Better Help Customer Service – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help Customer Service…. to perhaps collaborate with them on a youtube series among the things that was actually important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I discussed what what subjects I picked to present and also you know my own views when when necessary or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they generally stated you know we trust you as a clinical expert and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and discuss what you understand and among the important things that I actually wanted to address is the reality that I’m not simply here to say that online therapy is the answer for everything you know I think it can be incredibly helpful for lots of people I have actually seen it myself dealing with individuals from a few months as much as over a year and I seen how being able to message and likewise have video sessions with someone is really a it

practically 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 thoroughly take pleasure in that and there are people that I see there that I would not consider seeing online either they would not be appropriate we wouldn’t have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just wouldn’t feel comfortable and which’s alright those two things can both hold true and I think one of the important things that I wish to begin to have individuals consider is there’s a place for both online and offline treatment it is actually a matter of you know deciding what’s right for you however also what’s most proper for you with the help of a professional when I discuss particular therapy designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I indicate by that is that it would be the best method for

the particular problem that you’re dealing with and I think that a person of the concerns that a lot of individuals have is that online counseling is trying to replace offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had numerous conversations with the founder of where he has mentioned that his audience isn’t to compete with physical practices or put psychologists or certified specialists out of business his objective is to provide mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to come into the therapy workplace and I 100% support that mission and I think it is necessary and we have an issue with gain access to

to mental healthcare in this country and is one option as our other online business I was discussing earlier that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is more appropriate for or offline therapy is better for and I’ve really I’ve really discussed this in other settings since it is something I feel quite enthusiastic about and I need to state that my opinion has actually been favored by companies like in regards to ideally how they how they deal with the people that present for care so I simply wished to spend a couple of minutes speaking about my own is my own individual viewpoint about the important things that are most suitable for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a terrific place for individuals who are having problem with challenging life shifts for circumstances where they’re experiencing more stress than regular for scenarios where you know they have a really clear-cut problem with anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is extremely structured can can benefit them and that treatment because it’s not as social as others is ideal for online therapy because it includes a great deal of homework it involves worksheets it involves learning specific abilities and methods so moderate milder disorders like mild anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has actually received care initially elsewhere these are all things that can be addressed through online counseling you know think about somebody who has a agoraphobia and possibly they connect to a therapist from their home since they can’t leave their house and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where people are truly terrified of being trapped and caught in a location where they may have an anxiety attack therefore basically they start to restrict their activities and restrict their activities till many of them can’t leave their house without truly feeling substantial distress so if someone like that is at home and they can connect through their computer and connect to a therapist that’s a terrific primary step is that going to cure them never due to the fact that agoraphobia to be effectively dealt with needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume typical activities and in some cases that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that process clearly online counselors are going to have the ability to do that however could they be the bridge that got that person who’s afraid to leave their home from that initial helpful approach to therapy where they can really 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 particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I wish to clearly interact that anything that I show you is going to be fully from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more importantly what I think is as simply a human being on this earth attempting to do the best that I can therefore I I will not tell you that something is appropriate that I do not think is appropriate I won’t share with you that online therapy is the cure-all for everything due to the fact that I don’t think that and so you can constantly expect to hear my sincere opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you discovered this video valuable and interesting if you did please like it listed below and do not hesitate to register for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a range of different mental health topics and please reach out if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or deal with in an upcoming video