from stress and anxiety and injury.Betterhelp Partnerships. and then likewise from the perspective that i’ve used better help as a customer so today i’m going to speak about what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a better health therapist i also wish to show you a little a trick on the better help website that permits you to look at who the therapists are in your location read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite covert but kind of concealed on the website and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i also wish to address some criticisms that i’ve become aware of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get started so i first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just hires licensed professionals and they match individuals with a certified specialist in your own state since in the u.s we have this role that the therapist needs to be licensed 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 requires
licensed in connecticut where i live and after that inform you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to become licensed you require an academic degree in among a handful of areas so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marriage and family therapy or expert therapy and then as soon as you have your graduate degree you require 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 need a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this person in which you discuss how you are offering therapy to your customers so generally achieving this numerous medical hours and this much supervision most likely averages around three or four years of experience to get the medical hours to even then sit for the written examination and after that you sit for the composed examination and then if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be certified as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you need a minimum of three years of experience after you have actually been accredited so you are certainly not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a strong variety of medical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they have actually been licensed so there’s a preferred video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay therapists 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 deal with court orders so let me attend to those two things because 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 individuals in the united states who can prescribe psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Partnerships
or a certified expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of people who can recommend medication the huge majority of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication due to the fact that they do not hold those other degrees and where i live really extremely few psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and then the 2nd criticism that they don’t handle court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i actually tried to prevent dealing with court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would take place is i would get a phone call from someone who would be 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 attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had received probably 5 or six months back now i understand that this happens i actually do however that’s not in fact therapy that’s actually doing something to please 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 neighborhood firms that can supply that type of therapy in a more efficient way so i simply wanted to address those two criticisms since i don’t feel they stand so before i show you this little technique on the site for better help in terms of having the ability to discover someone in your own area that you resonate with i wish to state 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly essential and the style of a therapist makes a huge distinction how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to someone who has a really expensive rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i’ve had clients who have actually concerned me after seeing somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they come into my office and they ‘d state my previous therapist not did anything however discuss herself well that’s not appropriate so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood 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 definitely the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you need to find somebody who’s a good suitable for you and in fact one of 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 responsibility in that because clearly if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly changing away from that person 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 reviews unless you get an individual recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do believe that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can read evaluations you can write an evaluation you can provide feedback and you can switch therapists if you require to so prior to i show 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 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 take on psychotherapy customers just as an fyi because i get that concern a lot however i affiliated with them since people all over the country and in fact all over the world contact me frequently to state that they do not have access to mental health services so better help offer service in 140 various countries 40 different languages i remain in positioning with their mission so there is a link listed below this video that will provide you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you truly don’t get the choice 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 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 but i’m simply going to try it and you will get an entire 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 screen to see who the therapists are that are offered in your location prior to registering and then if you really liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on tension anxiety lgbt relationship concerns trauma and abuse Betterhelp Partnerships