Talkspace is designed with the ability to help people understand what they are going through, thus creating avenues for people to make positive changes in their lives. It is a topnotch professional online therapy service that aims at helping people battling with depression, anxiety, challenges based on their sexuality and more. This can be achieved through a variety of mediums such as texting apps, video chatting, voice, and audio messaging.
The former senior medical director of United Health, Neil Leibowitz, has been hired by Talkspace to handle the corporate side of the business, which CEO Frank Oren hopes will help boost revenue by the end of the year. The coming of Leibowitz to Talkspace is in anticipation of the company’s IPO in the wake of its rapid growth and future potential. Due to the arrival of Mr. Leibowitz, Talkspace doctors will shortly be able to prescribe medication when needed, this will be done using video tools due to regulations. Check the article at Wikipedia to learn more.
Talkspace’s CEO, Frank Oren, told CNBC that they have recently hit one million users and this can be linked to their sensibly low charges – $79 for weekly services, and $49 for messaging a mental health professional. Although they have had up and down months, the company has been able to make steady progress because people are willing to pay for health services they find beneficial to them.
In recent weeks CEO Frank Oren has been active on the social media platform Twitter. He has recently added domestic violence awareness to his blog. Mr. Oren talks about the emotional stress teens face such as loneliness and cyberbullying. He said, “One out of every three young people has mental health troubles.” Furthermore, he encourages that vulnerable teens be kept away from social media as much as possible stating that “Action is the antidote to helplessness.”