Talkspace is an online therapy forum founded in 2011. Its mission is to make therapy accessible and affordable for all. Talkspace offers audio, video, and text-based therapy from a network of over 5,000 licensed therapists. Online therapy can be used in conjunction with, or to supplement, brick-and-mortar therapy, or on its own.
Studies have shown online therapy to be as effective as face-to-face therapy. It’s a powerful tool for those who don’t have access to quality local therapists, those who have disabilities, or who are too busy to make in-person therapy appointments. Online therapy allows takes place on your own time, and is more affordable than traditional therapy.
However, it’s important to make sure that your online therapy provider is HIPPA compliant, pairs you with a therapist licensed in your state, and that all of the therapists on their network are carefully, extensively vetted and trained on the platform before they work with clients.
Talkspace is a safe place to begin your therapy journey toward better balance, mental health, and wellness.