Betterhelp Addiction Counseling – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Betterhelp Addiction Counseling…. to perhaps team up with them on a youtube series one of the important things that was really important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I spoke about what what topics 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 said you know we trust you as a scientific expert and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and talk about what you know and one of the things that I really wanted to address is the reality that I’m not just here to say that online therapy is the answer for everything you know I think it can be extremely practical 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 also have video sessions with somebody is truly a it

nearly enhances the the restorative experience in such 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 wouldn’t think about seeing online either they would not be appropriate we would not be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply would not feel comfy and which’s alright those 2 things can both be true and I believe among the things that I wish to start to have individuals think about exists’s a location for both online and offline therapy it is truly a matter of you understand choosing what’s right for you but likewise what’s most proper for you with the help of a professional when I speak about specific counseling styles or approaches as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the best technique for

the particular issue that you’re handling and I believe that a person of the issues that a great deal of people have is that online counseling is trying to change offline counseling and I can tell you 100% that that’s not real I’ve had lots of discussions with the creator of where he has mentioned that his audience isn’t to take on traditional practices or put psychologists or licensed experts out of business his mission is to offer mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter into the therapy office and I 100% support that mission and I think it is necessary and we have a problem with access

to mental health care in this nation and is one option as our other online business I was mentioning previously that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is better for or offline treatment is better suited for and I’ve really I’ve really spoken about this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel pretty enthusiastic about and I need to say that my viewpoint has been well-received by companies like in regards to ideally how they how they deal with individuals that present for care so I just wanted to spend a couple of minutes speaking about my own is my own personal opinion about the important things that are most appropriate for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a wonderful location for people who are dealing with challenging life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more tension than normal for circumstances where you understand they have a really well-defined concern with anxiety or social 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 best for online therapy due to the fact that it includes a lot of homework it includes worksheets it includes finding out particular abilities and strategies so mild milder disorders like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression modification disorders even PTSD as long as like the person has actually gotten care at first in other places these are all things that can be attended to through online therapy you understand think about someone who has a agoraphobia and possibly they reach out to a counselor from their house due to the fact that they can’t leave their house and simply simply to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are actually terrified of being trapped and caught in a place where they may have a panic attack therefore basically they begin to limit their activities and limit their activities up until a number of them can’t leave their house without truly feeling considerable distress so if someone like that is at house and they can reach out through their computer and connect to a counselor that’s an excellent first step is that going to cure them never because agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume normal activities and sometimes that involves a therapist going to their home to help them with that procedure undoubtedly online counselors are going to be able to do that but could they be the bridge that got that individual who’s afraid to leave their house from that preliminary encouraging method to counseling where they can really have a much better life 100% and this is what the space that intends 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 show you is going to be totally from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more significantly what I think is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the very best that I can therefore I I will not inform you that something is appropriate that I do not believe is appropriate I won’t show you that online therapy is the cure-all for whatever due to the fact that I don’t think 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 certified psychologist I hope you discovered this video helpful and intriguing 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 a growing number of videos on a variety of various mental health subjects and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to resolve or cover in an upcoming video