Recently, I discovered a new application that can improve your mental health – Talkspace. It was founded by Oren and Roni Frank in 2012. Currently, it is advised by Irvin D. Yalom, MD who is a Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University.
Talkspace enables licensed therapists to conduct online psychotherapy. It introduced the Unlimited Messaging Therapy in 2014, giving unlimited text messaging access with a therapist on the Talkspace website or mobile application. In 2016 during the wake of election, Talkspace saw requests for online therapy appointments triple in numbers.
Online therapy is the delivery of mental health counseling via the Internet. It is also coined as “e-therapy“, distance therapy, Internet therapy and web therapy. Therapists and online therapy networks use a variety of mediums such as applications for instant messaging, texting, video chatting, voice messaging and audio messaging. Talkspace is one of the leading online therapy application in the US.
How Therapy Works on Talkspace
Here are the 4 simple steps on how the therapy works on Talkspace:
1. Get an Assessment
2. Choose the Right Plan
3. Find Your Match
4. Begin Therapy
Usually plans starts at $32 per week. Therapists respond 1-2 times per day. If you need more, simply schedule a video chat. If you need more information, a customer support staff is available to help answer non-clinical questions about how Talkspace works.You can set aside some free time every day, or write when the mood strikes you. Your room is always open. You have the freedom when you write. No pressures! Once you’re matched, you’ll be working with the same licensed therapist every time.
TalkSpace is a firm based on 254 W 54th Street, 13th Fl, New York, NY 10019, USA. You may call them at +1 (800) 273-8255.