TalkSpace was founded by Roni and Oren Frank in New York, New York, in 2012. The company is an online therapy service, which connects clients with therapists. After the couple went through marriage counseling, Roni Frank thought that everyone should have access to therapists, but that many people simply didn’t have time to make appointments and see therapists in person.
The company software operates on any device that has internet access, including tablets, laptop computers, desk top computers, and mobile phones. As of mid-2016, clients and therapists can use real time video chat for sessions. All therapists are licensed. The company offers unlimited text messaging, as well as audio and video programs. Currently, TalkSpace has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
TalkSpace is approved by Irvin Yalom, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University. In 2016, the company hired Linda Sacco, LCSW, Ph.D, as Vice President of Behavioral Health. Company headquarters remain in New York, New York.