from stress and anxiety and trauma.Julia Thomas Betterhelp. and then also from the viewpoint that i have actually used better help as a customer so today i’m going to talk about what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a better health therapist i likewise wish to show you a bit of a technique on the better help website that enables you to take a 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 bit not quite hidden but type of hidden on the site and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i likewise wish to resolve some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s start so i very first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just works with certified experts and they match individuals with a licensed specialist in your own state because in the u.s we have this function that the therapist needs to be certified in the state where you reside so what does it take to be licensed now certainly that varies a little bit state by state however i’m going to stroll you through what it takes to be
accredited in connecticut where i live and after that inform you what else is needed to be a much better health therapist so to end up being certified you need a graduate degree in among a handful of locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marital relationship and household therapy or professional therapy and then when you have your academic degree you require 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being supervised by a professional who holds the license you’re seeking and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this person in which you go over how you are offering therapy to your clients so usually achieving this numerous scientific hours and this much supervision probably averages around three or 4 years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written exam and then you sit for the written exam and after that if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be licensed 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 have actually been licensed so you are definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a strong number of medical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they’ve been accredited so there’s an incredibly popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is simply not true and the reason she calls them late therapists i want to discuss that briefly is she states one they do not prescribe medication and two they don’t deal with court orders so let me deal with those two 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 people in the united states who can recommend psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Julia Thomas Betterhelp
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of people who can prescribe medication the vast bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication due to the fact that they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very very few psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists focus on prescribing 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 deal with court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i really attempted to avoid dealing with court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would occur is i would get a telephone call from someone who would be in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week because they had to go to court next week and they were attempting to meet the requirement that they had actually received most likely five or 6 months earlier now i understand that this takes place i really do but 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 agencies that can offer that kind of therapy in a more reliable manner so i just wanted to attend to those two criticisms since i don’t feel they stand so prior to i share with you this little technique on the site for better help in terms of being able to discover someone in your own location that you resonate with i wish to say two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is extremely crucial 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 an extremely pricey rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who’ve come to me after seeing someone in my area 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 appropriate so if that occurs 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 have to discover someone who’s a great fit for you and really among the
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advantages i feel of the better health platform is that you have this ability to easily switch therapists so there’s some responsibility because due to the fact that undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and people are constantly changing far from that person they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s very difficult to discover evaluations unless you get an individual recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do believe that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can check out reviews you can write a review you can supply feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so prior to 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 provides 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 due to the fact that i get that concern a lot but i associated with them because people all over the country and actually all over the world contact me frequently to say that they do not have access to mental health services so better help provide service in 140 different nations 40 various languages i remain in alignment 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 site you truly don’t get the option up here to put your zip 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 do not live there
i don’t 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 know these people 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 available in your area prior to registering and after that if you truly liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on tension anxiety lgbt relationship issues injury and abuse Julia Thomas Betterhelp