Talkspace-owned Lasting launches new ‘Parenting Guide’ app, its latest self-guided counseling service – TechCrunch

Lasting, which is owned by mobile therapy company Talkspace, has launched a new app for parents. The app, which is called Parenting Guide by Lasting, is designed to help parents become more confident in their approach to raising children. The company says the app gives parents and caregivers access to resources for raising healthy, resilient children. The app offers self-guided sessions and live lessons, as well as tools that help parents teach their children to regulate their emotions.

The app includes over 100 self-guided sessions and live therapist-led classes each week on topics including secure attachment, self-awareness, discipline, childhood anxiety, whining and complaining , listening to children, children and voluntary siblings. relationships. It also features over 30 mental health prompts designed to help parents practice self-care and emotional regulation. Additionally, the app includes a section that allows parents to record their thoughts and respond to prompts on certain topics.

It also includes features for parenting partners, such as a collaborative Q&A section that sparks conversations about parenting approaches. For example, you and your partner can answer a series of questions to gauge how the other person feels about their parenthood. If you and a partner disagree on something, the app will prompt you to work it out together. You can also see how many sessions your partner has completed.

Lasting says the parenting program was taken by more than 4,000 families in beta testing, and 79% said the app helped them parent more effectively.

“Today’s parents have an incredibly tough job to do,” Steven Dziedzic, founder and senior vice president of Talkspace’s Lasting said in a statement. “Before, raising children was the business of a whole community, and now many parents are doing everything on their own. By listening to our clients, we have learned that American families need the most help with parenting issues such as anxiety, sibling conflict, and emotional coaching. So we created an app that applies proven psychological approaches to help them.

The free version of the app includes four sessions. The app’s full content library is available for a monthly subscription starting at $29.99. Lasting Parenting Guide is available for download from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Talkspace acquired Lasting in November 2020 for an undisclosed amount and formed “Lasting from Talkspace”, which established Talkspace’s entry into self-guided applications. Lasting’s flagship therapeutic product, Lasting: Marriage and Couples, includes guided marriage counseling and sessions on conflict, communication, emotional connection and more. You can combine it with your partner’s application and perform exercises to reflect and decompress your thoughts. The company’s other offering, Sustainable: Mental Health, includes tools to better manage stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues. It also includes sessions on body image, burnout, boundaries and more.

Talkspace was launched in 2012 with a mission to make therapy accessible to as many people as possible. In 2019, the company announced the closing of a $50 million Series D funding round led by Revolution Growth. Existing investors, such as Norwest Venture Partners, Omura Capital, Spark Capital and Compound Ventures also participated in the round.

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