Talkspace – Using Text Messages To Battle Anxiety And Depression
Talkspace, a mobile online therapy company, is bringing therapy to the masses in a way that is fitting of the 21st century. People who use the app for therapy don’t have to schedule appointments ahead of time or get nervous about a therapist picking their body language apart since everything is via phone message.
First, users get an assessment with a matching therapist to identify specific needs he or she is looking for. After a payment plan is chosen (starting at $65 per week), Talkspace reviews over its over 3,000 certified therapist to see which one would be best suited for the client’s specific needs.
Once all that has been taken care of, users can start messaging their primary therapist throughout the day and at their convenience. Usually the messages will start off at once or twice a week but this can be modified at any time.
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Patients can discuss with the therapist to change the frequency to 3-4 times a week or add a video chat for a more personable touch if need be. The flexibility to talk to therapist at any hour of the day has been a great success for many users, even those who are not new to therapy. Sometimes, when people visit a therapist they spend in excess amount of time talking about details that are not the core of the problem.
Since messaging through a text is more limited, it forces the major issues to come forward and allows the therapist to address the problem more directly. Whether it is problems in the family, post traumatic stress disorder, or fitting in with other people, a good therapist can often find the cause of anxiety and stress without learning about every personal detail in your life.
In an age where people are more and more attached to their phones, Talkspace allows users to express themselves through the medium they are arguably most comfortable with.