Talkspace for Teens

Your space to talk about what’s going on. Take the weight off your shoulders, and start feeling better today.

Get matched with a counselor

With Talkspace for Teens, you can talk to a licensed counselor any time you’re on your phone.

Your counselor is someone who cares about what you’re going through. They listen without judgment and provide support so you don’t have to worry about awkward conversations with friends or family. No one will know what you discuss with your counselor unless you decide to share it.

Do I need permission from my parents/guardian?

The vast majority of U.S. states require parent/guardian consent for a teen under 18 to start therapy. Your parent will need to affirm their consent both via video message (with you present), and via text message, all on the Talkspace app. Our Consultation Therapists and Customer Support team can provide more detail about the step-by-step requirements for this process.

Can my parents/guardian access my therapy "room"?

Only if you show it to them directly, as all of our therapists adhere to strict ethical codes regarding client confidentiality. However, if you want your parent/guardian to be able to ask your therapist directly about your progress, you will need to say so, and consent to them sharing this information.

How do I reach my therapist on Talkspace?

Send your therapist unlimited text, video, picture and audio messages via web browser or the Talkspace mobile app — from anywhere, at any time. Yup: no need to worry about scheduling appointments, commuting to an office, or taking time away from work or school.

How much does it cost to use Talkspace?

There are several payment options to choose from, depending on the plan you choose. Across the board, Talkspace is about 80% more affordable than most face-to-face therapy sessions.

Are Talkspace therapists licensed?

Our 3,000+ therapists are licensed and experienced mental health professionals who go through rigorous vetting, credentialing, and onboarding processes in order to join the Talkspace network.

Is Talkspace as effective as traditional therapy?

Yes! In a recent study of Talkspace users, 93% of participants reported improvement on their toughest problems in as little as 2 months. In fact, in the same study, 90% of respondents said they preferred Talkspace to traditional therapy.

Get matched with a counselor

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How to Get Started with Talkspace

Brief assessment

Answer a series of simple questions about your preferences for therapy to get started. It’ll take less than 5 minutes!

Choose your match

We’ll suggest a selection of recommended matches based on your assessment. You get to choose your ideal match and can begin therapy the same day.

Start therapy 24/7

Reach out to a therapist via text, video, picture, or audio messages on your own schedule. The same therapist will check in daily, 5 days per week, unless you request otherwise.