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Christy Paul – Talk Space

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# Episode 147


In Episode #147 with Christy Paul of [Talk Space](, an online platform for therapy. During the final pre-Live Event episode, Ari and Christy talk about unfair stigmas, the benefits of therapy in the digital space and the future of mental health.

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**Time Stamped Show Notes:**

– 26:36 – Introduction of Christy Paul of Talk Space

– 27:02 – What [Talk Space]( is

– 27:50 – Christy describes her specific role

– 28:45 – Therapy has a really unfair stigma in our society

– 29:38 – When the story has to be written, there is a great-deal of self-checking

– 30:45 – Writing down the story also allows for personal and tangible progression tracking

– 33:10 – Visiting a therapist in-person can be really, really frustrating, particularly when there are weeks between conversations

– 35:20 – Sometimes therapy is most-beneficial when it is asynchronous

– 35:58 – Properly processing feedback from a therapist is exceedingly challenging when constricted to the timeline of a single 45-minute meeting

– 37:21 – From the therapist point of view, this is a very exciting new way to dynamically engage with clients from all over the world

– 39:25 – A lot of people seeking counselling on Talk Space are doing so because they are embarrassed or nervous to go into face-to-face therapy

– 41:45 – Wherever Christy is, she can converse with her clients and help them as it’s needed

– 42:40 – Compared to regular therapy, Talk Space is incredibly cost-effective

– 43:40 – The monthly Talk Space subscriptions cost $99

– 45:30 – Members of Talk Space need to be at least 18 years old

– 47:59 – Christy’s _Top 3 Tips for Being More Effective_:

– 48:32 – Recognize what your purpose is and live it out

– 49:02 – We are a culture of “me” and if you live your live only trying to serve yourself you will be unhappy

– 50:35 – No matter the circumstances, find a way to be happy

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**7 Key Points:**

  1. Bad things happen to everyone—Find a way to be happy and move forward.
  2. Therapy can be an intimidating experience, particularly when it is a face-to-face encounter—Digital platforms (like Talk Space) can help patients be more open and forthcoming.
  3. Compartmentalizing mental health can be really counter-productive.
  4. Therapy and counseling have brutally unfair stigmas in our societ —

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