Save $80: Try out a month of online therapy from Talkspace for as low as $180.
Thinking about therapy, but worried about the cost? Talkspace is one of several virtual therapy startups to enter the field in the past few years, and they’re offering a deal on their services.
As of Sept. 29, Talkspace is offering users $80 off a month of their services with the code “FALL80“. Since their plans start at $65 per week, that means you can receive a month of therapy for as low as $180. (The $65 per week plan includes text, video, and audio messaging while their $79 and $99 per week plans include live sessions.)
Online therapy gives the licensed professional a chance to speak to you when you are in the comfort of your home. According to a professor of psychiatry at UC Davis, that benefit of online therapy can make it even better than an in-office visit.
To sign up for Talkspace, simply create an account on their website and take a short, 60-second online assessment. You’ll then be matched with a licensed mental health professional who fits your needs and prompted to choose a level of support that fits your budget. From there, you can begin privately messaging your therapist whenever you need someone to talk to — and if for any reason it doesn’t work out, you can cancel your plan anytime.
Just don’t forget to apply the code “FALL80” after choosing a plan.
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