I stumbled across this advertisement while looking at the abandoned blog “The Last Psychiatrist“. The Last Psychiatrist was a pretty good read back in the day but after he was ‘doxed’ or outed I suspect he was told by his employer that ‘he can’t do that no more’.
In any event, that’s not why I’m writing this but instead because of an advertisement that caught my eye at the bottom that promised “Free On-Line Therapy” where your “therapy” (they call it social counseling) is managed by whomever is online at that time and wishes to give you advice.
Now you CAN pay extra and get the deluxe treatment at “$29.95 for every 500 word message to a therapist” that they promise is qualified, but also “internationally based”. To me that means you are likely getting Bangalore levels of care which may, or may not, be up to most western expectations of effective psychiatric treatment.