App offers therapy at your fingertips

Therapy can be a useful tool for people who are dealing with stress and anxiety, but scheduling conflicts and the stigma attached to it may prevent many from seeking much-needed help. Simply having someone to talk to about the troubles you face without judgment can help bring comfort to your life. For those who choose forego therapy, there’s an app that helps users find solace in other ways.

TalkSpace is a tool that brings a therapist to your fingertips for $25 per week. The app boasts that it has 200 licensed professionals available depending on a user’s needs. After a consultation, users are linked to a therapist who is available via message 24/7. Their website says that this is a benefit because users can address an issue as it’s happening as opposed to the traditional route where patients have to wait until their next appointment to discuss their feelings.

TalkSpace offers several services from relationship advice to couples therapy, and even a half hour video session for $29. For users concerned about privacy, there is an option to remain anonymous.

TalkSpace is tool for people who are dealing with everyday stress and anxiety, not for those who are battling serious depression or other mental issues. If you are in a life threatening situation call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline, at 1.800.273.8255.

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