I can’t get away from ads for online therapy. Every YouTube video I watch harasses me to start my healing journey now. Every podcast I listen to pressures me to open up. I couldn’t even read about the situation in Gaza without BetterHelp telling me they’ve teamed up with the Israeli government to offer 6 months free therapy to those affected by the war!
They’re everywhere. BetterHelp wants me to try weekly video calls and texts with a therapist any time. Talkspace is desperate to give me mental health care from the comfort of my own device. There’s even been a rise in AI therapy bots recently like Wysa and Woebot, promising me a happiness buddy and a mental health ally. It’s an industry worth billions.
No, Not Everyone Needs Therapy