Text therapy: Support at your fingertips
Chat with a counselor who understands. Your help is just one message away.
- Intelligent counselor-matching process
- Get replies from your counselor during their business hours
- Private and encrypted therapy chatroom
Got a lot on your mind?
Life is a roller coaster. And sometimes, you need a discrete way to reach out and vent. Through chat therapy, you can talk with a counselor who understands and provides professional support.
Why try messaging on Calmerry
No need to wait for an appointment.
Get help anywhere you are, as long as you have your phone.
No per-session pricing, just a flat monthly fee for unlimited texting.
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Is text therapy the right choice for me?
Messaging therapy could be your ideal match if:
- You’re always on your phone or computer.
- You’re too busy to commit to a regular meeting time.
- You’re comfortable expressing feelings in written words.
- You don’t need psychiatry or medication management services.
We also offer live video therapy if you’d prefer a traditional approach.
Pros and cons of text therapy
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When you sign up for our messaging therapy, you get:
- Unlimited asynchronous text messaging: chat as much as you need and receive timely help and support.
- Helpful resources: explore the library of articles, courses, and worksheets created to supplement your well-being journey.
- Tracking tools: keep track of your progress and symptoms with a mood tracker, guided journaling, and self-assessments.
Support that understands: have a question? Our team is always here to answer any question about the platform or therapy process.
- Convenient & versatile: Therapy at your fingertips whenever you need it. Available on both web and mobile app platforms for ultimate ease.
- Cost-effective: Pay once – text as much as you need.
- Focused: Address issues that matter to you – stress, anxiety, relationships, or anything else on your mind.
Your privacy is our priority: HIPAA compliance and encryption ensure your conversations stay confidential.
Our network of 1000+ licensed counselors uses only scientifically proven and effective approaches such as:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for addressing negative thought patterns.
- Solution-Focused Therapy for short-term goal setting.
- Motivational Interviewing for lifestyle changes.
…and more. Text therapy is proven to be an effective mode of treatment, especially for people concerned with stigma or confidentiality.
Messaging-based therapy can be effective for issues such as:
- Stress and anxiety
- Mild to moderate depression
- Relationship issues
- Work-life balance
Calmerry vs. traditional in-office therapy
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Frequently asked questions
The privacy of our clients is our #1 priority. Therapy at Calmerry is absolutely confidential. Calmerry is a fully HIPAA compliant place. All your personal information and your therapy session data are encrypted on the servers.
At Calmerry, you will only be matched with a vetted licensed therapist from your state.
Our therapists are trained, licensed, and experienced clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists (LMFT), clinical social workers (LCSW/LMSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of them have a Master’s Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field. They have been qualified and certified by their state’s professional board after completing the necessary education, exams, training, and practice.
One of the important parts of a successful session is to be matched with the right counselor. Therefore, we have special agents that carefully check your survey to assign the best-matched available counselor.
While Calmerry doesn’t offer a trial period, you still get access to some of Calmerry’s features when you sign up. Specifically, you’ll get access to the mood tracker as reflections journal to help you keep track of your emotions and thoughts day over day.
Text-based or chat therapy is a form of counseling over text messages. Unlike in-person or video therapy, you will talk to your counselor exclusively through our secure messenger, where you can exchange text messages and share media files.
Chat therapy has the advantage of being a lot more convenient as it is asynchronous. You don’t have to schedule a specific time for a session. Instead, you can message your counselor whenever a thought occurs and get a reply during their business hours.
If you feel shy or anxious about starting therapy, text therapy can also be useful, as it lets you explore feelings at your own pace.
After you sign up and get matched with a counselor, you’ll have a secure and private room to chat and exchange media. Remember that while you’re free to send messages anytime, your counselor will respond during their business hours.
Text therapy can be incredibly effective for various mental health issues, from stress and anxiety to relationship problems. The text-based format allows for thoughtful expression and makes it easy to spell out some difficult things to say out loud.
However, it’s essential to note that text therapy might not be suitable for severe mental health conditions or emergency situations, where a stronger bond with a counselor – offered by video therapy – can help.
Text therapy offers several unique advantages. Here are just a few:
- Convenience: No need to commute to a therapist’s office.
- Anonymity: Some people find it easier to open up when there’s a screen between them and their therapist.
- Flexibility: Text whenever you like. You’re not confined to a specific appointment time.
Cost-effectiveness: Often, text therapy is more cost-effective than traditional in-person sessions.
The cost of text therapy can vary depending on your chosen subscription plan. We offer several different packages to meet your needs. The messaging-only plan starts at $49.50 per week for the first month of therapy.
If you want to go beyond text therapy, we offer a more traditional form – live video therapy. Each plan comes with a set number of monthly video sessions with an option to always buy extra sessions anytime you need.
The best part is that all video plans also come with unlimited texting. So you get to explore both options and see which suits you best.
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