Betterhelp Location – A few simple questions

When I was first approached…Betterhelp Location…. to potentially collaborate with them on a youtube series among the important things that was truly essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics I selected to provide and also you understand my own views when when required or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they generally stated you know we trust you as a medical professional and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and speak about what you understand and one of the things that I really wished to address is the fact that I’m not just here to state that online treatment is the answer for whatever you know I believe it can be exceptionally practical 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 having the ability to message and also have video sessions with someone is actually a it

practically enriches the the healing experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals 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 wouldn’t have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just wouldn’t feel comfy and which’s okay those 2 things can both be true and I think one of the things that I want to start to have individuals consider exists’s a location for both online and offline therapy it is really a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you however also what’s most suitable for you with the help of a professional when I discuss particular therapy designs or methods as being appropriate for you what I mean by that is that it would be the very best technique for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I think that a person of the concerns 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 real I’ve had many discussions with the creator of where he has pointed out that his audience isn’t to compete with brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or licensed specialists out of business his objective is to supply psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to come into the therapy office and I 100% assistance that mission and I believe 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 discussing previously that there are things that I personally think that online therapy is more appropriate for or offline therapy is more appropriate for and I’ve actually I’ve actually spoken about this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I need to say that my opinion has actually been popular by companies like in terms of hopefully how they how they deal with individuals that provide for care so I just wanted to spend a couple of minutes discussing my own is my own individual viewpoint about the important things that are most suitable for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online therapy as a wonderful place for individuals who are struggling with difficult life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more stress than normal for situations where you know they have a very precise concern with stress and anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is extremely structured can can benefit them which treatment since it’s not as interpersonal as others is ideal for online therapy because it includes a lot of homework it includes worksheets it involves discovering particular skills and methods so mild milder conditions like moderate anxiety mild depression modification disorders even PTSD as long as like the individual has gotten care at first in other places these are all things that can be dealt with through online therapy you know consider somebody who has a agoraphobia and possibly they reach out to a counselor from their house because they can’t leave their home and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are really terrified of being trapped and trapped in a location where they might have an anxiety attack therefore basically they start to limit their activities and limit their activities till a number of them can’t leave their house without really feeling considerable distress so if someone like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer and connect to a therapist that’s a terrific primary step is that going to treat them absolutely not because agoraphobia to be successfully treated requirements that individual to be able to go outdoors and to resume regular activities and sometimes that includes a therapist going to their house to help them with that process obviously online therapists are going to have the ability to do that however might they be the bridge that got that person who’s afraid to leave their home from that initial encouraging method to therapy where they can really have a much better life 100% and this is what the gap that intends to fill with their services my point to this to this particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to plainly communicate that anything that I share with you is going to be completely from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more significantly what I think is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the very best that I can therefore 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 everything because I don’t believe that and so you can always expect to hear my honest viewpoint on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you discovered this video practical and interesting if you did please like it listed below and feel free to sign up for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing increasingly more videos on a variety of different psychological health topics and please reach out if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or resolve in an approaching video