Talkspace Text Therapy

Talkspace

Startup Talkspace has helped connect more than 100,000 people across the U.S. with mental health professionals through a website and mobile app. To match patients with the right practitioner, new users partake in an initial consultation; the platform, powered by IBM’s Watson, uses semantic analysis to gain insights about a user’s personality, thinking style, and emotional stress. For a flat weekly or monthly fee, clients can send their therapist unlimited messages and receive more immediate support than they’d likely receive from in-person sessions.