from stress and anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp Mike Lombard. and then likewise from the point of view that i have actually 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 requires a much better health therapist i also want to reveal you a bit of a technique on the better help site that enables you to look at who the therapists are 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 sort of hidden on the site and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i also want to attend to some criticisms that i’ve become aware of better help therapists and i have actually listened to on youtube review videos so let’s start so i first wish to make it clear that betterhelp just works with certified experts and they match people with a certified specialist in your own state since in the u.s we have this function that the therapist needs to be certified in the state where you reside so what does it take to be certified now obviously that differs a bit state by state however i’m going to walk you through what it requires
certified in connecticut where i live and then tell you what else is needed to be a much better health therapist so to become certified you require a graduate degree in one of a handful of locations so you could have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in clinical social work or marital relationship and family therapy or professional counseling and after that as soon as you have your academic degree you require 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being monitored by an expert who holds the license you’re looking for and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you discuss how you are supplying treatment to your clients so normally achieving this lots of medical hours and this much guidance most likely averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the medical hours to even then sit for the composed test and after that you sit for the written exam and after that if you pass you get accredited so that’s what’s needed 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 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 number of clinical hours and a minimum of 3 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 counselors which is just not true and the reason she calls them late counselors i wish to speak about that briefly is she states one they don’t prescribe medication and 2 they do not deal with court orders so let me attend to those two things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you also happen to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can prescribe psychiatric medications or medical physicians could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Mike Lombard
or a certified expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of individuals who can prescribe medication the large bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live very very couple of psychiatrists also do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and after that the 2nd criticism that they do not deal with court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i actually tried to avoid handling court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would take place is i would get a phone call from someone 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 satisfy the requirement that they had actually gotten probably 5 or six months ago now i comprehend that this takes place i actually do however that’s not in fact treatment that’s in fact doing something to please a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for many court-ordered therapy there are neighborhood agencies that can provide that type of treatment in a more efficient manner so i simply wanted to resolve those 2 criticisms because i don’t feel they’re valid so before i share with you this little trick on the site for better help in regards to having the ability to find somebody in your own area that you resonate with i want to say 2 things one is that the fit in between you and a therapist is extremely important 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 someone who has a very expensive rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had clients who’ve pertained to me after seeing somebody in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they come into my office and they ‘d state my previous therapist not did anything but speak about herself well that’s not appropriate so if that occurs to you either with a private practice or a community agency 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 need to find somebody who’s a great suitable 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 easily switch therapists so there’s some accountability in that because certainly if better help has a therapist and people are always changing away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you tell and after that it’s very tough to discover evaluations unless you get a personal recommendation 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 evaluations you can write a review 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 select 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 very first month i am an affiliate of better help i am not a therapist on the platform and i no longer handle psychotherapy clients just as an fyi since i get that concern a lot however i connected with them due to the fact that individuals all over the country and really all over the world contact me regularly to say that they do not have access to mental health services so better help supply service in 140 various countries 40 various languages i’m in alignment with their objective so there is a link listed below this video that will offer 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 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 do not live there
i don’t understand any therapists there however i’m just going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can take a look and once again i do not understand these individuals 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 location prior to signing up and after that if you actually liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse Betterhelp Mike Lombard