licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years assisting people recover from stress and anxiety and injury…Betterhelp Press Release and after that also from the perspective 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 takes to be a much better health therapist i also wish to show you a little a technique on the better help website that allows you to take a look at who the therapists are 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 hidden on the website and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i also want to resolve some criticisms that i have actually heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get started so i very first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just employs certified specialists and they match individuals with a certified specialist in your own state because in the u.s we have this function that the therapist needs to be licensed in the state where you reside so what does it take to be licensed now clearly that varies a bit state by state but 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 better health therapist so to end up being certified you require an academic degree in among a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marital relationship and household therapy or professional therapy and after that when you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by a specialist who holds the license you’re looking for and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this individual in which you discuss how you are providing treatment to your clients so usually accomplishing this many clinical hours and this much supervision probably averages around three or 4 years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the composed examination and after that you sit for the written examination and after that if you pass you get accredited 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’ve been licensed so you are absolutely 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 three years of experience after they have actually been accredited so there’s a preferred video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is simply not real and the reason she calls them late counselors i want to speak about that briefly is she says one they do not recommend medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me deal with those two things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you likewise take place to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can recommend psychiatric medications or medical doctors could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Press Release
or a certified professional nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 kinds of people who can prescribe medication the vast bulk of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very extremely few psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists focus on recommending the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and then the 2nd criticism that they don’t handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly attempted to prevent handling court orders and i will share with you why the majority of the time what would take place is i would get a call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have five 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 most likely five or six months ago now i comprehend that this happens i actually do however that’s not actually therapy that’s actually doing something to please a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and most likely for most court-ordered treatment there are neighborhood firms that can provide that type of treatment in a more effective way so i simply wished to attend to those two criticisms because i don’t feel they’re valid so prior to i show you this little trick on the website for better help in terms of having the ability to discover somebody in your own area that you resonate with i want to state 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is super essential and the design of a therapist makes a big difference how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to somebody who has an extremely pricey rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who have actually pertained to me after seeing someone in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they come into my office and they ‘d state my previous therapist not did anything however talk about herself well that’s not appropriate so if that occurs to you either with a private practice or a community company 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 differs no matter what their training or background and you have to find somebody who’s an excellent suitable for you and in fact among 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 because clearly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always switching far from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s really tough to find evaluations unless you get a personal recommendation 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 evaluations you can write an evaluation you can provide feedback and you can change therapists if you require to so prior to i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and choose a therapist who resonates for you in your location however i do have a link below this video that provides 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 take on psychotherapy customers just as an fyi since i get that concern a lot however i affiliated with them due to the fact that people all over the country and actually all over the world contact me routinely to say that they do not have access to mental health services so better help provide service in 140 various countries 40 different languages i’m in alignment with their mission so there is a link below this video that will offer you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you actually do not get the choice up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are available 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 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 once again i do not 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 readily available in your location prior to registering and then if you truly liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship concerns trauma and abuse Betterhelp Press Release