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Need A Therapist?…There’s An App For That

Posted by paulchronister on August 3, 2014

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Stressed? Anxious? Depressed? Relationship troubles? If you think “Man, something’s wrong with me. I think I need to see a therapist” as often as I do, believe it or not there are therapy apps for when you need some emotional support.

While these apps should not replace actual professional help, they can be useful by being able to complement in-person therapy, as well as provide you with some helpful information when searching for therapists in your area.

In March of this year, Talkspace launched, which allows you to text message professionally licensed therapists anonymously and privately. As long as you have WiFi, you can talk to a therapist from anywhere, anytime.

Talkspace also provides various kinds of payment plans for more extensive therapy. For $25 a week you can have unlimited message therapy. For $29 you can have a live, virtual 30 minute therapy session, and for $9 a week you can post your issues on a public forum where therapists lie in wait to answer your questions.

Then there are apps like 1-800-Therapist and Therapist Finder that help you locate the closest therapist near you. These apps also share helpful reviews of all the therapists near you so you can narrow down the best one for you.

Do you want to track your metal health? The My Psych app allows you to do just that. With My Psych you can graphically record, analyze, and visualize your emotional health. MyPsych is also a hub for stress reduction, mental health resolution, and self-improvement resources. It can help you build emotional awareness, set goals, and track progress.

Lastly, for relationship help, there’s Couples Counseling, where you can talk to and get answers from relationship experts. It includes a couples chatting feature, which helps facilitate conversation. The app also has many tips, and a notebook where you can document your progress.

source: http://mashable.com/2014/07/31/therapy-apps/

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