Talkspace is a revolutionary smartphone application offering users an affordable and confidential outlet to a network of licensed therapists whenever and wherever clients need help. The company’s mission is to ‘make a billion people happy,’ providing unlimited messaging therapy to licensed professional therapists at a highly affordable rate. The Best part is, no in-office appointment required. Recently, Talkspace and Michael Phelps announced a partnership to promote talk therapy as an important tool in improving patient’s mental health. Phelps is set to share his personal struggles with mental health to encourage more people to be open about the topic. During this interview, Phelps will also demonstrate the benefits of using Talkspace in his therapy regimen.
Throughout his career, Mr. Phelps has struggled with both anxiety and depression; at times he found it difficult to get the professional help he knows he needed. In opening up and talking about his issues, Michael felt strengthened and discovered that using Talkspace allowed him instant access to a licensed therapist via text, web, or video wherever he is located. This benefit of being able to achieve a high quality of care anywhere in the world has provided Michael Phelps with a sense of empowerment and security knowing treatment is available to him anytime, anywhere.
A day in the life of a Talkspace therapist consists of providing clinical supervision to clients via talk or text while answering their questions or concerns. The application allows clients to communicate with their therapists twice a day, five times a week. Talkspace uses banking-grade encryption technology to keep information shared between client and therapist completely safe and confidential.
Enlisting in Talkspace’s therapy program entails several quick and easy steps clients must take before beginning treatment through its network of therapists. The first step requires new clients undergo an assessment where they can connect with a therapist they feel is a proper fit. After a payment plan is chosen, therapy begins. Talkspace’s platform presents the next level of mental health care, capable of providing round the clock treatment to anyone, anywhere.