Online counseling is proven to be as effective, if not more effective than face-to-face counseling, with important benefits that bring the experience into the modern era. For some, traditional counseling is their choice because they haven’t yet experienced the freedom that online counseling offers.
If you’re on the fence about whether online counseling is right for you, consider these positive benefits… read more
Talkspace represents a major breakthrough in modern psychology: using technology to improve individual and couples counseling. This use of technology is also known as “telemedicine,” and is part of a growing shift in the healthcare industry, with technology enabling more convenient, affordable, and on-demand benefits.
We’d like to give you a brief tour of the cool benefits Talkspace offers as part of the online counseling experience… read more
Talkspace has helped thousands of people live happier lives and bypass barriers to counseling. Lucky for us, some of those people went out of their way to document their experiences by writing in-depth reviews of our brand of online counseling.
We highlighted a few of them below. Browse through them to see if they help you decide whether Talkspace is right for you… read more
Your relationship with your counselor is very different from other relationships, but one thing is the same: sometimes you need a change. How can you tell when it’s time to switch counselors?
Sometimes you just don’t jibe with a person. Maybe your personalities are too different, or maybe you sense a small bit of judgment or criticism. If that person is your counselor, it’s hard to share your innermost thoughts and feelings… read more
At its core, online counseling’s objective is similar to that of brick-and-mortar counseling: provide tools, solutions, and ways to reframe your current issues, allowing you to overcome challenges in many areas of your life.
Online counseling differs, however, in that it puts counseling in the palm of your hand and enables you to share your thoughts and challenges anytime you wish. This makes counseling more convenient and affordable for those who are new to the experience. Additionally, online or text-based counseling (like Talkspace) is known to be as effective, if not more, than brick-and-mortar counseling. Here’s what to expect when beginning your online therapy experience, and how to set expectations for positive outcomes along the way... read more
Counseling is difficult work. Maybe you had an anxiety attack during a session, or realized some difficult truths about your personality. Sometimes counseling is boring, or you’re convinced your poor counselor is bored. You talk about similar things week after week, over and over, and nothing huge seems to be changing.
But then, one week, it clicks. You start feeling better each session. A few months later, you look back and realize how life-changing that breakthrough was. Therapy takes a bit of patience, but the rewards are numerous. Here are just some of those benefits... read more
Counseling is hard work — sometimes the hardest part is just getting started. Therefore, it can be tough to stop before you’re ready, but sometimes life happens that way. Your counselor understands that you’re busy and things come up when least expected. Fortunately, if you have to stop or pause counseling, there are ways to make the process less painful… read more
The number of recommended sessions varies by condition and treatment type, however, the majority of counseling clients report feeling better after 3 months; those with depression and anxiety experience significant improvement after short and longer time frames, 1-2 months & 3-4.
Conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder typically take around 15-20 sessions for 50% of patients to feel improvement. It’s been found that those treated with cognitive behavioral therapy report feeling better after around 10-20 sessions. The important point is it takes time, but the benefits are many… read more
The beginning of counseling brings up complicated emotions. You might feel relieved that you’ve been able to unburden yourself, or even awe at the way your counselor “gets” you. Like every relationship, there is usually a honeymoon period, in which you admire and respect your counselor, confident in their ability to heal you.
Over a long time period, however, the newness fades and the work gets harder. People often put their counselor on a pedestal at first, but the counselor is bound to fall eventually. For some people, adjusting to a more realistic view of the counselor is easy, but for others, resentment or lack of respect creep in… read more
These days, there are more ways to find a counselor than ever before. But, some might feel it’s important and more helpful to work with a counselor of a particular background, which can make the search more difficult. It can even be tough to make this request. If this is the situation you find yourself in, what should you consider doing? read more
Like any journey, your counseling journey may have starts and stops, highs and lows, departures and returns. Sometimes unforeseen transitions or disruptions in life force you to pause your investment in mental health. Sometimes you just need a break to focus on another aspect of your life.
Once you are ready to return to counseling, however, you might wonder how you should go about it. What should you say to your counselor? … read more
When someone enters counseling and begins a relationship with their counselor, whether it’s online or offline, the last thing on that person’s mind is leaving.
But, just like with all relationships, there will come a time to say goodbye and it’s how they choose to go about it that really matters. Lets face it, many endings to relationships tend to be negative; think break-ups, death, and divorce. They may even be the reasons someone comes to counseling in the first place. But the good news is, ending counseling on a positive note is absolutely possible and it will enrich the time you spent receiving it... read more