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Talkspace is an app designed for users interested in online psychotherapy. Users are paired with a licensed therapist after answering questions in a free consultation. Talkspace offers therapists that specialize in various backgrounds (e.g. stress and anxiety, depression, PTSD, LGBTQ issues, work/life issues, and couples’ therapy). The main app screen is the “Talkspace”, where users can text, video, and voice messages their therapist. There is also a “Journey” tab, where users can adjust settings, view timelines and track progress. There is also a tab with left information on the assigned therapist, such as experience, credentials, focus, treatment approaches, and availability/time zone.
Available For: Requires iOS 10.0 or later; Requires Android 4.4 and up
Type of Treatment: Psychoeducation & Information, Cognitive Behavioral Principles, Symptom Tracking/Self-Monitoring
Targeted Conditions: Mood Disorders, Stress and Anxiety, PTSD, Phobias, Eating Disorders, Sleep
Target Audience: Adults
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare provider: No
Languages Available: English, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian Bokmål, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
Cost: Free with in-app purchases
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A pilot study was done to determine the validity of psychotherapy through texting (SMS) and Web platforms. Fifty-seven adults seeking text therapy were recruited from a text therapy service. Clinical outcomes were measured using the General Health Questionnaire-12 after 15 weeks of treatment. Results indicated that 25 (46%) of the participants experiences significant symptom improvement. High levels of satisfaction and cost-effectiveness were also reported.
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