In today’s world smartphones, the internet and other technological advancements have made our lives much easier. This is also thought by Oren Frank, A guy from Israel who founded Talkspace. This company was created by his personal experience when Oren Frank’s marriage was saved by therapy.
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It all began as a therapy session for groups but evolved into a greater online therapy session from professional psychotherapists. In 2014, this app helped users communicate with therapists through unlimited messages. Besides text messages, users could send video and audio messages as well.
This app could be downloaded via smartphone, tablet or computer. This app helped any legal aged person to contact a licensed therapist without going to an office physically. This app includes over 1000 therapists and more than 500,000 users. The users can download this app on apple and android store. They also have options to select from different psychotherapists according to the information provided by the users.
The response from these therapists is scheduled according to the communication with the users. Mostly the feedback or response is given once or twice a week. The privacy and safety of these users are strictly taken care of. All the procedures done in a normal therapy center are concluded in this app as well. All therapists are background checked along with their training and interviews. In this app confidentiality is also one of their key features.
This app works the same way as a traditional session or therapist center works. It helps set aims for the users which improve their mental health. These aims are then evaluated continuously and two-way feedback helps assess the situation.
In 2015, Talkspace also launched “Couple Therapy” and “Social Media Dependency Therapy”. This app is based on a monthly subscription which is not that costly compared to in-person therapy. This idea by Oren Frank is a breakthrough in a world which is suffering from mental health issues. It can be called A STEP TOWARDS BETTERMENT! Learn More: https://www.talkspace.com/online-therapy/reshaping-behavioral-health-2017/oren-frank-intro-presentation/