Oren Frank, the CEO and Co-founder of Talkspace, was recently interviewed for the Ideamensch website. The interview revealed the thought process that led to the creation of one of the leading digital psychotherapy companies in the United States that prides itself on encouraging people to go to therapy at accessible prices. Many recognize the importance of mental health, especially in today’s crisis where more people than ever are suffering from mental health issues. Talkspace has more than one million clients.
Oren Frank wanted to create Talkspace when he recognized that technology should be used to benefit society and many people were in need of available mental healthcare without the stigma of therapy. The idea occurred when he and his wife were in couples therapy which he claims helped them resuscitate their failing marriage. His wife, fellow Talkspace Co-Founder Roni, studied psychology after going to therapy and they both went to therapy for years. They wanted to make the power of therapy available to more people, particularly those who need it.
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Oren Frank’s day always begins after 7 hours of sleep. He has discovered there is a direct correlation between well-being and healthy sleeping habits. He reads many books that are not directly related to his career to fuel his curiosity while also keeping his mind sharp. He also enjoys connecting with people because he believes that every business is really the business of people, especially those that are providing services to people.
Frank believes that the ideas require curation, cultivation, and even criticism to make the best possible products. One of the most difficult part of creating ideas is bringing it into the real world. It demands focus and discipline which is why so many businesses fail in the early years. He is also particularly excited by the rise of female leadership.
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