In this day and age, there is an app for literally everything you can think of. There are even apps where you can have therapy sessions, though there is some concern as to whether or not you can really get an intimate therapy session over an app as you could in-person with a therapist.
However, there is a new therapy app on the digital market called Talkspace that is designed to give therapy to individuals and couples from a smartphone or computer platform. Talkspace allows individual people and couples to message a licensed therapist directly and talk with them about issues they are going through. You can use the app from anywhere including your home, your office, or any stressful situation, and you can use it as many times a day as you want too. Read more about Talkspace at business.com
Using an app and messaging a licensed therapist has also proven to put patients at more ease because the process is completely anonymous. When people attend a face-to-face appointment with a therapist or even do an online video therapy session they can feel a little hesitant to open up which makes it hard to get to the root of the problem. This app allows the appointment to be completely discreet so patients feel more at ease with opening up and talking through their problems.
The Talkspace app is also much more affordable than regular therapy sessions are. One session with a licensed therapist can cost hundreds of dollars. Meanwhile, a whole week of unlimited Talkspace therapy sessions only costs $59 and you can get unlimited messaging with a licensed therapist and two check-ins over the phone every day.
When doing a couple therapy session, the couple will log onto the app each using their own phone, and begin talking with a consultant in real time. The consultant will go over the couple’s needs and then connect them with a therapist that has the most qualifications that are best suited to help you and your significant other through your situation.
Therapy is not a one size fits all thing. Different therapists may be better in one area than another, and it is important to find a therapist that can help you through your issues whether its through an app or in person.