Betterhelp/Kats Online

When I was first approached…Betterhelp/Kats…. to possibly work together with them on a youtube series among the important things that was really important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I spoke about what what subjects I chose to provide and likewise you understand my own views when when necessary or appropriate to share them and I was approved that by a they essentially said you understand we trust you as a clinical expert and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and talk about what you understand and among the important things that I truly wished to address is the fact that I’m not simply here to state that online therapy is the answer for everything you understand I think it can be incredibly valuable for many individuals I have actually seen it myself dealing with people from a few months as much as over a year and I seen how being able to message and also have video sessions with somebody is truly a it

almost enhances the the therapeutic experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people face-to-face and I completely take pleasure in that and there are people 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 simply wouldn’t feel comfy and and that’s okay those two things can both be true and I think one of the things that I want to begin to have people consider is there’s a place for both offline and online therapy it is really a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you but also what’s most suitable for you with the help of an expert when I talk about particular counseling styles or approaches 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 dealing with and I believe that a person of the concerns that a lot of people have is that online counseling is trying to change offline therapy and I can inform you 100% that that’s not true I’ve had numerous conversations with the founder of where he has actually pointed out that his audience isn’t to compete with physical practices or put psychologists or certified specialists out of business his objective is to provide psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to enter into the treatment office and I 100% support that mission and I think it is necessary and we have a problem with access

to mental health care in this country and is one option as our other online business I was mentioning earlier that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is better for or offline therapy is better for and I’ve actually I’ve really discussed this in other settings since it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to state that my viewpoint has actually been well-received by business like in terms of ideally how they how they deal with individuals that present for care so I just wished to spend a number of minutes discussing my own is my own individual opinion about the things that are most appropriate for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a fantastic place for people who are having problem with hard life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more tension than normal for circumstances where you understand they have an extremely specific issue with anxiety or social 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 ideal for online counseling because it involves a lot of homework it involves worksheets it involves learning particular skills and techniques so moderate milder conditions like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression modification disorders even PTSD as long as like the person has gotten care initially in other places these are all things that can be attended to through online counseling you know consider someone who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a therapist from their house because they can’t leave their home and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where individuals are actually horrified of being trapped and trapped in a location where they might have a panic attack and so essentially they begin to restrict their activities and restrict their activities up until a number of them can’t leave their home without really feeling considerable distress so if someone like that is at house and they can reach out through their computer and link to a counselor that’s a terrific first step is that going to cure them absolutely not due to the fact that agoraphobia to be successfully treated needs that person to be able to go outside and to resume normal activities and often that includes a therapist going to their home to help them with that procedure clearly online therapists are going to be able to do that but might they be the bridge that got that person who’s afraid to leave their home from that preliminary supportive technique to counseling where they can in fact have a better life 100% and this is what the space that aims 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 communicate that anything that I show you is going to be totally from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more significantly what I think is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the best that I can and so I I will not tell you that something is appropriate that I do not believe is appropriate I won’t share with you that online therapy is the cure-all for everything because I do not believe that and so you can constantly anticipate to hear my sincere opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video fascinating and practical if you did please like it below and feel free to sign up for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing a growing number of videos on a range of different psychological health topics and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to cover or address in an upcoming video