Talkspace, an online therapy service provider, recently hit the 1 million mark in subscribers after five years since inception. Co-founded by its CEO, Oren Frank, Talkspace offers a messaging and video therapy services at $49 and $ 79 per week respectively making therapy relatively affordable and accessible to anyone as long as there is an internet connection.
Talkspace recently hired Neil Leibowitz as chief medical officer to shore up and align its focus on the corporate sector of its enterprise. With Neil on board, Talkspace can now prescribe medicine via the app. Oren Frank reckons the corporates will form half of Talkspace’s revenue within the year boosted by the partnership with corporate oriented Megallan Health. Watch Oren Frank on Youtube to learn more.
Therapy is generally shunned due to its intrusive nature and is often viewed as time-consuming and expensive. Online mental support and therapy demonstrate how technology has created access to improved Health.
Talkspace remains the most prominent online Therapy service provider boasting of over 3000 certified and vetted therapists only a tap away. Recently, Oren Frank and his team at Talkspace introduced therapy for teens in recognition of the ever-growing need for therapy for teens and generally the “millennials.” The objective was to make adolescents feel at ease seeking out help through the Talkspace app. Once the user downloads the app and subsequently signs up, they are taken through an online questionnaire about their need and purpose for therapy.
These aids Talkspace match up and assign the appropriate therapist. The adolescents’ consent and parents’ approval (for those under 17) comes in just before sessions commence. Parents’ approval is usually done through an upload of short video confirming authorization for the therapy. Depending on the choice of subscription, the adolescents get to interact with their therapist through audio, text messaging, or video. Privacy is guaranteed through encryption.