Online therapy may sound like a novel idea, but therapists have been communicating with their patients via phone and email for many years. Now that technology has evolved even further, online therapy offers a more convenient, but equally effective option for mental health wellness.
What does online therapy actually look like? It depends on the service you use, but at Talkspace, you will be paired with a licensed therapist of your choosing. Depending on your plan, you can communicate with your therapist via text, video message, audio message, or live video. Talkspace’s interface is HIPPA compliant, secure (using banking grade encryption), and confidential. You can message your therapist, anytime, anywhere, and your therapist will get back you 1-2 times per day.
Online therapy is a great option for people who live in rural locations with limited therapy options, people with disabilities, and busy parents and professionals, or anyone who finds it difficult to fit face-to-face therapy into their life. Online therapy is also typically a more cost-effective option than traditional therapy.