Better Help You Online Today

When I was first approached…Better Help You…. to possibly work together with them on a youtube series among the things that was truly essential 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 required or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they essentially stated you know we trust you as a clinical expert and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and discuss what you know and one of the important things that I really wanted to address is the truth that I’m not just here to state that online therapy is the answer for everything you understand I believe it can be incredibly handy for lots of people 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 someone is truly a it

almost improves the the healing experience in a manner at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals face-to-face and I thoroughly take pleasure in that and there are individuals that I see there that I would not 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 and that’s fine those two things can both be true and I believe among the things that I wish to begin to have individuals think of is there’s a location for both offline and online treatment it is really a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you however also what’s most appropriate for you with the help of a professional when I discuss certain therapy styles or approaches as being appropriate for you what I indicate by that is that it would be the very best method for

the particular problem that you’re dealing with and I think that one of the concerns that a lot of people have is that online therapy is attempting to replace offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had many discussions with the creator of where he has actually mentioned that his audience isn’t to take on brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or certified specialists out of business his mission is to supply psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to enter the therapy office and I 100% support that objective and I believe it is necessary and we have an issue with gain access to

to psychological healthcare in this country and is one option as our other online companies I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally think that online therapy is better for or offline therapy is more appropriate for and I’ve really I’ve really spoken about this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to state that my viewpoint has actually been popular by companies like in terms of hopefully how they how they deal with individuals that present for care so I just wished to spend a couple of minutes speaking about my own is my own personal opinion about the important things that are most proper for offline versus online treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a fantastic place for individuals who are battling with hard life transitions for scenarios where they’re experiencing more stress than normal for scenarios where you understand they have a really precise issue with stress and anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is very structured can can benefit them and that treatment since it’s not as social as others is perfect for online therapy since it involves a lot of research it involves worksheets it involves learning specific abilities and strategies so mild milder disorders like moderate anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has gotten care at first elsewhere these are all things that can be resolved through online counseling you understand think about somebody who has a agoraphobia and possibly they reach out to a therapist from their home because they can’t leave their home and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where individuals are truly horrified of being caught and caught in a location where they might have an anxiety attack therefore basically they start to restrict their activities and limit their activities up until a lot of them can’t leave their home without actually feeling significant distress so if someone like that is at house and they can connect through their computer and link to a therapist that’s a fantastic first step is that going to cure them absolutely not since agoraphobia to be effectively dealt with needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume regular activities and sometimes that involves a therapist going to their home to help them with that process certainly online therapists are going to be able to do that however could they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their house from that initial encouraging approach to counseling where they can in fact have a much better life 100% and this is what the space that aims to fill with their services my indicate this to this specific video and bringing these

things up is that I I wish to plainly interact that anything that I share with 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 trying to do the very best that I can therefore I I won’t tell you that something is appropriate that I do not believe is appropriate I won’t share with you that online counseling is the cure-all for whatever since I do not believe that therefore you can always expect to hear my truthful opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you discovered this video intriguing and handy if you did please like it below and do not hesitate to sign up for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing a growing number of videos on a range of various mental health topics and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to cover or deal with in an upcoming video