Angry? Depressed? Sexually frustrated because your boyfriend doesn’t want to do anything when he gets home from work except watch movies on Netflix, eat caviar right from the tin and chug pomegranate mojitos from a dirty high-heel shoe while staring at a photo of his mom?
Because there’s not an emoji for every circumstance, sometimes it’s important to share your feelings with a professional.
If you’re like us, though, health insurance sucks donkey dicks and a quality therapist can be so expensive we’d have to go to another therapist to talk about the money problems caused by seeing the first one.
But all that’s gonna change now that we’re signed up for Talkspace, a new app-based therapy service that’s super-affordable.For a weekly payment of $12, $19 or $25 ($49 per week if you don’t choose to prepay), you’ll get unlimited messaging therapy with a licensed therapist for a fraction of a typical hourly rate. On your schedule. Wherever you happen to be at the time.
Need relationship advice from the banana display at the grocery store? Done. Help working through childhood issues while sitting in an Uber? Sure thing.
What’s really great is that the anonymity texting provides makes it much easier to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, something that can be much harder to do in a face-to-face setting when judgment is feared.
The app is free and a licensed therapist will help connect you to a permanent therapist based on areas of expertise and your own personal needs, say someone who specializes in LGBT issues.
Mental health is really important.
And thanks to Talkspace, your brain is in the palm of your hands.
Free Download for iPhone and Android devices
Weekly unlimited texting rates: $12 – $49