from anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp Blue Cross. and then likewise from the point of view that i’ve used better help as a customer 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 much better health therapist i likewise wish to show you a little bit of a technique on the better help site that allows you to take a 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 surprise but kind of hidden on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also want to address some criticisms that i have actually heard of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s get started so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp just works with licensed specialists and they match individuals with a certified 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 undoubtedly that varies a bit state by state however i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
accredited in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is needed to be a much better health therapist so to become certified you require a graduate degree in one of a handful of areas so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marriage and household therapy or professional therapy 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 a professional who holds the license you’re seeking and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you talk about how you are offering treatment to your customers so normally attaining this numerous scientific hours and this much supervision probably averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the composed exam and after that you sit for the written exam 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 want to work for better help you need a minimum of three years of experience after you have actually been certified so you are definitely 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 3 years of experience after they’ve been licensed so there’s an incredibly popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is simply not true and the factor she calls them late therapists i wish to discuss that briefly is she states one they do not prescribe medication and 2 they don’t handle court orders so let me deal with those two things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you also happen 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 Betterhelp Blue Cross
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of individuals who can recommend medication the vast bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication since they do not hold those other degrees and where i live really very couple of psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists focus on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and after that the second criticism that they don’t handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i really tried to prevent dealing with court orders and i will show you why the majority of the time what would happen is i would get a call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week due to the fact that they had to go to court next week and they were trying to meet the requirement that they had gotten probably five or 6 months back now i comprehend that this takes place i truly do but that’s not really 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 treatment there are community companies that can supply that kind of treatment in a more effective manner so i simply wished to attend to those two criticisms since i do not feel they stand so before i share with you this little technique on the site for better help in terms of being able to discover somebody in your own location that you resonate with i wish to say two things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is very important and the style of a therapist makes a big distinction how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to somebody who has a really costly rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i have actually had clients who’ve pertained to me after seeing someone in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my office and they ‘d state my previous therapist not did anything however speak about herself well that’s not proper so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a community company or on better help switch 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 differs no matter what their training or background and you have to discover someone who’s an excellent suitable for you and actually among the
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benefits i feel of the better health platform is that you have this capability to easily switch therapists so there’s some accountability because due to the fact that undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always switching away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you inform and after that it’s very tough to discover evaluations unless you get a personal suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can read reviews you can write an evaluation you can offer feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so before i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and choose a therapist who resonates for you in your area however i do have a link listed 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 but i affiliated with them since people all over the nation and actually all over the world contact me regularly to say that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help supply service in 140 various nations 40 various languages i’m in positioning with their mission so there is a link below this video that will provide you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you really don’t get the choice up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are readily 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 choose baltimore maryland i do not live there
i don’t know any therapists there but i’m just going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can have a look and again i do not 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 offered in your area 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 problems injury and abuse Betterhelp Blue Cross