Counselors Selection and Online Therapy

Online Therapy may provide clients a greater selection of therapists to choose from. This is especially beneficial for persons looking for a counselor with specific experience, or with particular language or ethnic understandings. For example, a Florida newspaper, in the summer of 2006, published an article that stated Hispanic persons feel more comfortable with Hispanic mental health professionals. The article said that due to a shortage of Hispanic providers, many persons of that ethnic background were not getting treatment. In another example, renowned sex addiction expert Dr. Mark Laaser, in conversation, explained that there is often great physical distance between persons trained in sex addiction treatment, and the abundance of persons needing care.

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