A 42-year-old member asked:
how effective is online counseling?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Chavez answered
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
So so: Online counseling is frowned upon and in some states not permitted. Advice over the phone computer is fine. In fact, i'm giving some right now! however counseling implies repeated sessions and more detailed and significant work. As such, you need to be prudent.
Answered on Aug 30, 2012
Dr. Andrew Berry answered
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
It can be: For some, online counseing can be effective, Check you state laws to see if it is legal in the state you happen to live in. Generally speaking, counseling in person is best. One cannot substitute in-person body language and facial expressions with online interaction. Think of it this way: if you happen to be a movie person which would be better, having someone describe a movie to you, or seeing it
Answered on Dec 18, 2019
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