This is what the American Psychiatric Association says: What is Telepsychiatry? Telemedicine is the process of providing health care from a distance through technology, often using videoconferencing. Telepsychiatry, a subset of telemedicine, can involve providing a range of services including psychiatric evaluations, therapy (individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy), patient education and medication management. ... Evidence for Effectiveness There is substantial evidence of the effectiveness of telepsychiatry and research has found satisfaction to be high among patients, psychiatrists and other professionals. Telepsychiatry is equivalent to in-person care in diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, quality of care and patient satisfaction. Patient privacy and confidentiality are equivalent to in-person care. Any opinions or experiences on its effectiveness for individual therapy? Looking for general inputs about telepsychiatry though the specific potential user is a 27-28 year old female in a remote University town in the U.S. Problem seems to be a combination of homesickness, love interest lost interest in her, and not sure of what next in her academic career. Like most of her generation, she is very tech-savvy and comfortable with video-conferencing.