It is often said that online therapy eliminates face-to-face contact, which is said to hinder the therapy process. Should this be the case, efficacy of treatment could be negatively impacted. There are two points to consider in this argument. This first is that with video-conferencing face-to-face contact is restored. The second point, looking back at Sigmund Freud, he did not sit with the client face-to-face–he sat behind the client, so as to minimize the potential of projection. There are some therapists who believe that physical contact or presence is necessary in some cases, and certainly in those cases the therapist should consider and act upon what is consistent with the best interests of the client. (The AAMFT, Family Therapy Magazine, pp. 25-26)
Would you consider receiving therapy online? Why or why not?