Updated on 5/17/2022
Talkspace has helped thousands of people live happier lives and bypass barriers to therapy. Lucky for us, some of those people went out of their way to document their experiences by writing in-depth reviews of our brand of online therapy.
We highlighted a few of them below. Browse through them to see if they help you decide whether Talkspace is right for you.
Note: Our prices have changed slightly since the publication of some of these reviews. We have added new services and addressed some of the constructive criticism in the reviews. There is now more research to back our efficacy as well.
Talkspace. 6 Reasons you need it. Like Yesterday. by Rebekah Svensson
Rebekah Svensson from Awkward; Yet Healthy — a blog focusing on health, and physical and mental wellness — describes her three-year relationship with her Talkspace therapist and why she’s strictly been a “Talkspace girl.”
“[My therapist] has been there for me, pushed me when she knew I could handle it, coddled me when she knew I needed it, challenged me when I didn’t think I was strong enough and applauded me when I wouldn’t acknowledge my hard work.” Svensson wrote recently. “But this saint of a human being has stuck with me through it all…I am honored to say I use Talkspace because of the people they employ.”
“Talkspace Review: There When I Needed Them” by Claire Fountain
Celebrity yoga teacher and mental health advocate, Claire Fountain, discusses her unpleasant early forays with therapy during childhood as well as a moment in her twenties that left her feeling desperate for the help of a professional.
“I was hurting and needed to talk to someone qualified as I navigated that life experience. I filled out my questionnaire and was paired with a Therapist,” Fountain wrote. “It’s two years later now and the rest is history. I love the help I get with Talkspace. I was given a therapist who is exactly what I needed. Who is respectful, qualified, and best of all, genuine. She is committed to my therapy as much as I am.”
Brodwin detailed many parts of being a Talkspace client. Her day-by-day account should give you a sense of what to expect and how Talkspace might help you become happier and mentally healthier.
She praised how great her therapist was, too.
“Her responses were thoughtful, detailed, and insightful,” Brodwin said. “She was really listening, I’d find myself thinking.”
“Talkspace Review: My Experience Using Text Therapy” by Michelle
Michelle outlined the pros and cons of using Talkspace. She loved how it fit her lifestyle full of travel and change. After two months, she was feeling much better. She also chatted about Talkspace in this video review.
“Talkspace App Review: The Best Thing That Happened Happened to Me” by Femestella Founder Lena Finkel
After struggling to make progress in traditional therapy and receiving a new diagnosis of bipolar II disorder, Femestella Founder Lena Finkel wanted to try something different. Despite lingering skepticism regarding online and texting therapy, she ended up loving her Talkspace therapist.
“I had no idea that it would change my life so drastically,” Finkel wrote. “And I’m so grateful to finally have someone who understands me, who encourages me, and who is there for me.”
“Talking It Out with Talkspace” by Terri Linton of ESME (Empowering Solo Moms Everywhere)
Being a single mom can be tough. The hectic lifestyle often allows little time or money for therapy. Terri Linton used Talkspace to bypass these barriers and connect with a therapist who understood her mental health issues.
“The Anti-Anxiety App” by Jessica Caldwell
Wall Street Journal columnist Jessica Caldwell wrote about using Talkspace to deal with her anxiety. She offered portions of her transcripts with our therapists and showed how both video and messaging therapy helped her lower levels of anxiety.
“Take the Cake: I Signed Up for an Internet Therapist (And I Love Her)” by Virgie Tovar
In addition to covering the aspects of Talkspace many reviewers have weighed in on — the pros and cons of text therapy, etc. — Tovar did something unique: She discussed how Talkspace benefits minority women, feminists and women who are “fat and fat positive.” Because clients can choose from a range of more than a thousand therapists, it is easy for them to find someone with a similar background, someone they can relate to and bond with on both a therapeutic and personal level. Our consultation therapists and matching algorithms help clients choose a therapist based on ethnic background, ideology and even weight.
“My Anxiety Had Reached an All-Time High, Until Online Therapy Saved Me” by Wendy Wisner
When her anxiety came back in full-force and she didn’t have time to reconnect with her in-person therapist, Wendy Wisner tried Talkspace and loved it. Our unlimited messaging helped her quickly open up to her therapist and make progress.
“I Love My Online Therapist” by Katherine Conaway
Conaway described how Talkspace is great for people who travel frequently or are abroad for a long time. Her review detailed most parts of the Talkspace experience and emphasized how therapy is not only for people with diagnosable mental illnesses.
