Better Help Owner Online

When I was first approached…Better Help Owner…. to possibly team up with them on a youtube series one of the things that was actually crucial 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 know my own views when when required or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they basically said you understand we trust you as a scientific professional 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 fact that I’m not simply here to state that online treatment is the answer for everything you know I think it can be extremely practical for many people I’ve seen it myself dealing 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 actually a it

almost enhances the the restorative experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people face-to-face and I completely delight in that and there are people that I see there that I would not consider seeing online either they wouldn’t be appropriate we would not have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply wouldn’t feel comfy and which’s alright those two things can both be true and I believe among the things that I wish to start to have people think about exists’s a place for both online and offline therapy it is actually a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you however likewise what’s most proper for you with the help of a professional when I talk about specific therapy styles or approaches as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the very best method for

the particular issue that you’re handling and I believe that a person of the concerns that a great deal of individuals have is that online therapy is attempting to change offline counseling and I can tell you 100% that that’s not real I have actually had many discussions with the founder of where he has pointed out that his audience isn’t to take on brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or licensed experts out of business his objective is to offer psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to enter the treatment workplace and I 100% support that mission and I think it is essential and we have a problem with gain access to

to mental health care in this country and is one service as our other online business I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is more appropriate for or offline therapy is more appropriate for and I’ve actually I’ve in fact discussed this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel quite enthusiastic about and I have to state that my opinion has actually been well-received 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 talking about my own is my own individual opinion about the important things that are most proper for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online therapy as a fantastic location for individuals who are battling with difficult life shifts for circumstances where they’re experiencing more stress than regular for scenarios where you know they have an extremely well-defined issue with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is really structured can can benefit them and that treatment since it’s not as interpersonal as others is ideal for online counseling due to the fact that it involves a lot of homework it includes worksheets it includes learning particular abilities and strategies so mild milder disorders like mild stress and anxiety mild depression adjustment conditions even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually received care at first elsewhere these are all things that can be attended to through online therapy you know think of someone who has a agoraphobia and maybe they connect to a counselor from their house since they can’t leave their home and just simply to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where people are really frightened of being trapped and trapped in a place where they may have a panic attack and so essentially they start to limit their activities and restrict their activities till much of them can’t leave their house without really feeling substantial distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can connect through their computer system and link to a therapist that’s a fantastic first step is that going to cure them absolutely not because agoraphobia to be successfully treated needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume typical activities and sometimes that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that process obviously 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 home from that preliminary encouraging technique to counseling where they can in fact have a better life 100% and this is what the space that intends to fill with their services my point to this to this specific video and bringing these

things up is that I I wish to clearly interact that anything that I share with you is going to be fully from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more importantly what I believe 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 believe is appropriate I will not show you that online therapy is the cure-all for everything because I don’t think that therefore you can always expect to hear my honest opinion on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video fascinating and useful if you did please like it below and do not hesitate to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing a growing number of videos on a range of various psychological health topics and please connect if there’s something particular you would like us to address or cover in an upcoming video