Provide mental wellbeing without compromising your schedule

Work virtually with clients and gain flexible hours and extra income.

There’s never been a better time to provide behavioral healthcare at Talkspace

We recently increased provider pay by 20%. You can expect to be reimbursed $67.90 per hour for Live sessions — nearly 2x our competition.

Increased pay

Make almost double the hourly rate of our competitors for Live Sessions (via video, audio, or chat).

Flexibility

Set a schedule that works best for you and your clients.

No overhead

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

Reliable income

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

Supportive clinical community

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

Free continuing education credits

Earn free continuing education credits by attending Talkspace-provided Learning Communities (NBCC and ASWB).
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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
  • Completed background check
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?

Connect virtually with clients on our secure, HIPAA-compliant app. We offer asynchronous messaging via text and audio—this means your clients’ messages don’t require an immediate response, and 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, Aetna, Cigna Beacon, Anthemor 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 also offer full-time, salaried employment for therapists—the total value of these compensation packages including tax, health insurance, and 401K contributions are competitive with these rates for full-time billable hours.

Talkspace Contractor Projected Earnings

These earnings are estimates and not guarantees. Payout varies based on multiple factors and incentives.

Here are our rates for live sessions:
30 minute session: $34.50
45 minute session: $50.93
60 minute session: $67.90

For asynchronous sessions, you’ll receive a rate of ~$25 per session, depending on the plan type.
Our bonuses range from $100 to $5,000 per month depending on how many long-term clients you have.

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’ll have flexibility in your schedule, and receive as many referrals you'd like while practicing the craft you love.

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.