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What should patients know about online therapy sessions?

It is extremely crucial for patients to thoroughly research the therapist—whether they are going to see them online or in person—and make sure that the provider is licensed to practice mental health therapy, is clinically experienced in the area the patient is needing help, has received training in providing distance therapy and has experience providing face-to-face psychotherapy. 
It’s important for patients to remember that just because someone calls himself or herself a “therapist” doesn’t mean they are trained to treat mental illness, relationship distress or anyother psychological issue.

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