from stress and anxiety and trauma.Philip Defranco\’s Betterhelp Debacle: A Response (Narrated By Dantecrysis). and after that also from the point of view that i’ve utilized better help as a client so today i’m going to talk about what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a better health therapist i also want to reveal you a little a trick on the better help website that allows you to take a look at who the therapists are in your area read their profiles and pick one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite covert however sort of hidden on the site and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also want to deal with some criticisms that i have actually become aware of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get going so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp only works with licensed professionals and they match people with a certified specialist in your own state because in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be licensed in the state where you reside so what does it require licensed 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 required to be a much better health therapist so to become licensed you need a graduate 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 expert counseling and then once you have your academic degree you require 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being supervised by a professional who holds the license you’re seeking and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you go over how you are supplying therapy to your customers so usually achieving this lots of clinical hours and this much supervision probably averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the written exam and then you sit for the composed exam and after that if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s required to be accredited as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of three years of experience after you have actually been accredited so you are certainly not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a strong variety of clinical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been licensed so there’s a very 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 recommend medication and two they do not handle court orders so let me address those two things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you also occur to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can recommend medical physicians or psychiatric medications could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Philip Defranco\’s Betterhelp Debacle: A Response (Narrated By Dantecrysis)
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two kinds of people who can recommend medication the vast bulk of psychotherapists do not prescribe medication since they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live extremely very few psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists concentrate on recommending the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and after that the second criticism that they don’t deal with court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i actually tried to avoid dealing with court orders and i will show you why the majority of the time what would take place is i would get a telephone call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week since they needed 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 ago now i comprehend that this happens i actually do however that’s not really treatment that’s really doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and probably for a lot of court-ordered therapy there are neighborhood agencies that can provide that kind of therapy in a more efficient manner so i simply wished to deal with those two criticisms since i do not feel they stand so prior to i show you this little technique on the website for better help in regards to being able to find someone in your own location that you resonate with i wish to say 2 things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is super 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 somebody who has an extremely costly rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who’ve come to me after seeing somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter my office and they ‘d state my prior therapist not did anything however discuss herself well that’s not proper so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood firm or on better help switch therapists and if a therapist ever does something egregious you can report it to the state licensing board so definitely the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you have to discover somebody who’s a great fit for you and in fact among the
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benefits i feel of the better health platform is that you have this capability to easily switch therapists so there’s some responsibility in that because undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always changing 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 really hard to find evaluations 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 read reviews you can write an evaluation you can provide feedback and you can change therapists if you require to so prior to i share with 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 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 handle psychotherapy customers just as an fyi because i get that concern a lot however i connected with them because individuals all over the country and actually all over the world contact me routinely to say that they don’t have access to mental health services so better help provide service in 140 various nations 40 various languages i’m in positioning with their objective 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 really do not get the choice up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are offered 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 choose baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i don’t know any therapists there however i’m simply going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can have a look and once again i don’t understand 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 signing up and then if you truly liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she concentrates on stress anxiety lgbt relationship problems trauma and abuse Philip Defranco\’s Betterhelp Debacle: A Response (Narrated By Dantecrysis)