from anxiety and injury.Jason Knupp Betterhelp. and after that also from the viewpoint that i’ve 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 much better health therapist i also wish to show you a little bit of a trick on the better help website that allows you to look at who the therapists remain in your location read their profiles and select one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite hidden however kind of hidden on the site and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i also wish to deal with some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube review videos so let’s start so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp only hires certified experts and they match people with a licensed expert in your own state since in the u.s we have this role that the therapist needs to be accredited in the state where you live so what does it take to be certified now undoubtedly that differs a bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
licensed in connecticut where i live and after that inform you what else is required to be a better health therapist so to become licensed you require a graduate degree in among a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in clinical social work or marital relationship and family treatment or professional therapy and after that as soon as you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by a specialist who holds the license you’re seeking and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this person in which you go over how you are supplying therapy to your customers so generally attaining this numerous clinical hours and this much supervision 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 exam and after that if you pass you get accredited so that’s what’s required to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you wish to work for better help you need a minimum of three years of experience after you have actually been licensed so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid variety of clinical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been certified so there’s a preferred video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is just not real and the factor she calls them late counselors i want to talk about that briefly is she states one they do not recommend medication and 2 they do not handle court orders so let me attend to those 2 things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend 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 family doctor or a psychiatrist Jason Knupp Betterhelp
or a licensed professional nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two kinds of people who can recommend medication the vast majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication due to the fact that they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live extremely very couple of psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate 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 don’t deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i actually tried to avoid handling court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a call from somebody who would be 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 received most likely 5 or 6 months ago now i comprehend that this happens i really do however that’s not actually therapy that’s actually doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for many court-ordered therapy there are community firms that can supply that type of therapy in a more reliable manner so i simply wished to address those 2 criticisms since i do not feel they stand so before i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in regards to being able to find someone in your own location that you resonate with i ‘d like to say 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly essential and the design of a therapist makes a big difference how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to someone who has an extremely costly rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i’ve had clients who’ve come to 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 discuss herself well that’s not suitable so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a community agency or on better help switch therapists and if a therapist ever does something outright you can report it to the state licensing board so absolutely the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you need to discover someone who’s a good suitable for you and actually among the
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advantages i feel of the better health platform is that you have this ability to easily change therapists so there’s some accountability because since certainly 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 inform and then it’s very difficult to discover reviews unless you get an individual suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can check out evaluations you can write an evaluation you can offer feedback and you can change 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 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 clients just as an fyi because i get that question a lot but i affiliated with them due to the fact that individuals all over the country and really all over the world contact me regularly to say that they do not have access to mental health services so better help provide service in 140 different countries 40 different languages i’m in alignment 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 site you really don’t get the option 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 find a therapist so you can put in any city in the united states i’m going to choose 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 a whole host of therapists and you can have a look and again i do not know these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m just showing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are available in your location prior to signing up and then if you actually liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on stress anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse Jason Knupp Betterhelp