certified psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years helping individuals recover from anxiety and trauma…Betterhelp Parachute Commercial and after that also from the viewpoint that i have actually used better help as a client so today i’m going to discuss what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it takes to be a much better health therapist i likewise want to reveal you a little a technique on the better help website that permits you to look at who the therapists remain in your area read their profiles and pick one that resonates with you so it’s something that’s a bit not quite covert however type of hidden on the website and i’m going to show you at the end and in between i likewise want to deal with some criticisms that i’ve heard of better help therapists and i’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s start so i first wish to make it clear that betterhelp only works with licensed professionals and they match people with a licensed specialist 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 live so what does it take to be licensed now obviously 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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certified in connecticut where i live and then inform you what else is required to be a better health therapist so to become licensed you need an academic degree in one of a handful of areas so you might have a psychology phd or a master’s degree in scientific social work or marital relationship and family treatment or professional therapy and then once you have your graduate degree you need 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being supervised by an expert who holds the license you’re seeking and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this individual in which you go over how you are offering therapy to your clients so normally achieving this lots of medical hours and this much supervision probably averages around three or four years of experience to get the scientific hours to even then sit for the written examination and then you sit for the composed test and after that if you pass you get accredited so that’s what’s required to be certified as a psychotherapist in connecticut and then if you wish to work for better help you need a minimum of 3 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 variety of scientific hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been certified so there’s a preferred video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay therapists which is merely not real and the factor she calls them late counselors i wish to talk about that briefly is she says one they do not prescribe medication and two they do not deal with court orders so let me resolve those 2 things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not recommend medication unless you also occur to be an md or an lprn the only people in the united states who can prescribe medical physicians or psychiatric medications could be your family doctor or a psychiatrist Betterhelp Parachute Commercial
or a certified professional nurse who’s had specific training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two kinds of individuals who can prescribe medication the large bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication since they don’t hold those other degrees and where i live very really few psychiatrists also do treatment most psychiatrists focus on prescribing the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a legitimate criticism and then the second criticism that they don’t handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i really tried to avoid dealing with court orders and i will show you why most of the time what would take place is i would get a telephone call from someone who would remain in a panic asking to have 5 sessions in a week because they had to go to court next week and they were attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had actually received most likely five or six months back now i comprehend that this happens i really do but that’s not in fact therapy that’s in fact doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for most court-ordered treatment there are neighborhood companies that can supply that type of treatment in a more effective way so i simply wished to attend to those 2 criticisms due to the fact that i do not feel they’re valid so before i show you this little trick on the site for better help in terms of being able to discover someone in your own location that you resonate with i want to say two things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is incredibly crucial and the design of a therapist makes a big distinction how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you could go to somebody who has a really pricey rate at a private practice and still not more than happy with the therapist right i have actually had customers who’ve concerned me after seeing somebody in my location 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 talk about herself well that’s not proper 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 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 somebody who’s an excellent 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 ability to easily change therapists so there’s some accountability in that since certainly if better help has a therapist and people are always changing far from that individual they get that feedback right if you go to somebody in a private practice what do you tell and then it’s very tough to discover evaluations unless you get an individual 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 evaluations you can write a review you can supply feedback and you can switch therapists if you need to so before i share with you how you can go onto the betterhelp platform and choose 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 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 due to the fact that i get that question a lot but i affiliated with them since individuals all over the nation and in fact all over the world contact me routinely to say that they do not have access to psychological health services so better help supply service in 140 different countries 40 various languages i remain in positioning 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 don’t get the option up here to put your postal 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 do not live there
i do not understand any therapists there but i’m simply going to try it and you will get an entire host of therapists and you can have a look and once again i don’t know 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 available in your area prior to signing up and then if you truly liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship issues injury and abuse Betterhelp Parachute Commercial