Talkspace an Online therapy startup that was founded in 2012 by Oren Frank has brought on board Neil Leibowitz who before his appointment was a chief medical officer at UnitedHealth. Leibowitz joins Talkspace at a time when the firm is focusing on selling its products to employers, and it’s about to go public by offering an IPO.
Talkspace as an online therapy platform provides its clients with therapy inform of video chats and charges 79 dollars per week for online talk therapy and an additional 49 dollars for messaging therapy services. The firm boasts of having gained more than one million users in just after five years of its operations. According to the firm’s, CEO Oren Frank Talkspace generates millions of dollars in revenue.
The move to bring on board Leibowitz is of great significance to Talkspace as it will become now possible for Talkspace physicians to be able to make prescriptions to patients on a need basis. However, the Talkspace psychiatrists who comprise of independent consultants will only be able to make prescriptions via video according to the federal laws. View Oren Frank’s profile at linkedin.
Mental health is becoming an issue of grave concern especially to employers as most of the employees are increasingly getting affected by depression and anxiety that negatively affects work productivity. Talkspace is capitalizing on that, and as a result, they are focusing more on selling their products to employers.
Oren Frank is also actively involved the social media platform and has an active twitter account @orenfrank. Frank uses his tweeter account to market Talkspace product and services. Besides, Frank uses the Twitter platform to raise awareness to the public on mental health issues.
Talkspace is a private for-profit online therapy firm that was co-founded in the year 2012 by Oren Frank. Oren Frank serves as the firm CEO. The firm was established with the aim of providing accessible and affordable psychotherapy services to millions of people globally.