In 2012, Oren Frank and his wife Roni, founded a new start up company called TalkSpace. This is an app that can be used by anyone, anywhere in order to connect with a licensed therapist that they may need. Oren believed that mental health help should be available to any person that may need it at a reasonable cost. The app enables people to reach out at anytime in order to speak or text with a therapist. The monthly cost for this service is very low and since mental healthcare is often not covered by insurance, this service is more obtainable by most people.
Oren Frank began his career in the advertising business and worked as an executive at many firms. His wife Roni was in the software business and left it after TalkSpace become successful in order to study psychology. She is now a licensed therapist on TalkSpace. Oren and his wife attended private marriage therapy for several years and the costs for each of the sessions was quite high. The time they needed to put into going to the therapy sessions also conflicted with their work schedules. They knew there should be a better way for them, as well as many other people, to get the therapy they needed without the high cost or time restraints.
TalkSpace is available worldwide and many clients are now using this service exclusively. Knowing that they have a quality therapist available to them at the touch of a button is very comforting. TalkSpace has therapists who specialize in many different areas including marriage therapy, addiction therapy and many more. Oren Frank continually works to increase the availability of his service and updates his software on a regular basis so that therapists as well as clients always have the most up to date information.