Betterhelp/Kidd – A few simple questions

When I was first approached…Betterhelp/Kidd…. to perhaps work together with them on a youtube series among the important things that was truly essential to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I discussed what what subjects I chose to provide and likewise you know my own views when when required or appropriate to share them and I was approved that by a they generally said you understand we trust you as a scientific expert and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and talk about what you know and among the important things that I actually wished to address is the truth that I’m not just here to say that online treatment is the answer for everything you understand I think it can be exceptionally helpful for many people I have actually seen it myself working with people from a few months up to over a year and I seen how being able to message and likewise have video sessions with somebody is truly a it

nearly enriches the the therapeutic experience in a manner at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals 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 would not be appropriate we wouldn’t be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply would not feel comfy and which’s alright those two things can both be true and I believe one of the important things that I want to begin to have individuals think of is there’s a location for both offline and online treatment it is truly a matter of you know choosing what’s right for you however also what’s most proper for you with the help of an expert when I talk about specific therapy styles or methods as being appropriate for you what I suggest by that is that it would be the best approach for

the particular problem that you’re dealing with and I think that one of the issues that a lot of people have is that online therapy is trying to change offline counseling and I can tell you 100% that that’s not true I have actually had numerous discussions with the founder of where he has actually mentioned that his audience isn’t to take on physical practices or put psychologists or licensed professionals out of business his mission is to offer psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to enter the therapy office and I 100% support that objective and I think it is necessary and we have a problem with gain access to

to mental health care in this country and is one solution as our other online companies I was pointing out previously that there are things that I personally believe that online treatment is more appropriate for or offline treatment is better suited for and I’ve in fact I’ve in fact discussed this in other settings because it is something I feel quite enthusiastic about and I have to state that my opinion has been well-received by business like in regards to hopefully how they how they deal with individuals that provide for care so I simply wished to invest a number of minutes discussing my own is my own personal opinion about the things that are most appropriate for online versus offline therapy so in my view I see online treatment as a fantastic place for people who are having problem with tough life transitions for situations where they’re experiencing more stress than regular for scenarios where you know they have a really clear-cut concern with stress and anxiety or social anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is really structured can can benefit them and that treatment due to the fact that it’s not as social as others is ideal for online counseling because it involves a great deal of homework it involves worksheets it involves learning specific skills and strategies so moderate milder disorders like mild anxiety mild depression change disorders even PTSD as long as like the person has actually gotten care at first somewhere else these are all things that can be addressed through online counseling you understand think of someone who has a agoraphobia and possibly they reach out to a therapist from their home due to the fact that they can’t leave their home and just just to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where individuals are really frightened of being trapped and trapped in a location where they may have a panic attack and so essentially they start to restrict their activities and restrict their activities till many of them can’t leave their house without actually feeling substantial distress so if somebody like that is at house and they can connect through their computer system and connect to a counselor that’s a great initial step is that going to cure them absolutely not since agoraphobia to be effectively treated 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 house to help them with that procedure obviously online therapists are going to have the ability to do that however might they be the bridge that got that individual who’s afraid to leave their home from that preliminary supportive technique to counseling where they can in fact have a much better life 100% and this is what the space that intends to fill with their services my indicate this to this specific video and bringing these

things up is that I I want to plainly communicate that anything that I show you is going to be fully from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more importantly what I believe is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the very best that I can therefore I I won’t tell you that something is appropriate that I don’t think is appropriate I won’t show you that online therapy is the cure-all for whatever since I do not believe that and so you can constantly anticipate to hear my truthful viewpoint on what I think from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you discovered this video interesting and helpful if you did please like it below and feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing increasingly more videos on a range of different mental health subjects and please reach out if there’s something particular you would like us to attend to or cover in an upcoming video