from stress and anxiety and trauma.Rushabh Gandhi Betterhelp. and after that also from the perspective that i have actually utilized 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 takes to be a better health therapist i also want to reveal you a little a trick on the better help site that permits you to take a 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 concealed but sort of concealed on the website and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i also wish to resolve 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 just employs licensed specialists and they match people with a certified specialist in your own state since 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 certified now obviously that differs a little bit state by state but i’m going to walk you through what it requires
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 licensed you need a graduate degree in one of a handful of areas so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marriage and family treatment or expert counseling and then as soon as you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by an expert who holds the license you’re seeking and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you go over how you are providing treatment to your customers so usually accomplishing this many 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 composed examination and then you sit for the composed examination and after that if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s required to be certified as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of three years of experience after you’ve been accredited so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid number of scientific hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been licensed so there’s a very 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 want to talk about that briefly is she states one they do not recommend medication and 2 they don’t handle court orders so let me resolve those two things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you also happen 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 Rushabh Gandhi 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 vast bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication due to the fact that they do not hold those other degrees and where i live really very few psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and then the 2nd criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i really tried to prevent handling court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would occur is i would get a call from someone 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 meet the requirement that they had received most likely five or six months ago now i comprehend that this takes place i actually do but that’s not really therapy that’s actually doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for most court-ordered therapy there are neighborhood firms that can provide that type of treatment in a more reliable way so i simply wished to attend to those two criticisms because i don’t feel they stand so before i show you this little trick on the website for better help in terms of having the ability to find someone in your own location that you resonate with i want to state two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is very important and the design of a therapist makes a huge difference how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to someone who has a very pricey rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who’ve pertained to me after seeing somebody in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my office and they ‘d state my prior therapist did nothing however speak about herself well that’s not suitable so if that happens 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 certainly the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you have to discover somebody who’s a good fit for you and in fact one of the
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advantages i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this capability to quickly switch therapists so there’s some accountability because because undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and individuals are always changing far from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s extremely hard to find evaluations unless you get an individual recommendation 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 a review you can offer feedback and you can change therapists if you require to so before i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and select a therapist who resonates for you in your area but 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 handle psychotherapy customers just as an fyi because i get that concern a lot however i connected with them since people all over the nation and really all over the world contact me routinely to state that they do not have access to mental health services so better help offer service in 140 different nations 40 various languages i remain in positioning with their mission so there is a link below this video that will provide you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you actually do not get the choice up here to put your postal code in and see what therapists are readily 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 choose baltimore maryland i do not live there
i don’t understand any therapists there however i’m simply going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can have a look and once 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 readily available in your location prior to registering and after that if you actually liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship concerns trauma and abuse Rushabh Gandhi Betterhelp