Better Help App – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help App…. to potentially collaborate with them on a youtube series one of the important things that was really important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I discussed what what subjects I chose to provide and also you know my own views when when needed or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they basically stated you know we trust you as a medical professional and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and talk about what you know and among the things that I actually wished to address is the truth that I’m not just here to say that online therapy is the answer for whatever you know I believe it can be incredibly practical for lots of people I’ve seen it myself working with people from a few months up to over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and also have video sessions with someone is really a it

almost enhances the the therapeutic experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people face-to-face and I completely take pleasure in that and there are individuals that I see there that I would not consider seeing online either they wouldn’t be appropriate we wouldn’t have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply would not feel comfy and and that’s alright those two things can both hold true and I think among the important things that I want to start to have people think of is there’s a place for both online and offline treatment it is truly a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you but also what’s most proper for you with the help of an expert when I speak about particular counseling styles or approaches as being appropriate for you what I mean by that is that it would be the very best technique for

the particular problem that you’re handling and I believe that one of the issues that a great deal of individuals have is that online therapy is trying to replace offline therapy and I can tell you 100% that that’s not true I’ve had lots of discussions with the founder of where he has actually mentioned that his audience isn’t to compete with traditional practices or put psychologists or licensed experts out of business his objective is to provide psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to come into the treatment workplace and I 100% assistance that objective and I believe it’s important and we have a problem with access

to mental healthcare in this country and is one service as our other online business I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is better suited for or offline treatment is better suited for and I’ve actually I’ve really discussed this in other settings since it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to state that my viewpoint has actually been well-received by business like in regards to ideally how they how they deal with individuals that provide for care so I simply wished to spend a number of minutes speaking about my own is my own personal viewpoint about the things that are most suitable for offline versus online treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a terrific location for individuals who are struggling with challenging life transitions for circumstances where they’re experiencing more tension than typical for circumstances where you understand they have a very specific issue with stress and anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is very structured can can benefit them and that therapy due to the fact that it’s not as social as others is best for online counseling due to the fact that it includes a great deal of homework it includes worksheets it involves learning specific skills and techniques so mild milder conditions like mild anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually gotten care initially in other places these are all things that can be attended to through online counseling you understand think of someone who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a counselor from their home due to the fact that they can’t leave their home and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where individuals are really horrified of being trapped and caught in a place where they might have a panic attack therefore essentially they begin to restrict their activities and limit their activities until a number of them can’t leave their home without really feeling considerable distress so if somebody like that is at house and they can reach out through their computer and link to a therapist that’s a terrific first step is that going to cure them absolutely not due to the fact that agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with needs that individual to be able to go outside and to resume normal activities and sometimes that includes a therapist going to their house to help them with that procedure certainly online counselors are going to have the ability to do that however might they be the bridge that got that person who hesitates to leave their home from that preliminary supportive approach to counseling where they can in fact have a much better life 100% and this is what the space that aims to fill with their services my point to this to this specific video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to plainly interact that anything that I share with you is going to be completely from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more importantly what I think is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the very best that I can and so I I will not tell you that something is appropriate that I don’t think is appropriate I will not show you that online counseling is the cure-all for everything since I do not believe that therefore you can always anticipate to hear my truthful viewpoint on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video handy and interesting if you did please like it below and do not hesitate to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing increasingly more videos on a variety of different psychological health subjects and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to deal with or cover in an upcoming video