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About

What is WithIntent?
WithIntent is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Brooklyn, New York that seeks to help make therapy services more accessible to youth in underserved communities by removing the financial barrier. 
What do you mean by underserved/underpriviledged youth?
We define underserved as disadvantaged with regard to health services because of inability to pay, inability to access care, or other disparities for reasons of race, religion, language group or social status. See the Eligibility FAQ’s for how this definition informs our eligibility requirements.
How are you funded?
We are a 100% donor-funded organization.

Sponsorship

How does it work?
If you’re an eligible high school junior or senior you can apply for free online counseling services through our application. If selected, we will pay for you to receive three months of therapy through Talkspace, the online therapy platform. Once selected, you will sign up for Talkspace and we will provide you with a voucher code to pay for three months of counseling.
Who is eligible?
See our eligibility here ︎︎︎
When can I apply for free counseling services?
We accept applications on a rolling basis and grant sponsorships each Spring and Fall term.
  1. Spring Term: Apply January 1st – 31st;
    Start therapy March through May
  2. Fall Term: Apply September 1st – 30th;
    Start therapy November through January
How long is the sponsorship?
Three months.

Therapy Provider

What is Talkspace?
Talkspace is an online therapy company that offers confidential therapy with a network of licensed therapists. Talkspace has therapists that specialize in therapy for ages 13-17, including therapists specialized in counseling ages 13-17 that are part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
How does Talkspace work?
You will answer a few questions to get started. Talkspace will then provide a selection of recommended therapists for you to choose from. Once you choose your therapist, you can start messaging your therapist via Talkspace’s secure and confidential online platform.
How do I communicate with my therapist?
You choose! You can do weekly video calls and/or send your therapist unlimited text, video, picture and audio messages 5 days a week via web browser or Talkspace’s mobile app." And all your communication is confidential.
What if I don’t like my therapist?
You can change them! This is a relationship built on trust, respect and mutual understanding. If it isn’t a match, choose a new one.

Application

Do I need my parent or legal guardian’s permission to apply? To receive services?
You don’t need your parent or legal guardian’s persmission to apply for the sponsorship but you will need their approval to receive therapy services from Talkspace.
Can I reapply if I’m not selected?
Yes, absolutely!
Can I reapply if I am selected and receive the sponsorship?
At this time, we’re only able to provide a one-time sponsorship. 

Additional Support

What if I need immediate help?
See Emergency Resources via Talkspace.

Donations

Is my donation tax-free?
Yes, WithIntent is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
What does my donation cover?
Three months of online therapy services for awarded students and the minimal administration costs of operating WithIntent.
Can I set up recurring donations?
Yes! To set up reoccuring giving through PayPal follow this link and check the box next to “Make this a monthly donation” and you’re all set.

How do I get involved?
For the time being we’re supported most by donations and word of mouth. If you’re interested in being more involved, contact us about volunteering to be a brand ambassador. In the mean time, spread the word about us via Instagram and Twitter.
WithIntent Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization proudly based in Brooklyn, New York.


WithIntent Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization proudly based in Brooklyn, New York.