woman-talking-with-therapist2Talkspace moves therapy online this Pride.

What comes to mind when you think of Pride? Maybe it’s the rainbow gear you paid extra money for to ship on time for the march, remembering the Stonewall Riots, or making your social plans this month.

What about reflecting on your mental health?

Identifying any part of the LGBTQ Spectrum is a struggle and comes with many feelings that may be internalized and stored away. This makes seeking professional help even more complex because one never knows how a therapist will feel about queer women, feminists, people of colour, and the list.

Not to mention that sometimes queer identities can make paying for these services impossible. Luckily, Talkspace is an online therapy that recognizes these factors and is helping to cater specifically to the LGBTQ Community.

Regarding their services, Amy Scarano, Psychotherapist at Talkspace, says: “Talkspace has made therapy accessible to LGBT communities who have previously been excluded by making it safe, affordable and accessible. Identifying as a queer woman can sometimes come with shame and stigma depending on the individual, background and life circumstances.

“One’s willingness and ability to seek mental health treatment is further stifled by this fact. For example,  a queer women in a conservative environment may not feel emotionally or physically safe seeking in-person treatment. Talkspace, with our voice/text/video platform options, give that client that freedom to choose the therapy modality that best fits their needs.”

As we move into our digital age, and as topics get heavier to talk about face-to-face, online therapy may be the best option. So, if you have things on your mind and need a professional to talk to, check out Talkspace. You can find out more here.