Betterhelp Counseling – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Betterhelp Counseling…. to perhaps work together with them on a youtube series one of the things that was really crucial to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I spoke about what what subjects I picked to provide and likewise you understand my own views when when necessary or appropriate to share them and I was approved that by a they basically stated you know we trust you as a scientific professional and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and speak about what you understand and one of the important things that I really wished to address is the reality that I’m not simply here to state that online treatment 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 individuals from a few months up to over a year and I seen how being able to message and also have video sessions with someone is really a it

almost improves the the healing experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people in person and I thoroughly delight in that and there are individuals that I see there that I would not consider seeing online either they would not be appropriate we wouldn’t have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just would not feel comfortable and and that’s okay those 2 things can both hold true and I believe among the important things that I want to begin to have people think about is there’s a place for both online and offline therapy it is actually a matter of you understand choosing what’s right for you but also what’s most appropriate for you with the help of an expert when I speak about certain counseling styles or methods as being appropriate for you what I imply by that is that it would be the best technique for

the particular problem that you’re handling and I think that one of the issues that a lot of individuals have is that online therapy is trying to replace offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not true I’ve had numerous discussions with the founder of where he has mentioned that his audience isn’t to take on traditional practices or put psychologists or certified specialists out of business his objective is to provide psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to enter into the treatment workplace and I 100% support that objective and I think it’s important and we have an issue with gain access to

to psychological healthcare in this nation and is one option as our other online business I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is better suited for or offline therapy is better for and I’ve actually I’ve in fact spoken about this in other settings because it is something I feel quite passionate about and I need to state that my opinion has actually been popular by companies like in terms of ideally how they how they work with the people that present for care so I just wanted to invest a number of minutes speaking about my own is my own individual viewpoint 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 people who are struggling with hard life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more tension than typical for scenarios where you know they have a really well-defined problem with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is really structured can can benefit them which therapy because it’s not as social as others is best for online therapy since it involves a lot of homework it involves worksheets it involves discovering specific abilities and methods so mild milder disorders like mild anxiety mild depression change disorders even PTSD as long as like the individual has received care at first in other places these are all things that can be attended to through online therapy you understand consider someone who has a agoraphobia and perhaps they reach out to a counselor from their home because they can’t leave their house and simply simply to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where individuals are truly frightened of being trapped and caught in a location where they may have a panic attack therefore basically they begin to restrict their activities and limit their activities up until a lot of them can’t leave their house without actually feeling substantial distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer system and link to a counselor that’s a fantastic first step is that going to cure them never since agoraphobia to be effectively treated requirements that individual to be able to go outside and to resume typical activities and sometimes that includes a therapist going to their home to help them with that process obviously online counselors are going to be able to do that however could they be the bridge that got that individual who’s afraid to leave their home from that initial encouraging technique to counseling 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 clearly interact that anything that I share with you is going to be totally from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more importantly what I believe is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the best that I can and so I I won’t tell you that something is appropriate that I do not think is appropriate I will not 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 constantly expect to hear my sincere viewpoint on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you discovered this video valuable and fascinating if you did please like it below and do not hesitate to register for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a variety of various mental health topics and please reach out if there’s something specific you would like us to attend to or cover in an upcoming video