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When I was first approached…Betterhelp Ads…. to perhaps team up with them on a youtube series one of the things that was truly essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I spoke about what what subjects I chose to provide and also you know my own views when when essential or appropriate to share them and I was approved that by a they generally said you understand we trust you as a medical 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 wished to address is the truth that I’m not just here to state that online therapy is the answer for whatever you know I think it can be incredibly practical for many people I’ve seen it myself dealing with individuals from a few months up to over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and likewise have video sessions with somebody is truly a it

practically enriches the the therapeutic experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people face-to-face 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 have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply would not feel comfy and and that’s okay those two things can both be true and I believe among the important things that I want to begin to have individuals think of is there’s a location for both offline and online therapy it is truly a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you but also what’s most proper for you with the help of an expert when I discuss certain counseling designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I imply by that is that it would be the very best approach for

the particular issue that you’re handling and I think that one of the issues that a lot of people have is that online counseling is attempting to change offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not true I’ve had many conversations with the creator of where he has actually mentioned that his audience isn’t to compete with traditional practices or put psychologists or certified experts out of business his mission is to supply mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to come into the therapy office and I 100% assistance that objective and I believe it is necessary and we have a problem with gain access to

to mental healthcare in this nation and is one service as our other online companies I was discussing earlier that there are things that I personally believe that online treatment is better suited for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve really I’ve actually discussed this in other settings because it is something I feel quite passionate about and I need to state that my opinion has been popular by companies like in regards to ideally how they how they deal with the people that present for care so I just wanted to spend a number of minutes discussing my own is my own individual opinion about the important things that are most appropriate for offline versus online treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a fantastic location for individuals who are fighting with hard life transitions for situations where they’re experiencing more tension than normal for circumstances where you know they have a really well-defined problem with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is extremely structured can can benefit them and that therapy due to the fact that it’s not as interpersonal as others is perfect for online therapy because it involves a great deal of homework it includes worksheets it involves learning particular skills and strategies so moderate milder conditions like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually received care at first in other places these are all things that can be dealt with through online counseling you understand consider someone who has a agoraphobia and possibly they reach out to a therapist from their home since they can’t leave their house and simply simply to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where individuals are really horrified of being caught and caught in a location where they may have an anxiety attack and so basically they begin to limit their activities and restrict their activities up until much of them can’t leave their home without actually feeling significant distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer system and connect to a counselor that’s a great initial step is that going to cure them never since agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with requirements that person 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 process obviously online therapists are going to be able to do that however might they be the bridge that got that person who hesitates to leave their home from that initial supportive technique 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 particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to clearly interact 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 think is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the best that I can and so I I will not 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 everything because I don’t think that and so you can always expect to hear my honest viewpoint on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you found this video helpful and intriguing if you did please like it below and do not hesitate to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing a growing number of videos on a range of different mental health topics and please reach out if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or resolve in an upcoming video