Smartphones and apps have really change the way that we interact with the world by offering new convenient programs that assist with our daily lives.
There has been a growing number of services available such as Talkspace, that allow people more opportunity to seek a new level of help to an online mental health specialist.
Now if you need help, you won’t have to look any further then the phone in your pocket.
That means saving needless trips into town and having to book appointments ahead of time or wait awkwardly in the lobby.
Like anything that is new, there is always a few challenges to work through.
Since the services don’t always permit the therapists to meet face to face, they are not able to read body language which would allow them to better understand the deeper meaning of what that individual is saying, but instead, the professions have to figure in the art of communication through written text.
However, regardless of the minor issues with online therapy, the problems people are working through are the same and so are the clients.
With an effectively proven app like Talkspace people are able to communicate with any of the 1500+ licensed therapist available from anywhere at any time without needing to schedule an appointment or travel to an office, which allows people to receive the help they need even on a hectic schedule.
It’s also more affordable than an hour long face to face session and they offer several payment options.
There is more to come from this great app as Talkspace has signed an agreement with Magellan Health. It’s Talkspace’s goal to work closely with Magellan Health staff to provide an on-demand psychotherapy service in the near future that will be open to their clients. By joining forces with the medical giant they will be able to offer more options through their program and better services to those who are pressed for time or desire the comfort of privacy.