Talkspace is the most convenient and affordable way to improve your mental health. Get matched with a licensed therapist in your state from the comfort of your device, and message via text, audio, and video.
Our subscription service provides high-quality mental health care to anyone ages 13 and up, and has already been used by over 1 million people. See what they have to say at love.talkspace.com.
HOW DOES TALKSPACE WORK?
Tell us your preferences for therapy, and match with one of our therapists in your state the same day. Send your therapist unlimited text, audio, picture, or video messages from anywhere, at any time — you’ll hear back at least once a day, 5 days per week.
Unlike in-person therapy, which typically costs $150 for each weekly session, Talkspace is a subscription service, starting at only $65/week (billed monthly). All plans come with unlimited messaging, and you can even choose to add live video sessions. We also offer unlimited messaging therapy to teens ages 13-17 and special services for couples therapy. You can change therapists or stop subscription renewal at any time.
IS TALKSPACE EFFECTIVE?
Talkspace has been shown to be as effective as face-to-face therapy. In one recent study, 81% of participants felt Talkspace is as effective or better than in-person therapy. In another, individuals who used Talkspace for only 2 months significantly improved symptoms of depression and anxiety. Talkspace has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, CNN.com, Business Insider, and more.
For more research data, visit research.talkspace.com.
For more of our press coverage, visit talkspace.com/online-therapy/press/
WHO ARE THE TALKSPACE THERAPISTS?
The Talkspace provider network has thousands of licensed therapists across the 50 U.S. states who have been vetted and accredited according to NCQA standards. They have experience treating the most common mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, substance use, stress, relationships, PTSD, and more.
IS TALKSPACE SECURE?
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Great concept but needs Improvement
I never review apps in the App Store but since this is an important app that does provide a vital service to people I thought I’d write in my experience with it so far.
I’ve been using Talkspace for almost a month now and I understand that the therapists on here also have their actual practice with in-person clients as well and I respect that they can respond to my messages whenever they get the chance but my first therapist would respond to me maybe a couple times a week at most so I ended up changing therapists and that was mildly annoying having to go through the reintroduction process with the new therapist all over again and explain what my problems/issues are and while she has been more responsive, I have had issues where my therapist and I would try to schedule my monthly live session and she never called/initiated the session at the agreed upon time. I think there needs to be a way for the client to be able to try and initiate the live session at the agreed upon time or also have there be a way to kind of send over the messages to the new therapist when you try to switch therapists so you don’t have to start all over and spend your and hour new therapists time going over everything again.
I wasn’t so sure about this
I am glad I gave Talk Space a try. It has become a vital part in my healing and rediscovery of self. Yes there is nothing compared to an in person human connection but this is a great alternative for those looking to save a little money and on a busy schedule. I can always find some time to send a quick “text” message or voice audio while I am at work or walking my dog. I like the options for voice messaging, text, pics and videos. I like sending my therapist photos of real people and things in my life (something I never did with an in person therapist).
I did have some trouble when I first got the app. My first therapist was very non-responsive but Talk Space was aware and offered me the option to switch therapists so I did. Then I chose someone who told me up front she didn't work with certain traumas and I had to switch again but that felt necessary. I finally landed on an amazing psychologist who is very responsive even on weeks when I don't send anything she will kindly check in and let me know she is available.
This app works great for me and my lifestyle and needs. You get about ten mins of talk time a day with your therapist about 5 times a week to equal the same time as a weekly therapy session. In the heavy unloading it didn't feel like enough but now that I am more stable and my therapist is updated on my basics it feels perfect.
Great new service
I can’t call this a substitute for in-person therapy (full disclosure: in addition to using Talkspace I have an in-person therapist. I also am in school to be a therapist) but it has been an extremely helpful addition to my life. My in-person therapist can’t be there for me all the time but this form of ... what my Talkspace therapist and I think of as “interactive journaling” ... is always there for me when I need it even though the therapist only offers a little feedback twice a day. It’s not what she says so much as having the safe space to express myself and knowing she’s witnessing in a nonjudgmental way. We have a bond even though we’ve never met. I didn’t give the app five stars because the notification system is all screwed up and the tech support seems absent. The price has gone up since I subscribed but this may still be a great value for many. It’s so helpful to be able to write anytime in spite of a busy life. Maybe it would also help people who can’t get out of the home. They do not advertise it but after you’ve been using the app for a while you can switch to a maintenance plan where the therapist checks in once a week and I plan to make that switch soon to save money.
Developer Response ,
Hi Cindy! I'm sorry to hear you've been having some issues with the app. Please know we're working on the notifications issue - so hopefully we'll have a fix for that ASAP! Please let us know if you need any assistance or have any questions in the meantime! Were happy to help you at email@example.com.
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