Better Help Kaiser – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help Kaiser…. to potentially work together with them on a youtube series among the things that was truly important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics 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 generally said 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 important things that I truly wanted to address is the fact that I’m not just here to say that online therapy is the answer for whatever you know I think it can be extremely valuable 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 being able to message and likewise have video sessions with somebody is truly a it

nearly enhances the the healing experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people in person and I thoroughly delight 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 just wouldn’t feel comfortable and and that’s okay those 2 things can both hold true and I believe among the important things that I want to start to have individuals think about is there’s a place for both online and offline treatment it is actually a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you but also what’s most suitable for you with the help of a professional when I discuss particular counseling styles or methods as being appropriate for you what I indicate by that is that it would be the best approach for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I believe that a person of the concerns that a lot of individuals have is that online counseling is attempting 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 take on brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or certified professionals out of business his mission is to provide mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to come into the therapy office and I 100% assistance that objective and I believe it is essential and we have a problem with access

to mental healthcare in this country and is one solution as our other online companies I was pointing out earlier that there are things that I personally believe that online treatment is better suited for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve in fact I’ve really spoken about this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel pretty enthusiastic about and I have to say that my opinion has actually been favored by companies like in regards to ideally how they how they work with the people that present for care so I just wished to invest a couple of minutes talking about my own is my own personal opinion about the important things that are most appropriate for online versus offline treatment so in my view I see online treatment as a fantastic place for individuals who are battling with tough life transitions for circumstances where they’re experiencing more tension than typical for scenarios where you understand they have a very precise concern with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is very structured can can benefit them which treatment because it’s not as social as others is ideal for online therapy because it includes a lot of homework it involves worksheets it includes discovering specific skills and strategies so mild milder conditions like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression adjustment conditions even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually received care initially in other places these are all things that can be resolved through online therapy you understand think about somebody who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a therapist from their house because they can’t leave their home and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where people are actually terrified of being trapped and trapped in a location where they might have an anxiety attack and so essentially they start to restrict their activities and limit their activities till a lot of them can’t leave their home without really feeling significant 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 initial step is that going to treat 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 includes a therapist going to their house to help them with that procedure undoubtedly online counselors are going to have the ability to do that however could they be the bridge that got that person who hesitates to leave their home from that preliminary encouraging method to counseling where they can in fact have a much better life 100% and this is what the space that intends 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 communicate that anything that I show you is going to be totally from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more notably what I believe is as simply a human being on this earth trying to do the best that I can therefore 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 whatever since I don’t think that and so you can always anticipate to hear my sincere opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video handy and intriguing if you did please like it below and feel free to sign up for 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 connect if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or attend to in an upcoming video