Proper mental health care is crucial, but many can't access it, either because it is not available in their vicinity or because it is cost-prohibitive. That's why those in need of behavioral therapymore
Proper mental health care is crucial, but many can't access it, either because it is not available in their vicinity or because it is cost-prohibitive. That's why those in need of behavioral therapy are increasingly turning to telemedicine or remote treatment via phone, email, text-based chat, or video chat. So if your nearest therapist is located too far away or you can't afford regular, in-person therapy, here are four apps to consider. Note: If you're in crisis, call 911 or contact a medical professional, a suicide hotline, or even the Crisis Text Line, which puts a trained counselor just a message away.
For only $32 per week (billed monthly), Talkspace provides individuals and couples on-demand, private text, audio, and video chat counseling from licensed, specialized therapists.
With 7Cups, you can text your heart out to trained active listeners for free. If you need heavier duty counseling, then you can pay $12.99 for a month -- or $94.99 for a year -- of unlimited chats with licensed therapists.
With plans starting at $35 a week, BetterHelp puts licensed therapists at your disposal for regular chat therapy sessions.
Get matched with a licensed therapist, who specializes in your particular issue or issues, make an appointment for a free consultation over video chat, and then continue to "see" them for $99 per session.