Oren Frank Hires Neil Leibowitz to Expand Talkspace
Talkspace is a company that offers online therapy options for people suffering from mental illness. The founder, Oren Frank, believes that it is a valuable way for people who could not normally access treatment to access professional care. The company has recently hired Neil Leibowitz. He was formerly the senior medical director for UnitedHealth. Leibowitz is also being brought on to possibly supervise an IPO in the future.
Oren Frank is also the CEO, and the company has already served over 1 million patients since it began in 2013. The addition of Neil Leibowitz will allow Talkspace to broaden the care it can offer. Neil Leibowitz will focus on bringing on more corporate clients. They already have a relationship with Magellan Health. Companies should be more interested in the help offered by Talkspace, as more and more employees are suffering from depression and anxiety. Find out more about at Oren Frank at Huffpost.
Oren Frank wants Talkspace to be able to offer prescription medication to go along with the highly trained therapists they employ. Leibowitz and Frank have yet to decide the exact way that prescription medications will be prescribed.
Frank has recently tweeted about Talkspace’s partnership with swimmer Michael Phelps. Phelps is a spokesman for the company, and he sat down for an open and honest interview with Frank. Talkspace deals with a variety of conditions, and Frank has posted information about OCD. Talkspace noticed a big increase in people using their service after the election, and Frank uses Twitter to discuss a range of topics including the state of healthcare and politics.
Oren Franks sees that one of the great parts of Talkspace is the community of people that use it. They share information on blogs, and they offer advice and support for people going through painful mental health issues. It is possible to talk to therapists through the Talkspace app, text, or video chats.