Better Help Ukraine – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help Ukraine…. to perhaps collaborate with them on a youtube series one of the things that was actually important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I spoke about what what topics I chose to provide and likewise you understand my own views when when essential or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they generally stated you know we trust you as a scientific expert and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and discuss what you understand and among the things that I actually wanted to address is the truth that I’m not simply here to state that online therapy is the answer for whatever you understand I think it can be extremely valuable for lots of people I’ve seen it myself dealing with people from a few months as much as over a year and I seen how being able to message and likewise have video sessions with someone is actually a it

nearly improves the the therapeutic experience in a manner at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals in person and I thoroughly take pleasure in that and there are people that I see there that I wouldn’t 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 would not feel comfy and and that’s fine those 2 things can both hold true and I think among the things that I wish to begin to have people think about exists’s a location for both offline and online treatment 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 a professional when I speak about certain counseling styles or methods as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the best technique for

the particular problem that you’re handling and I believe that a person 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 actually mentioned that his audience isn’t to take on brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or licensed specialists out of business his mission is to supply mental health access to the people who aren’t going to enter into the treatment office and I 100% assistance that objective and I believe it is necessary and we have an issue with access

to mental health care in this country and is one solution as our other online companies I was discussing previously 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 really I’ve really discussed this in other settings since it is something I feel pretty enthusiastic about and I have to say that my opinion has been well-received by business like in terms of ideally how they how they work with the people that provide for care so I just wanted to invest a number of minutes speaking about my own is my own individual opinion about the important things that are most proper for offline versus online treatment so in my view I see online treatment as a fantastic location for individuals who are dealing with hard life shifts for situations where they’re experiencing more stress than normal for situations where you understand they have an extremely well-defined concern with stress and anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is extremely structured can can benefit them which therapy due to the fact that it’s not as social as others is ideal for online therapy since it includes a great deal of homework it involves worksheets it involves learning specific skills and methods so moderate milder disorders like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression modification disorders even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually received care at first in other places these are all things that can be addressed through online counseling you understand think about someone who has a agoraphobia and perhaps they reach out to a therapist from their home due to the fact that they can’t leave their house and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where people are actually terrified of being caught and caught in a place where they may have an anxiety attack and so basically they begin to limit their activities and restrict their activities until many of them can’t leave their house without actually feeling substantial distress so if someone like that is at home and they can connect through their computer and link to a counselor that’s a fantastic initial step is that going to treat them never since agoraphobia to be successfully treated needs that individual to be able to go outside and to resume normal activities and sometimes that includes a therapist going to their house to help them with that procedure clearly online counselors are going to be able to do that however could they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their house from that initial encouraging technique to therapy where they can actually have a better life 100% and this is what the space that aims to fill with their services my indicate this to this particular 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 a professional psychologist and more notably what I think is as simply a human being on this earth trying to do the best that I can and so I I won’t tell you that something is appropriate that I don’t believe is appropriate I won’t share with you that online therapy is the cure-all for everything due to the fact that I do not believe that and so you can always anticipate to hear my honest opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you discovered this video intriguing 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 range of different mental health topics and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to deal with or cover in an upcoming video