Imagine being able to talk to a therapist without having to leave the comfort of your home.
Therapy can be costly and inconvenient. The average in-person session costs between $75 (£58.03) and $150 (£116.06), which is why many Americans are turning to text-based therapy.
For $32 (£24.76) a week, the Talkspace app will match you with a licensed therapist. You can anonymously send as many messages as you want, whenever you want, from wherever you want. The therapist is guaranteed to answer you at least once a day, and they’ll answer more if you’re willing to pay more.
Yaro Garcia is a certified therapist. She councils patients in person and online.
“What we have here is essentially the future of mental health because more and more people are trying to seek these types of services from the comfort of their home,” Garcia said.
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