Better Help 2019 – Understanding Therapy

That was one of the main concerns. Better Help 2019…that was truly essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I spoke about what what subjects I picked to provide and likewise you understand my own views when when required or appropriate to share them and I was approved that by a better help they essentially said you know we trust you as a scientific professional and we’re gon na trust you to go out there and speak about what you know and one of the things that I truly wished to address is the truth that I’m not simply here to state that online treatment is the answer for everything you know I believe it can be incredibly practical for lots of people I’ve seen it myself dealing with individuals from a couple of months as much as over a year and I seen how being able to message and likewise have video sessions with somebody is truly a it almost enhances the the restorative experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals in person and I completely delight in that and there

are individuals that I see there that I would not consider seeing online either they wouldn’t 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 fine those two things can both be true and I believe one of the things that I wish to begin to have individuals think of exists’s a place for both online and offline therapy it is really a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you however also what’s most suitable for you with the help of a professional when I talk about particular therapy designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I imply by that is that it would be the very best method for the particular issue that you’re handling and I believe that one of the concerns that a great deal of individuals have is that online therapy is attempting to change offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not real I’ve had lots of conversations with the founder of better help where he has pointed out that his audience isn’t to take on brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or certified professionals out of business his objective is to provide psychological health access to individuals who aren’t going to come into the therapy office and I 100% support that objective and I think it is essential and we have an issue with access to mental health care in this country and

 

betterhelp controversy

better hope is one service as our other online business I was pointing out 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 really I’ve really discussed this in other settings because it is something I feel pretty enthusiastic about and I need to state that my viewpoint has actually been popular by business like better help in regards to ideally how they how they work with individuals that present for care so I just wanted to spend a couple of minutes discussing my own is my own individual viewpoint about the things that are most appropriate for online versus offline treatment so in my view I see online treatment as a terrific location for people who are struggling with challenging life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more stress than regular for situations where you understand they have a really specific issue with anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive behavior modification which is really structured can can benefit them which treatment due to the fact that it’s not as social as others is perfect for online therapy because it involves a great deal of research it includes worksheets it includes discovering specific skills and strategies so mild milder conditions like mild anxiety mild depression adjustment conditions even PTSD as long as like the individual has gotten care initially in other places these are all things that can be resolved through online therapy you know think about somebody who has a agoraphobia and perhaps they reach out to a counselor from their house since they can’t leave their house and simply simply to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where people are actually terrified of being caught and caught in a place where they might have an anxiety attack therefore essentially they begin to restrict their activities and limit their activities till many of them can’t leave their home without really feeling considerable distress so if somebody like that is at house and they can reach out through their computer and link 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 regular activities and in some cases that involves a therapist going to their home to help them with that process clearly online therapists are going to be able to do that however could they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their home from that preliminary supportive technique to counseling where they can in fact have a better life 100% and this is what the space that better help 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 clearly interact that anything that I show you is going to be totally from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more notably what I think is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the very best that I can and so I I will not tell you that something is appropriate that I do not believe is appropriate I won’t share with you that online counseling is the cure-all for whatever since I do not think that and so you can constantly 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 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 different mental health subjects and please connect if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or resolve in an approaching video