Better Help Hiring – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help Hiring…. to potentially team up with them on a youtube series one of the important things that was really essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics I picked to present and likewise you know my own views when when needed or appropriate to share them and I was approved that by a they basically said you know we trust you as a scientific professional and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and speak about what you understand and one of the important things that I actually wanted to address is the fact that I’m not just here to state that online therapy is the answer for everything you understand I believe it can be incredibly helpful for many individuals I’ve seen it myself working with people from a few months approximately 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 restorative experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals in person and I completely enjoy 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 be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just would not feel comfy and which’s all right those 2 things can both hold true and I think among the important things that I want to begin to have individuals think of is there’s a location for both offline and online treatment it is really a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you but likewise what’s most appropriate for you with the help of an expert when I speak about certain counseling designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the very best approach for

the particular issue that you’re handling and I think that a person of the issues that a lot of people have is that online therapy is attempting to replace offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not real I’ve had many discussions with the creator of where he has pointed out that his audience isn’t to compete with physical practices or put psychologists or certified experts out of business his objective is to offer mental health access to the people who aren’t going to enter the treatment office and I 100% support that objective and I believe it is very important and we have an issue with gain access to

to mental health care in this country and is one solution as our other online companies I was pointing out earlier that there are things that I personally think that online therapy is better for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve actually I’ve actually spoken about this in other settings because it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I need to state that my opinion has actually been popular by business like in terms of hopefully how they how they deal with the people that present for care so I just wished to invest a number of minutes speaking about my own is my own personal opinion about the things that are most appropriate for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a terrific place for people who are dealing with challenging life shifts for circumstances where they’re experiencing more tension than typical for scenarios where you understand they have an extremely well-defined concern with stress and anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is really structured can can benefit them and that therapy due to the fact that it’s not as interpersonal as others is ideal for online counseling because it includes a great deal of homework it involves worksheets it involves finding out particular skills and strategies so moderate milder disorders like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression change disorders even PTSD as long as like the person has actually gotten care initially elsewhere these are all things that can be resolved through online counseling you know think of someone who has a agoraphobia and possibly they reach out to a therapist from their home because they can’t leave their house and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are truly horrified of being trapped and caught in a location where they may have an anxiety attack therefore basically they begin to limit their activities and restrict their activities up until a number of them can’t leave their home without truly feeling considerable distress so if someone like that is at house and they can reach out through their computer and link to a therapist that’s an excellent first step is that going to treat them never due to the fact that agoraphobia to be effectively treated requirements that individual to be able to go outside and to resume normal activities and sometimes that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that procedure clearly online therapists are going to be able to do that but might they be the bridge that got that person who hesitates to leave their house from that preliminary supportive approach to counseling where they can actually have a much 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 plainly communicate that anything that I share with you is going to be fully from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more significantly what I believe is as simply a human being on this earth trying to do the very best that I can and so I I won’t tell you that something is appropriate that I don’t think is appropriate I won’t share with you that online therapy is the cure-all for everything due to the fact that I do not believe that and so you can always anticipate to hear my honest opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you discovered this video useful and interesting if you did please like it listed below and feel free to sign up for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a variety of different psychological health subjects and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to cover or deal with in an upcoming video