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When I was first approached…Better Help Rates…. to potentially collaborate with them on a youtube series one of the important things that was actually crucial to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics I chose to present and also you understand my own views when when required or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they essentially stated 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 one of the 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 whatever you understand I believe it can be incredibly valuable for many 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 also have video sessions with somebody is actually a it

practically enriches the the restorative experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people in person and I completely enjoy that and there are people 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 simply would not feel comfortable and which’s fine those two things can both be true and I believe among the important things that I want to start to have individuals think about is there’s a location for both offline and online therapy it is really 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 speak about particular therapy styles or approaches as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the very best method for

the particular issue that you’re handling and I believe that a person of the concerns that a great deal of individuals have is that online therapy is attempting to change offline counseling and I can tell you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had numerous conversations with the creator of where he has discussed that his audience isn’t to take on brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or licensed experts out of business his mission is to provide mental health access to the people who aren’t going to enter into the therapy office and I 100% support that mission and I think 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 business I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is better for or offline treatment is better for and I’ve actually I’ve actually discussed this in other settings since it is something I feel quite enthusiastic about and I need to state that my viewpoint has been favored by business like in terms of ideally how they how they deal with the people that present for care so I just wanted to invest a couple of minutes speaking about my own is my own individual viewpoint about the things that are most appropriate for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a terrific location for individuals who are battling with difficult life transitions for situations where they’re experiencing more stress than regular for scenarios where you know they have a very clear-cut issue with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is really structured can can benefit them and that treatment because it’s not as interpersonal as others is ideal for online counseling due to the fact that it includes a lot of research it involves worksheets it includes learning particular skills and strategies so moderate milder conditions like mild stress and anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has gotten care initially elsewhere these are all things that can be dealt with through online counseling you know think of someone who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a therapist from their house because they can’t leave their home and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where people are actually terrified of being caught and trapped in a location where they might have a panic attack and so basically they start to restrict their activities and limit their activities up until a number of them can’t leave their home without truly feeling considerable distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer and connect to a therapist that’s a fantastic initial step is that going to treat them never since agoraphobia to be effectively treated needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume regular 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 but could they be the bridge that got that person who’s afraid to leave their home from that preliminary encouraging approach to therapy where they can really have a better life 100% and this is what the gap 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 share with you is going to be completely from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more notably what I believe is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the best that I can therefore I I won’t inform you that something is appropriate that I don’t think is appropriate I won’t show you that online therapy is the cure-all for whatever since I do not think that therefore you can constantly expect to hear my honest viewpoint on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video fascinating and helpful if you did please like it below and do not hesitate to register for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a variety of various psychological health topics and please connect if there’s something specific you would like us to deal with or cover in an upcoming video