Oren Frank spent the first several years of his career in the marketing and advertising industry. It was something he did well at but pretty much regrets. Born in Tel Aviv, Israel, he attended Leicester Polytechnic in England and then started working for the advertising firm EMEA in London. This led to C-Level positions at McCann Erickson Worldgroup and MRM Worldwide before deciding he had enough of marketing things.
Along with his wife and some business partners, Oren Frank decided to pay for his sin of working in the marketing and advertising industry by helping people’s mental health. Oren and Roni Frank had couples therapy to get through some issues. They were both blown away by how well this worked for them. They thought about how fortunate they were, though, to be able to afford therapy and take time out of their busy schedules for it. For more information, be sure to follow Oren Frank on social media including his Twitter page.
Realizing not everyone is so lucky, they decided to create a business that would make getting mental health therapy accessible and affordable for everyone that wanted it. This resulted in Talkspace, an app that people can use to easily and affordably develop a relationship with a licensed therapist to help them through whatever issues they face.
Recognizing how important mental health is, Oren Frank takes it seriously about how Talkspace helps people. He had a family member and a close friend die by suicide himself. The entire Talkspace family was affected when one of their prominent models, Marija Ćurčić, committed suicide. She had been featured in some of Talkspace’s marketing materials so news of her death was a difficult thing to process.
Oren Frank says that providing a way for people to access mental health services has become his life’s work. He hopes that anyone that needs a therapist will avail themselves of one whether it is through Talkspace or any other avenue they think could help them best.
Therapy has changed immensely, and those who are therapists are also beginning to see that things should change in how they conduct therapy for their patients. There is now a new spin on a traditional methodology. Talk therapy can now be brought to the individual in the form of an app known as Talkspace.
The founder of Talkspace, Oren Frank, is now one of the most sought after therapists and CEO’s of our time. His therapy app is deemed innovative, and his approach to therapy as a whole is open and welcoming. Deemed as the first online therapy startup, he had numerous challenges. However, he was determined to overcome. One of his most recent moves to round out the setup of Talkspace, was to bring a Chief Medical Officer on board.
This addition was more than making it more compliant. Bringing a Chief Medical Officer on board would allow therapists working with Talkspace to prescribe medications when needed. If you were to look at the firm from a business standpoint, you can easily see that with more than 1 million active users, it was vital to add this component to Talkspace.
Oren Frank has been focused on building this app up to make it a strong tool in the counseling space. This is because there has been such a stigma attached to anything pertaining to psychology and the need to talk to someone. Depression has always been associated with weakness in the American culture, but the ability to get help makes it easier for those who desire talk therapy and need to access it faster.
Neil Leibowitz, the new Chief Medical Officer hired by Frank Oren, was previously employed by United Health as the senior medical director. There are various plans available for purchase through the Talkspace app to meet the needs of those who desire to take advantage of the app.
Users are now able to use a messaging feature, as well as a video chat feature to speak directly with their licensed mental healthcare professional.
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