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When I was first approached…Better Help Commercial…. to possibly collaborate with them on a youtube series among the important things that was truly essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I spoke about what what subjects I chose to present and likewise you understand my own views when when essential or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they essentially stated you know we trust you as a scientific expert and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and discuss what you know and among the important things that I really wanted to address is the fact that I’m not just here to say that online treatment is the answer for everything you know I believe it can be incredibly useful for lots of people I’ve seen it myself dealing with people from a couple of months up to over a year and I seen how being able to message and also have video sessions with somebody is actually a it

nearly enhances the the restorative experience in a manner at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals in person and I completely take pleasure in that and there are people that I see there that I would not think about seeing online either they wouldn’t be appropriate we would not be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply wouldn’t feel comfortable and which’s okay those 2 things can both hold true and I believe among the things that I want to start to have people consider is there’s a location for both online and offline therapy it is actually a matter of you understand choosing what’s right for you however also what’s most suitable for you with the help of an expert when I speak about specific therapy styles or approaches as being appropriate for you what I imply by that is that it would be the very best method for

the particular problem that you’re handling and I believe that a person of the issues that a great deal of individuals have is that online therapy is attempting to change offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had numerous discussions with the founder of where he has actually mentioned that his audience isn’t to take on physical practices or put psychologists or certified professionals out of business his objective is to offer mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to come into the therapy office and I 100% support that objective and I believe it is essential and we have an issue with access

to mental health care in this country and is one option as our other online companies I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is better suited for or offline therapy is more appropriate for and I’ve in fact I’ve really discussed this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel quite passionate about and I have to say that my viewpoint has actually been favored by companies like in terms of ideally how they how they deal with individuals that present for care so I just wanted to spend a number of minutes talking about my own is my own individual opinion about the important things that are most appropriate for offline versus online treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a fantastic place for individuals who are struggling with challenging life transitions for situations where they’re experiencing more tension than typical for situations where you understand they have an extremely clear-cut problem with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is extremely structured can can benefit them and that treatment due to the fact that it’s not as interpersonal as others is perfect for online therapy due to the fact that it includes a lot of homework it involves worksheets it includes learning particular abilities and techniques so mild milder conditions like mild anxiety mild depression modification disorders even PTSD as long as like the individual has 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 perhaps they connect to a counselor from their house due to the fact that they can’t leave their house and just simply to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where people are really terrified of being trapped and trapped in a location where they might have an anxiety attack and so basically they start to limit their activities and restrict their activities until a number of them can’t leave their home without really feeling substantial distress so if somebody like that is at house and they can connect through their computer and link to a counselor that’s a fantastic primary step is that going to treat them absolutely not since agoraphobia to be effectively treated needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume normal activities and in some cases that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that process obviously online counselors are going to have the ability to do that however could they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their home from that initial helpful approach to counseling where they can in fact have a better life 100% and this is what the space that aims to fill with their services my indicate this to this particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to clearly interact that anything that I share with you is going to be totally from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more importantly what I believe is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the very best that I can and so I I will not inform you that something is appropriate that I don’t believe is appropriate I will not share with you that online counseling is the cure-all for whatever because I do not believe that and so you can always expect to hear my sincere viewpoint on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you found this video intriguing and handy if you did please like it listed below and feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing a growing number of videos on a range of various psychological health topics and please reach out if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or attend to in an approaching video