Rethink My Therapy was founded in New Jersey in 2018 by Connor Galic. Despite being a young platform, it is already positioning itself to rival major online therapy sites like Betterhelp and Talkspace by offering affordable, online therapy sessions nationwide as well as psychiatry and medication management services.
Rethink My Therapy is HIPAA compliant and all of its therapists and psychiatrists are fully licensed to practice in state. Their therapists are all qualified professionals (no ‘life coaches’) and are fully trained in most modern therapy techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychoanalysis and Mindfulness.
|U.S Based Company||Yes|
|Number of Licensed Therapists||120|
|Therapy Modes||Video Call and Telephone Only|
|Available Treatments||Private Therapy, Couples, Family and Psychiatric Care.|
|Average Price||$99 Per Month|
|Sign Up Time||Instant|
|Response Time||May Take Up To 7 Days to Get an Appointment|
|Customer Reviews||82% positive|
|Our Editorial Rating||4 Stars|
|Current Promotion||7 Days Free Trial|
New patients of Rethink My Therapy must initially complete the sign up process via the website or mobile app. The sign up process simply consists of selecting the desired subscription plan, and answering some basic questions about current mental wellbeing and goals for therapy.
Unlike with most other online therapy platforms we review, this information is not used to “match” patients with a therapist and once a patient’s account is verified, they are free to browse all therapist profiles and choose a preferred one for themselves.
Whilse we appreciated the total freedom to choose their own therapist, some users commented that they would actually have welcomed some assistance in identifying a suitable one. Also, the reality is that popular therapists may sometimes be unavailable to new patients. Finally, patients can only actually work with a therapist who is licensed to practice in the state where they are resident. Keep in mind you can’t view therapist profiles before you choose a subscription plan and pay.
After choosing a therapist, a session is booked in and conducted via secure video call through the Rethink My Therapy app or web portal. Patients are entitled to one therapy session per week but can message their therapist or psychiatrist at any time via the messaging service. Most therapists on Rethink My Therapy will use common talking therapies techniques such as psychoanalysis, CBT or mindfulness; ultimately this depends on the therapist and on the needs of the patient.
If at any time a patient wishes to change therapist, then they can contact customer support through the platform and this can be arranged.
Finally, in what could be a very interesting advancement, Rethink My Therapy is also in the process of developing some interactive learning resources along with webinars and a community forum. These extras will only be available with the Family and Children subscription package and whilst there is no definite launch date as of January 2022, the site states that this is ‘coming soon’.
The Rethink My Therapy price structure is both refreshingly simple, and affordable. There are 3 plans available which break down as follows;
Psychiatry and medication management services are included in all packages whereas most other providers charge an additional premium for such services.
Rethink My Therapy work with a large number of therapists and psychiatrists. They are able to treat conditions including;
As well as being able to offer talking therapies for common mental health problems such as stress and anxiety, Rethink My Therapy is also able to offer psychiatry for more acute conditions such as bi polar disorder for example. Unlike most other teletherapy providers, they offer this all under the same, simple and affordable subscription plan.
Rethink My Therapy also stands out in the couples therapy and children therapy categories as it offers the option of scheduling joint therapy sessions or individual sessions for those who have signed up for the couples or family package.
Rethink My Therapy operates on a similar basis to Betterhelp and Talkspace – 2 of the best established online therapy providers in the world today. All 3 offer affordable subscription packages that entitle patients to weekly therapy sessions.
That said, one advantage that Talkspace and Betterhelp offer is the 24/7 chat support function. Patients can log in to the app anytime of day or night and get instant text support from a support worker (note that the chat function is rarely staffed by actually therapists though). While Rethink My Therapy does allow users to message their therapist anytime they want, they will have to wait for a reply.
Note that both Betterhelp and Talkspace are more established platforms than Rethink My Therapy and some patients may perhaps feel more comfortable using a trusted name. If you want more information on these 2 providers and how they compare to one another then read our Betterhelp Vs Talkspace review and comparison which goes into more detail.
In terms of price, a Talkspace package ranges from $260 – $400 per month and Betterhelps packages range from $60 – $90 per week. Overall, Rethink My Therapy is probably the better value.