Are online therapists any good?

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

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Yes. Online therapy can be equally as effective as in-person treatment. ... A 2018 study in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders found that online cognitive behavioral therapy was equally as effective as in-person treatment for major depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

To be sure about your choice of service provider ask them to confirm two things; [1] are they degree qualified? [2] Are they registered with a professional association (if so which one)?


(2021) Fernandez et al. Live psychotherapy by video versus in-person: A meta-analysis of efficacy and its relationship to types and targets of treatment. retrieved from: 2021 Apr 7. doi: 10.1002/cpp.2594.Online ahead of print.