Betterhelp Online Today

When I was first approached…Betterhelp…. to perhaps work together with them on a youtube series among the things that was really crucial to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics I chose to present and also you understand my own views when when essential or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they basically said you understand we trust you as a scientific expert and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and discuss what you know and one of the things that I really wanted to address is the truth that I’m not just here to say that online therapy is the answer for whatever you know I think it can be incredibly practical for lots of people I have actually seen it myself dealing with individuals from a couple of months approximately over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and also have video sessions with somebody is really a it

practically enhances the the healing experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people face-to-face and I thoroughly delight in that and there are people that I see there that I would not consider seeing online either they would not be appropriate we would not be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just wouldn’t feel comfortable and which’s okay those two things can both be true and I think among the important things that I want to begin to have individuals think about is there’s a place for both online and offline therapy it is really a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you but likewise what’s most suitable for you with the help of an expert when I talk about particular therapy styles or approaches as being appropriate for you what I indicate by that is that it would be the best technique for

the particular problem that you’re handling and I think that a person of the concerns that a lot of people have is that online therapy is attempting to change offline therapy and I can inform you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had numerous discussions with the founder of where he has discussed that his audience isn’t to take on traditional practices or put psychologists or licensed professionals out of business his objective is to provide mental health access to the people who aren’t going to come into the therapy workplace and I 100% support that objective and I think 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 treatment is better suited for or offline treatment is better suited for and I’ve really I’ve actually discussed this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel quite passionate about and I have to state that my opinion has actually been well-received by business like in terms of ideally how they how they deal with individuals that provide for care so I simply wished to invest a couple of minutes discussing my own is my own personal opinion about the things that are most appropriate for offline versus online therapy so in my view I see online therapy as a terrific location for people who are having problem with difficult life transitions for situations where they’re experiencing more stress than regular for scenarios where you know they have a very precise issue with anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is very structured can can benefit them and that treatment since it’s not as interpersonal as others is ideal for online counseling since it involves a lot of homework it involves worksheets it includes learning particular abilities and methods so mild milder disorders like moderate anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has actually gotten care at first somewhere else these are all things that can be addressed through online counseling you know think of somebody who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a counselor from their house due to the fact that they can’t leave their house and simply simply to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where individuals are truly horrified of being caught and trapped in a place where they may have a panic attack therefore basically they start to limit their activities and restrict their activities until a lot of them can’t leave their house without actually feeling considerable distress so if somebody like that is at house and they can reach out through their computer system and link to a counselor that’s a fantastic initial step is that going to treat them never since agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with requirements 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 certainly online counselors are going to be able to do that but might they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their house from that preliminary encouraging approach to therapy where they can actually have a better life 100% and this is what the gap 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 plainly interact that anything that I share with you is going to be totally from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more notably what I believe is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the best that I can and so I I will not inform you that something is appropriate that I don’t believe is appropriate I won’t share with you that online therapy is the cure-all for whatever because I do not think that and so 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 found this video interesting and helpful if you did please like it listed below and do not hesitate to register for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing increasingly more videos on a variety of different mental health topics and please reach out if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or resolve in an approaching video