licensed psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years helping people recover from anxiety and trauma…Betterhelp Mental Health Care and then likewise from the perspective that i’ve used 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 requires a better health therapist i likewise wish to show you a little bit of a trick on the better help website 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 little bit not quite surprise however kind of hidden on the website and i’m going to reveal you at the end and in between i also wish to resolve 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 due to the fact that in the u.s we have this role that the therapist requires to be certified in the state where you reside so what does it take to be certified now undoubtedly that varies a little bit state by state however i’m going to walk you through what it takes to be
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accredited in connecticut where i live and after that inform you what else is needed to be a better health therapist so to end up being licensed you require a graduate degree in one of a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in medical social work or marriage and household therapy or expert therapy and after that as soon as you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct customer experience while you are being supervised by an expert who holds the license you’re looking for and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of supervision with this individual in which you discuss how you are supplying therapy to your clients so normally attaining this lots of scientific hours and this much supervision most likely averages around 3 or 4 years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written test and then you sit for the composed test and after that if you pass you get licensed so that’s what’s needed to be licensed as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want to work for better help you require a minimum of 3 years of experience after you’ve been certified so you are absolutely 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 have actually been licensed so there’s a popular video on youtube which slams better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is just not true and the factor she calls them late counselors i want to discuss that briefly is she says one they don’t prescribe medication and two they don’t deal with court orders so let me resolve those two things since in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you likewise happen to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can prescribe psychiatric medications or medical doctors could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Mental Health Care
or a certified expert nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only 2 kinds of individuals who can prescribe medication the large majority of psychotherapists do not recommend medication due to the fact that they do not hold those other degrees and where i live extremely extremely few psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists focus on prescribing the medication and leave the treatment to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and after that the second criticism that they don’t handle court orders i will inform you in my own private practice i really attempted to prevent dealing with court orders and i will show you why the majority of the time what would happen is i would get a phone call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week because they needed to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had gotten most likely five or 6 months back now i understand that this occurs i truly do but that’s not actually therapy that’s in fact doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and most likely for many court-ordered therapy there are community agencies that can provide that type of therapy in a more effective way so i just wanted to resolve those two criticisms because i don’t feel they’re valid so before i share with you this little technique on the website for better help in regards to being able 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 extremely crucial and the style of a therapist makes a big difference how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to somebody who has a very costly rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had clients who have actually concerned 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 say my prior therapist not did anything however discuss herself well that’s not proper so if that takes place to you either with a private practice or a neighborhood 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 certainly the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you have to discover someone who’s a great fit for you and really one of the
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advantages i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this capability to easily change therapists so there’s some responsibility in that because obviously if better help has a therapist and individuals are constantly switching away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s really difficult to discover reviews unless you get a personal suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do think that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can read reviews you can write an evaluation you can supply feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so prior to i show 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 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 handle psychotherapy customers just as an fyi since i get that question a lot but i affiliated with them due to the fact that people all over the nation and actually all over the world contact me routinely to say that they do not have access to mental health services so better help provide service in 140 different countries 40 different languages i remain in alignment with their objective so there is a link below this video that will offer you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you truly do not get the option up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are readily available you have 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 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 once 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 area prior to registering and after that if you really liked this therapist or state here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship issues trauma and abuse Betterhelp Mental Health Care