Hey, Kimmi. Here’s my 2 cents. I prefer face to face. I speak from both sides, as a person in therapy, and as a licensed therapist. Virtual sessions can be very useful for people that want to have counseling. Their motivation in finding a therapist will help the sessions move forward. And, of course, during the peak of pandemics. Personally, I like face to face with my therapist.
As the counselor, I strongly prefer face to face, as there is so much useful information that we send out that includes the whole body. I can be more deeply connected to the discussion that I can on line. Also, on-line sessions lend themselves to distraction. Just think of all your zoom meetings, and how easy it is to mentally wander off!
Age may be a factor. Younger people may be more inclined toward video as it has been a huge part of their lives since conception, much more significant than for those over about 40 years old.
You can keep the extra penny. That was only 1 cent worth. LOL.
Peace and love Carly