Better Help Medicaid – Try Now

When I was first approached…Better Help Medicaid…. to potentially collaborate with them on a youtube series one of the things that was actually essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I spoke about what what topics I chose to present and likewise you understand my own views when when required or appropriate to share them and I was approved that by a they essentially 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 important 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 whatever you know I think it can be incredibly valuable for many individuals I’ve seen it myself working with individuals from a few months approximately over a year and I seen how being able to message and likewise have video sessions with someone is actually a it

almost enriches the the restorative experience in a manner at the same time I have a private practice where I see people face-to-face and I completely take pleasure in that and there are individuals that I see there that I wouldn’t 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 simply would not feel comfortable and and that’s all right those 2 things can both be true and I think among the important things that I want to start to have individuals think about is there’s a location for both offline and online therapy it is actually a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you but likewise what’s most appropriate for you with the help of an expert when I talk about particular counseling designs or techniques as being appropriate for you what I indicate by that is that it would be the very best technique for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I think that one of the issues that a lot of individuals 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 many discussions with the creator of where he has actually discussed that his audience isn’t to compete with physical practices or put psychologists or licensed specialists out of business his objective is to offer mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter into the treatment office and I 100% support that objective and I believe it is very important and we have a problem with access

to psychological health care in this country and is one service as our other online companies I was discussing earlier that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is more appropriate for or offline therapy is better for and I’ve really I’ve actually discussed this in other settings because it is something I feel quite passionate about and I have to say that my opinion has actually been favored by companies like in terms of ideally how they how they deal with the people that present for care so I simply wanted to spend a couple of minutes talking about my own is my own individual opinion about the important things that are most proper for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online therapy as a terrific place for people who are dealing with tough life shifts for situations where they’re experiencing more stress than normal for scenarios where you know they have a really well-defined issue with anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is extremely structured can can benefit them and that treatment since it’s not as interpersonal as others is perfect for online therapy due to the fact that it involves a lot of homework it includes worksheets it involves learning particular skills and strategies so moderate milder conditions like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression modification disorders even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually received care at first somewhere else these are all things that can be dealt with through online counseling you know think of somebody who has a agoraphobia and possibly they connect to a counselor from their home due to the fact that they can’t leave their house and just simply to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are truly terrified of being caught and trapped in a location where they might have an anxiety attack therefore basically they start to limit their activities and limit their activities up until a lot of them can’t leave their home without actually feeling significant distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer system and connect to a therapist that’s a terrific initial step is that going to treat them absolutely not because agoraphobia to be effectively dealt with needs that individual to be able to go outdoors and to resume normal activities and in some cases that includes a therapist going to their house to help them with that procedure undoubtedly online counselors are going to be able to do that but might they be the bridge that got that individual who’s afraid to leave their home from that initial supportive approach to therapy where they can in fact have a better life 100% and this is what the gap that intends 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 fully from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more importantly what I believe 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 don’t believe is appropriate I won’t show you that online counseling is the cure-all for everything because I do not think that and so you can constantly anticipate 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 useful if you did please like it listed below and do not hesitate to sign up for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing increasingly more videos on a range of various psychological health subjects and please connect if there’s something particular you would like us to cover or address in an upcoming video