Virtual therapy has grown more and more popular in recent years, even before the COVID-19 pandemic made going to a physical office feel unsafe. Therapy apps like Talkspace and BetterHelp have made it possible to get counseling from the comfort of your own home, on your schedule, whether you communicate with your therapist through text-based messaging, phone, or video.
However, choosing the right app for you can feel overwhelming. You have to consider factors like affordability and more closely explore the features of each app to make sure they’re meeting your needs. To help get you started, we’ve rounded up seven of the best therapy apps on the market, all of which offer the option to talk face to face with a licensed therapist, if you choose. It’s the next-best thing to seeing someone in person.