Betterhelp/Kirk – A few simple questions

When I was first approached…Betterhelp/Kirk…. to potentially work together with them on a youtube series one of the things that was truly crucial to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I talked about what what topics I chose to provide and likewise you understand my own views when when needed or appropriate to share them and I was given that by a they basically stated you understand we trust you as a medical expert and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and discuss what you know and among the important things that I truly wanted to address is the fact that I’m not simply here to say that online treatment is the answer for everything you understand I believe it can be exceptionally valuable for many individuals I’ve seen it myself dealing with individuals from a couple of months as much as over a year and I seen how being able to message and also have video sessions with someone is really a it

practically enhances the the healing experience in a manner at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals in person 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 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 okay those two things can both hold true and I believe one of the things that I want to begin to have people think of is there’s a location for both offline and online treatment it is really a matter of you understand choosing what’s right for you but likewise what’s most proper for you with the help of a professional when I discuss particular therapy designs or approaches 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 a person of the concerns that a great deal 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 numerous conversations with the founder of where he has actually pointed out that his audience isn’t to take on brick and mortar practices or put psychologists or licensed professionals out of business his objective is to supply psychological health access to the people who aren’t going to enter the treatment workplace and I 100% assistance that objective and I believe it is very important and we have an issue with gain access to

to psychological healthcare in this nation and is one option as our other online companies I was discussing earlier that there are things that I personally believe that online treatment is better suited for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve actually I’ve actually spoken about this in other settings because it is something I feel pretty passionate about and I have to say that my opinion has been favored by companies like in regards to hopefully how they how they work with individuals that present for care so I simply wanted to invest a couple of minutes discussing my own is my own individual viewpoint about the important things that are most suitable for offline versus online treatment so in my view I see online treatment as a fantastic place for people who are dealing with tough life transitions for scenarios where they’re experiencing more tension than regular for situations where you understand they have a really clear-cut problem with stress and anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is very structured can can benefit them and that treatment because it’s not as interpersonal as others is perfect for online therapy due to the fact that it includes a lot of research it involves worksheets it includes learning particular abilities and techniques so moderate milder disorders like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression modification disorders even PTSD as long as like the person has gotten care at first in other places these are all things that can be attended to through online counseling you understand consider someone who has a agoraphobia and possibly they reach out to a counselor from their house since they can’t leave their house and just simply to clarify agoraphobia is a condition where people are actually horrified of being caught and caught in a place where they may have a panic attack and so basically they begin to restrict their activities and restrict their activities until much of them can’t leave their home without really feeling substantial distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can connect through their computer system and link to a therapist that’s an excellent first step is that going to cure them never since agoraphobia to be successfully dealt with requirements that individual to be able to go outdoors and to resume typical activities and in some cases that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that process undoubtedly online counselors are going to be able to do that however might they be the bridge that got that individual who hesitates to leave their home from that initial supportive approach to counseling where they can actually have a much better life 100% and this is what the space that aims to fill with their services my point to 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 a professional psychologist and more significantly what I think is as just a human being on this earth trying to do the very best that I can and so I I will not tell you that something is appropriate that I do not believe is appropriate I will not show you that online counseling is the cure-all for whatever due to the fact that I don’t think that and so you can constantly anticipate to hear my truthful opinion on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you discovered this video handy and interesting if you did please like it listed below and do not hesitate to register for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a variety of different psychological health topics and please connect if there’s something particular you would like us to deal with or cover in an upcoming video