Betterhelp 2019 – Understanding Therapy

That was one of the main concerns. Betterhelp 2019…that was actually crucial to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what subjects I selected to provide 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 essentially said you know we trust you as a clinical professional and we’re gon na trust you to head out there and speak about what you understand and one of the important things that I really wanted to address is the truth that I’m not simply here to state that online treatment is the answer for everything you know I think it can be extremely handy for many individuals I’ve seen it myself dealing with individuals from a few months approximately over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and likewise have video sessions with someone is truly a it nearly improves the the therapeutic experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people face-to-face and I completely delight in that and there

are individuals that I see there that I wouldn’t consider seeing online either they would not be appropriate we wouldn’t be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just would not feel comfy and which’s all right those two things can both hold true and I think among the important things that I want to begin to have people think about is there’s a location for both online and offline therapy it is truly a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you but also what’s most proper for you with the help of a professional when I speak about certain therapy designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the best approach for the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I believe that one of the concerns that a lot of people have is that online counseling 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 founder of better help where he has actually mentioned that his audience isn’t to take on traditional practices or put psychologists or licensed experts out of business his mission is to supply mental health access to the people who aren’t going to come into the therapy workplace and I 100% support that mission and I believe it is very important and we have an issue with access to psychological health care in this country and

 

betterhelp controversy

better hope is one service as our other online business I was discussing earlier that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is more appropriate for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve really I’ve actually discussed this in other settings because it is something I feel pretty enthusiastic about and I need to say that my viewpoint has been well-received by companies like better help in regards to ideally how they how they deal with individuals that provide 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 appropriate for online versus offline treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a fantastic location for individuals who are struggling with challenging life transitions for circumstances where they’re experiencing more tension than normal for scenarios where you understand they have a very precise problem 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 because it’s not as interpersonal as others is best for online therapy because it involves a lot of homework it involves worksheets it involves discovering specific skills and methods so moderate milder disorders like mild stress and anxiety mild depression change disorders even PTSD as long as like the person has gotten care at first elsewhere these are all things that can be dealt with through online therapy you know think about someone who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a counselor from their home since they can’t leave their home and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where people are really terrified of being trapped and caught in a location where they might have a panic attack therefore basically they start to restrict their activities and restrict their activities until a lot of them can’t leave their house without actually feeling considerable distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can connect through their computer and connect to a therapist that’s an excellent primary step is that going to treat them absolutely not due to the fact that agoraphobia to be effectively dealt with requirements that person to be able to go outside and to resume regular activities and sometimes that involves a therapist going to their home to help them with that procedure clearly online counselors are going to have the ability to do that however could they be the bridge that got that person who’s afraid to leave their house 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 point to this to this particular 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 completely from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more importantly what I believe is as simply a human being on this earth attempting to do the best that I can and so I I won’t inform you that something is appropriate that I don’t believe is appropriate I will not share with you that online therapy is the cure-all for whatever because I don’t believe that therefore you can constantly expect to hear my sincere opinion on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you found this video interesting and valuable if you did please like it below and feel free to register for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing a growing number of videos on a range of different psychological health topics and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to address or cover in an upcoming video