from stress and anxiety and injury.Philip Defranco Betterhelp Twitter. and then also from the point of view that i’ve used better help as a customer 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 a trick on the better help site that allows you to look at who the therapists remain in your area read their profiles and choose one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little 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 have actually heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s begin so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp just hires certified professionals and they match people with a licensed expert in your own state because in the u.s we have this function that the therapist requires to be accredited in the state where you reside so what does it take to be certified now clearly 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 better health therapist so to become licensed you require an academic degree in among a handful of areas so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marital relationship and family therapy or professional therapy and then as soon as you have your graduate degree you require 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being supervised by an expert who holds the license you’re seeking and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this person in which you discuss how you are providing therapy to your customers so generally attaining this many medical hours and this much supervision most likely averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the scientific 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 certified so that’s what’s required to be certified as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you wish to work for better help you require a minimum of three years of experience after you’ve been certified so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a strong number 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 true and the reason she calls them late therapists i want to speak about that briefly is she says one they don’t recommend medication and two they don’t deal with court orders so let me deal with those two things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you likewise take place to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can prescribe psychiatric medications or medical doctors could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Philip Defranco Betterhelp Twitter
or a certified expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two kinds of people who can prescribe medication the vast bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very very few psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and then the second criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i really attempted to prevent dealing with court orders and i will show you why the majority of the time what would happen is i would get a telephone call from somebody who would remain in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week due to the fact that they had to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had gotten most likely five or six months earlier now i understand that this happens i actually do but that’s not really therapy 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 treatment there are neighborhood companies that can supply that kind of treatment in a more effective manner so i simply wanted to deal with those two criticisms due to the fact that i do not feel they’re valid so prior to i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in terms of being able to find somebody 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 very crucial and the design of a therapist makes a big distinction how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to somebody who has a really expensive rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who have actually pertained to me after seeing somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my office and they ‘d state my prior therapist not did anything however speak about herself well that’s not proper so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood agency or on better help switch therapists and if a therapist ever does something egregious 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 somebody who’s a great 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 ability to easily switch therapists so there’s some accountability because due to the fact that obviously if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly changing 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 really hard to find evaluations unless you get an individual recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can read evaluations you can compose a review you can supply 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 area however i do have a link listed below this video that provides 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 customers just as an fyi because i get that question a lot however i connected with them since people all over the nation and actually all over the world contact me regularly to say 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 listed below this video that will offer you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you actually do not get the choice 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 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 do not understand any therapists there but i’m simply going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can take a look and again i don’t understand these people 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 available in your location 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 issues injury and abuse Philip Defranco Betterhelp Twitter