Mental problems can lead to severe consequences if they are not treated immediately. Waiting for it for years can make the problem much worse than it is. Even though there are many therapists out there, not everyone has access to them. People without medical insurance find it challenging to pay for the high cost of therapy. Many people live in rural areas where mental disorders are considered to be a myth, and it leads to many people getting no therapy at all. Many people are afraid of therapy as they feel that people will not take them seriously if they admit that they have some mental problem.
It is the reason why online counseling has been a book for many people. It allows people to get the counseling they need in their homes or office without having to book an appointment. They find it much easier to talk through texts to the counselor rather than face-to-face conversations. Also, they can take out time any time of the day to talk to the online counselors as they are available throughout day and night. The cost of online counseling is far less than traditional one making it easier for most people to spend on it.
Talkspace is a New York-based therapy app that allows patients to seek therapy for mental disorders through an online platform. The cost of online therapy is very less, and the patients have access to their therapists 24 hours without any interruptions. Patients can choose to send texts to their therapists as they please and talk about the issues that they are facing. Talkspace has helped patients and therapists to connect with each other. Over the years, the company has managed to raise around $28 million for the improvement of its online platform so that it can reach out to more people in the coming months.