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All-You-Can-Text Therapy Services
The Wall Street Journal

In an age of on-demand movies and car-hailing apps, traditional therapy can feel so 1985. I grew up around therapy—my father had a private practice—and counselors have helped me through a couple of big life events. The problem is, I don’t lead a lifestyle that allows me to visit a therapist’s office. With meetings scheduled for various time zones and a busy travel schedule, it’s impossible for me to make a weekly commitment.
 

But like so many things in this digital age, there is a digital solution. A new breed of online-therapy services offers flat-rate plans that allow you to text-chat with a licensed, accredited therapist as much as you like. You can access these services from a Web browser on your computer or smartphone, just as you would an instant-message session on Google or Facebook. The services encrypt your exchanges to ensure that your innermost thoughts remain private. Conveniently, however, your conversations are archived, with your entire session history available on a single page.

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