from anxiety and trauma.Contamination Ocd Betterhelp. and after that also from the perspective that i have actually utilized better help as a client 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 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 area read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite covert but sort of hidden on the site 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 get started so i very first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just works with licensed specialists 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 accredited in the state where you live so what does it require licensed now obviously that varies a bit state by state but i’m going to stroll you through what it takes to be
certified in connecticut where i live and after that inform you what else is needed to be a better health therapist so to become licensed you require a graduate degree in one of 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 therapy or professional counseling and then once you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being monitored by a specialist who holds the license you’re looking for and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you talk about how you are providing treatment to your customers so usually achieving this many clinical hours and this much supervision most likely averages around 3 or four years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written exam and then you sit for the written examination and after that if you pass you get accredited 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 require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been accredited 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 3 years of experience after they’ve been accredited so there’s an incredibly popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is simply not real and the reason she calls them late therapists i wish to discuss that briefly is she says one they don’t prescribe medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me attend to those 2 things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you also take place 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 Contamination Ocd Betterhelp
or a certified professional nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of people who can recommend medication the huge bulk of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication due to the fact that they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very extremely few psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists focus on recommending the medication and leave the treatment 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 tell you in my own private practice i truly tried to avoid handling court orders and i will share with you why the majority of the time what would take place is i would get a telephone call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week because they had to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had actually gotten probably 5 or six months back now i comprehend that this takes place i actually do however that’s not really treatment that’s really doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for most court-ordered therapy there are community companies that can provide that kind of treatment in a more effective manner so i just wanted to address those two criticisms due to the fact that i do not feel they’re valid so before i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in terms of having the ability to find someone 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 could go to someone who has a very expensive 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 my office and they ‘d say my prior therapist did nothing however speak about herself well that’s not suitable so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood company 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 varies no matter what their training or background and you have to find someone who’s a good fit for you and really 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 accountability in that because clearly if better help has a therapist and people are always switching away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s really hard to discover evaluations unless you get a personal suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do believe that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can read evaluations you can write a review you can offer feedback and you can change therapists if you need to so before 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 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 handle psychotherapy clients just as an fyi because i get that question a lot however i affiliated with them due to the fact that people all over the nation and in fact all over the world contact me regularly to state that they don’t have access to mental health services so better help provide service in 140 various countries 40 various languages i remain in positioning with their mission 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 website you actually don’t 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 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 don’t know any therapists there however i’m just going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can take a look and once again i don’t 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 available in your area prior to signing up and after that if you truly liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship problems trauma and abuse Contamination Ocd Betterhelp