from anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp/Shane Dawson. and then likewise from the point of view that i have actually used 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 much better health therapist i also wish to show you a little bit of a trick on the better help website 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 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 wish to address some criticisms that i have actually become aware of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s begin so i first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just employs licensed specialists and they match individuals with a licensed professional in your own state because in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be accredited in the state where you reside so what does it require accredited now certainly that varies a little bit state by state but i’m going to stroll you through what it requires
licensed in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is needed to be a much better health therapist so to become licensed you require a graduate degree in one of a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marital relationship and family treatment or expert counseling and after that when you have your graduate degree you need 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 normally accomplishing this numerous medical hours and this much guidance most likely averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the written exam and after that you sit for the written examination and after that if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s required to be licensed 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’ve been accredited so you are certainly not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid number of clinical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been licensed so there’s a popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is simply not real and the reason she calls them late therapists i want to speak about that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe medication and 2 they do not deal with court orders so let me deal with those 2 things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you likewise occur to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can prescribe medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Betterhelp/Shane Dawson
or a certified expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of people who can prescribe medication the large bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live really very 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 after that the second criticism that they don’t deal with court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i actually attempted 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 phone call from someone who would be in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week due to the fact that they had to go to court next week and they were attempting to satisfy the requirement that they had actually received most likely 5 or 6 months earlier now i comprehend that this takes place i really do but that’s not really therapy that’s actually doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for a lot of court-ordered therapy there are community firms that can offer that type of therapy in a more efficient way so i just wished to attend to those 2 criticisms since i do not feel they’re valid so prior to i share with you this little technique on the site for better help in regards to being able to find someone in your own location that you resonate with i want to state 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly important and the design of a therapist makes a huge difference how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to someone who has a really costly rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who have actually pertained to me after seeing someone in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my office and they ‘d state my previous therapist did nothing however discuss herself well that’s not suitable so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood firm or on better help change 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 much better health platform is that you have this ability to quickly change therapists so there’s some responsibility in that since 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 somebody in a private practice what do you inform and after that it’s really hard 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 check out reviews you can compose 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 choose a therapist who resonates for you in your location however 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 clients just as an fyi due to the fact that i get that concern a lot however i affiliated with them due to the fact that people all over the country 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 countries 40 different languages i’m in positioning with their objective so there is a link below this video that will give you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you truly do not get the choice up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are available you need 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 understand any therapists there however i’m just going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can take a look and once again i do not understand these individuals 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 offered in your area prior to registering and then if you really liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on tension anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse Betterhelp/Shane Dawson