If you're a licensed therapist, you are missing out on an excellent opportunity to work in your sleepy pants. There is a growing demand — particularly from women in their 20s and 30s — for online therapy sessions. Some studies have shown that online therapy is as effective as the in-person kind [source: Singh]. Even if your therapist license doesn't permit you to practice out of state, you can join an online therapy website as a "counselor" or a "life coach."
If you aren't a licensed therapist, but want to try out online counseling as a potential career option, you can join a growing number of free therapy sites as an "active listener." 7 Cups of Tea is a hugely popular online community where people can talk over their problems with attentive and compassionate strangers. You can become a listener by creating a profile and completing an active listening online course. Another popular free site is BlahTherapy.