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Analyze this: Therapists offer counseling online

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Even advocates of online therapy admit that face-to-face sessions are the better way to treat serious problems. (Courtesy of


Online therapist Shirley Gruen is available for counseling via telephone, e-mail, videoconference and face-to-face sessions. (Photo courtesy of


All online clinicians at are members of the International Society for Mental Health Online. (Photo courtesy of

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When you're down and troubled, psychotherapy is just a mouse click away. E-shrinks might be helpful for those who would never seek help in person, but skeptics question whether e-therapy can come close to the real thing.