Betterhelp Internship – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Betterhelp Internship…. to possibly collaborate with them on a youtube series one of the important things that was actually essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what subjects I chose to present and also you understand my own views when when needed or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they basically said you know we trust you as a clinical professional and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and talk about what you know and among the things that I really wanted to address is the truth that I’m not just here to say that online treatment is the answer for everything you know I think it can be extremely useful for many people I have actually seen it myself working with people from a couple of months as much as over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and also have video sessions with someone is truly a it

practically enhances the the restorative experience in a manner at the same time I have a private practice where I see people in person and I completely 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 wouldn’t be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply would not feel comfy and which’s all right those 2 things can both hold true and I believe one of the things that I want to begin to have individuals think about exists’s a location for both online and offline treatment it is actually a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you but also what’s most appropriate for you with the help of an expert when I talk about specific therapy styles or approaches as being appropriate for you what I imply by that is that it would be the best method for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I think that a person of the concerns that a great deal of individuals have is that online counseling is attempting to change offline counseling and I can tell you 100% that that’s not real I have actually had many conversations with the founder of where he has mentioned that his audience isn’t to compete with traditional practices or put psychologists or certified professionals out of business his mission is to provide mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter the therapy office and I 100% assistance that mission and I think 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 pointing out previously that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is better suited for or offline therapy is better suited for and I’ve really I’ve in fact discussed this in other settings since it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to state that my opinion has been well-received by business like in terms of ideally how they how they deal with the people that present for care so I just wanted to invest a couple of minutes talking about my own is my own individual viewpoint about the things that are most suitable for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a fantastic place for individuals who are dealing with challenging life transitions for circumstances where they’re experiencing more tension than typical for circumstances where you know they have a very well-defined problem with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is really structured can can benefit them which treatment since it’s not as interpersonal as others is best for online therapy due to the fact that it involves a lot of homework it involves worksheets it involves finding out particular abilities and strategies so mild milder conditions like mild stress and anxiety mild depression change conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has actually received care initially somewhere else these are all things that can be addressed through online counseling you know think about someone who has a agoraphobia and possibly they reach out to a therapist from their house due to the fact that they can’t leave their home and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where people are truly frightened of being caught and caught in a location where they might have an anxiety attack therefore basically they begin to restrict their activities and limit their activities till a number of them can’t leave their home without truly feeling significant distress so if someone like that is at house and they can reach out through their computer and link to a therapist that’s a fantastic primary step is that going to cure them never because agoraphobia to be effectively treated requirements that person to be able to go outside and to resume typical activities and in some cases that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that process undoubtedly 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 therapy where they can in fact 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 wish to plainly interact that anything that I share with you is going to be completely from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more significantly what I believe is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the very best that I can therefore I I will not tell you that something is appropriate that I do not think is appropriate I won’t share with you that online counseling is the cure-all for whatever because I don’t believe that therefore you can constantly anticipate to hear my truthful opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video valuable and interesting if you did please like it listed below and feel free to register for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing increasingly more videos on a variety of various mental health subjects and please connect if there’s something particular you would like us to resolve or cover in an upcoming video