Better Help Owner – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help Owner…. to potentially work together with them on a youtube series among the things that was really important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I discussed what what topics I picked to present and likewise you understand 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 know and among the important things that I really wished to address is the fact that I’m not just here to state that online treatment is the answer for everything you know I believe it can be extremely useful for many people I’ve seen it myself working with individuals from a few months approximately over a year and I seen how being able to message and also have video sessions with someone is actually a it

practically improves the the therapeutic experience in a manner 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 individuals that I see there that I would not consider seeing online either they would not be appropriate we would not have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just would not feel comfy and which’s fine those two things can both hold true and I think among the important things that I wish to start to have individuals think about exists’s a place for both online and offline therapy it is really a matter of you know deciding what’s right for you but likewise what’s most suitable for you with the help of an expert when I speak about specific counseling designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the very best technique for

the particular problem that you’re dealing with and I think that one of the concerns that a great deal of people have is that online counseling is attempting to replace offline therapy and I can tell you 100% that that’s not real I have actually had many conversations with the creator of where he has 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 provide mental health access to the people who aren’t going to come into the treatment office and I 100% assistance that objective and I believe it’s important and we have an issue with gain access to

to mental health care in this nation and is one option as our other online companies I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally think that online therapy is more appropriate for or offline therapy is more appropriate for and I’ve actually I’ve in fact spoken about this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to say that my viewpoint has actually been favored by business like in regards to ideally how they how they deal with the people that provide for care so I simply wished to spend a couple of minutes discussing my own is my own individual viewpoint about the things that are most appropriate for online versus offline treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a terrific location for individuals who are fighting with challenging life transitions for scenarios where they’re experiencing more tension than regular for circumstances where you know they have a really clear-cut problem with stress and anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is very structured can can benefit them which treatment since it’s not as interpersonal as others is best for online therapy due to the fact that it includes a lot of homework it involves worksheets it includes learning particular skills and strategies so moderate milder disorders like mild stress and anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has received care initially somewhere else these are all things that can be addressed through online therapy you understand think about somebody 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 just to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where people are actually horrified of being caught and trapped in a location where they might have an anxiety attack and so essentially they begin to restrict their activities and restrict their activities till a lot of them can’t leave their house without truly feeling significant distress so if someone like that is at house and they can connect through their computer system and connect to a counselor that’s a fantastic primary step is that going to treat them absolutely not because agoraphobia to be effectively treated needs that person to be able to go outside and to resume regular activities and in some cases that involves a therapist going to their home to help them with that procedure obviously online therapists are going to have the ability to do that however might they be the bridge that got that person who hesitates to leave their house from that initial helpful approach to counseling where they can in fact have a much better life 100% and this is what the gap that aims to fill with their services my indicate this to this specific video and bringing these

things up is that I I wish to plainly interact that anything that I share with you is going to be totally from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more notably what I believe is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the best that I can and so I I will not inform you that something is appropriate that I do not think is appropriate I will not show you that online counseling is the cure-all for everything since I do not think that and so you can always anticipate to hear my sincere opinion on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you discovered this video interesting and handy if you did please like it listed below and do not hesitate to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing increasingly more videos on a variety of different mental health topics and please connect if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or deal with in an approaching video