Talkspace lets couples seek professional help with "unlimited messaging therapy"
If there’s one thing social media has done for couples, it has made status more public for conversation. The next-gen relationship means Facebook updates, wedding albums and GIFS that convey ‘I love you.’ For couples whose digital personas paint a better picture than the physical one, an app called Talkspace will aim to bring those couples together with remote help.
In The Power of Chat Debrief, PSFK Labs’ explored ways that brands and businesses are integrating chat into the customer experience. As a chat-based platform, Talkspace connects people to licensed therapists, allowing them to seek counseling alone or in group messaging sessions.
The group session feature is meant to act as a first option for couples during times of conflict rather than as a last resort “so that partners can learn to communicate early on so that they can find their happily ever after – if they’re willing to work hard for it.”
By adapting therapy to the way people live today, creating an experience that’s synonymous with the way they communicate, and making therapy affordable for everyone for the first time in history, we’ve come to realize that message-based therapy is no longer an enigma, but the new standard for mental health.
Through the free Android and iOS app, couples can connect with licensed therapists in real time via private chat rooms. Couples Therapy subscriptions are available for $149 per month or $399 per quarter, which reps say is “comparable to the cost of traditional face-to-face couples therapy, starting at $250 per hour.” Talkspace currently connects its 80,000 individual users to therapists in 30 states, and will offer its Unlimited Messaging model to couples as a share-able service.
In The Power of Chat Debrief, PSFK Labs illustrates best-in-class examples that showcase the future of chat in customer interactions. Learn more about how brands and businesses are leveraging SMS and messaging platforms to create better customer experiences.