from anxiety and trauma.Betterhelp Podcast Code. and after that likewise from the point of view that i’ve used better help as a customer so today i’m going to speak about what it takes to be a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a better health therapist i also wish to reveal you a little a technique on the better help site that allows you to take a look at who the therapists remain in your location read their profiles and pick one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite concealed but kind of concealed on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also want to attend to some criticisms that i have actually become aware of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube evaluation videos so let’s begin so i very first want to make it clear that betterhelp only works with licensed specialists and they match people with a licensed professional 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 take to be licensed now certainly that differs a little bit state by state however i’m going to walk you through what it requires
certified in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is needed to be a better health therapist so to become licensed 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 marital relationship and family therapy or expert counseling and then once you have your academic degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being monitored by a professional who holds the license you’re seeking and you require a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this person in which you discuss how you are providing therapy to your customers so normally attaining this many scientific hours and this much guidance most likely averages around three 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 composed exam and then if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be certified as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been accredited so you are absolutely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with a graduate degree a solid number of clinical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been accredited so there’s a very popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is just not true and the reason she calls them late counselors i want to discuss that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe medication and two they do not 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 take place to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can prescribe psychiatric medications or medical doctors could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Podcast Code
or a licensed professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of individuals who can prescribe medication the huge bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication because they do not hold those other degrees and where i live really really couple of psychiatrists likewise do therapy 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 handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i actually attempted to prevent dealing with court orders and i will show you why the majority of the time what would take place is i would get a call from somebody who would be in a panic asking to have 5 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 received most likely 5 or six months back now i comprehend that this occurs i really do but that’s not really therapy that’s really doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the type of work i ever did and most likely for a lot of court-ordered treatment there are community firms that can supply that type of therapy in a more efficient way so i just wanted to attend to those 2 criticisms because i don’t feel they’re valid so prior to i show you this little technique on the site for better help in regards to being able to discover somebody in your own area that you resonate with i ‘d like to say two things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is very essential 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 someone who has a very costly rate at a private practice and still not enjoy with the therapist right i’ve had customers who’ve concerned me after seeing someone in my area where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my workplace and they ‘d state my previous therapist did nothing but talk about herself well that’s not appropriate so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood agency or on better help change 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 need to discover someone who’s a good suitable for you and in fact one of the
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advantages i feel of the better health platform is that you have this ability to quickly change therapists so there’s some accountability in that since clearly if better help has a therapist and people are constantly changing far from that person they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s very hard to find evaluations unless you get an individual recommendation to a private practice therapist so i do believe that’s sort of an advantage of the better help platform that you can read evaluations you can write an evaluation you can offer feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so before i show you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and choose a therapist who resonates for you in your location but i do have a link listed 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 take on psychotherapy clients just as an fyi since i get that concern a lot however i associated with them due to the fact that individuals all over the nation and in fact all over the world contact me routinely to state that they don’t have access to psychological health services so better help supply service in 140 different nations 40 different languages i remain in alignment 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 really do not 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 discover a therapist so you can put in any city in the united states i’m going to select 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 take a look and again i do not understand these people 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 offered in your location prior to signing up and then if you really liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she focuses on tension anxiety lgbt relationship problems injury and abuse Betterhelp Podcast Code