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January 18, 2022

Two Chairs Among First Direct-to-Consumer Mental Health Startups with APA Sponsorship

Written by
Colleen Marshall
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Updated on
July 25, 2023

Two Chairs is dedicated to making exceptional mental health care accessible to all, and that starts with empowering clinicians to do their best work by making their personal well-being and opportunities to grow and connect a priority.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Two Chairs is one of the first direct-to-consumer mental health startups to receive sponsorship from the American Psychological Association (APA)*. This means the APA recognizes that Two Chairs stays at the forefront of cutting-edge psychology research and regularly trains our therapists to apply it with their clients immediately — putting us alongside institutions like Harvard Medical School, Yale School of Medicine, and the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry. 

As we continue to grow, we’re proud of our investments in our clinicians’ experience and professional development, because the best way to provide high-quality mental health care is to take care of the people who do the caretaking. 

What This Means for Clinicians

When you become a clinician at Two Chairs, you get built-in access to the most recent mental health research and learning opportunities to earn Continuing Education (CE) credits — and you’ll be able to apply what you learn with your clients right away. 

Continuing Education to maintain your license will no longer need to be something that’s entirely on your shoulders. In fact, we expect our clinicians to take advantage of professional development opportunities, including our clinician development session program. 

The program is designed to meet best-in-class learning standards set forth by the APA. Every month, we bring in expert speakers to lead sessions on topics you might not have learned in grad school — topics like: 

  • Understanding Asian-American immigrant families
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Culturally sensitive care for the LGBTQIA community
  • Motivational interviewing

Not only will you learn from highly regarded experts about the most cutting-edge research out there and receive CE credits, you will also walk away knowing how to apply what you learned in sessions with your clients the very next day. 

“Our clinical professional development sessions have been a critical tool in keeping us mindful and aware of what's currently going on in the world and of daily issues clients and clinicians alike may face outside of the therapy room,” says Two Chairs Clinician and Clinical Program Manager Tina Greene, LCSW. “To do so, we regularly gather feedback from our clinicians on what topics they would like to see in future sessions and collaborate with our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion task force. The information we learn not only helps us further develop our clinical practice, but also helps us fulfill our purpose and responsibility of honoring community and client diversity.” 

What This Means for the Client Experience

We want every client to walk into therapy with Two Chairs feeling confident that they’re receiving best-in-class care, and that’s what APA sponsorship helps us uphold with our programming. 

Someone in need of therapy shouldn’t have to worry whether or not their therapist is staying up-to-date on the latest research. They should know that they’re getting care from a holistic, fully rounded therapist who stays on top of cutting-edge research and can take their new learnings directly to practice. 

“We’re honored to be one of the first direct-to-consumer mental health startups to receive sponsorship from the American Psychological Association,” says Two Chairs CEO Alex Katz. “We care deeply about investing in our clinicians’ experience and dedicating time and resources to their growth to ensure high quality of care, and we look forward to growing our programming and further expanding our ability to provide exceptional mental health care for all.”

We’re excited to keep innovating in our clinician practice and continue building out clinician development content that creates extraordinary experiences for clinicians and clients alike. 

If you’re a clinician interested in practicing with Two Chairs, check out our open positions. If you’re a healthcare provider and want to refer your patients to us, fill out our online referral form. And if you’re interested in starting therapy with us, learn how you can get started.

*Two Chairs is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Two Chairs maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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