Better Help Referral – Try Now

When I was first approached…Better Help Referral…. to potentially team up with them on a youtube series one of the things that was truly important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what subjects I chose to provide and likewise you understand my own views when when essential or appropriate to share them and I was approved that by a they basically stated you know we trust you as a scientific professional and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and talk about what you understand and among the things that I really wanted to address is the fact that I’m not simply here to say that online therapy is the answer for whatever you know I believe it can be exceptionally helpful for many people I have actually seen it myself working with people from a couple of months approximately over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and also have video sessions with someone is truly a it

practically enriches the the healing experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals in person and I completely enjoy that and there are individuals that I see there that I would not think about seeing online either they would not be appropriate we would not have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply would not feel comfy and and that’s all right those two things can both be true and I believe one of the important things that I want to begin to have individuals think about is there’s a location for both online and offline treatment it is really a matter of you understand choosing what’s right for you but likewise what’s most suitable for you with the help of an expert when I discuss specific counseling designs or techniques as being appropriate for you what I mean by that is that it would be the very best method for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I believe that a person of the issues that a great deal of individuals have is that online therapy is attempting to replace offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not real I’ve had many conversations with the founder of where he has actually discussed that his audience isn’t to compete with brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or licensed professionals out of business his mission is to supply mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter the treatment office and I 100% assistance that mission and I think it’s important and we have a problem with gain access to

to mental healthcare in this nation and is one option as our other online business I was mentioning previously that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is more appropriate for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve actually I’ve actually 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 viewpoint has been favored by companies like in terms of ideally how they how they work with individuals that present for care so I just wanted to invest a couple of minutes talking about my own is my own personal opinion about the important things that are most suitable for offline versus online treatment so in my view I see online treatment as a wonderful location for individuals who are dealing with challenging life shifts for circumstances where they’re experiencing more tension than normal for scenarios where you know they have an extremely clear-cut concern 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 due to the fact that it’s not as interpersonal as others is ideal for online counseling due to the fact that it includes a lot of homework it includes worksheets it involves finding out specific abilities and techniques so moderate milder conditions like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression modification conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has actually gotten care at first in other places these are all things that can be attended to through online therapy you know consider somebody who has a agoraphobia and possibly they reach out to a therapist from their house due to the fact that they can’t leave their home and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where people are really horrified of being trapped and trapped in a place where they may have a panic attack and so essentially they start to limit their activities and restrict their activities until a number of them can’t leave their house without really feeling significant distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can connect through their computer and connect to a therapist that’s a great initial step is that going to cure them absolutely not because agoraphobia to be effectively treated requirements that individual to be able to go outside and to resume typical activities and sometimes that includes a therapist going to their house to help them with that process undoubtedly online therapists are going to be able to do that but could they be the bridge that got that person who’s afraid to leave their home from that preliminary encouraging method to counseling where they can really have a better life 100% and this is what the gap that aims to fill with their services my point to this to this particular video and bringing these

things up is that I I wish to clearly interact that anything that I show you is going to be completely from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more significantly what I think is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the best that I can therefore I I will not tell you that something is appropriate that I do not believe is appropriate I won’t show you that online counseling is the cure-all for everything since I don’t believe that therefore you can always expect to hear my honest opinion on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you found this video handy and interesting if you did please like it below and feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a range of different psychological health topics and please connect if there’s something particular you would like us to cover or attend to in an upcoming video