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When I was first approached…Betterhelp Blog…. to possibly team up with them on a youtube series one of the important things that was truly essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I discussed what what topics I selected to provide and also you understand my own views when when needed or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they generally stated you understand we trust you as a scientific professional and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and speak about what you understand and among the things that I really wanted 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 extremely handy for many people I’ve seen it myself dealing with individuals from a couple of 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

practically enhances the the therapeutic experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals face-to-face and I completely take pleasure in that and there are people that I see there that I would not 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 would not feel comfortable and and that’s all right those two things can both hold true and I think among the things that I wish to start to have individuals consider exists’s a location for both online and offline treatment it is really a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you however likewise what’s most suitable for you with the help of an expert when I discuss specific counseling styles or techniques as being appropriate for you what I imply by that is that it would be the very best technique for

the particular issue that you’re handling and I think that one of the issues that a great deal of people have is that online therapy is attempting to change offline therapy and I can tell you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had many discussions with the founder of where he has actually mentioned that his audience isn’t to compete with brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or licensed experts out of business his mission is to provide psychological health access to individuals who aren’t going to come into the treatment office and I 100% support that objective and I believe it is essential and we have a problem with gain access to

to mental healthcare in this country and is one solution as our other online business I was mentioning previously that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is better suited for or offline treatment is better suited for and I’ve in fact 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 state that my viewpoint has been favored by companies like in regards to ideally how they how they deal with the people that present for care so I simply wanted to spend a couple of minutes discussing my own is my own personal opinion about the important things that are most suitable for offline versus online treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a fantastic location for individuals who are struggling with tough life transitions for circumstances where they’re experiencing more tension than typical for scenarios where you understand they have a very well-defined issue with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is extremely structured can can benefit them which treatment since it’s not as interpersonal as others is ideal for online counseling because it involves a lot of research it includes worksheets it involves finding out particular skills and methods so moderate milder disorders like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression adjustment disorders even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually received care at first elsewhere these are all things that can be resolved through online therapy you understand think about someone who has a agoraphobia and possibly they connect to a therapist from their house since they can’t leave their home and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where individuals are truly horrified of being trapped and trapped in a place where they may have a panic attack therefore essentially they begin to limit their activities and limit their activities until a lot of them can’t leave their house without actually feeling significant distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can connect through their computer system and link to a therapist that’s a great first step is that going to cure them absolutely not since agoraphobia to be effectively dealt with needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume regular activities and often that includes a therapist going to their home to help them with that procedure clearly online therapists are going to have the ability to do that but could they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their house from that initial helpful method to counseling where they can actually have a better life 100% and this is what the gap that intends to fill with their services my point to this to this specific video and bringing these

things up is that I I wish to clearly communicate that anything that I share with you is going to be totally from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more significantly what I believe is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the very best that I can therefore I I won’t tell you that something is appropriate that I don’t believe is appropriate I won’t show you that online therapy is the cure-all for whatever due to the fact that I do not think that and so you can always anticipate to hear my sincere opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video fascinating and practical if you did please like it below and feel free 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 connect if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or resolve in an upcoming video