Betterhelp/Kidd vs Talkspace

When I was first approached…Betterhelp/Kidd…. to potentially work together with them on a youtube series among the things that was actually important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I spoke about what what subjects I picked to present and also you understand 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 medical expert and

we’re gon na trust you to head out there and talk about what you understand and one of the important things that I really wished to address is the reality that I’m not just here to state that online therapy is the answer for everything you understand I believe it can be extremely valuable for lots of people I’ve seen it myself dealing with individuals 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 somebody is really a it

practically enriches the the therapeutic experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see people 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 would not be appropriate we wouldn’t have the ability to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it just would not feel comfortable and and that’s all right those 2 things can both be true and I think among the important things that I want to begin to have individuals think of is there’s a location for both online and offline therapy it is truly a matter of you understand choosing what’s right for you however also what’s most suitable for you with the help of an expert when I talk about certain counseling designs or approaches as being appropriate for you what I indicate by that is that it would be the best method for

the particular problem that you’re dealing with and I think that one of the issues that a great deal 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 pointed out that his audience isn’t to compete with traditional 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 the treatment office and I 100% assistance that objective and I think it is necessary and we have a problem with access

to psychological health care in this country and is one option as our other online companies I was pointing out previously that there are things that I personally think that online treatment is better for or offline treatment is better suited for and I’ve actually I’ve really spoken about this in other settings because it is something I feel quite enthusiastic about and I have to say that my viewpoint has been well-received by companies like in terms of hopefully how they how they work with the people that provide for care so I simply wished to invest a couple 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 therapy as a terrific place for people who are having problem with tough life shifts for circumstances where they’re experiencing more stress than typical for scenarios where you understand they have a really precise concern with stress and anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavioral therapy which is very structured can can benefit them which therapy due to the fact that it’s not as interpersonal as others is best for online therapy since it involves a great deal of research it involves worksheets it involves finding out specific abilities and methods so mild milder conditions like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression adjustment conditions even PTSD as long as like the person has actually gotten care at first elsewhere these are all things that can be resolved through online therapy you understand think of someone who has a agoraphobia and possibly they reach out to a therapist from their house due to the fact that they can’t leave their home and just simply to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where people are actually terrified of being trapped and caught in a location where they may have an anxiety attack and so essentially they start to limit their activities and restrict their activities up until a lot of them can’t leave their house without truly feeling significant distress so if someone like that is at home and they can connect through their computer and connect to a counselor that’s a terrific primary step is that going to cure them absolutely not due to the fact that agoraphobia to be successfully treated requirements that person to be able to go outside and to resume normal activities and often that includes a therapist going to their home to help them with that procedure certainly online counselors are going to have the ability to do that however 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 in fact have a better life 100% and this is what the space that aims to fill with their services my point to this to this specific video and bringing these

things up is that I I wish to plainly communicate that anything that I show you is going to be totally from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more significantly what I think is as simply 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 do not think is appropriate I won’t show you that online counseling is the cure-all for whatever since I don’t 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 intriguing and handy if you did please like it listed below and feel free to sign up for our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing increasingly more videos on a range of various mental health subjects and please connect if there’s something specific you would like us to attend to or cover in an upcoming video