from anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp H3H3 Podcast. and then also from the point of view that i’ve utilized better help as a customer so today i’m going to speak about what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a better health therapist i also wish to show you a bit of a technique on the better help site that permits 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 hidden but sort of hidden on the website and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i likewise want to attend to some criticisms that i’ve become aware of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s start so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp just hires certified professionals and they match individuals with a licensed expert in your own state because in the u.s we have this function that the therapist requires to be licensed in the state where you live so what does it take to be certified now certainly that varies a bit state by state however i’m going to stroll you through what it requires
licensed in connecticut where i live and then tell you what else is required to be a better health therapist so to end up being licensed you need an academic degree in among a handful of areas so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in clinical social work or marriage and family therapy or professional counseling and then as soon as you have your academic degree you require 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 offering therapy to your customers so generally accomplishing this numerous medical hours and this much guidance most likely averages around three or four years of experience to get the medical hours to even then sit for the written test and after that you sit for the composed examination and then if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s required to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of three years of experience after you’ve been certified so you are definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid variety of scientific hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they’ve been licensed so there’s a very popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is merely not true and the reason she calls them late counselors i want to discuss that briefly is she says one they don’t prescribe medication and 2 they don’t handle court orders so let me attend to those two things due to the fact that 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 individuals in the united states who can prescribe psychiatric medications or medical doctors could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Betterhelp H3H3 Podcast
or a certified expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of individuals who can prescribe medication the large bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication due to the fact that they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live very very couple of psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and after that the 2nd criticism that they do not handle court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i truly attempted to avoid handling 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 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 back now i comprehend that this occurs i really do but that’s not in fact therapy that’s really doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for many court-ordered treatment there are community companies that can provide that kind of therapy in a more efficient way so i simply wished to attend to those 2 criticisms because i do not feel they stand so prior to i show you this little trick on the site for better help in regards to being able to discover someone in your own location that you resonate with i want to say two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is very important and the style 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 a very costly rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had clients who have actually pertained to me after seeing somebody 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 however talk about herself well that’s not proper so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a community firm or on better help switch 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 varies no matter what their training or background and you have to find someone who’s an excellent fit for you and actually one of the
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benefits i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this capability to easily switch therapists so there’s some responsibility because since clearly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always changing away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s really difficult to discover evaluations unless you get an individual recommendation 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 a review you can supply feedback and you can switch therapists if you require to so before i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and select a therapist who resonates for you in your location however i do have a link below this video that supplies you with 10 off your 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 due to the fact that i get that question a lot however i connected with them since people all over the country and in fact all over the world contact me routinely to state that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help offer 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 site you actually do not get the option up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are offered 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 pick baltimore maryland i do not live there
i don’t understand any therapists there but i’m simply 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 people i’m not promoting them in any way i’m just showing you how you can evaluate to see who the therapists are that are available in your location prior to registering and after that if you actually liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship concerns injury and abuse Betterhelp H3H3 Podcast