While I’ve been licensed as a clinical psychologist for close to twenty years, I’m very new to providing online counseling with BetterHelp. It’s been a steep learning curve, actually.
BetterHelp’s system matches you to potential clients, based upon your specific area(s) of expertise. To date, I’ve had clients switch therapists, before we’ve even had our initial session!
Clients are given the opportunity to say why they have switched therapists. Some simply reply that they are looking for a counselor with a different expertise. Other clients fail to provide an exact reason for why they’ve switched counselors.
This is so drastically different from working as a clinical psychologist in nursing homes. Those residents typically are very happy to have a therapist with whom to meet, especially given their extreme COVID-19 induced isolation.
Nevertheless, I’m really enjoying the challenges of working with a substantially younger population. It feels good to use skills that have been dormant for quite some time.