Textual Healing: Are Apps the Future of Therapy?
Launched in March, the smartphone app “Talkspace” aims to connect users to their very own licensed therapist, and then have the two communicate via instant message. "It's a platform where therapists can meet and talk with their clients," said Madalina Sucala, MD, Clinical Psychologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. "Developing a relationship with your patients in online therapies can be a problem because you can't see emotional cues," said Dr. Sucala, "and sometimes you can't convey empathy."
-Dr. Madalina Sucala, Clinical Psychologist, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai