Therapists are as unique as the clients who seek their help. Talkspace’s “Meet Our Therapists” series offers intimate access to the mental health professionals who provide care. It’s a view of their passion for making therapy more accessible. Check out our latest interview below!
Name: Holli Fiscus-Connon
Licensing Info: Licensed Mental Health Counselor [LMHC] in New York
Where you live: Rochester, NY
Amount of Time Working at Talkspace: 3 years
Time Working as a Therapist: 10 years
Why are you working in therapy/mental health?
I became a therapist for several reasons, one being that I am a natural helper. It is who I am. I am drawn to helping people and people are drawn to me to help them. I am grateful I get to be a trusting, supportive and empathetic person in someone’s life, someone who may not have that or ever have had that.
I also personally know how important and helpful therapy can be. I wanted to offer the support that has helped me in the past.
Why did you start working with Talkspace?
I started working with Talkspace because I believed in their mission and the idea of providing affordable and flexible therapy to everyone.
What is a Consultation Therapist at Talkspace? What do they do?
A consultation therapist is the first point of contact someone has when entering the site. We are similar to an intake therapist. I help to explain how Talkspace works. I then connect a person with the therapist who is best suited for them.
Why is your work as a Consultation Therapist important?
It is important work for so many reasons. We are the face to Talkspace and committed to making sure a person’s experience with Talkspace is therapeutic and enjoyable.
Having the right therapist is crucial to the therapeutic process. I put a lot of work into making sure I have created a great match.
If you had one piece of advice for a therapy-seeker, what would it be?
I think the biggest piece of advice I can give is to allow therapy to follow the natural course and not rush through it.