Is Online Counseling Effective?

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In regard to effectiveness, there is a growing body of clinical research that supports the helpfulness of online counseling in comparison to traditional face-to-face counseling.  Research is showing that this medium can be especially helpful for clients who would like help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Vision and career planning
  • Etc.

I will share links below to several research studies that support the effectiveness of online counseling if you would like to learn more!

In addition to this growing body of research, I also measure effectiveness through my wonderful clients and their success stories.  Nothing makes me happier than to watch my almost 300 clients who have reached and surpassed their counseling goals through this counseling medium in the last few years. To see their thoughts about online counseling, please check out their reviews here:

Talk soon, Wendy

Hilty, D. (2013). The Effectiveness of Telemental Health: A 2013 Review. Telemedicine Journal, 19(6), 444-454.

Andersson, G., & Cuijpers, P. (2009). Internet-based and other computerized psychological treatments for adult depression: A meta-analysis. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 38(4), 196-205.

Barak, Azy, et al. (2008). A comprehensive review and a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions. Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26.2-4: 109-160.

Wantland, D. J., Portillo, C. J., Holzemer, W. L., Slaughter, R., & McGhee, E. M. (2004). The effectiveness of Web-based vs. non-Web-based interventions: a meta-analysis of behavioral change outcomes. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 6(4).