from stress and anxiety and injury.Dr. Damian Betterhelp. and then likewise from the viewpoint that i have actually used better help as a client so today i’m going to discuss what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a much better health therapist i likewise want to reveal you a bit of a technique on the better help website that allows you to look at who the therapists are in your location read their profiles and pick one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite concealed however kind of concealed on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i likewise wish to attend to some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s start so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp just employs certified experts and they match people with a licensed specialist 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 certified now certainly that varies a bit state by state however i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
accredited in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is required to be a better health therapist so to become certified you require an academic degree in among a handful of locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marriage and family therapy or expert therapy and then when you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being supervised by an expert who holds the license you’re looking for and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this individual in which you discuss how you are offering treatment to your customers so normally attaining this lots of scientific 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 composed exam and after that you sit for the written test and then if you pass you get accredited so that’s what’s required to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want to work for better help you need a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been certified so you are certainly 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 three years of experience after they’ve been certified so there’s a popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is just not real and the factor she calls them late counselors i wish to talk about that briefly is she states one they don’t prescribe medication and two they don’t handle court orders so let me resolve those 2 things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you likewise take place to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can recommend psychiatric medications or medical doctors could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Dr. Damian Betterhelp
or a licensed professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of people who can recommend medication the huge majority of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication because they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live really very few psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists focus on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and then the 2nd criticism that they do not handle court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i really 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 five sessions in a week since they needed to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had gotten most likely five or six months back now i understand that this happens i actually do however that’s not actually therapy that’s actually doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and most likely for many court-ordered therapy there are community companies that can supply that kind of treatment in a more efficient way so i just wished to resolve those two criticisms because i do not feel they stand so before i show you this little trick on the website for better help in regards to being able to discover somebody in your own location that you resonate with i wish to state 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is extremely important and the design of a therapist makes a huge distinction how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to someone who has a very pricey rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who’ve concerned me after seeing somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my workplace and they ‘d say my prior therapist not did anything however speak about herself well that’s not suitable so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood company or on better help switch therapists and if a therapist ever does something outright you can report it to the state licensing board so certainly the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you have to find someone who’s a good suitable for you and in fact among the
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benefits i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this capability to easily change therapists so there’s some accountability because because clearly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always switching away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s very hard to discover evaluations unless you get a personal suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can read evaluations you can compose a review you can offer 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 choose a therapist who resonates for you in your location however i do have a link listed 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 since i get that concern a lot but i connected with them because people all over the country and actually all over the world contact me regularly to say that they don’t have access to psychological health services so better help offer service in 140 different countries 40 various languages i remain in alignment with their mission so there is a link listed below this video that will give you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you actually 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 select 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 again i do not understand these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m just revealing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are offered in your area prior to registering and then if you truly liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she specializes in tension anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse Dr. Damian Betterhelp