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When I was first approached…Better Help Quiz…. to possibly team up 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 provide and also you understand my own views when when essential or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they essentially said you know we trust you as a clinical professional and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and discuss what you understand and among the things that I really wished to address is the reality that I’m not just here to state that online treatment is the answer for everything you know I think it can be extremely valuable for many people I have actually seen it myself dealing with people from a couple of months approximately over a year and I seen how being able to message and likewise have video sessions with someone is really a it

practically improves the the therapeutic experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people face-to-face and I thoroughly enjoy that and there are individuals that I see there that I would not think about 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 wouldn’t feel comfy and which’s all right those two things can both be true and I believe among the things that I wish to start to have people think about is there’s a place for both offline and online treatment it is really a matter of you know deciding what’s right for you however also what’s most proper for you with the help of a professional when I speak about certain therapy styles or techniques as being appropriate for you what I mean by that is that it would be the best approach for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I think that a person of the issues that a lot of individuals have is that online therapy is attempting to replace offline counseling and I can tell you 100% that that’s not real I have actually had lots of conversations with the founder of where he has pointed out that his audience isn’t to take on brick and mortar 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 enter into the therapy office and I 100% assistance that mission and I believe it is very important and we have a problem with access

to mental healthcare in this country and is one service as our other online business I was discussing earlier that there are things that I personally believe that online treatment is better suited for or offline therapy is more appropriate for and I’ve actually I’ve really spoken about this in other settings since it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to state that my viewpoint has been popular by business like in terms of hopefully how they how they deal with individuals that provide for care so I simply wished to spend a couple of minutes speaking about my own is my own personal viewpoint about the things that are most suitable for offline versus online therapy so in my view I see online therapy as a fantastic place for individuals who are fighting with difficult life shifts for situations where they’re experiencing more tension than typical for circumstances where you understand they have a really clear-cut issue with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is really structured can can benefit them which treatment because it’s not as social as others is perfect for online counseling since it involves a great deal of research it involves worksheets it involves finding out specific abilities and methods so moderate milder conditions like moderate anxiety mild depression modification disorders even PTSD as long as like the person has received care at first in other places these are all things that can be attended to through online counseling you know consider somebody who has a agoraphobia and possibly they connect to a therapist from their home since they can’t leave their house and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where people are really frightened of being caught and trapped in a place where they might have a panic attack therefore essentially they start to restrict their activities and limit their activities till much of them can’t leave their house without truly feeling considerable distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer and link to a therapist that’s a terrific first step is that going to cure them never because agoraphobia to be effectively treated requirements that individual to be able to go outdoors and to resume regular activities and sometimes that includes a therapist going to their home to help them with that process undoubtedly online therapists are going to be able to do that but might they be the bridge that got that person who’s afraid to leave their home from that initial helpful technique to counseling where they can actually have a better life 100% and this is what the space that aims to fill with their services my point to this to this particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to clearly interact that anything that I share with you is going to be fully from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more importantly what I believe is as just 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 do not believe is appropriate I won’t show you that online counseling is the cure-all for everything because I do not think that and so you can constantly anticipate to hear my truthful viewpoint on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you found this video fascinating and practical 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 different mental health topics and please connect if there’s something particular you would like us to attend to or cover in an upcoming video