as an old-fashioned face-to-face psychologist,, I was really surprised when I read the literature that showed "Skype" psychotherapy was almost as effective as face-to-face.
Online support groups are also very effective and in some cases (such as social anxiety disorders) they can be even more effective.
being with kindred spirits who "get it" is critical. If you can be part of an online support group and you feel you are with kindred spirits, then it will be effective.
And don't forget, we meet once a month on the first Wednesday of every month at 3 o'clock.. Please join us there!