Provide care
from anywhere

Bring your expertise, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Why new therapists are joining every day

Reliable income

Choose your caseload, earn monthly income, and become eligible for additional bonuses.

Mentorship program

Connect with our seasoned team of therapists, who will help you translate face-to-face skills to Talkspace.

No overhead

We submit insurance claims, check patient eligibility, and handle other costs associated with private practice.

Flexible hours

Engage with clients whenever and wherever works best for you.

Supportive clinical community

Join thousands of other talented clinicians to exchange resources and support.

Same-week start

Match with clients and grow your caseload within days of applying.
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How to get started

Submit your application

After we receive your application, we’ll reach out via email.

Complete onboarding and training

Receive "on the job" training with a mentor about how to use Talkspace.

Start getting clients

Set your caseload and hours, and check in on clients daily, 5 days/week.
Requirements
To participate in the Talkspace clinical network,
all therapists are required to possess the following:
To participate in the Talkspace clinical network, all therapists are required to possess the following:
  • A LCSW, LMFT, LPCC, or PhD in Clinical Psychology
  • Individual professional malpractice liability insurance policy
  • Submission of a fully completed, signed CAQH application
  • Individual NPI number
  • Reliable internet connection
Note: Talkspace therapists only work with clients in the state(s) where they are licensed and allowed to practice independently
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Frequently asked questions

How do I apply to become a Talkspace therapist?

To become a contractor, submit your application here. Once your application is accepted, you’ll begin an “on-the-job” training with a peer mentor for your first 4 weeks on the Talkspace platform.

How is therapy delivered on Talkspace?

Talkspace offers you the ability to connect with clients via asynchronous text, audio, and video messaging. This means that your clients’ messages do not require an immediate response; you always have the flexibility to process and thoughtfully engage on your own schedule. Depending on the client’s plan, we also offer Live Sessions (Video, Audio, and Chat).

Who are Talkspace clients? How do I get clients?

Talkspace clients include employees seeking counseling through their organization’s benefits, individuals covered under by our insurance partners (Optum, Humana or Premera), and those who sign up directly through the platform. Talkspace matches you with clients based on state of residency, as well as your areas of expertise. We’ll always handle patient eligibility.

How much do Talkspace therapists make as an independent contractor?

With Talkspace, you earn money both for conducting live sessions with clients and when you message with them. You can also earn bonuses by maintaining long-term client relationships on the platform.

We recently increased provider pay by 20%. You can expect to be reimbursed $67.90 per hour for Live Sessions (video, audio, or chat) - nearly 2x our competition!

Here are our rates for live sessions:

30 minute session: $34.50
45 minute session: $50.93
60 minute session: $67.90

Our bonuses range from $100 to $5,000 depending on how many long term clients you have:

For messaging sessions, you’ll receive a rate of $24 - $26.92 per session, depending on the plan type.

Example: If a provider works 15 hours in a week, with 10 hours of live sessions and 5 hours of message sessions, they can expect to make an average of $930 per week.

What is the time commitment of being a Talkspace therapist?

As an Independent Contractor, you can dedicate as much time as you want to Talkspace. Our job is to help make your job easier and more convenient. You will have complete flexibility in your schedule, and receive as many referrals you'd like while practicing the craft you love! Here are some examples from real providers:

If a provider works 5 hours in a week, with 3 hours of live sessions and 2 hours of message sessions, they can expect to make an average of $300.

If a provider works 10 hours in a week, with 6 hours of live sessions and 4 hours of message sessions, they can expect to make an average of $606 per week.

If a provider works 25 hours in a week, with 15 hours of live sessions and 10 hours of message sessions, they can expect to make an average of $1,515.

Is it possible to be a Talkspace therapist alongside other work?

Talkspace can be your primary source of income or supplement existing work. As a Talkspace therapist, you’ll also be eligible for bonuses based on continued engagement with clients.

What are the benefits of becoming a Network Clinician?

Network Clinicians are full-time employees of Talkspace and receive benefits including health insurance, PTO and 401k eligibility. 

They also operate under a more traditional supervisory work structure, are part of an integral part of the Talkspace team, and belong to a clinician community within the company.