Better Help Valuation – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help Valuation…. to perhaps collaborate with them on a youtube series one of the things that was truly important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I discussed what what subjects I selected to provide and also you know my own views when when necessary or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they essentially stated you understand we trust you as a scientific professional and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and talk about what you understand and among the things that I truly wished to address is the fact that I’m not just here to state that online therapy is the answer for everything you understand I believe it can be incredibly useful for lots of people I have actually seen it myself working with individuals from a couple of months as much as over a year and I seen how being able to message and likewise have video sessions with somebody is actually a it

almost enriches the the restorative experience in such a way 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 individuals that I see there that I wouldn’t think about seeing online either they wouldn’t be appropriate we would not be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just wouldn’t feel comfy and and that’s alright those two things can both be true and I believe one of the important things that I want to begin to have individuals think of exists’s a place for both online and offline treatment it is truly a matter of you understand choosing what’s right for you but also what’s most appropriate for you with the help of a professional when I speak about specific therapy designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I mean by that is that it would be the very best approach for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I think that one of the issues that a lot of individuals have is that online counseling is trying to replace offline counseling and I can tell you 100% that that’s not real I have actually had numerous discussions 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 licensed professionals out of business his objective is to offer mental health access to the people who aren’t going to enter the therapy office and I 100% assistance that objective and I believe it is necessary and we have a problem with access

to mental health care in this nation and is one solution as our other online companies I was pointing out previously that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is better suited for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve really I’ve in fact spoken about this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel quite enthusiastic about and I need to say that my opinion has actually been popular by companies like in regards to ideally how they how they work with individuals that present for care so I simply wanted to invest a number of minutes speaking about my own is my own individual opinion about the important things that are most appropriate for offline versus online therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a terrific place for people who are fighting with difficult life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more tension than normal for situations where you know they have a really clear-cut problem with stress and anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is very structured can can benefit them and that treatment due to the fact that it’s not as interpersonal as others is ideal for online therapy due to the fact that it involves a lot of research it involves worksheets it includes finding out specific abilities and methods so mild milder disorders like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression adjustment conditions even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually gotten care initially elsewhere these are all things that can be dealt with through online counseling you know think of somebody who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a counselor from their house because they can’t leave their home and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are really terrified of being trapped and trapped in a place where they may have a panic attack therefore basically they begin to limit their activities and restrict their activities up until a number of them can’t leave their house without really feeling significant distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer and connect to a therapist that’s an excellent primary step is that going to treat them absolutely not since agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with requirements that person to be able to go outside and to resume regular activities and sometimes that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that process certainly online therapists are going to have the ability to do that however could they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their home from that preliminary supportive method 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 specific 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 fully from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more significantly what I think is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the best that I can therefore I I won’t tell you that something is appropriate that I do not think is appropriate I won’t show you that online counseling is the cure-all for whatever since I do not believe that therefore you can constantly expect to hear my sincere viewpoint on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you discovered this video helpful and interesting if you did please like it listed below and feel free to register for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a variety of various mental health topics and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to cover or resolve in an approaching video