Better Help Therapists vs Talkspace

When I was first approached…Better Help Therapists…. to perhaps collaborate with them on a youtube series among the important things that was actually essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics I selected to present and also you know my own views when when necessary or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they essentially said you understand we trust you as a clinical professional and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and discuss what you understand and one of the things that I truly wished to address is the reality that I’m not just here to say that online treatment is the answer for everything you understand I think it can be exceptionally practical for many people I’ve seen it myself dealing with people from a few months as much as over a year and I seen how having the ability to message and also have video sessions with someone is actually a it

practically improves the the healing experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals face-to-face and I thoroughly enjoy 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 be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just would not 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 start to have people think about exists’s a location for both offline and online therapy it is truly a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you however likewise what’s most appropriate for you with the help of an expert when I speak about particular therapy designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I indicate by that is that it would be the best approach for

the particular problem that you’re handling and I think that a person of the concerns that a lot of individuals have is that online counseling is attempting to change offline therapy and I can tell you 100% that that’s not true I’ve had numerous conversations with the founder of where he has discussed that his audience isn’t to take on traditional practices or put psychologists or certified specialists out of business his objective is to supply mental health access to the people who aren’t going to enter the therapy workplace 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 country and is one option as our other online companies I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is more appropriate for or offline therapy is better suited for and I’ve really I’ve in fact discussed this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to say that my viewpoint has actually been well-received by business like in terms of ideally how they how they deal with the people that provide for care so I just wanted to invest a number of minutes discussing my own is my own individual viewpoint about the things that are most proper for online versus offline treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a wonderful place for people who are fighting with hard life transitions for situations where they’re experiencing more stress than normal for scenarios where you understand they have a really specific concern with stress and anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is really structured can can benefit them and that therapy due to the fact that it’s not as social as others is perfect for online therapy because it involves a great deal of homework it includes worksheets it includes learning specific abilities and methods so mild milder disorders like mild stress and anxiety mild depression modification disorders even PTSD as long as like the individual has received care at first somewhere else these are all things that can be dealt with through online counseling you know think of somebody who has a agoraphobia and maybe they connect to a therapist from their home because they can’t leave their house and just simply to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where individuals are truly terrified of being caught and trapped in a place where they may have a panic attack therefore basically they begin to limit their activities and restrict their activities till many of them can’t leave their house without truly feeling substantial distress so if someone like that is at house and they can connect through their computer system and connect to a therapist that’s a terrific first step is that going to cure them absolutely not since agoraphobia to be effectively dealt with requirements that person to be able to go outdoors and to resume typical activities and often that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that procedure obviously online therapists are going to have the ability to do that but could they be the bridge that got that person who hesitates to leave their home from that initial encouraging approach to therapy where they can in fact have a much better life 100% and this is what the space that aims 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 show you is going to be fully from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more significantly what I believe is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the very best that I can and so I I won’t inform 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 due to the fact that I don’t believe that therefore you can constantly anticipate to hear my honest viewpoint on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a certified psychologist I hope you found this video fascinating and useful 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 various mental health topics and please connect if there’s something specific you would like us to attend to or cover in an approaching video