Better Help Biweekly Online

When I was first approached…Better Help Biweekly…. to perhaps team up with them on a youtube series one of the important things that was truly important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what subjects I selected 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 essentially said you know we trust you as a medical professional and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and talk about what you know and among the important things that I actually wanted to address is the fact that I’m not simply here to state that online therapy is the answer for whatever you understand I believe it can be extremely valuable for many people I’ve 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 likewise have video sessions with someone is actually a it

almost enriches the the therapeutic experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people in person and I thoroughly enjoy that and there are people that I see there that I would not think about 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 simply would not feel comfortable and which’s alright those 2 things can both be true and I think one of the important things that I want to begin to have people consider exists’s a place for both online and offline treatment it is really a matter of you know deciding what’s right for you however also what’s most suitable for you with the help of an expert when I talk about specific counseling designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I imply by that is that it would be the very best approach for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I think that one of the issues that a lot of individuals have is that online counseling is attempting to change offline therapy and I can inform you 100% that that’s not real I’ve had many conversations with the founder of where he has pointed out that his audience isn’t to take on traditional practices or put psychologists or licensed specialists out of business his objective is to supply mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter the treatment office and I 100% assistance that objective and I believe it’s important and we have an issue with gain access to

to mental health care in this nation and is one service as our other online business I was mentioning previously that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is more appropriate for or offline treatment is better for and I’ve actually I’ve actually discussed this in other settings because it is something I feel quite passionate about and I have to state that my opinion has been popular by companies like in terms of ideally how they how they deal with individuals that provide for care so I simply wished to invest a number of minutes talking about my own is my own personal viewpoint about the important things that are most appropriate for offline versus online therapy so in my view I see online therapy as a terrific place for individuals who are having problem with challenging life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more stress than typical for situations where you understand they have a really precise concern with stress and anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is very structured can can benefit them which therapy because it’s not as interpersonal as others is best for online counseling because it involves a lot of research it includes worksheets it includes learning specific skills and methods so mild milder conditions like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression change disorders even PTSD as long as like the person has actually received care initially somewhere else these are all things that can be resolved through online therapy you understand think of someone who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a therapist 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 caught and trapped in a place where they may have an anxiety attack therefore basically they begin to limit their activities and restrict their activities till many of them can’t leave their home without really feeling considerable distress so if someone like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer system and link to a counselor that’s a great primary step is that going to treat them absolutely not because agoraphobia to be successfully treated needs that individual to be able to go outdoors and to resume normal activities and in some cases that involves a therapist going to their home to help them with that process clearly online counselors are going to be able to do that but could they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their house from that initial supportive 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 point to this to this particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to clearly communicate that anything that I show you is going to be fully from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more notably what I believe is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the very best that I can and so I I will not tell you that something is appropriate that I don’t think is appropriate I will not share with you that online therapy is the cure-all for everything because I don’t think that therefore you can always anticipate to hear my sincere viewpoint on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video useful and interesting if you did please like it below and feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a variety of various psychological health topics and please connect if there’s something particular you would like us to deal with or cover in an upcoming video