Talkspace is taking a unique approach towards therapy. They are bringing you affordable therapy through an app! Yes, in this day and age when everything seems to have an app available for it, it was only a matter of time that medically related services would also create an app. Does this mean the days of the Brick-and-mortar therapist are going to go out of fashion? Not at all.
On the contrary, the app is there to help you deal with therapy on a day to day basis. Obviously, most people will not have the time or convenience to be constantly at their therapist’s clinic. With this app, patients will now have the convenience to stay in touch using text and video messages as well as private text-based chat rooms.
There is still a stigma attached to seeing a therapist. Talkspace understands this and hence has made the whole app usage based on anonymity. Privacy and security are handled by giving users a unique username. The therapists will only see the username. However, users do have the option of making themselves known to the therapists through their real name. Making patients feel completely safe and comfortable is goal number one of Talkspace. There is also an option for couples to join up and share a therapist.
Talkspace does come with certain rules for users who are interested in signing up. The main one being that the applicant must be 18 years or older to take advantage of this app. However, for teens who are underage, Talkspace does have a link that can help them in the right direction, as long as it is not a crisis situation. For all others, Talkspace can be reached by either telephone or email to start talking to a customer support representative.