County offers virtual therapy to individuals on probation

County to offer virtual therapy to individuals on probation
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The Contra Costa County Probation Department has announced a first-of-its-kind partnership with Talkspace to provide free virtual therapy to individuals who are on probation.

The new offering, set to launch Wednesday, “will allow clients under probation supervision to engage in therapy with a dedicated provider, matched based on individual needs,” according to County officials.

“Additionally, clients and eligible family members will have round-the-clock, confidential access to a robust catalog of self-guided classes and resources via Talkspace Self-Guided that address a variety of topics related to mental health and wellness,” officials said.

Services are available in 32 languages for adults and adolescents and can be accessed via their secure, HIPAA-compliant online platform and mobile application.

“We know that many of our clients are struggling with a variety of emotional and mental health concerns,” stated Chief Probation Officer Esa Ehmen-Krause. “The partnership with Talkspace allows us to create a pathway to wellness for those we serve, and access services in a convenient manner.”