Talkspace is an online therapy program that was started in 2012. It started as a group therapy program with emphasis on couples. It quickly turned into a successful online platform. It was started by a former software developer and her husband. It now offers online psychotherapy with licensed therapists. They use real time voice and unlimited texting after you are matched to a therapist, choose a payment plan and then get started.
Michael Phelps has partnered with Talkspace to bring mental health awareness to the forefront of the sports community. His history of anxiety and depression are testimony to the need for professional help during the darkest stages of depression and the weakest moments of anxiety. Being vocal about these issues is not being weak but is getting the help you need to save your life. Some depression is so great that the only way out is suicidal tendency. Michael Phelps says that talking to a therapist saved his life.
Talkspace has helped over one million people since it launched in 2012. The founders are a married couple and used it as a therapy platform for a couples program. Since then it has turned into a large therapy arena using a smartphone. Downloading the APP then going through the process to get matched to a therapist and you are set to go. Then select a payment plan and you begin texting. It is that easy. Having unlimited access to your licensed therapist is the goal of Talkspace. Depending on what plan you select will depend on how much access to a therapist you will receive. Once you sign up you have access to whatever program you have selected.
Addressing mental illness issues and bringing them to the awareness of the public and communities to receive support and acknowledgement is also a goal of Talkspace. Bringing in partners such as Michael Phelps will also bring the awareness to a new level of acceptance and support.