Betterhelp/Kidd – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Betterhelp/Kidd…. to potentially work together with them on a youtube series among the things that was really important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I discussed what what topics I picked to provide and also you know my own views when when necessary or appropriate to share them and I was given 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 discuss what you understand and among the important things that I really wanted to address is the reality that I’m not just here to say that online therapy is the answer for whatever you understand I believe it can be incredibly valuable for many people I have actually seen it myself working with people from a couple of 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 enhances the the healing experience in such a way 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 wouldn’t be appropriate we wouldn’t be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply would not feel comfortable and which’s alright those two things can both be true and I think one of the things that I wish to start to have people think of is there’s a place for both online and offline treatment it is actually a matter of you understand choosing what’s right for you however likewise what’s most suitable for you with the help of a professional when I discuss certain counseling styles or approaches 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 dealing with and I believe that a person of the issues 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 true I have actually had lots of discussions with the creator of where he has discussed that his audience isn’t to compete with brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or certified professionals out of business his mission is to offer mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter the therapy office and I 100% support that mission and I believe it is necessary and we have a problem with gain access to

to mental health care in this nation and is one option as our other online business I was mentioning earlier that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is better suited for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve really I’ve really spoken about this in other settings since it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to state that my viewpoint has actually been popular by companies like in regards to ideally how they how they deal with individuals that provide for care so I simply wanted to spend a couple of minutes talking about my own is my own individual viewpoint about the things that are most appropriate for offline versus online therapy so in my view I see online therapy as a terrific place for people who are battling with difficult life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more stress than typical for circumstances where you understand they have an extremely clear-cut issue with 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 social as others is best for online counseling due to the fact that it involves a lot of research it involves worksheets it involves finding out particular skills and methods so moderate milder disorders like mild anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the individual has received care at first somewhere else these are all things that can be attended to through online counseling you know consider someone who has a agoraphobia and perhaps they reach out to a counselor from their house because they can’t leave their home and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where individuals are truly terrified of being trapped and caught in a location where they might have an anxiety attack and so essentially they begin to restrict their activities and limit their activities until many of them can’t leave their home without actually feeling considerable distress so if somebody like that is at house and they can connect through their computer and connect to a counselor that’s a terrific initial step is that going to cure them never due to the fact that agoraphobia to be successfully treated requirements that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume normal activities and sometimes that includes 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 person who hesitates to leave their house from that initial supportive approach to counseling where they can really have a better life 100% and this is what the gap that aims to fill with their services my point to this to this particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to plainly communicate that anything that I share with you is going to be fully from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more significantly what I think 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 do not believe is appropriate I will not show you that online counseling is the cure-all for everything due to the fact that I don’t believe that and so you can always anticipate to hear my sincere viewpoint on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you found this video intriguing and practical if you did please like it below and do not hesitate to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a range of various mental health topics and please reach out if there’s something specific you would like us to resolve or cover in an approaching video