Top 3 YouTube therapy and self love channels to follow in 2021
Therapy for a long time was a slightly taboo subject for most of polite society, with feelings and emotions relegated to the private sphere. Nowadays however, therapy has gone almost mainstream, with many choosing to partake even if they are not addressing a particular issue. Indeed, some even say the best time for couples counselling is during a healthy period of your relationship, where you can discuss solutions to potential problems without feeling heated or upset in the same way.
One of therapies less desirable aspects though is the accompanying price tag. With many in person therapists charging anywhere for $90 United States Dollars an hour plus! Elsewhere, digital and online versions of therapy using facetime, text messaging and phone calls are often cheaper ways for individuals to access help.
2020 was the year nearly everything moved online, and therapy has been no exception. The video streaming site YouTube has seen a growing rise in online therapy channels emerging. Many therapists are using the site to post free content introducing people to therapy, further destigmatising the experience, as well as using the videos as a chance to promote their paid services.
With that in mind, here are our top 3 YouTube therapy and self help channels to follow this year:
Kati Morton is one of YouTube’s earliest adopters and a professional therapist by trade. Her videos on the channel seek to answer people’s initial questions about what a therapy session entails. Kati Morton is a Cognitive Behaviour Specialist who can help people looking to unlearn damaging behaviours in their life.
Julia Kristina has an M.A. in Psychology and uses her channel to provide tips and tricks for people struggling mostly with anxiety and depression. In bitesize, 20 minute videos Julia Kristina takes on topics such as gaining confidence, self love and even how to stop bad habits like procrastinating.
More niche than our other examples, Dara Hoffman-Fox is a gender therapist specialising in helping those interested in gender identity exploration. She uses her channel to share her own experiences of being transgender and provide support and community for other transgender and nonbinary people.