Oren Frank is Changing the Face of Mental Health Care in AmericaJuly 8, 2019 - Author: steph - No Comments
Oren Frank is an accomplished freelance writer having contributed to major news outlets like HuffPost, The Marker, and The New Yorker. Frank and his wife Roni created TalkSpace in 2012, an app that allows people to access mental health services for a fee. The idea came to them after they sought marriage counseling, and they realized how expensive and inaccessible, such therapies were to most people.
Access to mental health service is sparse and even nonexistent in some places. Even where it is accessible, it is often cost prohibitive to the everyday person. Talkspace was created to make therapy affordable and accessible to anyone who could access the internet. Even those without internet access at home could find a connection at their local library or cafe.
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According to Oren Frank, the app is reaching its intended audience. After a little more than five years, there are one million users and millions of dollars in revenue going through the app. With an eye on expansion, Frank recently hired Neil Leibowitz, an experienced medical director, to help him bring the app to more businesses which will, in turn, make it available to their employees. With the addition of Leibowitz, the doctors who provide the therapy on the app will now be able to prescribe medication to clients who they video chat with though this is still in the early planning stages.
The app has been successful so far. People are paying for the service, and even more importantly, they are using it regularly. With his drive and experience, there is little doubt that Oren Frank can take the company to the next level and make a considerable change in the lives of people all over the country who were unable to get treatment for mental health issues before the app.
Oren Frank is a native of Israel but now lives in New York where he serves as CEO of TalkSpace.