Better Help Psychiatry Online

When I was first approached…Better Help Psychiatry…. to possibly work together with them on a youtube series one of the things that was really important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics I selected to provide and also you understand my own views when when required or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they essentially stated you understand we trust you as a medical expert and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and discuss what you understand and among the things that I really wanted to address is the truth that I’m not simply 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 being able to message and likewise have video sessions with someone is actually a it

almost enhances the the therapeutic experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals in person and I completely take pleasure in that and there are individuals that I see there that I wouldn’t think about seeing online either they wouldn’t be appropriate we would not be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply would not feel comfortable and which’s okay those two things can both hold true and I believe one of the important things that I wish to begin to have people consider exists’s a location for both offline and online 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 an expert when I speak about specific therapy designs or techniques as being appropriate for you what I mean by that is that it would be the very best technique for

the particular problem that you’re handling and I believe that one of the issues that a lot of individuals have is that online therapy is attempting to change 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 mentioned that his audience isn’t to take on brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or certified experts out of business his objective is to provide psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to enter the treatment workplace and I 100% support that objective and I believe it is very important and we have an issue with access

to mental healthcare in this country and is one service as our other online companies I was pointing out earlier that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is more appropriate for or offline therapy is more appropriate for and I’ve in fact I’ve actually discussed this in other settings because it is something I feel quite enthusiastic about and I have to say that my viewpoint has been popular by companies like in terms of hopefully how they how they deal with the people that provide for care so I just wished to spend a couple of minutes discussing my own is my own personal viewpoint about the important things that are most suitable for offline versus online therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a wonderful place for individuals who are struggling with challenging life transitions for circumstances where they’re experiencing more stress than regular for circumstances where you understand they have an extremely well-defined problem with stress and anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is extremely structured can can benefit them and that treatment due to the fact that it’s not as interpersonal as others is perfect for online therapy since it includes a great deal of homework it involves worksheets it includes learning specific abilities and methods so mild milder conditions like mild stress and anxiety mild depression change disorders even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually received care at first elsewhere these are all things that can be addressed through online therapy you know consider someone who has a agoraphobia and maybe they connect to a counselor from their house because they can’t leave their home and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are truly horrified of being trapped and caught in a location where they might have an anxiety attack therefore essentially they begin to limit their activities and limit their activities up until a lot of them can’t leave their house without really feeling considerable distress so if someone like that is at house and they can connect through their computer and link to a counselor that’s a fantastic first step is that going to cure them absolutely not due to the fact that agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with needs that individual to be able to go outside and to resume regular activities and often that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that process certainly online therapists are going to have the ability to do that but could they be the bridge that got that person who hesitates to leave their house from that initial helpful technique to therapy 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 particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I wish to clearly communicate that anything that I show you is going to be fully from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more significantly what I believe is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the very best that I can therefore I I won’t inform you that something is appropriate that I don’t think is appropriate I won’t show you that online counseling is the cure-all for whatever due to the fact that I do not think that therefore you can constantly anticipate to hear my honest opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you discovered this video practical and intriguing if you did please like it listed 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 different psychological health subjects and please connect if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or deal with in an upcoming video