County offers virtual therapy to individuals on probation


By Mike Aldax in the Richmond Standard

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.

“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.”