Betterhelp Counseling App – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Betterhelp Counseling App…. to possibly team up with them on a youtube series one of the important things that was really crucial to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what subjects I selected to provide and also you understand my own views when when essential or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they basically stated you understand we trust you as a clinical professional and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and discuss what you understand and one of the things that I truly wished to address is the reality that I’m not simply 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 people from a couple of months up to over a year and I seen how being able to message and likewise have video sessions with somebody is really a it

nearly enhances 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 people that I see there that I wouldn’t consider 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 okay those two things can both hold true and I think one of the important things that I want to start to have individuals consider is there’s a place for both online and offline treatment it is really a matter of you know deciding what’s right for you however also what’s most proper for you with the help of a professional when I talk about specific counseling styles 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 dealing with and I believe that a person of the issues that a great deal of people have is that online counseling is attempting to change offline counseling and I can tell you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had numerous conversations with the creator of where he has discussed that his audience isn’t to take on traditional practices or put psychologists or licensed experts out of business his objective is to supply psychological health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter into the treatment workplace and I 100% support that mission and I think it is very important and we have an issue with access

to mental health care in this country and is one service as our other online companies I was discussing earlier that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is more appropriate for or offline therapy is better suited for and I’ve really I’ve actually discussed this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel quite enthusiastic about and I have 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 just wanted to spend a couple of minutes speaking about my own is my own personal viewpoint about the 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 fighting with hard life transitions for scenarios where they’re experiencing more tension than normal for situations where you understand they have a very well-defined concern with stress and anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is extremely structured can can benefit them which therapy because it’s not as interpersonal as others is best for online counseling since it includes a lot of homework it includes worksheets it includes learning particular skills and methods so moderate milder conditions like mild anxiety mild depression adjustment conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has received care at first elsewhere these are all things that can be addressed through online therapy you understand think about someone who has a agoraphobia and perhaps they connect to a therapist from their house since they can’t leave their home and simply simply to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where people are really frightened of being trapped and caught in a place where they may have an anxiety attack and so basically they start to limit their activities and restrict their activities up until a lot of them can’t leave their home without truly feeling significant distress so if someone like that is at home and they can connect through their computer and link to a counselor that’s a great primary step is that going to cure them never because agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with requirements that individual to be able to go outside and to resume normal activities and sometimes that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that procedure obviously online therapists are going to have the ability to do that but might they be the bridge that got that individual who’s afraid to leave their house from that preliminary encouraging method to therapy where they can in fact have a better life 100% and this is what the space that intends to fill with their services my indicate this to this particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to plainly interact that anything that I share with you is going to be completely from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more importantly what I think is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the best that I can therefore I I won’t inform 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 believe that and so you can constantly expect 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 helpful 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 various mental health topics and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to resolve or cover in an approaching video