More and more people are seeking therapy online for the convenience it offers.
What are some possible advantages and disadvantages to online therapy? For example, how can clients verify the qualifications of the therapist?
How might the very nature of online therapy differ from an in-person setting in terms of the comfort level of the client? For example, would a shy person, or someone with agoraphobia or avoidant personality disorder, be more likely to seek therapy online than in-person?
What role does face-to-face contact play in therapy? Would patients be more open or less open in an online setting, compared to an office setting?
If you were to seek out the help of a therapist, would you participate in therapy sessions online (as opposed to in-person)? Why or why not?