Being a therapist is one of the most in-demand professions in the United States today. Many people wanted to speak with a professional therapist to give them a piece of advice about their decisions in life, and a company called Talkspace managed to innovate the services provided by these counselors. Oren Frank, an American tech entrepreneur who founded Talkspace in 2012, claimed that his company is now considered as one of the top applications used by those who wanted to engage in counseling. The messaging application was developed for those who wanted to speak with their professional therapists anytime and anywhere they wanted. The application is also assuring its users that they can send an unlimited number of messages to their therapists, and it can be through the form of text, images, videos, or sound clips. More than 350,000 people have already downloaded Talkspace, and Oren Frenk believes that the number would further swell now that they are actively promoting the application to reach every people on the planet. Many of those who downloaded the application stated that they wanted to try out how remote counseling works, and they are happy about the convenience that it brought. Those who have used the application are commending Oren Frank for creating the program because it saved their time and money.
Therapists, on the other hand, enjoy using the application because they can work with a lot of clients from different parts of the world. They are also stating that speaking with different people makes them happy because their clients are feeling better after speaking with them. The program is compared by many to Snapchat, albeit a more confidential version of it. The recreation it brings has also found to have positive effects, especially to those who are having mental and social issues.
A majority of those who are using Talkspace claimed that they are using it as a text messaging platform. However, there is a growing number of people who said that using Talkspace to send audios, images, and videos is more fun and engaging. Therapists, on the other hand, are adjusting based on their patient’s preference.