Hectic work schedules, after school activities, and other extra curricular tasks can cause a person to feel stretched thin. When can anyone squeeze in time for mental health? The drive to the therapist office, the time spent talking to someone in person, what if all of that could be done conveniently and inexpensively from your phone? Talkspace offers patients the ability to receive therapy at their convenience and from a licensed and educated professional.
Talkspace helps patients receive mental health treatment through an innovative communication platform. First, an intake counselor conducts a thorough interview to see what the potential patient needs and helps to match him or her to their counselor. This intake takes the legwork out of the patient having to make multiple phone calls and comb through tons of internet information.
Once matched, the client can talk to the therapist as much or as little as needed. The packages vary, but the time in which a person responds to their therapist is flexible. Typically, Talkspace costs about $25/week. If the therapist is available for chat, then the person can talk instantly with their therapist. Therapy and writing are two useful tools to help work through problems and now they are together in one app. The client and therapist are able to message each other.
Michael Phelps has even partnered with Talkspace for a new campaign to bring mental health awareness. He discusses his own troubles with depression to spark an open, honest conversation about mental health. He also discusses the unique benefits of Talkspace. Phelps hopes that his campaign will help to fight the stigma surrounding mental illness in order for people to get help. Talkspace allows people to find the therapy they need in the flexible and convenient manner that will keep them coming back. Talkspace has brought in a new age of digital therapeutic tools.