A no-nonsense resource guide.
Health and wellness touch each of us differently. This is one person’s story.
There wasn’t anything wrong, really, with my last therapist. He was smart as a whip, caring, and thoughtful. But after more than a year of working together, I had this nagging feeling that I wasn’t getting out of this what I needed to be.
Something wasn’t clicking.
As someone with agoraphobia, it was already challenging to get to another city just for therapy. The financial impact of a copay, transportation there and back, and the time taken away from work had already added up.
If I was already spending that money, why couldn’t I just sign up for online therapy, and get the care I needed without leaving my apartment?
So, I decided to give Talkspace a try.
I chose Talkspace in particular because I knew from talking to other folks that they’re especially mindful of their queer and transgender clients (of which I am both).
They didn’t ask me to review their services, or offer me any kind of incentive to talk about them. This is not a paid advertisement, friends, so you can trust that everything here is my honest opinion!
If you’re intrigued by online therapy but not sure if it’s for you, I wanted to create this no-nonsense resource to help you decide.
While Talkspace is the platform that I use, this is advice that I suspect will apply to other platforms as well.
As with any therapy experience, you ultimately get out of it what you put in. That being said, there are definitely some signs to look for when deciding if online therapy could work for you:
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