Mental Health Resources during Tough Times
Don’t forget to think about your Mental Health
Most of the United States and other countries are doing self quarantines and school closing. We are spending more time indoors some with family and some alone. These are tough times and this is uncharted territory for most. I want to emphasis it is 100% okay to reach to a therapist and talk to someone about your feelings. Your feelings are real.
In some cases, some employer benefit plans are currently offering these services free during the Coronavirus quarantine, so check with your insurance plan and/or employer to find out your benefits.
Note: I’m not a therapist and this is passed on for informational purposes only.
This is a great resources to find a local and online therapists and some of them can be found on the online programs below like Teladoc and Better Help. They have lots of options of different insurance companies. The costs varies. Check with your insurance plan.
Online therapy at a reduced cost. The cost of counseling through BetterHelp ranges from $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly) and includes unlimited access to your counselor. You can cancel your membership at any time for any reason.
The cost of a Teladoc visit depends on your health plan. Teladoc copay amounts are decided upon by your employer, health plan, or insurer. Please set up your account to see which services are available to you and how much they cost.
- Everyday Care: $49 or less
- Relief from Skin Issues (Dermatology): $75 or less
- Licensed therapist cost: $90 or less
- Psychiatrist cost: $229 or less/first visit and $99 or less/ongoing visits
- Medical Experts: no cost
Talkspace is a subscription therapy service and charged on a monthly basis. There are no contracts whatsoever and you can cancel your plan anytime.
These are the current plans that are available for one-on-one private chat:
Unlimited Messaging Therapy Plus: $65/week for text, video & audio messaging. Your therapist responds to messages daily, 5 days/week. (Billed as $260 monthly)
Unlimited Messaging Therapy Premium: $79/week for text, video & audio messaging + 1 Live Session/month. Your therapist responds to messages daily, 5 days/week. (Billed as $316 monthly)
LiveTalk Therapy Ultimate: $99/week for text, video & audio messaging + 4 Live Sessions/month. Your therapist responds to messages daily, 5 days/week. (Billed as $396 monthly)
Couples therapy is available for $99/week (billed as $396 monthly) or $89/week (billed $1068 every 3 months).