“Talkspace has been an affordable and readily available way for me to have a resource and guide through the experiences and challenges of living on the road, dating and breakups, family dynamics, professional changes, world events, and all my other victories and traumas, big and small.”
“I Tried Online Therapy for a Month & This is What Happened” by Alana Romain
Unlike most of the people who try Talkspace, Romain had worked with a therapist for years. But when her therapist closed her practice, she needed something different.
When she tried Talkspace and similar services, she discussed the advantages of text therapy. It was exactly what she needed at the time.
“Talkspace Couples Therapy Review” by Claire Walkes-Thomas
Walkes-Thomas used Talkspace couples therapy to work on issues regarding initiating sex with her partner. Her therapist quickly showed her the problem was actually part of an underlying fear of rejection. Talkspace has allowed her to fit couples therapy into her schedule and save money compared to in-office therapy.
“My Experience Going Through Therapy Post-Sexual Assault” by Meg Zulch
Zulch bravely opened up about the aftermath of being sexually assaulted. She wanted to work with a therapist to cope with how the trauma had affected her life, but she had anxiety about discussing it in-person.
Talkspace allowed her a path around this anxiety. She made incredible progress that improved her romantic relationship and helped her move past the trauma.
“Talkspace and Being Non-Verbal” by Eva Sweeney
Because of her cerebral palsy, Eva had trouble expressing herself in traditional therapy. It was not convenient for her either. After learning about Talkspace, she finally got back into therapy and hasn’t looked back. Her review describes aspects of the experience that are great for everyone and especially helpful for people with disabilities.
“Talkspace — Talk it Out If You Ask Me” by Katie Morse
Morse wrote about how Talkspace felt like an interactive journal. She also made comparisons between online therapy and her time working with a life coach.
“Holy moly do I feel like I hit gold,” Morse said.
“What I Learned in 12 Weeks of Therapy for Social Media Addiction” by Sarah Kessler
At first Kessler was skeptical of online therapy and whether social media could be a legitimate mental health issue. Fortunately she warmed up to it as she progressed and tried out the Talkspace experience. Like many other reviewers, she felt like Talkspace was an interactive journal.
Eventually Kessler realized how social media impacted her mental health. The issues felt more real. She still had skepticism about social media therapy, but she conceded that it had helped her feel better and develop a healthier mindset regarding social media.
“Does Text Therapy Actually Work?” by Sara Ashley O’Brien
O’Brien said text therapy helped her navigate some lingering relationship issues. It also addressed general mental health issues.
“I not only filled in the blanks for myself, but also shared parts of my past to ultimately get much more awareness about myself and my anxieties than simply texting friends and family would have done,” she said.
“I Tried an Online Therapist” by Jo Abi
After some frustrating experiences with therapists in-person, Jo Abi tried Talkspace and loved it.
“I’d go on the app whenever it suited me and talk about my feelings, asking questions,” she wrote. “Being able to refer back to our discussions became an excellent resource and an easy way to figure out exactly what was going on with me.”
She also liked the ability to easily and quickly switch therapists. Talkspace has given her a feeling of peace she didn’t have before.
“Review: Talkspace” by Anum
After her insurance became too expensive for her to afford while she was in school, Anum tried Talkspace. She noted how it was easy for her to switch therapists, have an affordable plan and acquire a “consistent source of help.”
“I Tried Online Therapy…My Experience So Far…” by Anonymous (from DivorcedMoms.com)
After going through a painful period of time because of her divorce, depression, and chronic pain, the woman who wrote this piece decided to try Talkspace. She was having trouble starting in-person therapy again, so she thought the online approach might make it easier for her to resume treatment.
“The anonymity of the process allows me to get past my own fears and be honest and not nervous or shy,” she wrote.
“I Tried Online Therapy Once, Here’s How It Went” by Justin Alvis
Alvis was having occasional anxiety attacks from the pressure he put on himself to perform well in college. He wanted to receive mental health treatment in a way where he could quickly check in with a therapist at any time. That’s when he found Talkspace and signed up.
“If you are an overachiever like myself, or maybe you just need an unbiased person to talk to, try Talkspace,” he wrote in his review. “It’s extremely easy, relatively affordable, and commitment free.”
“How Talkspace Gave Me My Life Back” by Hope Alcocer
Hope experienced major medical, familial, and relationship trauma all before turning 28. While in the midst of a panic attack on a New York subway ride, she looked up to see a Talkspace subway ad offering relief. The next day she began her Talkspace online therapy journey.
“I owe my life to Talkspace and the people behind it,” she wrote, “especially my therapist.”