Better Help Eap – A few simple questions

When I was first approached…Better Help Eap…. to possibly work together with them on a youtube series one of the important things that was truly essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I discussed what what topics I picked to present and likewise you know my own views when when needed or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they basically stated 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 know and one of the things that I actually wanted to address is the reality that I’m not simply here to state that online therapy is the answer for whatever you know I think it can be extremely helpful for many individuals I have actually seen it myself working 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 somebody is actually a it

practically improves 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 completely delight in that and there are individuals that I see there that I wouldn’t consider seeing online either they would not be appropriate we wouldn’t be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply would not feel comfy and and that’s okay those two things can both be true and I think one of the important things that I want to begin to have people think about is there’s a location for both offline and online treatment it is truly a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you but likewise what’s most suitable for you with the help of a professional when I speak about specific therapy designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the best technique for

the particular problem that you’re handling and I believe that a person of the concerns that a lot of individuals have is that online counseling is attempting to change offline therapy and I can tell you 100% that that’s not true I’ve had many conversations with the founder of where he has actually pointed out that his audience isn’t to take on brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or certified professionals out of business his mission is to supply mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter the therapy workplace and I 100% support that mission and I think it is very important and we have an issue with gain access to

to mental healthcare in this nation and is one option as our other online companies I was mentioning earlier that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is better suited for or offline treatment 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 pretty passionate about and I have to state that my opinion has been popular by business like in regards to ideally how they how they work with individuals that provide for care so I just wished to invest a couple of minutes speaking about my own is my own individual viewpoint about the things that are most appropriate for offline versus online therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a terrific place for people who are struggling with hard life shifts for circumstances where they’re experiencing more stress than typical for situations where you understand they have a really clear-cut issue with anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is very structured can can benefit them which therapy since it’s not as social as others is best for online counseling due to the fact that it involves a great deal of homework it includes worksheets it includes learning particular abilities and strategies so moderate milder disorders like moderate anxiety mild depression adjustment conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has gotten care initially in other places these are all things that can be resolved through online counseling you know think of someone who has a agoraphobia and perhaps they connect to a therapist from their house because they can’t leave their house and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where individuals are really terrified of being trapped and caught in a location where they may have a panic attack therefore basically they begin to restrict their activities and limit their activities up until many of them can’t leave their home without really feeling substantial distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer and connect to a therapist that’s an excellent initial step is that going to cure them absolutely not since agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with requirements that individual to be able to go outside and to resume typical activities and in some cases that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that procedure obviously online counselors are going to be able to do that but could they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their house from that initial helpful method 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 want 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 notably what I believe is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the very best that I can and so I I will not 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 everything because I do not think that therefore you can constantly expect to hear my truthful opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you found this video fascinating and valuable 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 various mental health topics and please connect if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or resolve in an approaching video