Online Therapy That Actually Works

After two years in therapy sessions, I'd hit the wall. I was burned out with my therapist and he was burned out with me. Every session we were talking in circles without getting anywhere.

We switched to phone sessions when the quarantine hit and I was so relieved I no longer had to spend 20 minutes getting there, 60 minutes in-session, and another 20 driving home. Then, it turns out the guy had no phone skills and wasn't doing me any good.

I needed something new. When a friend told me about the benefits of online therapy I decided to check it out. I wasn't going back to an office for a while, anyway.

One online therapy service kept popping up - Talkspace. It consistently received 5-star reviews, so they must be doing something right. I took a closer look.

Talkspace is an online counseling subscription service that offers live, real-time voice and video sessions. There's even unlimited messaging therapy, including audio, video, and text messages via their website or the Talkspace mobile app.

Talkspace connects you to carefully vetted, licensed therapists who have quality credentials and clinical experience with a range of specialties and approaches.

It sounded great, but I was worried about how much Talkspace cost. Hidden expenses are a real downer, and dealing with insurance is a huge pain.

But Talkspace offers plans ranging from $65 to $100 per week. My in-person sessions were $130 each, so this meant mucho savings. Talkspace works with health plans and employers to make access to therapy affordable, unlike other online options.

There are never any hidden fees and you can cancel at any time if it's not working for you.

I looked into their privacy policy – I don't want my personal information out there – and discovered that Talkspace's platform is not only HIPAA-compliant, all conversations are 100% private.

Convenient…affordable…private. I decided to give Talkspace a go.

I took a brief assessment on their website and in less than 2 minutes, I could select my therapist from 3 recommended matches. I reviewed all their profiles and chose Karla, a woman licensed in my state with 12 years of clinical experience. It's great to know that I can seamlessly switch therapists - if I ever need to - at no extra cost.

I was super excited to start working with my new therapist. So, as a registered Talkspace user, I took advantage of their same-day-start and set up a video session. It was fantastic!

Like all Talkspace therapists, Karla had extra training to ensure the highest quality of mental health support through their platform. The experience is a hundred times better than any in-person session I'd ever had with my old therapist.

Talkspace is so accessible. if I ever need to deal with something major I simply message Karla and I'm guaranteed a response within 24 hours. You can always book sessions around your schedule so you can really focus on whatever issues you're working through.

Talkspace's ongoing support has been a great choice for me. No more commuting - so convenient and what a time saver! Now I can spend my time and money more efficiently while getting the kind of therapy that really helps.

Life is always posing questions and Talkspace therapy helps provide me with some of the answers.

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