Better Help Bad Online

When I was first approached…Better Help Bad…. to potentially team up with them on a youtube series among the important things that was truly essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I spoke about what what topics I picked to present and also you know my own views when when necessary or appropriate to share them and I was approved that by a they generally said you understand we trust you as a scientific expert and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and speak about what you understand and among the things that I really wished to address is the reality that I’m not just here to state that online therapy is the answer for everything you know I believe it can be exceptionally handy for many people I’ve seen it myself dealing with people from a few months approximately over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and also have video sessions with somebody is actually a it

practically enriches the the healing experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals face-to-face and I thoroughly 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 have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just wouldn’t feel comfortable and which’s alright those 2 things can both hold true and I believe among the important things that I wish to begin to have individuals consider is there’s a location for both online and offline therapy it is actually a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you but likewise what’s most suitable for you with the help of a professional when I speak about particular therapy styles or approaches as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the best approach for

the particular issue that you’re handling and I think that a person of the issues that a great deal 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 pointed out that his audience isn’t to compete with brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or certified experts out of business his objective is to supply mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter the treatment workplace and I 100% assistance that objective and I think it’s important and we have an issue with access

to psychological health care in this nation and is one service as our other online companies I was mentioning previously that there are things that I personally think that online therapy is more appropriate for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve in fact 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 favored by companies like in terms of hopefully how they how they deal with individuals that provide for care so I simply wanted to invest a number of minutes speaking about my own is my own individual opinion about the important things that are most appropriate for online versus offline treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a wonderful location for people who are having problem with challenging life shifts for situations where they’re experiencing more stress than regular for situations where you understand they have an extremely precise issue with anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is really structured can can benefit them and that therapy since it’s not as social as others is perfect for online counseling since it involves a lot of research it involves worksheets it includes discovering specific skills and techniques so mild milder disorders like mild anxiety mild depression adjustment disorders even PTSD as long as like the person has actually gotten care at first somewhere else these are all things that can be addressed through online therapy you know think of someone who has a agoraphobia and possibly they connect to a therapist from their home because they can’t leave their house and simply simply to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are really frightened of being caught and trapped in a place where they may have an anxiety attack and so essentially they begin to limit their activities and limit their activities until much of them can’t leave their home without really feeling substantial 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 initial step is that going to cure them absolutely not due to the fact that agoraphobia to be successfully treated requirements that individual to be able to go outside and to resume typical activities and often that involves a therapist going to their home 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 hesitates to leave their home from that initial helpful approach to counseling where they can in fact have a much better life 100% and this is what the gap that intends to fill with their services my point to this to this specific video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to clearly communicate that anything that I share with you is going to be fully 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 and so I I will not inform you that something is appropriate that I don’t think is appropriate I won’t show you that online therapy is the cure-all for everything because I do not think that and so you can constantly expect to hear my sincere opinion on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you discovered this video helpful and fascinating if you did please like it listed below and do not hesitate to register for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing increasingly more videos on a variety of different mental health topics and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to cover or deal with in an approaching video