licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years helping people recover from anxiety and trauma…The Problem With Betterhelp and after that likewise from the viewpoint that i’ve used better help as a client 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 bit of a technique on the better help website that allows you to look at who the therapists are in your location read their profiles and select one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite hidden but sort of concealed on the website and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i also want to deal with 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 first wish to make it clear that betterhelp only employs 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 certified in the state where you reside so what does it require licensed now certainly that differs a bit state by state however i’m going to stroll you through what it takes to be
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accredited in connecticut where i live and then tell you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to end up being licensed you need an academic degree in one of a handful of locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marriage and household treatment or professional therapy and then when you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by a professional who holds the license you’re seeking and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this individual in which you talk about how you are supplying treatment to your clients so normally achieving this lots of medical hours and this much guidance probably averages around three or four years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the composed examination and after that you sit for the composed test and after that if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you wish to work for better help you require a minimum of three years of experience after you have actually been licensed so you are definitely 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 3 years of experience after they have actually been certified so there’s a preferred video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is just not real and the factor she calls them late therapists i wish to talk about that briefly is she states one they do not recommend medication and two they don’t handle court orders so let me address those 2 things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you also occur to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can recommend medical physicians or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist The Problem With Betterhelp
or a licensed professional nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of people who can prescribe medication the huge bulk of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication since they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very really couple of psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists concentrate on recommending the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and then the second criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i actually tried to prevent handling court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a telephone call from somebody 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 attempting to meet the requirement that they had actually received most likely five or six months ago now i comprehend that this takes place i really do however that’s not in fact therapy 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 many court-ordered therapy there are community companies that can offer that kind of treatment in a more effective way so i simply wanted to address those two criticisms due to the fact that i don’t feel they stand so before i show you this little trick on the website for better help in terms of having the ability to find somebody in your own area that you resonate with i wish to state two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is very essential 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 expensive rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who’ve concerned me after seeing someone in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my workplace and they ‘d say my previous therapist did nothing but speak about herself well that’s not appropriate so if that occurs to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood company 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 have to discover someone who’s a good fit for you and really one of the
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benefits i feel of the better health platform is that you have this ability to quickly switch therapists so there’s some responsibility in that since obviously if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly changing far from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s really hard to discover evaluations unless you get a personal recommendation 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 evaluations you can compose a review you can provide 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 location but i do have a link 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 clients just as an fyi since i get that concern a lot however i associated with them because individuals all over the country and actually all over the world contact me routinely to state that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help supply service in 140 different countries 40 various languages i remain in positioning with their objective so there is a link below this video that will give you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you actually don’t get the option 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 select baltimore maryland i do not live there
i do not know any therapists there however 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 revealing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are available in your location prior to signing up and then if you truly liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on tension anxiety lgbt relationship concerns trauma and abuse The Problem With Betterhelp