Our smartphones continue to creep into our lives. Some may say that is a bad thing but for the folks at Talkspace, theysee it as an opportunity to help more people. The online therapy company in New York City is now offering a new way for you to interact with a license therapist–your smart phone. You will now be able to speak to your a licensed professional 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by text. The company has signed a deal with Magellan Health, one of the largest United States health groups, to offer on-demand psychotherapy. This is a huge deal for millions of people with health care plans through Magellan as part of their employer’s compensation plan.
Talkspace offers you access to a licensed therapist online, on the phone, and now through text messaging. The company has over a half-million users and growing, with over 1,000 licensed therapists working in conjunction with the company. This “therapy on-the-go” is the first of its kind in the United States and gives people who otherwise would not visit a therapist in an office setting, some help. This could mean big things for the mental health of millions of people in the future. Too often people with mental health issues need someone to talk to outside of office hours and now Talkspace has given them a solution.