Better Help Shares – Understanding Therapy

That was one of the main concerns. Better Help Shares…that was really important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics I chose to present and also you understand my own views when when necessary or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a better help they generally stated you understand we trust you as a clinical professional and we’re gon na trust you to go out there and talk about what you understand and among the things that I truly wanted to address is the reality that I’m not just here to state that online treatment is the answer for everything you understand I think it can be incredibly useful for lots of people I’ve seen it myself dealing with individuals from a couple of months approximately over a year and I seen how being able to message and also have video sessions with somebody is truly a it almost enhances the the healing experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people in person and I thoroughly delight in that and there

are people that I see there that I wouldn’t think about 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 simply wouldn’t feel comfortable and and that’s okay those two things can both be true and I believe one of the things that I want to begin to have people think of exists’s a location for both offline and online therapy it is actually a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you but also what’s most proper for you with the help of a professional when I discuss particular counseling styles or techniques as being appropriate for you what I mean by that is that it would be the best method for the particular issue that you’re handling and I think that one of the concerns that a lot of people have is that online counseling is trying to change offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not true I’ve had lots of discussions with the founder of better help where he has mentioned that his audience isn’t to compete with physical practices or put psychologists or licensed professionals out of business his objective is to offer psychological health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter into the therapy office and I 100% support that mission and I believe it is very important and we have an issue with access to mental health care in this nation and

 

betterhelp controversy

better hope is one option as our other online companies I was discussing earlier that there are things that I personally think that online therapy is better for or offline therapy is more appropriate for and I’ve actually I’ve in fact discussed this in other settings because it is something I feel quite enthusiastic about and I need to say that my opinion has actually been well-received by companies like better help in terms of hopefully how they how they deal with the people that provide for care so I just wished to spend a couple of minutes speaking about my own is my own individual opinion about the important things that are most suitable for offline versus online treatment so in my view I see online treatment as a fantastic location for people who are struggling with challenging life transitions for circumstances where they’re experiencing more tension than normal for situations where you know they have a really clear-cut concern with stress and 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 best for online therapy because it includes a great deal of research it includes worksheets it includes learning particular abilities and strategies so moderate milder conditions like moderate anxiety mild depression adjustment conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has actually received care initially somewhere else these are all things that can be attended to through online therapy you understand think of someone who has a agoraphobia and perhaps they reach out to a counselor from their house because they can’t leave their house and simply simply to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where people are really terrified of being trapped and trapped in a location where they may have an anxiety attack and so basically they start to limit their activities and restrict their activities until much of them can’t leave their home without actually feeling considerable distress so if someone like that is at home and they can connect through their computer system and connect to a therapist that’s a fantastic initial step is that going to cure them never because agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with needs that person to be able to go outside and to resume normal activities and in some cases that includes a therapist going to their home to help them with that process clearly online therapists are going to be able to do that but could they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their home from that preliminary supportive method to therapy where they can really have a better life 100% and this is what the space that better help intends to fill with their services my indicate this to this particular video and bringing these things

up is that I I want to clearly interact that anything that I share with you is going to be completely from where I stand as a professional psychologist and more importantly what I think is as simply a human being on this earth attempting to do the best that I can therefore I I will not inform you that something is appropriate that I do not believe is appropriate I will not show you that online therapy is the cure-all for everything since I don’t think that and so you can always anticipate to hear my sincere viewpoint on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you found this video interesting and valuable if you did please like it listed below and feel free 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 reach out if there’s something specific you would like us to address or cover in an upcoming video