from anxiety and injury.Sarah Fader Betterhelp. and after that likewise from the viewpoint that i’ve utilized 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 better health therapist i also want to show you a little bit of a technique 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 covert however type of hidden on the site and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also wish to attend to some criticisms that i have actually become aware of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s get going so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp just employs licensed professionals and they match people with a certified expert in your own state due to the fact that in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be accredited in the state where you reside so what does it require certified now certainly that varies a little bit state by state however i’m going to stroll you through what it takes to be
certified in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to become certified 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 marriage and family treatment or professional counseling and then when you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being monitored by a specialist who holds the license you’re seeking and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you discuss how you are offering therapy to your clients so usually attaining this many medical hours and this much supervision probably averages around 3 or four years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the written test and then you sit for the written examination and after that if you pass you get certified so that’s what’s required to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you need a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been licensed so you are definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a strong variety of clinical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been certified so there’s a popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is just not real and the reason she calls them late counselors i wish to speak about that briefly is she says one they do not recommend medication and 2 they don’t handle court orders so let me attend to those 2 things due to the fact that in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you also occur to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can prescribe medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Sarah Fader Betterhelp
or a certified professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of people who can prescribe medication the large bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication due to the fact that they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live really really couple of psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists concentrate 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 don’t deal with court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i really attempted to avoid handling court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a phone call from somebody who would remain in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week because they needed to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had received most likely five or 6 months earlier now i understand that this takes place i really do however that’s not really therapy that’s actually doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for the majority of court-ordered therapy there are community agencies that can supply that type of treatment in a more effective manner so i simply wanted to resolve those 2 criticisms due to the fact that i don’t feel they stand so before i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in terms of having the ability to discover someone in your own area that you resonate with i ‘d like to state two things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is incredibly 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 could go to somebody who has a very expensive rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i’ve had clients who’ve concerned me after seeing someone in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my office and they ‘d say my previous therapist did nothing however talk about herself well that’s not suitable so if that happens to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood company or on better help switch therapists and if a therapist ever does something outright you can report it to the state licensing board so definitely the quality of the therapist varies no matter what their training or background and you need to discover somebody who’s an excellent fit for you and really one of 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 in that because certainly if better help has a therapist and people are always changing away from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and after that it’s really tough to discover evaluations unless you get a personal suggestion 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 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 pick a therapist who resonates for you in your location but i do have a link listed below this video that offers 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 since i get that concern a lot however i affiliated with them because individuals all over the country and actually all over the world contact me regularly to say that they don’t have access to mental health services so better help supply service in 140 different nations 40 various languages i’m in positioning with their mission so there is a link below this video that will give you 10 percent off your first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you really don’t get the option up here to put your postal 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 choose baltimore maryland i do not live there
i do not know any therapists there but i’m simply going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can take a look and once again i don’t understand these individuals i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply revealing you how you can evaluate to see who the therapists are that are available in your location prior to registering and after that if you really liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she focuses on stress anxiety lgbt relationship concerns injury and abuse Sarah Fader Betterhelp