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About Us

Everyone has bumps along the road of life, but our busy lives sometimes make it difficult to get the help we sometimes need. Too often we internalize our problems, bottle them up, don’t deal with them until something happens, or we have that awakening moment. That’s when you need to “Start Talking”, we’re listening and we care.

Our Providers

Our providers are licensed professionals with years of experience. Choose a counselor, psychiatrist or life coach that fits your needs, download our app and press the Start Talking button anytime, anywhere at your convenience.

Easier, Secure Messaging

Send and receive messages with your provider, or schedule a one-on-one video conference. Some of our providers also offer group counselling video conference sessions held at regular times with participants from across the country.

Affordable

Our platform is secure, discreet, and affordable, so there’s no reason to keep your problems to yourself anymore. You deserve to be happy, Life Happens, Start Talking today.

Our services

We make communicating with your counsellor, coach or doctor easy, safe and secure.

Video Messaging

Easier than texting,
Just press the button and Start Talking

Video Conferencing

Secure, 1 on 1 live video
conferencing from your PC or SmartPhone

Discreet & Secure

Private, secure messaging
wherever you are, any time.

Free to Start

Get started, your first
message is free

You Deserve To Be Happy

Meet the team

Get help from our team of Professionals

Laura Houd

Laura Houd

MA, LPC

Laura provides support for those struggling with the many challenges of young adulthood. She has experience working with depression, anxiety, relationships, identity, substance use, and body image distress. Laura’s mission is to help clients reconnect with themselves and discover freedom through self-acceptance.

Danielle DeAngelis

Danielle DeAngelis

MS LPC

Danielle is a licensed professional counselor who primarily utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques to assist clients in learning new ways to understand and cope with symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, and parenting stress.

Cindy DaRugna

Cindy DaRugna

LPC, NCC, CEAP

Cindy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Coach who views her clients (individuals, couples, families) from a holistic perspective, tailoring the approach to each individual’s process of moving towards change and improvement in managing issues including, but not limited to, work/life stress, anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, grief, and trauma.

Kristy Schutt

Kristy Schutt

Therapist

Kristy specializes in working with adults to uncover blocking beliefs and destructive patterns which interfere with living one’s best life. She takes an integrative approach in therapy incorporating the body and mind, while helping you to reconnect to your innate wisdom. Her training is in somatic therapy, with specialization in trauma, depression, anxiety and addiction. Kristy’s belief is that it is through relationships that we heal, and that growth and sustainable change does happen within such relationships.

Jeri Strong

Jeri Strong

LMFT, LPC, EMDR Certified

Jeri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who uses an integrative approach by valuing individuality and diversity. She believes that we are all created for loving connections with others. By using an attachment and emotion focus in her work, she specializes in relationship concerns and reducing stress, anxiety, trauma symptoms. Jeri provides an authentic, warm, and nonjudgmental environment in which each individual can explore, grow and resolve issues.

Jean Becker-Sullivan

Jean Becker-Sullivan

M.A.

Jean Becker-Sullivan, M.A., is a Licensed Professional Counselor who believes that people can work through problems and become resilient. Jean helps clients recognize how stress and anxiety impact emotions, behavior, and the body. Jean teaches clients to view their situations from multiple perspectives and replace self-defeating thoughts with accurate thoughts. Jean also provides couples counseling using Gottman method, for the purpose of improving communication and growing in support for one another.

Kaitlin Boyd

Kaitlin Boyd

LCSW

Kaitlin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Yoga Teacher. She offers a holistic approach to therapy by incorporating evidence-based modalities with spiritual and mindfulness-based interventions. Her goal is to assist you in healing from emotional distress, finding your authentic self both individually and in relationship, and creating a lifestyle informed by your unique values. She views the client-therapist relationship as collaborative, in which you ultimately hold the answers to your own questions about how to heal and thrive.

AmberHoff

Amber Hoff

LCSW

Amber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She utilizes a varied approach tailored to the unique needs of each client incorporating evidence based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapy. She honors that the client is an expert on their life and that the healing process is a collaborative endeavor.

Heather Easter

Heather Easter

LCSW

Heather is a licensed clinical social worker with over fourteen years counseling experience. She specializes in working with young adults, young professionals, and individual adults who are navigating life stress and changes, relationship struggles, and those interested in self-growth. She works from a holistic approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Family Systems, Mindfulness-Based, and Interpersonal Therapy techniques. She is passionate about empowering clients to heal through strengthening their self-awareness and self-care practices.

Maggie Reynolds

Maggie Reynolds

LPC, LAC, CEAP

Maggie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addictions Counselor, as well as a Certified Employee Assistance Professional. Maggie utilizes an eclectic theoretical approach to counseling with evidence-based modalities such as cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapy with an emphasis on the therapeutic relationship. While Maggie works with a wide array of issues, she specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, and insomnia and has a particular passion for working with healthcare professionals (physicians, residents, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals). She has extensive training and experience in coaching and counseling around issues that often arise in the healthcare field such as burnout, compassion fatigue, imposter syndrome, and workplace conflict.

Lewis Headrick

Lewis Headrick

LCSW

Lewis became a licensed clinical social worker after surviving marriages, kids and careers. He uses coping skills and strategies based in traditional spiritual teachings, as well as research in neuropsychology. As a guide toward finding your own path, he offers insight and perspective on change, loss, healing and a life worth living.

Jessica Joiner

Jessica Joiner

LCSW, CACIII

Jessica has a Master's in Social Work (MSW) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as well as a Certified Addictions Counselor (CACIII). She has over a decade of extensive experience working with those afflicted with addiction, complex trauma, and co-occurring disorders. She works with individuals, both adult and adolescent, ranging in age from 15-70+. Her approach is individualized and holistic, drawing from her expertise in various modalities. She values the importance of human connection and relationship with others and sees it as a powerful vehicle for change. She considers it an honor to help others on their journey to achieving their best life through recovery, healing, and empowerment. She is passionate about social justice issues and advocates for human rights and equality.

Why choose us

Our Website and Apps make it easy for you to press a button and record a message, then send it to the best person to help you, or a counselor or life coach of your choosing.

Why to choose us

You may not be able to control when your problems get the best of you. You can't schedule everything in your life. Whenever life happens, pick up your phone or get online and "Start Talking".

StartTalking gives you online counseling and therapy at your convenience. Record a message, tell your problem to a compassionate, caring person who has the tools to help you get through your situation.

Everyone has bumps along the road of life. StartTalking is here to help.

Our providers are available through the camera of your smartphone, tablet or computer. So, whether you're in your car, at work, at home, it doesn't matter, your provider is just a click of a button away.

Get online, sign up and browse our provider network. Then, when you need it most, wherever you are, just Start Talking. It's that easy.

You are always in control over who is able to see your messages. Our network is secure and we comply with all HIPAA rules and regulations to ensure your privacy.

Our providers are available through the camera of your smartphone, tablet or computer allowing you to meet with your provider from the privacy of your own home.

Our communication platform makes it easy for both you and the provider to communicate, and consequently it saves time and money.

No need to take off work, drive to your provider's office and lie on a couch. Our providers offer plans and pricing that is surprisingly affordable.

There is no reason to keep your problems to yourself. You can feel better, you deserve to feel better!

Whether you need a life coach, a counselor, or a psychiatrist, we have a compassionate, helpful and effective providers that are just waiting to help.

If you add up all of the time that you've wasted worrying about your problems, is it really worth it? If you could solve your problems, or work through them, the change could not only help your financial situation, but maybe even save a relationship.

Send a message to one of our providers about the issues that are bothering you and start a conversation today. Make a positive change in your life, take the first step and just Start Talking.

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