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Therapy — and mental health care in general — is often a luxury for many people, even though it shouldn’t be. So if a service offered you the benefit of speaking to a supposedly trained stranger, while boasting a lower cost than some hourlong sessions, and provided it at your fingertips, it would seem like a no-brainer, right?
On this episode of the Dispatch, I chat with Outline staff writer Paris Martineau, who interviewed people who use text message-based therapy apps. Are they worth your money? Is what they market what they actually deliver?
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