certified psychotherapist and i had a private practice for twenty years helping people recuperate from anxiety and trauma…Bobby Burns Betterhelp and then also from the perspective that i’ve used better help as a client so today i’m going to talk about what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a much better health therapist i also wish to show you a little a technique on the better help site that allows you to look at who the therapists remain in your area read their profiles and pick one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite surprise however sort of concealed on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i likewise want to resolve 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 wish to make it clear that betterhelp just hires certified specialists and they match individuals with a certified specialist in your own state because in the u.s we have this role that the therapist needs to be certified in the state where you reside so what does it require certified now undoubtedly that varies a bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
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certified in connecticut where i live and then inform you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to end up being licensed you need a graduate degree in one of a handful of locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marriage and family therapy or professional counseling and then once you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being monitored by a professional 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 supplying therapy to your clients so typically attaining this numerous medical hours and this much supervision most likely averages around 3 or four years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the composed exam and then you sit for the composed test and then if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s needed to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been certified so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a solid number of clinical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been accredited so there’s a preferred video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is merely not true and the reason she calls them late therapists i wish to discuss that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe 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 also occur to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can prescribe medical physicians or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Bobby Burns Betterhelp
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 kinds of people who can prescribe medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication because they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live extremely extremely couple of psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate 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 deal with court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i truly tried to avoid dealing with court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a phone call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week since they had to go to court next week and they were trying to satisfy the requirement that they had actually gotten most likely five or six months earlier now i comprehend that this occurs i really do but that’s not actually treatment that’s really 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 companies that can offer that type of treatment in a more reliable way so i simply wanted to resolve those two criticisms since i don’t feel they’re valid so prior to i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in regards to being able to find somebody in your own location that you resonate with i ‘d like to say two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is very crucial and the design of a therapist makes a huge distinction how comfy 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 more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who have actually concerned me after seeing someone in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my workplace and they ‘d say my prior therapist not did anything but talk about herself well that’s not suitable 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 egregious you can report it to the state licensing board so certainly the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you have to find somebody who’s a good suitable for you and really among the
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advantages i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this ability to quickly change therapists so there’s some accountability in that because clearly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always changing far from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and after that it’s extremely tough to find evaluations 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 offer feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so before 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 below this video that offers 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 customers just as an fyi due to the fact that i get that question a lot but i affiliated with them because people all over the nation and in fact all over the world contact me frequently to say that they don’t have access to psychological health services so better help offer service in 140 various nations 40 different languages i remain in positioning with their objective so there is a link listed below this video that will provide you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you really do not get the choice up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are available you need 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 do not live there
i do not know any therapists there but i’m simply going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can take a look and again i do not know these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply revealing 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 state here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on stress anxiety lgbt relationship concerns injury and abuse Bobby Burns Betterhelp