Talkspace, co-founded by Oren Frank, is an online therapy startup that offers its services through video chat. The company recently added a chief medical officer to its work force. Talkspace, which is working on selling to employers hired Neil Leibowitz a former senior medical director with UnitedHealth who will be prescribing medicine when needed.
According to the CEO, Oren Frank, the company has hit 1 million users. The service which is charges a weekly service of $79 for talking online to a therapist and $49 for messaging a mental health professional is generating revenue of tens of millions of dollars.
Although Neil Leibowitz was at first skeptical about the new service, he later saw it as a way to improve people’s access to affordable therapists. Oren Frank is hopeful that Neil Leibowitz will assist in bulking up the corporate side of Talkspace making it responsible for approximately half of the company’s revenue. The dream has already started off with a partnership from the employer-focused Magellan Health.
Talkspace recently advised people against social media addiction stating that social media users develop symptoms similar to addictions caused by substance-abuse such as withdrawal, salience, relapse, mood modification, and conflict regarding behavioral addictions. Oren Frank went on to advise his tweeter followers to break the addiction through #Deletesocialmedia.
Excessive use of social media negatively impacts the lives of people by decreasing conscientiousness, decreasing face-to-face community engagement, being a cause of strain in relationships, and increasing narcissism. To overcome the addiction, try consulting a therapist or doing a digital detox or as advised by Oren Frank, stay away from social media entirely.
Founded in June 2012, the company has a network of professional and licensed therapists who offer confidential and affordable therapy to clients any time. The company which was started by Oren Frank and Roni Frank, has a mission to make a billion people happy.
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