Yes. Over the last decade numerous research studies have shown the effective potential of online therapeutic conversation. You will find below a good start for showing the breadth of the telemedicine and online medicine field. Keep in mind that while Daybreak Health offers online counseling, our holistic mental well-being program also goes above & beyond with additional proven clinical methods around well-being tools and community creation. Some articles on the efficacy of online intervention: “Internet-based versus face-to-face cognitive-behavioral intervention for depression: A randomized controlled non-inferiority trial” Linda Godleski, M.D.; Adam Darkins, M.D., M.P.H.; John Peters, M.S. (2014)
“Outcomes of 98,609
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Patients Enrolled in Telemental Health Services,
2006–2010” Andersson, G., & Cuijpers, P. (2009). “Internet-based and other computerized psychological treatments for adult depression: A meta-analysis.” Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 38(4), 196-205. Barak, Azy, et al. (2008). “A comprehensive review and a meta-analysis of the effectiveness of internet-based psychotherapeutic interventions.” Journal of Technology in Human Services, 26.2-4: 109-160. Wantland, D. J., Portillo, C. J., Holzemer, W. L., Slaughter, R., & McGhee, E. M. (2004). “The effectiveness of Web-based vs. non-Web-based interventions: a meta-analysis of behavioral change outcomes.” Journal of Medical Internet Research, 6(4). “Internet-versus group-administered cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder in a psychiatric setting: a randomised trial” “Home telemental health implementation and outcomes using electronic messaging.” “Mobile Assessment and Treatment for Schizophrenia (MATS): a pilot trial of an interactive text-messaging intervention for medication adherence, socialization, and auditory hallucinations.” “Distance Therapy Comes of Age.” Scientific American.