from stress and anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp Washington Post. and after that also from the point of view that i have actually used better help as a customer so today i’m going to discuss what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a much better health therapist i also wish to show you a bit of a trick on the better help site that enables you to take a look at who the therapists are in your location read their profiles and select one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a little bit not quite concealed but sort of hidden on the site and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i likewise wish to address 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 begin so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp just hires certified specialists and they match individuals with a certified expert in your own state since in the u.s we have this role that the therapist needs to be accredited in the state where you reside so what does it require licensed now obviously that differs 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 tell you what else is required to be a much better health therapist so to become certified you need a graduate degree in among a handful of locations so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marital relationship and household treatment or expert therapy and then once you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being supervised by a specialist who holds the license you’re seeking and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this person in which you discuss how you are providing treatment to your clients so typically achieving this numerous medical hours and this much guidance probably averages around three or four years of experience to get the medical hours to even then sit for the written exam and then you sit for the written examination and then if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be accredited 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 definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid number of medical hours and a minimum of 3 years of experience after they’ve been certified so there’s a very popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is merely not true and the reason she calls them late counselors i wish to talk about that briefly is she says one they don’t prescribe medication and two they don’t deal with court orders so let me address 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 people in the united states who can recommend medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Washington Post
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 types of individuals who can recommend medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live really really couple of psychiatrists likewise do treatment most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and after that the second criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i really tried to prevent dealing with court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a phone call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have five sessions in a week since they had to go to court next week and they were trying to meet the requirement that they had actually gotten probably 5 or six months earlier now i comprehend that this occurs i really do but that’s not actually treatment that’s actually doing something to please a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and most likely for the majority of court-ordered treatment there are community firms that can offer that type of treatment in a more efficient way so i just wanted to address those two 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 regards to having the ability to discover someone in your own location that you resonate with i ‘d like to say 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is very crucial and the style of a therapist makes a huge difference how comfortable you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to somebody who has a really costly rate at a private practice and still not be happy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who have actually concerned me after seeing somebody in my location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they come into my workplace and they ‘d say my previous therapist did nothing however discuss herself well that’s not proper so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a community firm or on better help change 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 differs no matter what their training or background and you have to discover somebody who’s a great fit for you and really among the
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benefits i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this capability to quickly change therapists so there’s some responsibility because because clearly if better help has a therapist and people are constantly changing far 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 extremely difficult to find reviews 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 check out reviews you can write an evaluation you can supply feedback and you can switch therapists if you require to so prior to i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and select a therapist who resonates for you in your location however i do have a link below this video that supplies 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 clients just as an fyi since i get that question a lot but i affiliated with them because individuals all over the country and in fact all over the world contact me regularly to say that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help provide service in 140 different countries 40 different languages i remain in positioning with their mission so there is a link below this video that will give you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com website you actually don’t get the option 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 find a therapist so you can put in any city in the united states i’m going to pick baltimore maryland i don’t live there
i do not know any therapists there however 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 do not know these people i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply showing you how you can evaluate to see who the therapists are that are available in your area prior to signing up and after that if you actually liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on tension anxiety lgbt relationship problems injury and abuse Betterhelp Washington Post