Can a minor sign up for Talkspace?

Yes—Talkspace now includes text-based therapy for teens, ages 13-17.

During the teenage years, a lot of changes are happening at once—physically, hormonally, and developmentally. Prioritizing mental health is just as important as grades, accomplishments, or college admissions. With Talkspace, you can find a counselor or therapist you'll relate to and feel safe with.

Like our adult customers, teens can communicate with their provider in a secure, private room, which is available 24/7, for $260/week. 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, sign up with us today.

To read about how teens can make the most of their therapy and what they can expect from using Talkspace, 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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