Many times people avoid visiting therapists. This happens either as a result of the nature of their jobs that eat into their time or due to the stigmatization of exposing their private health information to physicians. Talkspace comes in to seal this gap as it enables you to get access to a qualified therapist at a touch of a button. Better still, you don’t have to know your therapist in person, and neither does he have to know you. With Talkspace app, you have your preferred therapist in your pocket. Once you download the app and installed it on your smartphone, you can converse with your desired therapist, choose your payment plan and all is set. Privacy maintained, therapy conducted. This medical app, co-founded by Oren Frank, is undoubtedly a face saver.
To help in building the business brand, Talkspace has hired a chief medical officer from UnitedHealth. The company which according to its Chief Executive Officer, Oren Frank, has over a million users making their payments online to access the service, is said to be generating revenue to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. Neil Leibowitz, formerly the senior Medical Director at UnitedHealth, has formally joined Talkspace to offer the craved medical therapy at the company. At the moment, Talkspace levies a weekly charge of $49 on the clients messaging a mental health professional, and $79 weekly service fee for those talking to a therapist. With Leibowitz on board, Talkspace now firmly believes that its physicians will soon start giving medical prescriptions when needed. The Talkspace psychiatrists, who, in essence, are independent consultants, will significantly rely on the video tools for their medicine.
In his statements, Oren Frank says that given the fact that Leibowitz has a strong background in administration, being an ex-insurance executive, he will significantly contribute to the business’ corporate wing. Frank further said that the services of Talkspace business get tested by 10% of the employees of the client, most of who opt to try the messaging service.