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you need a minimum of three years of experience after you have actually been accredited so you are definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a solid variety of medical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they have actually been certified so there’s a very popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is simply not true and the factor she calls them late therapists i wish to talk about that briefly is she states one they don’t prescribe medication and two they don’t deal with court orders so let me resolve those 2 things due to the fact that in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you also happen to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can recommend medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Talkspace Plan Pricing
or a certified expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two kinds of individuals who can recommend medication the huge bulk of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very really couple of psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists focus on recommending 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 handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i actually attempted to avoid handling court orders and i will show you why the majority of the time what would take place is i would get a telephone call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week because they needed to go to court next week and they were trying to satisfy the requirement that they had gotten probably five or 6 months ago now i comprehend that this occurs i really do however that’s not in fact therapy that’s actually doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and most likely for a lot of court-ordered therapy there are community firms that can offer that kind of therapy in a more reliable way so i simply wanted to address those 2 criticisms since i don’t feel they stand so prior to i show you this little technique on the website for better help in regards to having the ability to find somebody in your own location that you resonate with i ‘d like to say 2 things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is extremely essential and the design of a therapist makes a huge difference how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to somebody who has an extremely expensive rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i’ve had clients who have actually come to me after seeing someone in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my office and they ‘d state my prior therapist not did anything but talk about herself well that’s not appropriate so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood firm or on better help switch 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 need to discover somebody who’s a good fit for you and really one of 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 because since certainly if better help has a therapist and people are constantly changing far from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s really hard to discover reviews unless you get an individual suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do believe 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 switch therapists if you need to so before i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and choose a therapist who resonates for you in your location but 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 take on psychotherapy customers just as an fyi because i get that question a lot however i associated with them due to the fact that people 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 countries 40 various languages i’m 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 website you actually do not get the choice up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are available 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 pick baltimore maryland i do not live there
i do not know any therapists there however i’m simply going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can take 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 evaluate to see who the therapists are that are offered in your location prior to registering and after that if you truly liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on stress anxiety lgbt relationship problems injury and abuse Talkspace Plan Pricing