Online Mental Health Services

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Free Online Counseling and Psychiatry

GatorCare members ages 18+ are eligible to receive free online counseling and psychiatry services through Talkspace. Communicate with your provider wherever you are, whenever is best for you. Watch this 1-minute video introducing Talkspace to you, or register below!

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Your Talkspace benefit includes online psychiatry and counseling services. At no cost, you can participate in live online appointments with a licensed psychiatrist to receive medication management (Note: Talkspace providers cannot prescribe controlled substances). Additionally, you can communicate with a licensed therapist on the secure Talkspace platform via confidential text messaging, video messaging, or live video sessions. These free and confidential services are available to all GatorCare members age 18 or older.

To answer some of your questions about your Talkspace benefit, watch the following video on registering for and utilizing Talkspace. Additionally the Talkspace FAQ page will answer many of your questions about using Talkspace. If you have any additional questions regarding your Talkspace benefit, please contact us at gatorcareclinical@shands.ufl.edu. For any issues with registration, please contact Talkspace at gatorcare-support@talkspace.com.

Talkspace Services

Psychiatry

Your Talkspace psychiatrist can assist you with managing and prescribing your mental health medications (excluding controlled substances). Experience psychiatry from the comfort of your own home, on your schedule. Sessions are conducted via live, confidential video chat.

Counseling – Messaging

Message your Talkspace therapist whenever you have a counseling concern you would like to address. Your Talkspace therapist is available five days per week to respond to your messages via text or via video message. All communication is confidential

Counseling – Live Sessions

Receive free and unlimited online video therapy sessions with your choice of licensed Talkspace providers. Schedule your session for a time that works for you, without spending time on a commute to the office.

Talkspace Resources

Blog

More than just a blog, the Talkspace Voice provides articles about mental health and politics, relationship guidance, making the most of therapy, and an “ask a therapist” column. Explore articles by topic or type.

Assessments

Mental health symptoms can be easy to miss because they vary from person to person. If you aren’t feeling like yourself, try taking one of these screenings to identify possible depression, social anxiety, or other treatable condition.

Video Series: Therapist Tips

Enjoy these engaging and applicable 5-minute videos. Learn coping skills, how to listen to your body, how to regain a sense of control, or thought balancing techniques.

If you would like to share your experiences utilizing Talkspace, please submit a testimonial. Your submission is 100% confidential.