in my experience yes.
Mine is. I hate the format - FaceBook or Doxy - and it is hard for me to discuss the tough issues with her while looking at a box of myself the whole time. She's an older (60+) aged woman so she is more at risk and in no rush to come back to her office, which is understandable.
i look away from the screen a lot. helps me express myself better
Im upstate and I have a friend who is a therapist now working online. She basically walks around a lake all day on her phone listening to people's problems through her ear buds...not bad work if you can get it
Therapist here--I am working 100% remotely and don't know a single colleague who has gone back to the office. The logistics are just too complicated in offices in shared suites, and the idea of conducting therapy wearing masks is just too depressing.
I've chatted with mine on the phone. I don't know why, but I would feel weird meeting with her via video.
I've found that it varies by age. Many of my patients 25 and under prefer video, whereas those 25+ prefer phone only.