How Talkspace Improve Your Mental Health

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.

Talkspace

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.

24 thoughts on “How Talkspace Improve Your Mental Health”

  1. I think this would be a great option for those who don’t have transportation, or suffer from agoraphobia. I would be concerned though that others might have access to conversations online or other breach of security.

  2. This sounds like a great support system for people who want to try and improve their mental health from the comfort of their own home and have such great access to people who know what they are talking about.

  3. This sounds like the perfect way to talk about and evaluate your mental health. It’s really important that we find a solution like this because it’s going to help us in massive ways.

  4. I am grateful for the technology now, such as this one. Not everyone can openly talk about their struggles and to be able to talk to it to a virtual therapist is a monumental improvement.

  5. This is interesting to me.. I’m training to be a clinical psychologist so am always interested in apps like this. Guess it doesnt cost too much, especially in the US where you have no NHS.

  6. I keep getting errors but anyway thank you for sharing this! I believe this app can be very helpful and people should pay attention to their mental health as well

  7. Mental health is a super issue and there needs to be as many resources as possible. I am happy there is a service like Talkspace out there.

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