Better Help Psychiatry – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help Psychiatry…. to potentially 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 discussed what what topics I chose to present and likewise you know my own views when when required 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 truly wanted to address is the truth that I’m not simply here to say that online therapy is the answer for everything you understand I believe it can be extremely handy for many people I have actually seen it myself dealing with individuals from a couple of months up to over a year and I seen how being able to message and also have video sessions with somebody is truly a it

almost enriches the the therapeutic experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people in person and I completely take pleasure 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 be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply wouldn’t feel comfortable and which’s okay those two things can both be true and I believe among the important things that I wish to begin to have individuals think of exists’s a place for both offline and online therapy it is actually a matter of you know deciding what’s right for you but also what’s most suitable for you with the help of an expert when I talk about particular counseling designs or techniques as being appropriate for you what I imply by that is that it would be the very best approach for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I think that a person of the concerns that a great deal of people have is that online counseling is trying to change offline therapy and I can inform you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had many conversations with the founder of where he has discussed that his audience isn’t to compete with brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or licensed experts out of business his mission is to provide psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to come into the treatment office and I 100% assistance that objective and I think it’s important and we have a problem with access

to psychological healthcare in this nation and is one option as our other online business I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is better for or offline therapy is better for and I’ve actually I’ve in fact spoken about this in other settings since it is something I feel quite passionate about and I need to state that my viewpoint has actually been well-received by companies like in terms of ideally how they how they work with individuals that provide for care so I just wished to spend a number of minutes talking about my own is my own individual viewpoint about the important things that are most suitable for online versus offline treatment so in my view I see online treatment as a terrific place for individuals who are battling with challenging life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more tension than normal for circumstances where you know they have an extremely well-defined problem with anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is very structured can can benefit them which treatment since it’s not as social as others is ideal for online counseling because it includes a lot of research it includes worksheets it involves discovering particular skills and techniques so mild milder disorders like mild anxiety mild depression modification disorders even PTSD as long as like the individual has gotten care initially somewhere else these are all things that can be addressed through online counseling you understand consider someone who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a therapist from their home because they can’t leave their house and simply simply to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are really horrified of being trapped and trapped in a location where they might have an anxiety attack and so basically they start to restrict their activities and limit their activities up until a lot of them can’t leave their house without actually feeling considerable distress so if someone like that is at house and they can reach out through their computer and link to a counselor that’s a fantastic initial step is that going to cure them never since agoraphobia to be successfully treated needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume typical activities and sometimes that includes a therapist going to their home to help them with that process certainly online counselors are going to have the ability to do that however could they be the bridge that got that individual who’s afraid to leave their house from that initial supportive technique 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 indicate this to this particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I wish to plainly communicate that anything that I show you is going to be totally 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 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 share with you that online counseling is the cure-all for everything because I do not believe that and so you can always expect to hear my honest opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video interesting and valuable if you did please like it below and do not hesitate 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 topics and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to cover or resolve in an approaching video