Betterhelp Journal – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Betterhelp Journal…. to possibly work together with them on a youtube series among the important 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 also you know my own views when when needed or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they generally said you know we trust you as a scientific expert and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and speak about what you know and among the important things that I actually wanted to address is the fact that I’m not just here to say that online therapy is the answer for whatever you know I think it can be incredibly helpful for many people I’ve seen it myself dealing with individuals from a couple of months up to over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and likewise have video sessions with somebody is really a it

practically improves the the healing experience in a manner at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals face-to-face and I completely enjoy that and there are people that I see there that I would not consider seeing online either they wouldn’t be appropriate we wouldn’t have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just wouldn’t feel comfortable and which’s fine those two things can both be true and I think one of the things that I wish to start to have individuals consider exists’s a location for both online and offline therapy it is truly a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you however also what’s most suitable for you with the help of a professional when I discuss particular counseling styles or methods as being appropriate for you what I imply by that is that it would be the very best method for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I believe that one of the issues that a lot of individuals have is that online therapy is trying to replace offline therapy and I can tell you 100% that that’s not true I’ve had many discussions with the founder of where he has actually pointed out that his audience isn’t to take on traditional practices or put psychologists or licensed experts out of business his objective is to offer 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’s important and we have an issue with access

to psychological healthcare in this nation and is one solution as our other online business I was pointing out previously that there are things that I personally believe that online treatment is more appropriate for or offline treatment is better for and I’ve in fact I’ve actually discussed this in other settings because 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 individuals that provide for care so I just wished to invest a number of minutes discussing my own is my own individual opinion about the things that are most suitable for offline versus online therapy so in my view I see online therapy as a terrific place for people who are dealing with challenging life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more tension than normal for situations where you understand they have a really specific problem with anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is very structured can can benefit them and that treatment since it’s not as social as others is perfect for online therapy because it includes a great deal of research it includes worksheets it involves finding out particular skills and methods so mild milder disorders like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually gotten care initially in other places these are all things that can be resolved through online therapy you know think about someone who has a agoraphobia and perhaps they reach out to a therapist from their home due to the fact that they can’t leave their home and just simply to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are truly frightened of being trapped and caught in a location where they might have a panic attack therefore essentially they begin to limit their activities and limit their activities until a number of them can’t leave their home without truly feeling considerable distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can connect through their computer system and connect to a therapist that’s a great primary step is that going to treat them absolutely not due to the fact that agoraphobia to be successfully treated needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume regular activities and often that includes a therapist going to their house to help them with that procedure obviously online counselors are going to have the ability to do that but might they be the bridge that got that person who’s afraid to leave their home from that preliminary encouraging method to counseling where they can really have a much better life 100% and this is what the space that aims to fill with their services my indicate this to this specific video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to plainly communicate that anything that I show you is going to be totally from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more significantly what I think is as simply a human being on this earth trying to do the best that I can therefore 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 everything due to the fact that I don’t think that therefore you can always anticipate to hear my truthful opinion on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you discovered this video intriguing and practical if you did please like it listed below and feel free to sign up for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing increasingly more videos on a range of various psychological health subjects and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to cover or resolve in an approaching video