The number of Americans (and indeed others) who require the assistance of a mental health specialist is an astounding number. The reasons for this are bountiful, but the truth is that not everyone who requires this kind of assistance currently has access to it. In fact, it is a sad but true statement to say that many who do need help are not able to obtain it all at via traditional methods.
Talkspace is a program that is already making a difference in the lives of the people described above. It is a way to see a therapist that floats convention and provides for a more modern route to get people the help they require. It works by providing people with the help that they need via text and other means as well.
Instead of having to travel to a therapist’s office to get help, patients can simply use their phones to text their therapist and receive the help that they need. They can get one session of this text therapy per day for just $32 per week. They can bump that up to two sessions per day for $39 per week. Finally, they can pay $49 per week to get all that plus an additional half hour live session with the therapist via video conference once per month.
It is a program that brings mental health assistance to a greater number in the population. It means that more people can finally get the help they need. It is the perfect fit into our modern society. Texting, video conferencing, etc. are all things that people can do on their own time. There is no special scheduling or altering of one’s schedule that needs to be done with this. That makes things a lot easier for those of us who are already overburdened with the amount of things we have on our plates.