licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for twenty years assisting people recover from stress and anxiety and injury…Susan Schuerenberg Betterhelp and then also from the viewpoint that i have actually utilized better help as a client so today i’m going to speak about what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a better health therapist i likewise want to show you a little bit of a trick on the better help site that permits you to look at who the therapists are in your area read their profiles and select one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite hidden however sort of concealed on the site and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i also want to address 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 licensed expert in your own state due to the fact that in the u.s we have this role that the therapist needs to be accredited in the state where you reside so what does it take to be accredited now certainly that differs a little bit state by state however i’m going to stroll you through what it takes to be
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licensed in connecticut where i live and then inform you what else is required to be a better health therapist so to end up being licensed you require an academic degree in one of a handful of locations so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marital relationship and household therapy or expert therapy and after that when you have your graduate degree you require 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being monitored by an expert who holds the license you’re looking for and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you discuss how you are offering treatment to your clients so generally accomplishing this lots of clinical hours and this much guidance probably averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the medical hours to even then sit for the composed examination and then you sit for the written examination and after that if you pass you get accredited so that’s what’s needed to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you have actually 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 scientific hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been licensed so there’s an incredibly popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is just not real and the reason she calls them late therapists i want to discuss that briefly is she states one they do not recommend medication and 2 they do not deal with court orders so let me address those 2 things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you also take place to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can prescribe medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Susan Schuerenberg Betterhelp
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of individuals who can recommend medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication since they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live extremely really few psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on recommending the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and then the 2nd criticism that they do not handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly tried to prevent handling court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would take place is i would get a telephone call from someone who would be 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 received probably 5 or six months earlier now i understand that this happens i really do however that’s not actually therapy that’s actually doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for a lot of court-ordered therapy there are community companies that can supply that kind of treatment in a more reliable manner so i just wanted to address those 2 criticisms since i don’t feel they’re valid so before i show you this little trick on the website for better help in regards to having the ability to find someone in your own area that you resonate with i wish to state two things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is extremely 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 somebody who has a really costly rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i’ve had customers 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 did nothing 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 change therapists and if a therapist ever does something outright you can report it to the state licensing board so certainly the quality of the therapist varies no matter what their training or background and you have to find someone who’s an excellent fit for you and in fact one of the
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advantages 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 undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and people are constantly switching far from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s extremely tough to find evaluations unless you get a personal suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do believe that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can read reviews you can write an evaluation you can provide feedback and you can change therapists if you require to so prior to i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and select a therapist who resonates for you in your location 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 take on psychotherapy customers just as an fyi because i get that concern a lot however i associated with them since people all over the country and in fact all over the world contact me routinely to say that they don’t have access to mental health services so better help supply service in 140 different countries 40 various languages i remain in positioning with their mission so there is a link below this video that will offer you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you actually do not get the option up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are readily 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 select baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i do not know any therapists there but i’m just going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can take a look and again i don’t know these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply showing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are available in your location prior to signing up and after that if you truly liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship problems injury and abuse Susan Schuerenberg Betterhelp