Better Help Hours – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help Hours…. to perhaps team up with them on a youtube series among the important things that was actually important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics I chose to provide and likewise you know my own views when when necessary or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they generally stated you understand we trust you as a clinical professional and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and talk about what you know and one of the important things that I actually wished to address is the truth that I’m not simply here to state that online treatment is the answer for whatever you know I think it can be incredibly practical for many individuals I’ve seen it myself working with people from a couple of months up to over a year and I seen how being able to message and likewise have video sessions with someone is actually a it

nearly 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 delight in that and there are individuals that I see there that I wouldn’t think about 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 simply would not feel comfortable and and that’s okay those two things can both be true and I believe one of the things that I want to begin to have people think about exists’s a location for both online and offline 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 discuss certain counseling styles or methods as being appropriate for you what I mean by that is that it would be the very best method for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I believe 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 have actually had many conversations with the founder of where he has actually pointed out that his audience isn’t to compete with traditional practices or put psychologists or certified specialists out of business his objective is to offer mental health access to the people who aren’t going to come into the therapy workplace and I 100% support that mission and I think it’s important and we have a problem with gain access to

to mental health care in this country and is one service as our other online business I was mentioning earlier that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is better suited for or offline treatment is better suited for and I’ve actually I’ve really discussed this in other settings because it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to say that my viewpoint has been well-received by business like in regards to ideally how they how they work with individuals that provide for care so I simply wanted to spend a number of minutes discussing 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 people who are having problem with challenging life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more stress than normal for situations where you know they have an extremely well-defined problem with anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is extremely structured can can benefit them which treatment since it’s not as social as others is best for online therapy because it involves a great deal of homework it includes worksheets it involves learning specific skills and techniques so moderate milder disorders like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression change conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has actually gotten care at first somewhere else these are all things that can be resolved through online therapy you know consider someone who has a agoraphobia and maybe they connect to a counselor from their house due to the fact that they can’t leave their home and simply simply to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where people are truly frightened of being caught and caught in a place where they may have an anxiety attack therefore essentially they start to limit their activities and restrict their activities till many of them can’t leave their home without really feeling substantial distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer and link to a counselor that’s a fantastic first step is that going to treat them absolutely not since agoraphobia to be successfully treated needs that person to be able to go outside and to resume regular activities and in some cases that includes a therapist going to their house to help them with that procedure clearly online counselors 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 initial encouraging technique to therapy where they can really have a 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 fully from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more notably what I believe is as simply a human being on this earth attempting to do the very best that I can therefore I I will not inform you that something is appropriate that I don’t believe is appropriate I will not show you that online therapy is the cure-all for whatever since I do not believe that therefore you can always anticipate to hear my honest viewpoint on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you found this video practical and fascinating 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 range of various mental health topics and please connect if there’s something specific you would like us to deal with or cover in an approaching video