Although there has been a lot of effort to cut the stigma in mental illnesses, there are still people who are afraid to get therapy. Oren Frank, the co-founder and the current CEO of Talkspace is trying to reduce the stigma and offer therapy for people who needs it through the use of the latest technology and the convenience of the Internet.
Advancements on computing devices and Internet connectivity bring a lot of services online, including therapy. He created a platform called Talkspace, which connects customers to licensed therapists. Talkspace has been helping people all around the world get the therapy that they needed, with the majority of clients using the platform had never received therapy before.
Talkspace is also beneficial for therapists who like to have a side hustle in order to supplement the income from their main job. Licensed therapists that work with the company can work in their best schedule and while at home. They can also decide the number of clients they’re willing to help. For more information, be sure to follow Oren Frank on social media including his Twitter page
Oren Frank was a senior marketing and advertising executive when the idea for Talkspace was born. “Therapy for all!”, both accessible and affordable is where the idea for the company came from. Frank and his wife Roni first hand experienced the effect of therapy when they attended sessions that helped save their marriage. Right now, the couple is living happily together with their two daughters. Roni left her career as a software developer in order to focus on Talkspace.
One of the habits that makes Oren Frank productive is to apply moderation in everything he does. He believes that the system in may offices are destructive to people. Employees should work reasonable hours, as well as have a healthy lifestyle and family life. Good work and life balance should enable an employee to enjoy other interest and alone time other than being in their jobs.