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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

Therapy at your own pace:

No need to wait for an appointment.

Accessible anywhere:

Get help anywhere you are, as long as you have your phone.

Cost-effective:

No per-session pricing, just a flat monthly fee for unlimited texting.

Resource-rich platform:

Easy-to-follow tips and exercises to boost your mental well-being.

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

Cost-effective:
One flat fee, unlimited messaging.
Anytime, anywhere:
Therapy fits into your schedule.
Time to reflect:
Get back to messages anytime for deeper exploration.
Writing as therapy:
The act of writing can itself be therapeutic.
Cost-effective:
One flat fee, unlimited messaging.
Anytime, anywhere:
Therapy fits into your schedule.
Time to reflect:
Get back to messages anytime for deeper exploration.
Writing as therapy:
The act of writing can itself be therapeutic.

Getting started is a text away

Step-by-step guide:

Complete a brief
survey

Pick your
plan

Get matched
in an hour

Start
texting

Improve, one text
at a time

Experience Calmerry care, one message at a time

What do I get?

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.

Why chat therapy works
  • 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.

How we approach therapy

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

At Calmerry, we're on a mission to make therapy accessible to everyone. We're nurturing your mental health through confidential one-on-one text and video sessions.

 

In-
office
Provided by licenced therapists
Daily mental support
Flexible scheduling
Advanced client-counselor matching
Low-cost therapy
Video sessions
Digital worksheets
No commute time

Why choose Calmerry

I've made a commitment this year to…
I've made a commitment this year to become the better me. And, as part of that commitment, I decided to try out therapy for the first time. Honestly? I am a bit skeptical when people online talk about something so much, always feels like it's just hype and too good to be true. But therapy, and calmery specificaly, exceeded all my expectations! It's very fun and simple to use, I can chat and zoom with my therapist and there are also a lot of things I can do between the sessions! The way to track progress is a fun thing, almost like Duolingo streaks lol! I don't have much to compare to, but Calmery has been a great and easy experience for a newcomer into therapy.
Freddie Gilbert
Last few months have been really tough…
Last few months have been really tough to the point where I started feeling like I’m going to have a heart attack. The good news is that I’m physically healthy. The bad one is that it seems like I have a serious case of anxiety that I need to work on. I’ve never been to therapy before, so decided that online would be a nice middlepoint, that won’t take as much of time. Reviews and pricing pointed me into Calmerry’s direction, and I’m liking what I see so far. Matching process has been good, they’ve found me a therapist that specializes in anxiety. Had only one video session so far but video and chat combo really makes me feel like my therapist is always there for me.
Jonathan Lane
Great Customer Service
Upon deciding that online therapy was not the right fit for me, I contacted customer support, and the customer service team was very helpful and responsive. They offered many options and were very understanding of my situation.
EC
Pros: helpful professionals - Cons: app issues and time difference difficulties
The professionals are very helpful however I do think that app issues and time difference can hinder the process. One app issue I had was I would receive a notification that I received a message one minute ago (from my phone notifications) but when I would go to the app, it would actually be from 30 minutes ago. Receiving notifications 30 minutes late can add up to when professionals are available 5 hours per day, five days out of the week. Also, for any new people I would advise making sure you talk with a professional in your time zone. Personally, having a four hour time difference was difficult for me.
Nicole
Great and easy to use customer service!!
I found Calmerry very helpful, engaging, and easy to use. A friend of mine suggested Calmerry and I honestly claim that it is a great Therapy service website for all those who seek online therapy sessions. The customer service has been great. I got all my emails and requests responded to on time and without any issue. My counselor is a great person, very kind, and supportive. I will definitely use Calmerry in the future and I highly suggest it to my friends and anyone. Thank you all for your service!!
Ali
Customer service was perfect
Customer service was perfect, they responded to each of my email within minutes and we got a small issue resolved in less than an hour. Very kind and welcoming, its always a pleasure speaking with the helpful people at Calmerry.
Krys
Sometimes a new therapist is all it takes
To give a quick overview, I am doing great, but the beginning of my journey was not so. The opportunity to change therapists was what saved the experience for me!My first therapist seemed uninterested and basically just sympathized with my hurt and did not give any sort of feedback for improving. When I spoke about the hardships within my relationship, he was quick to advice that I leave even if it hurts.. no feedback on why my mindset was this way, how to think straight nor how to cope with my feelings, I felt more defeated/judged when he started giving me a sermon as soon as he heard that I was religious as I was explaining my upbringing without me asking for religious advice. He verbalized that my depression was a spiritual war within me and that I was living in sin and therefore the enemy was attacking me… at was at a loss and in an even worse spot.I was on the verge of canceling when I was offered a change of therapist which completely changed the course of my journey. Natalia was attentive to my struggles, took time to listen and explain many new concepts to help me understand where my difficulties and thoughts where stemming from, I learned things about myself that I did not even realize were there since my childhood and how detrimental they have been within my life relationships! She created a concrete plan and followed up with me consistently throughout the whole time. I felt cared for, acknowledged, supported even when it was difficult for me to accept certain realities within me that I needed to change, and most importantly more confident/guided with the resources to improve as a person through this new understanding. I highly admire Natalia’s genuineness, integrity, and dedication to each meeting. I could see she was taking the time to read, understand every conversation through the feedback she gave. I really have no words but gratitude!
Melissa
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Plans for modern you

Messaging
$49.50 $57.00
per week, billed monthly

Message to your counselor anytime

  • Unlimited text messaging
Messaging + 1 Live Video
$61.75 $74.50
per week, billed monthly

Explore everything we offer

  • Unlimited text messaging
  • One monthly 30-minute session
Messaging + 4 Live Video
$73.75 $90.00
per week, billed monthly

The best choice for complete support

  • Unlimited text messaging
  • Four monthly 30-minute sessions
Licensed counselor responds 5 days/week
Free reflection tooIs
Personalized therapy plan
Free counselor switching
You can cancel your subscription any time if therapy on Calmerry doesn’t work for you.
We do not accept insurance. We can provide a receipt which you can use for reimbursement from your insurance provider.

Frequently asked questions

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

For more information, please visit our FAQ

Text “hi” to a happier you!