Yes! As of September 17, 2018, Talkspace has expanded its reach to include therapy for ages 13-17. We’re excited to extend our current services to this important population.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.