certified psychotherapist and i had a private practice for 20 years helping individuals recover from anxiety and trauma…Dana Reyes Betterhelp and then also from the perspective that i have actually used better help as a customer so today i’m going to speak about what it requires a psychotherapist in the u.s and what it requires a much better health therapist i also wish to reveal you a little a trick on the better help website that allows you to look at who the therapists are 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 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’ve listened to on youtube review videos so let’s start so i first want to make it clear that betterhelp only hires licensed specialists and they match people with a certified professional 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 live so what does it take to be licensed now undoubtedly that varies a bit state by state but i’m going to stroll you through what it takes to be
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certified in connecticut where i live and after that tell you what else is required to be a better health therapist so to become 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 marital relationship and household treatment or professional therapy and then once you have your graduate degree you require 3 000 hours of direct client experience while you are being monitored by a professional who holds the license you’re seeking and you need a minimum of a hundred hours of guidance with this person in which you discuss how you are supplying therapy to your customers so generally achieving this many clinical hours and this much supervision probably averages around three or four years of experience to get the clinical hours to even then sit for the composed examination and then you sit for the written test and then if you pass you get accredited so that’s what’s needed to be certified as a psychotherapist in connecticut and after that if you want to work for better help you need a minimum of three years of experience after you have actually been accredited so you are definitely not getting interns on better help you’re getting a therapist with an academic degree a solid variety of medical hours and a minimum of three years of experience after they’ve been accredited so there’s an incredibly popular video on youtube which criticizes better help therapists and calls them lay counselors which is merely not true and the reason she calls them late therapists i want to speak about that briefly is she says one they do not recommend medication and 2 they don’t deal with court orders so let me resolve those 2 things because in the u.s as a psychotherapist you can not prescribe medication unless you also happen to be an md or an lprn the only individuals in the united states who can prescribe medical doctors or psychiatric medications could be your general practitioner or a psychiatrist Dana Reyes Betterhelp
or a licensed expert nurse who’s had particular training in psychiatric medications so those are the only two types of people who can recommend medication the large bulk of psychotherapists do not recommend medication due to the fact that they do not hold those other degrees and where i live really really few psychiatrists likewise do therapy most psychiatrists concentrate on recommending the medication and leave the therapy to the psychotherapists so that is not a valid criticism and after that the 2nd criticism that they do not handle court orders i will tell you in my own private practice i truly attempted to avoid handling court orders and i will share with you why most of the time what would happen is i would get a telephone 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 attempting to fulfill the requirement that they had actually gotten probably 5 or six months earlier now i comprehend that this takes place i really do however that’s not actually therapy that’s really doing something to satisfy a court order and it’s not the kind of work i ever did and probably for many court-ordered therapy there are neighborhood companies that can provide that kind of treatment in a more efficient manner so i simply wished to resolve those 2 criticisms since i don’t feel they stand so before i show you this little technique on the site for better help in terms of being able to discover someone in your own area that you resonate with i wish to state two things one is that the fit between you and a therapist is very essential and the style of a therapist makes a big distinction how comfy you feel with them how safe you feel with them and you might go to somebody 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 location where they were paying a high private practice rate and they enter into my office and they ‘d state my previous therapist not did anything but discuss herself well that’s not proper so if that takes place 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 absolutely the quality of the therapist differs no matter what their training or background and you need to discover someone who’s an excellent suitable for you and really one of the
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benefits i feel of the much better health platform is that you have this ability to quickly change therapists so there’s some responsibility because due to the fact that undoubtedly if better help has a therapist and people are always changing away from that person they get that feedback right if you go to someone in a private practice what do you inform and then it’s extremely tough to discover reviews unless you get an individual suggestion to a private practice therapist so i do believe that’s sort of a benefit of the better help platform that you can read evaluations you can compose a review 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 pick a therapist who resonates for you in your area but i do have a link 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 because i get that concern a lot but i affiliated 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 provide service in 140 different nations 40 various languages i’m in positioning with their objective so there is a link listed below this video that will provide you 10 percent off your very first month so if you go to the betterhelp.com site you truly don’t get the option up here to put your zip code in and see what therapists are offered 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 but i’m simply going to try it and you will get a whole host of therapists and you can have a look and again i do not understand these people i’m not promoting them in any way i’m simply revealing you how you can screen to see who the therapists are that are offered in your location prior to signing up and after that if you really liked this therapist or say here dr veronica wanza she specializes in stress anxiety lgbt relationship concerns injury and abuse Dana Reyes Betterhelp