Help is just a click away!
If you’re going through a period where nothing seems to work out, you don’t have to walk through it alone. You can easily get the support you need, without facing the fear of judgment. However, it’s always difficult to ask for help, especially from those that we love. Sometimes you just need a stranger to help you work through your emotional trauma without even having to meet them.
The good news is that with online therapy, you’ll get the assistance you need and through the mode that you’re most comfortable with; calls, texts, video calls, or emails. Intrigued? Here are a couple of platforms you should check out.
Talkspace is an online-based therapy platform that connects you to licensed counselors. Think of it as a matchmaking service, but for therapists. Their main services include individual therapy, couples therapy, teen therapy & psychiatry, and you just have to reach out.
To get started, you’ll be required to fill out a brief assessment that helps them understand your life goals and preferences. Talkspace then provides you with a list of recommended therapists to select the one you’re most comfortable with.
Talkspace accepts insurance from some companies, including Cigna, resources for living, and Gator Care. They charge between $65 to$100 weekly, and you can cancel your subscription any time.
According to a 2019 study, over 300 Betterhelp users had shown a significant reduction of depression symptoms after just 3 months of therapy. Betterhelp is one of the largest therapy services, and all their counseling sessions are 100% online.
To get started, you have to create an account, fill out a questionnaire, and they will find the right counselor for you.
Betterhelp services start from $60, which increases when you schedule more live sessions. Even though this platform hasn’t partnered with any insurance companies, unemployed people are eligible for a 40% price discount.
This platform has been around since 2019 and is a counseling and medical management tool. Getting started on Cerebral is as simple as filling out a short form, connecting with your therapist on phone/ video, after which they create a custom plan based on your unique needs.
Charges are $85/ month, but for the first month, you only pay $30.
Online-therapy.com is like a complete toolbox of all online therapy services and even offers activity plans and yoga. They mainly focus on cognitive behavior therapy to treat conditions such as PTSD, eating disorders, anxiety, chronic pain, etc.
Their therapy sessions range from $$31.96 to $63.96 per week.
Amwell is a telemedicine service provider for patients and healthcare professionals. Unlike the other platforms on the list, Amwells services are not limited to online therapy. They also offer other medical services through live videos.
Their pricing is dependent on insurance coverage, but for urgent medical attention, the price starts at $79.
If you’re looking for a platform that can offer you free & quality emotional support, then 7 Cups is the best option. The free version only connects you to active listeners but to have unlimited access to a licensed therapist; you’ll have to upgrade to the paid version.
Paid versions cost $150 per month.
ReGain mainly specializes in relationships and coils therapy, but it also offers individual therapy services. Their primary mode of communication is on text, but you can also opt to schedule a live video call.
Ther prices range from $60-$90 per week, and billing is done monthly.
Doctor on Demand provides personalized therapy services by connecting patients to psychologists or psychiatrists. They also offer other medical services, and their main mode of communication is live video calls.
A shocking study by the National Institute of Mental health revealed that 1 in every 5 adults in the USA is struggling with mental health. Getting help is not a sign of weakness; it only proves that you’re strong to face your fears.
If you’re going through a hard time and are looking for online therapy platforms, the above sites are a great place to start.
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