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Talkspace: The Future of Counseling

Technology continues to advance, and many people are benefiting from it. One of the most recent developments in the field of technology is the creation of Talkspace, an application that allows an individual to contact a professional therapist and speak with them anytime and anywhere he or she wanted. Oren Frank developed Talkspace, and he introduced it to the public in 2009. The application became an instant hit, and today, there are more than 350,000 people who are actively using the program.

The messaging application was developed by Oren Frank when he was going under severe relationship issues with his wife, Roni Frank. They were on the brink of divorce, and because he wanted to save his marriage, he thought about a plan that could work out. He decided to contact a therapist through the application that he created and ask them for help. The therapist helped him with his marriage problems, and the two never separated. Knowing that a lot of people would benefit from the program that he created, Oren Frank decided to share it with the public and let other people download it. The application became popular because of its newfound approach in contacting a therapist, and experts in the field of counseling, later on, recommended it.

Talkspace has also gone under several innovations and developments, offering new features to its users every time an update is up. One of the most recent updates added to the program was the capability of the users to communicate through the use of photos, videos, and music. Oren Frank believes that more people will be able to express themselves through the use of other forms of media. More Talkspace users are sharing their great experiences in using the application, and they have already recommended it to their friends and family members. Talkspace continues to become a hit application, and many people are downloading it because of the convenience that it provides. They feel like talking to a professional therapist over the internet is much better because they would no longer need to spend money and time to go to the counselor’s office to listen to what they would say.