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Oren Frank: Investing in Mental Health

Talkspace is a young company that offers online therapy based in New York City. Oren Frank co-founded the company in 2012. Treatment on this platform is being provided by trained, qualified, and certified therapists. With over five years in business, Talkspace has grown to 1 million paying therapy clients and generating revenue of millions of dollars.

Talkspace was inspired by the positive results Oren and his wife received after couples’ therapy. It was then that they felt the need to extend the benefits to those who may need it. Before Co-Founding the company, Oren used to work as a senior marketing and advertising executive for McCann Erickson WorldWide. For Oren, TalkSpace is redemption and repentance for his sins in the advertisement world.

Talkspace has made it possible for many people to be able to access therapy without being limited by finances or inaccessibility. According to Oren Frank, therapy is essential to him and his wife: This prompted his wife to abandon her career as a software developer and went to study psychology. Watch Oren Frank on Youtube to learn more.

Oren is a believer in a women-led world, which he describes as a better world. He believes that women can do well in areas that men have so far failed, attributing this to their advanced level of thinking and doing things. As an entrepreneur, he believes that moderation is the key to productivity. Being able to balance work and other personal interests brings happiness and boosts productivity, which leads to better decision making.

The CEO views Social Media as a destructive tool to mental health, used to distribute hate. He advises people to spend less time on social media to help maintain their mental health. With million-plus users on the therapy platform, it shows that many people have taken an interest in mental health.

As a voracious reader and successful entrepreneur, he recommends Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. According to him, the book offers an insight into information processing and decision making, the critical tools in entrepreneurship.

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/profiles/people/20333655-oren-frank