Do you believe that remote therapy has the same effect as face to face therapy?
There is an option here which may prove to be as effective - as VR tech gains sophistication perhaps it has the potential to be as effective. Unfortunately one would have to have a clear understanding of how efficacious a therapy is in the first place to quantify the difference.
This will be easier in therapies such as CBT I think.
Natalija raises some crucial points though, a sense of intimacy maybe even trust maybe lost as therapy is transmitted via 1s and 0s. But I do see VR as being somewhat different from video-calling etc.
In my opinion,it can't be.
The therapist could miss many little signs/gestures, body language and the connection can't be equal with remote therapy as it is when people are talking face to face. Plus the eye contact, which I think is really important when talking to people can't be maintained at all. I'm not saying that remote therapy is bad in terms when it's the only option left, but I really think that it won't be as effective as face to face therapy.