Licensed Psychologist

Concerns About "Tele-Health"

Just read in a magazine about a new IOS app for the iPhone called Talkspace. It claims to let you text a mental health coach constantly for $32 a week. They also offer a full package, which includes four live video or audio sessions a month for $69 a week. There are serious concerns that arise with commercial tele-health enterprises that fail to adequately consider the ethical and regulatory aspects of the mental-health service they purport to provide. They offer an unsafe and potentially dangerous approach to mental health care. Todd Essig has written a series of articles for Forbes that you might enjoy reading. Be very careful when contracting with any commercial tele-health entity.
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