CEO & Co-Founder
After surviving a sexual assault in my early teen years, I battled with anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. I was struggling, and my family knew I needed help. But finding it wasn't easy. The search for the right treatment program felt impossible. But finally, I found hope.
I spent months at an inpatient facility with other teens who were also dealing with trauma, and received personalized support, multiple times per week from loving professionals. Once I successfully completed treatment, I knew I had rediscovered the fire that I had lost for so long—a fire that inspired me to work relentlessly to provide the same hope to as many other people as possible. My recovery gave me my voice back.
I spent the next decade working in the behavioral health field, continuing to learn and cement my belief in the possibility of virtual and equitable access to effective, affordable, and compassionate mental healthcare. I wanted people everywhere to know that healing is possible. That's why I co-founded Charlie Health. The vision is simple: better care, from anywhere, for the best results.
Only 63% of U.S. counties have mental health facilities for young people in crisis
The number of people in need of care vs. available providers
Of Charlie Health clients are matched with a provider