Can a minor sign up for Talkspace?

Yes! Talkspace has expanded its reach to include text-based therapy for teens, ages 13-17. We're thrilled to be able to offer our services to this very important age group. 

The teenage years are an exciting time - but there are so many changes happening at once — physically, hormonally, and developmentally. Prioritizing and tending to your mental health is just as important as grades, accomplishments, or college admissions! With Talkspace, it is possible to find a counselor or therapist who you can relate to and feel safe with. 

Just as our adult clients, teens are able to communicate with their provider in a secure, private room, which is available 24/7. You never have to wait to share what’s on your mind! You can send text, video, or voice messages to your provider whenever something comes up. 

To learn more about teen therapy, including pricing, sign up with us today. 

To read about how teens can make the most of their therapy and what they can expect from their Talkspace experience, here's a great article from our blog.

Regarding State Requirements

We've considered all legal requirements to support this new offering. Each U.S. state has different requirements regarding what age necessitates parental consent to start therapy and whether the provider can disclose information to the parent/guardian without the adolescent’s consent. The vast majority of U.S. states require parental/guardian consent for a teen to enter into therapy and do not allow providers to share information with a teen client’s parent/guardian without an official authorization and signed release. All Talkspace providers have familiarized themselves with the rules of their respective states.

There are specific exceptions to consent that vary by state, such as being an emancipated minor. If you believe that one of these exceptions might apply to you, please contact us at support@talkspace.com. 

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