Have you ever felt the need to talk to someone who can help you with your problems, but traditional therapy doesn’t work for you? I recently downloaded the app Talkspace to check it out.
Hands down, the best part of this type of therapy is convenience. For traditional therapy, you usually have to schedule the sessions during business hours, and that doesn’t work for everyone. Not to mention that not everyone has access to a therapist in their area.
The way the app works is when you sign up, Talkspace does an assessment with a therapist to discuss your needs. After that, you pick the type of plan you want. The plans have different monthly fees. The higher fee plans include live sessions with the therapist. There is a less expensive plan with unlimited messaging, so you can text when you feel the need to talk to someone. The therapist will respond once or twice a day with help for your concerns. Find out more about Talkspace at Businessinsider.com
After you pick the plan, you are matched up with a licensed therapist that has experience with the issues you are facing. Another great option is that if you don’t feel comfortable with the therapist you selected, you can request a new one. And then you can start the therapy right away. The therapists are licensed and have background checks. The therapists also have bios you can look at.
Talkspace also has a website available where you can sync your sessions and find more resources. I found their blog particularly helpful with articles on many different mental health issues. There is tech support if needed, but the app was pretty easy to use.
I believe Talkspace works for people who would rather text than talk face to face about their personal problems. It removes the stigma of seeking help because you are the only one who has to know that you’re receiving the sessions. It’s easier to take the first step for help without being judged. Learn More: http://medicaldailytimes.com/therapy/woebot-betterhelp-talkspace-reviews-online-therapy/4358/