Talk Space L – It’s effective

That was truly important…Talk Space L… to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics I picked to present and likewise you understand my own views when when needed or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a better help they essentially said you know we trust you as a scientific expert and we’re gon na trust you to head out there and discuss what you understand and one of the things that I really wanted to address is the reality that I’m not simply here to say that online therapy is the answer for everything you understand I think it can be incredibly practical for many people I have actually seen it myself dealing with people from a couple of months up to over a year and I seen how being able to message and also have video sessions with somebody is really a it practically enriches the the restorative experience in a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people face-to-face and I thoroughly 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 just would not feel comfy and and that’s all right those two things can both be true and I think one of the important things that I want to start to have individuals consider is there’s a location for both online and offline treatment it is actually a matter of you understand choosing what’s right for you but likewise what’s most appropriate for you with the help of an expert when I speak about particular counseling designs or methods as being appropriate for you what I indicate by that is that it would be the very best approach for the particular problem that you’re dealing with and I think that one of the concerns that a lot of people have is that online therapy is trying to replace offline therapy and I can tell you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had lots of discussions with the creator of better help where he has actually discussed that his audience isn’t to take on brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or licensed specialists out of business his mission is to supply psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to enter into the therapy workplace and I 100% support that objective and I think it is very important and we have a problem with access to psychological health care in this country and

 

betterhelp controversy

better hope is one solution as our other online companies I was pointing out earlier that there are things that I personally believe that online therapy is better suited for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve in fact I’ve really spoken about this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel quite enthusiastic about and I have to state that my viewpoint has been well-received by companies like better help in regards to ideally how they how they work with the people that provide for care so I just wanted to invest a couple of minutes discussing my own is my own individual viewpoint about the important things that are most suitable for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a fantastic place for people who are struggling with hard life shifts for scenarios where they’re experiencing more tension than regular for circumstances where you understand they have a really precise issue with stress and anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive behavioral therapy which is extremely structured can can benefit them and that therapy since it’s not as interpersonal as others is ideal for online counseling due to the fact that it involves a great deal of research it involves worksheets it includes finding out particular skills and methods so moderate milder conditions like mild stress and anxiety mild depression change conditions even PTSD as long as like the individual has actually gotten care initially somewhere else these are all things that can be addressed through online therapy you know think of somebody who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a therapist from their home because they can’t leave their home and simply just to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are actually horrified of being caught and caught in a location where they might have an anxiety attack therefore essentially they begin to restrict their activities and limit their activities up until many of them can’t leave their house without truly 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 an excellent first step is that going to treat them absolutely not because agoraphobia to be successfully treated needs that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume normal activities and often that involves a therapist going to their home to help them with that process certainly online therapists are going to be able to do that but might they be the bridge that got that person who’s afraid to leave their home from that initial encouraging approach to counseling where they can actually have a better life 100% and this is what the gap that better help aims to fill with their services my indicate this to this specific video and bringing these things

up is that I I wish 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 trying to do the best that I can therefore I I will not inform you that something is appropriate that I don’t think is appropriate I will not share with you that online therapy is the cure-all for whatever because I do not believe that therefore you can constantly anticipate to hear my honest viewpoint on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you found this video practical and interesting if you did please like it below and do not hesitate to sign up for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a range of different mental health subjects and please reach out if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or resolve in an approaching video