from anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp Customer Service Vancouver Canada. and then also from the point of view that i’ve used better help as a customer so today i’m going to discuss what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a much better health therapist i also wish to reveal you a little bit of a technique on the better help site that enables you to take a look at who the therapists are in your area read their profiles and pick one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite hidden however sort of hidden on the site and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i likewise want to deal with some criticisms that i’ve become aware of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get started so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp just employs certified professionals and they match individuals with a certified expert in your own state since in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be licensed in the state where you reside so what does it take to be certified now undoubtedly that varies a bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
certified in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to end up being licensed you require a graduate degree in among a handful of locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in clinical social work or marital relationship and family treatment or expert therapy and then as soon as you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by an expert who holds the license you’re looking for and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you talk about how you are offering therapy to your clients so typically achieving this numerous medical hours and this much supervision probably averages around three or four years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written examination and then you sit for the written exam and then if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s needed to be certified as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then 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 certainly 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 three years of experience after they’ve been accredited so there’s a preferred video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is simply not true and the factor she calls them late therapists i want to speak about that briefly is she says one they do not recommend medication and two they don’t handle court orders so let me deal with those two things due to the fact that in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you likewise happen to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can recommend psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Customer Service Vancouver Canada
or a licensed 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 majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live extremely extremely few psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists concentrate on recommending the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and then the 2nd criticism that they do not handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly attempted to prevent dealing with court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would occur is i would get a call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week since they needed to go to court next week and they were trying to fulfill the requirement that they had gotten probably five or six months ago now i understand that this occurs i actually do however that’s not in fact treatment that’s really doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for many court-ordered treatment there are neighborhood firms that can provide that kind of treatment in a more effective manner so i simply wished to deal with those two criticisms due to the fact that i don’t feel they’re valid so prior to i show you this little technique on the site for better help in regards to having the ability to discover somebody in your own area that you resonate with i want to say 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 comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to somebody who has an extremely costly rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i’ve 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 into my office and they ‘d say my prior therapist not did anything but discuss herself well that’s not proper 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 definitely the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you need to find someone who’s an excellent fit for you and actually among the
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advantages i feel of the better health platform is that you have this capability to easily switch therapists so there’s some accountability in that since certainly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always switching far from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you inform and after that it’s really hard to find reviews unless you get an individual recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can read reviews you can write an evaluation you can offer 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 listed 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 because i get that concern a lot but i affiliated with them since people all over the country and in fact all over the world contact me regularly to say that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help provide service in 140 various nations 40 different languages i’m in alignment with their objective so there is a link below this video that will give you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you truly do not get the choice up here to put your zip 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 pick baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i don’t understand any therapists there however i’m simply going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can take a look and once again i don’t know these people 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 readily available in your location prior to registering and after that if you truly liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on stress anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse Betterhelp Customer Service Vancouver Canada