Better Help Veterans – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help Veterans…. to possibly team up 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 spoke about what what subjects I chose to provide and likewise you know my own views when when necessary or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they essentially said you understand we trust you as a clinical professional and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and speak about what you know and among the things that I really wished to address is the truth that I’m not just here to say that online therapy is the answer for everything you understand I think it can be extremely valuable for lots of people I’ve seen it myself dealing with individuals from a few months as much as over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and likewise have video sessions with somebody is truly a it

almost improves the the restorative experience in a manner at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals 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 wouldn’t be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just wouldn’t feel comfy and and that’s all right those two things can both hold true and I think one of the things that I want to begin to have people think about is there’s a location for both online and offline therapy it is really a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you however likewise what’s most suitable for you with the help of a professional when I talk about certain counseling styles or techniques as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the best method for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I think that one of the issues that a great deal of individuals have is that online counseling is trying to change offline counseling and I can tell you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had numerous conversations with the founder of where he has discussed that his audience isn’t to compete with traditional practices or put psychologists or licensed experts out of business his mission is to supply psychological health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter the treatment office and I 100% assistance that mission and I believe it is necessary and we have a problem with access

to psychological health care in this nation and is one option as our other online business I was pointing out earlier that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is better for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve in fact I’ve actually discussed this in other settings since it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to say that my opinion has been popular by business like in regards to hopefully how they how they work with the people that present for care so I just wished to spend a number of minutes talking about my own is my own personal opinion about the important things that are most appropriate for online versus offline treatment so in my view I see online treatment as a wonderful location for people who are fighting with hard life transitions for circumstances where they’re experiencing more tension than regular for scenarios where you understand they have a very clear-cut concern with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is extremely structured can can benefit them which treatment due to the fact that it’s not as interpersonal as others is perfect for online counseling due to the fact that it includes a lot of research it involves worksheets it includes learning particular abilities and techniques so moderate milder conditions like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually gotten care at first in other places these are all things that can be addressed through online counseling you know consider someone who has a agoraphobia and perhaps they reach out to a counselor from their house since they can’t leave their house and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are truly frightened of being caught and caught in a location where they might have a panic attack therefore essentially they begin to restrict their activities and limit their activities up until a number of them can’t leave their home without truly feeling substantial distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can connect through their computer system and connect to a counselor that’s a terrific primary step is that going to cure them never due to the fact that agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume typical activities and in some cases that involves a therapist going to their home to help them with that process undoubtedly online therapists are going to have the ability to do that however might they be the bridge that got that person who hesitates to leave their home from that initial encouraging approach 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 point to this to this particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to plainly communicate that anything that I share with you is going to be fully from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more notably what I believe is as simply a human being on this earth attempting 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 share with you that online counseling is the cure-all for whatever since I do not believe that therefore you can always anticipate to hear my sincere viewpoint on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video interesting and helpful 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 range of different psychological health subjects and please connect if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or address in an approaching video