We compared the baseline characteristics of 172 e-therapy clients with a consecutive series of 172 face-to-face clients admitted for treatment as usual. All e-therapy clients gave their informed consent to participate in the research project. For the face-to-face clients, we used anonymous data files. The results showed that the baseline characteristics of the two groups differed by gender, age, education, and work situation. Chi-square tests were used to compare proportions and t tests to compare means. The e-therapy group involved significantly more women than the face-to-face group (χ2=9.25, df=1, p=0.002). People in the e-therapy group more highly educated (χ2=46.56, df=2, p<0.001) and more often employed (χ2=69.13, df=1, p<0.001) than the people in the face-to-face group. E-therapy clients were also significantly older than face-to-face clients (t=3.24, df=342, p=0.001).