WASHINGTON (AP) — Coronavirus worries are driving up stress levels for Americans— and new business for online therapy companies.
Talkspace’s Dr. Neil Leibowitz says the company has seen a surge of clients seeking treatment in the last month.
Most people will seek help with a specific issue for a few weeks or two months. A smaller group will begin long-term care.
Leibowitz says the pandemic could accelerate the acceptance of online therapy as a more convenient alternative to traditional office-based care.