With mental health awareness becoming more and more of a prevalent topic, newer modes of providing therapy to people in need have begun to surface. Receiving online treatment has become a good alternative for those who are in need, and those who are facing hurdles when trying to talk to a therapist in person. Online therapy has grown incredibly over the past few years, and one of the companies that are at the forefront of this new development is Talkspace.
Talkspace is one of the forerunners when it comes to app-based therapy services provided to people all over the world. The app is being considered revolutionary because of the access that it allows for people with and the improvements that they have made to people’s lives. The core idea of the app is connecting people with therapists who they can talk to. This has proven to be a good shift from traditional therapy options which didn’t always work as intended. As each person is different with their unique personality, so are the methods in which one likes to communicate. Some people are more comfortable opening up to someone who is sitting in front of them, while some people are more inclined to talk about their troubles to someone through a screen and when they are not sitting face to face. What makes Talkspace so unique is the multiple options that it has made available to customers using their services. Those who want to avail of the services that are offered can do so through three options – which are through text, voice calls or video calls. The individual can choose the option that they are most comfortable with and opt for that form of communication.
Recently, Talkspace underwent some developments owing to the incorporation of a new Chief Medical Officer, Neil Leibowitz. The company previously operated without a Chief Medical Officer but thought that it was time to incorporate one into the company. The new addition to the company also marks the transition of Talkspace to psychiatry. In the past, Talkspace purely functioned as a company that offered therapy, but with this new member of the company, will be able to enter the sector that they have been looking forward to.
One of the more surprising things about this new addition to the company was the views that Neil Leibowitz previously held. Neil Leibowitz had come forward in the past, claiming that online-based therapy would not work as intended because it lacked the social factor that contributes to the workings and effectiveness of therapy. However, after seeing the results that Talkspace and other online therapy options have had, he changed his views. The realization dawned upon him after he realized that people always have different ways of communication that they are comfortable with. The younger generation, in particular, is more comfortable talking to people through a computer screen, which is why apps like Talkspace are a big help to those who prefer this means.
As all fields do, the field of therapy and psychiatry is constantly evolving. Technology is now being integrated into the work that therapists are doing and is definitely leading to a better outcome, not just for the therapists, but for the patients seeking their help as well.
With Neil Leibowitz now holding a leading position at the company, Talkspace can only expect an even greater growth in terms of the work that they do and the reach that they have.