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 Online Therapy is distance communication between a therapist and client.

It is also known as e-therapy, e-counselling, teletherapy or cyber-counselling.  It involves providing mental health services and support over the internet.  This can occur through email, video conferencing, online chat or via internet phone.

Online Therapy has received support from many clients who have utilized online-mental health treatments.  Evidence also increasingly shows that such options may be an effective treatment  for some people and clients receiving mental health treatment through video conferencing. Research also suggests that online therapy may be effective in the treatment of a number of health issues.  This is good news for many people, particularly those who live in rural areas where access to mental health services may be limited.

In a review of studies published in the journal World Journal of Psychiatry, clients receiving mental health treatment through video conferencing reported "high levels of satisfaction".

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