Betterhelp Kaiser – A few simple questions

When I was first approached…Betterhelp Kaiser…. to potentially work together with them on a youtube series one of the important things that was actually crucial to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I discussed what what subjects I picked to provide and likewise you understand my own views when when essential or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they essentially stated you know we trust you as a scientific expert and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and speak about what you know and among the things that I actually wanted to address is the reality that I’m not just here to say that online treatment is the answer for everything you understand I believe it can be extremely useful for many individuals I have actually seen it myself working with people from a few months up to over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and also have video sessions with somebody is actually a it

almost enriches the the therapeutic experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people in person and I completely take pleasure in that and there are individuals that I see there that I wouldn’t consider 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 just would not feel comfy and which’s fine those 2 things can both hold true and I think one of the important things that I want to start to have individuals consider exists’s a place for both online and offline treatment it is truly a matter of you know deciding what’s right for you however also what’s most appropriate for you with the help of a professional when I speak about certain therapy designs or techniques as being appropriate for you what I indicate by that is that it would be the best technique for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I think that a person of the issues that a lot of individuals have is that online therapy is trying to replace offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had numerous discussions with the founder of where he has pointed out that his audience isn’t to compete with brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or certified professionals out of business his mission is to provide mental health access to the people who aren’t going to come into the therapy office and I 100% support that mission and I believe it is essential and we have an issue with gain access to

to psychological healthcare in this country and is one service as our other online business I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is better suited for or offline therapy is better for and I’ve in fact I’ve really discussed this in other settings since it is something I feel pretty enthusiastic about and I need to state that my opinion has been well-received by business like in terms of hopefully how they how they deal with the people that present for care so I just wished to spend a number of minutes talking about my own is my own personal opinion about the things that are most proper for offline versus online treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a wonderful location for people who are having problem with difficult life transitions for circumstances where they’re experiencing more tension than typical for situations where you know they have a very specific concern with stress and anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is extremely structured can can benefit them which treatment due to the fact that it’s not as social as others is perfect for online therapy due to the fact that it includes a great deal of homework it includes worksheets it involves discovering particular abilities and methods so moderate milder conditions like mild stress and anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has gotten care at first somewhere else these are all things that can be addressed through online therapy you understand think about someone who has a agoraphobia and perhaps they reach out to a therapist from their house due to the fact that they can’t leave their home and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where people are actually terrified of being caught and trapped in a place where they might have an anxiety attack therefore basically they start to limit their activities and limit their activities up until much of them can’t leave their home without truly feeling considerable distress so if someone like that is at house and they can reach out through their computer system and link to a therapist that’s a great first step is that going to cure them never because agoraphobia to be effectively dealt with requirements that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume normal activities and sometimes that includes a therapist going to their home to help them with that procedure clearly online counselors are going to have the ability to do that but might they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their home from that initial supportive technique to counseling where they can in fact have a much better life 100% and this is what the space that intends 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 show you is going to be fully from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more importantly what I believe is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the best that I can and so I I won’t tell you that something is appropriate that I don’t think is appropriate I will not show you that online counseling is the cure-all for everything since I don’t think that therefore you can always expect to hear my truthful viewpoint on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video intriguing and handy 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 range of various psychological health topics and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to resolve or cover in an approaching video