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For some, online group therapy is a cause for concern

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As the number of online therapy groups grows, so does concern in the psychotherapy community. Because most sites are offered by people without formal training in psychotherapy, some experts say the groups can be more damaging to their participants than helpful. And some are afraid that in this economy, where jobs and insurance polices are being lost at a record pace, cash-strapped people think they can find therapy online without the cost of a therapist.