Technology is transforming how we access mental health care and wellness services. With the rise of telehealth, mobile apps, and wearables, patients can now receive care anywhere, anytime. This is especially beneficial for those who live in rural areas or who have limited access to healthcare providers. In addition, technology can help patients track their progress and see results over time.
The use of technology in mental health care has been shown to improve outcomes. A recent study showed that patients who used a digital behavioral health intervention saw a significant reduction in symptoms of anxiety and depression. Patients who used the app also reported increased satisfaction with their care.
Technology is changing the way we think about mental health care. We no longer have to wait weeks or months to see a therapist. We can get started on our journey to recovery today with the help of technology.
Luckily, the transformation of care is far-reaching. Let’s explore our list of top mental health and wellness startups to watch.
Cerebral is on a mission to transform access to high-quality mental health care.
What they do: Cerebral is a telemedicine company providing patients with mental health counseling, treatments, and services. The company experienced massive growth at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, fueled by increased demand for virtual services, becoming the world’s largest online mental healthcare provider.
Full-time headcount: 1,250 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2020
Most common job titles: Clinical Instructor, Nurse Practitioner, Clinic Manager | Largest job functions: Healthcare Services, Human Resources, Research
Gender-affirming hormone therapy from your phone.
What they do: Plume is a digital health company that offers gender-affirming hormone therapy for the transgender community all from the comfort of a smartphone. Its membership program provides patients virtual consultations with doctors, lab orders, support groups, and more.
Full-time headcount: 85 | Headquarters: Denver | Year founded: 2019
Most common job titles: Patient Services Director, Social Services Coordinator | Largest job functions: Community and Social Services, Healthcare Services, Operations |
Redefining workforce mental health.
What they do: Lyra is a mental health platform connecting businesses’ employees with care options, both virtually and in person. The company, founded by a former Facebook CFO and medical experts, has raised over $900M in funding from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Salesforce, and Fidelity.
Full-time headcount: 2,000 | Headquarters: Burlingame, Calif. | Year founded: 2015
Most common job titles: Health Coach, Strategic Partnerships, Software Engineer | Largest job functions: Healthcare Services, Business Development, Engineering
Eliminating Every Barrier to Mental Health
What they do: Spring Health combines machine learning and the expertise of clinicians to help employers offer personalized mental health services to their employees. It has a team of scientific advisors guiding its approach to care and has had over 30 peer-reviewed papers on its treatment methods and outcomes published in medical journals.
Full-time headcount: 600 | Headquarters: New York City | Year founded: 2016
Most common job titles: Software Engineer, Social Services Coordinator, Mental Health Counselor | Largest job functions: Healthcare Services, Engineering, Human Resources
Comprehensive back and joint programs in the palm of your hand.
What they do: Hinge Health — which reached a $6.2B valuation in 2021 — combines wearables, video technology, physical therapy, and medicine to address users’ musculoskeletal aches and pains. In 2021, Hinge Health acquired a computer vision company, WrnchAI, and a pain-focused medical technology firm to further bolster its offerings.
Full-time headcount: 1,200 | Headquarters: San Francisco | Year founded: 2015
Most common job titles: Health Coach, Software Engineer, Physical Therapist | Largest job functions: Healthcare Services, Engineering, Human Resources
Opening the door to fertility care for every employee, everywhere.
What they do: The growing demand for employee fertility benefits is pushing companies to provide more resources to help navigate the paths to parenthood. Carrot Fertility provides that service — and has also added benefits for menopause and low testosterone services to its platform in an effort to destigmatize fertility care for professionals of all ages.
Full-time headcount: 335 | Headquarters: Remote | Year founded: 2016 | Most common job titles: Customer Experience Manager, Software Engineer, Business Development Representative | Largest job functions: Sales, Customer Success, and Support, Operations |
This list is informed by LinkedIn Top Startups 2022: The 50 U.S. companies on the rise.
Published on September 28, 2022.