We know that online mental health therapy access has exploded over the past two years, and increasingly so have other kinds of therapy. As a parent with a child in therapy (and a toddler who naps during the day), I know that just getting to the office every week can be a big obstacle for so many families. Which is why I was excited to discover Expressable, an online platform offering speech therapy for kids and adults.
Beyond speech therapy for challenges like lisps, stuttering and speech delays, Expressable also offers other services we don’t see all the time. There’s reading help, autism therapy, gender-affirming voice training, even accent modification for folks who have a hard time being understood — all remotely.
So, is it worth checking into? Here’s what I found.
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My first question was of course whether or not Expressable accepts health insurance. The answer: no, unfortunately they don’t right now. However they do seem to keep speech therapy more affordable than any in-person options I’ve found, so that you may be willing to bypass insurance anyway.
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The initial consultation is free, so you can be sure it’s right for you first. after that, sessions cost $59 a week, or $118 for two sessions a week, but that fee includes support beyond the actual session, like the ability to text your therapist if you have any needs.
I also was glad to see that Expressable therapists are available on weekends and evenings, because it can be tough when a therapist only has 10:30 AM or 3PM available and you know, there’s school and work to get in the way of that.
I’d definitely keep an eye on the service; they seem to be adding more services all the time. That’s good news, because the pandemic (not to mention traffic, ugh) doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
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