licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years helping individuals recuperate from anxiety and injury…Talkspace Spac Investor Presentation and then likewise from the perspective that i have actually utilized better help as a client so today i’m going to discuss what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a better health therapist i likewise want to reveal 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 hidden however type of concealed on the site and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also wish to attend to some criticisms that i’ve become aware of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s start so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp just hires certified specialists and they match people with a certified specialist in your own state because in the u.s we have this function that the therapist needs to be certified in the state where you live so what does it require licensed now clearly that varies a little bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it requires
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accredited in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is needed to be a better health therapist so to end up being certified you need 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 after that as soon as 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 seeking and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this individual in which you discuss how you are offering therapy to your customers so generally attaining this many clinical hours and this much guidance most likely averages around three or 4 years of experience to get the medical hours to even then sit for the written examination and then you sit for the composed examination and after that if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s needed 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 certified so you are definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid variety of medical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they’ve been accredited so there’s a popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is simply not real and the factor she calls them late therapists i want to talk about that briefly is she states one they don’t recommend medication and 2 they don’t handle court orders so let me deal with those 2 things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you likewise occur 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 family doctor or a psychiatrist Talkspace Spac Investor Presentation
or a certified 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 very very few psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists focus on recommending the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and after that the second criticism that they don’t handle court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i really tried to prevent dealing with court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would take place is i would get a call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week since they needed to go to court next week and they were trying to fulfill the requirement that they had gotten most likely five or 6 months earlier now i understand that this occurs i actually do but that’s not in fact treatment that’s in fact doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for most court-ordered treatment there are community companies that can supply that kind of treatment in a more efficient way so i simply wanted to address those two criticisms since i do not feel they stand so prior to i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in regards to having the ability to discover someone in your own location that you resonate with i wish to say 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly crucial and the style of a therapist makes a huge distinction how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to somebody who has an extremely expensive rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had clients who’ve concerned 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 previous therapist not did anything but talk about herself well that’s not proper so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood company or on better help change therapists and if a therapist ever does something outright 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 find someone who’s an excellent suitable for you and in fact among the
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advantages i feel of the better health platform is that you have this ability to easily switch therapists so there’s some responsibility in that since certainly if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly switching away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you inform and after that it’s very tough to discover reviews unless you get an individual suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can read reviews you can compose a review you can offer 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 select a therapist who resonates for you in your area but i do have a link listed 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 clients just as an fyi because i get that concern a lot but i connected with them since people all over the nation and really all over the world contact me regularly to say that they don’t have access to mental health services so better help supply service in 140 different countries 40 different languages i remain in alignment 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 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 find a therapist so you can put in any city in the united states i’m going to pick baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i don’t understand any therapists there but i’m just 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 know these people i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply showing you how you can evaluate to see who the therapists are that are offered in your area prior to signing up and after that if you really liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on stress anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse Talkspace Spac Investor Presentation