...does an excellent job of clarifying what may seem to be an unfamiliar ideathe possibility of counseling and psychotherapy via the Internet.... -- John Suler, Ph.D., author of the online book, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CYBERSPACE
...provides clear simple guidance for people who want to explore this form of treatment or perhaps enter into therapy. -- Martin Briscoe, Computers in Mental Health
About the Author
Gary S. Stofle, LISW, CCDCIIIE, is a social worker and chemical dependency counselor. He graduated with his Master of Social Work from Columbia University in 1987 and has worked with individuals, couples, families, and groups since 1984. He has specialized in the treatment of alcoholics/addicts and their family members, couples, people with dual diagnoses, DWI offenders, and people with general mental health issues. Gary has written articles on various topics and has completed a chapter on Chat Room Therapy for a book to be published in the near future. He has worked online utilizing chat rooms and e-mail off and on since 1996. Gary is currently the Secretary of the International Society of Mental Health Online (ISMHO). He lives with his wife and two daughters in Westerville, OH.