In four years, a lot has changed. Online therapy has become more accepted. Insurance companies are starting to cover it. People are recognizing that there are many benefits to online therapy, including making mental health services available to those who otherwise would not have access.
But what are the outcomes? Is online therapy "as good" as face to face? It depends on the issue to be addressed. Here are some recent articles that I have come across.
Online Counseling Can be Your Best Option
Online Therapy Effective at Treating Anxiety and Depression
Postnatal Treatment: Online Therapy Produces Outstanding Outcomes
Internet Based Psychotherapy Actually Works (and its effects may even last longer)
If you are in an area where mental health services are lacking, if you are in another country and looking for an English speaking counselor, if you are looking for anonymity, or if online therapy is simply more convenient or comfortable for you, it may be worth looking into seeing someone online. With the advent of online counseling, it means one less barrier to getting help.