Free online therapy
GET CONNECTED – STAY WELL
Connect with a licensed therapist from anywhere at anytime.
Take an assessment
Answer a few questions to get started.
Find your therapist
Get matched with a therapist that fits your needs.
Begin the journey towards a happier and healthier you.
Your therapist gets back to you 5 days a week, so you don’t have to wait weeks between appointments.
We have all been through a lot
Research shows that there is a marked increase in completed suicides within a two-year window following a natural disaster event. In our region, the average increase is 41% of completed suicides in the two years following each local disaster, including Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav, Isaac, and the 2016 floods.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is WellConnected?
WellConnected is the most convenient and efficient way to connect with a licensed therapist – all from the privacy of your device. Send your therapist text, audio, picture, and video messages at any time, and they will respond daily, 5x/week. For the “face-to-face” therapy experience, you also get two Live Sessions/month, so you and your therapist can plan to connect in real-time.
How do I get started?
You’ll be prompted to answer a few questions about yourself and your preferences for therapy, and our matching algorithm will suggest three potential therapists. Choose the one that’s the best fit for you, and follow the steps to set up your Talkspace account. GET STARTED
Is it really FREE?
Yes! If you live on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain (St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, or Washington Parishes specifically) you will pay nothing for three months of free unlimited messaging plus two live video sessions/month with a licensed professional therapist. Thanks to a grant from the Northshore Community Foundation working with NAMI St. Tammany, this is a free service to our community.
How do I communicate with my therapist?
Once screened, you will be directed to a Talkspace “room” which is available 24/7 so you never have to wait to share what’s on your mind. Message your therapist whenever something comes up. For all Live Sessions, you and your therapist will schedule an appointment in advance. All communication is hosted on the Talkspace platform, accessible on your web browser or by downloading their mobile app. During these sessions, you can select to connect with your therapist in real-time via video, audio, or chat.
Are Talkspace therapists licensed?
Absolutely. On average, Talkspace therapists have nine years of experience as professional mental health care providers, and have been carefully vetted and trained to use this platform.
How does WellConnected protect my privacy?
Through the platform Talkspace, your security is our #1 priority. It is HIPAA-compliant and encrypted banking-grade, industry standard technology. Talkspace always requires a password for use, and their iOS app accommodates Touch ID and Face ID on enabled devices.
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