Online Therapy Formats

Get the mental health support you need. At your pace. From the privacy of your device.

Online therapy is one of the most convenient ways to get help with your mental health issues. Opentalk gives you access to a wide range of licensed therapists. They are ready to help you in your journey toward a healthier and happier you.

Online Therapy Formats to Meet Your Specific Needs

We offer the most convenient and affordable way to improve your mental well-being. Take advantage of online therapy formats on Opentalk.

Video Chat Therapy

Meet with your therapist in real time from the comfort of wherever you are. Discuss your concerns, uncover skills, and deepen your understanding of yourself in a safe, non-judgmental virtual environment.

Text Therapy

Text therapy offers privacy. It’s asynchronous communication that allows you to send messages to your therapist anytime and get responses within a day. You can also request a live text session and exchange messages with your therapist in real time.

Audio Messaging Therapy

Try this option if you don’t enjoy texting. Voice messaging is more convenient, and it can better convey your tone, emotions, and purpose. Your audio messages will be saved, and you’ll be able to review your audio conversations later.

Getting started with OpenTalk is easy

Register on our platform

Create an account, and we’ll send a unique code for verification to your email address.

w

Take an assessment

Tell about mental health issues you want to address and your therapy preferences.

Get matched with a therapist

Choose a subscription plan that fits your style and budget, and we’ll match you with a counselor.

Z

Start therapy to achieve your goals

Text your therapist at any time and get responses 1-2 times a day and schedule live video sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to the most common questions about online therapy formats.

What is online therapy?

Online therapy refers to psychotherapy or counseling services provided over the internet. In contrast to traditional offline therapy, teletherapy allows you to connect with a licensed therapist using any device that has an internet connection, for example, a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

You can communicate with your counselor using email, text and audio messages, or video sessions. Messaging therapy is typically asynchronous, and video sessions occur in real time. Many people prefer online therapy because it offers more privacy, can be more accessible and convenient, and is often cheaper.

Is online therapy suitable for everyone?

Online therapy is an effective and convenient way to access mental health services, but that doesn’t mean that it is right for everyone. Whether or not messaging therapy or live video therapy may be appropriate for you depends on your condition and the severity of your symptoms. Keep in mind that online therapy is not suitable for people who are in crisis or life-threatening situations.

Nevertheless, online therapy is a good option to address such aspects of mental health as anxiety, stress, depression, eating disorders, relationship issues, low self-esteem, parenting issues, PTSD, phobias, grief and loss, anger management, bipolar disorder.

Does online therapy really work?

Online therapy provides the same quality of care as in-office therapy. Multiple studies have proved that online therapy is as effective as traditional therapy for treating a range of mental health issues, including anxiety disorders, depression, and PTSD. Such treatment was cost-effective, and the positive improvements were sustained at the one-year follow-up.

Is online therapy expensive? 

Online therapy is usually more affordable than traditional in-person therapy because it doesn’t involve many of the overhead costs of traditional in-office therapy like rent and insurance. The price of traditional therapy varies. But the majority of providers will charge about $75-$150 per session, and some top-end providers may even charge $200 or $300 for each visit.  

E-counseling services are significantly cheaper. They are commonly based on a subscription model so you pay the same rate regardless of how often you exchange messages with your therapist.