About Us

Our mission is to take the stress out of your therapist search.

Connecting with a therapist you trust in NYC can feel like a wild-goose chase, but it doesn't have to.

 

Our Story

Following her own challenging therapist search and working in outpatient clinics as a social worker for two years, Alyssa, our founder, realized that the amount of choices that exist online can keep people away from therapy. Knowing how therapists differ and what different psychotherapy jargon really means is an art form (or, calls for a Master's degree).

In June 2017, Alyssa launched My Wellbeing. Ever since, we've infused our knowledge of therapeutic theory and practice into everything we do to take the time and emotional stress out of connecting with a compatible therapist in NYC. We are working toward a world where going to therapy is normal, encouraged, enjoyable, and accessible. 

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I would also like to thank you, what you’re doing is important. I have avoided seeking professional help for a very long time and it is not something I ever felt comfortable asking friends or colleagues about. The ease with which I was able to go online, fill out a short survey, and receive an almost immediate response was encouraging and made this process one less thing to feel anxious about.
— Therapy-goer, August 2018
 

How We Are Different

As the only company in NYC specializing in therapist matchmaking, after completing our brief questionnaire, you receive one therapist match at a time, directly to your inbox.

We prevent the anxiety of endless scrolling and unanswered emails. We match you with your therapist based on things like fee, technique style, location, demographic information, and more. We remove jargon from our matching process to ensure that even if you don't know exactly what you are looking for, we connect you with a strong fit.

 
 

Interpersonal Support

Should your first match not feel right for any reason, we are here to help. Reply to the email you received, complete our questionnaire again, or reach out to connect@mywellbeing.com any time to discuss what you'd like to change and to receive your next match.

We encourage you to schedule your free phone consultation with your therapist to evaluate your fit. Once you connect with a human who you resonate with, who helps you feel seen and heard, the relief begins.

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Thank you so much for everything. I began seeing 2 different therapists that you recommended, and honestly loved them both. I’ve recommended 3 people so far to My Wellbeing, and their experiences have been the same as mine - great!
— Therapy-goer, August 2018
 
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Our 2018

Fast forward one year, over 10 corporate partnerships with organizations like Birchbox and The Muse, and over 2,000 therapist matches later, and we're more certain than ever just how important chemistry and rapport are in ensuring you get the most out of your therapy.

Over 84% of the over 2,000 clients we helped find their therapist last year did not know what type of therapy to look for. That's where we come in.

 
 

How Will I Know If I Meet the Right Therapist?

We work with therapists who offer free phone consultations, so you can gauge your fit risk-free. We recommend one match at a time to reduce choice anxiety as much as possible. We work with you through as many matches as you need until you feel confident moving forward.

To ease your way, we regularly sharing therapy-related content on our blog and social (@findmywellbeing) from clients like Michelle sharing about their experience in therapy and from therapists like Gabbie sharing about how therapy works and why they do what they do.

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I am excited and nervous for this session but you’ve really put me at ease. I honestly can’t thank you enough for handling this personally and swiftly for me. I would be totally lost otherwise. Thanks again!”
— Therapy-goer, July 2018
 
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Other Questions On Your Mind?

At this time, we specialize in matchmaking outside of insurance.

You may be wondering things like:

If you have any other questions or concerns, please let us know at connect@mywellbeing.com. We'd love to talk it through with you.

 
I just wanted to let you know that [my therapist] has worked out really well so far. I am so grateful for this service and just recommended it to my husband.
— Therapy-goer, June 2018
 

Therapists We Work With

Jon Abelack, Tessa Addison, Joseph Atanasio, Jesse Barbalato, Francesca Baslow, Raymond Batista, Julia Baum, Landis Bejar, Orly Bendavid, Mariel Berry, Jor-El Caraballo, Christine Carville, Charlene Chan, Ann Chanler, Elizabeth Dederick, Haley Eakin, Arianna Eisenberg, Liz Ezra, Nathan Feiles, Erin Finnerty, Cristina Fort, Jamie Genatt, Rachel Gersten, Richard Handibode, Jr., Johna Hansen, Claire Hapke, Sheri Heller, Endri Horanlli, David Horne, Michael Jenkins, Dede Kammerling, Jonathan Kaufman, Vanessa Kensing, Libby Kessman, Ruschelle Khanna, George Kingsley, Jeffrey Kishner, Emmy Kleine, Melissa Lesan, Elizabeth Liekar, Gerson Lovera, Nicole Matusow, Carolyn McCandlish, Vaughn McLaughlin, Marissa McMillin, Kacie Mitterando, Dina Molina, Raina Murphy, Gabbie Newman, Luis Nobrega, Elaine Oswald, Alison Pepper, Jesse Pietroniro, Amanda Polster, Therese Ragen, Alex Rascovar, Zoe Reyes, Stefanie Robison, Julia Schaffer, Zachary Shapiro, Gerard Shaw, Ariella Soffer, Yanette Tactuk, Marc Tallent, Maria Taveras, Ryan Trekell, Sweta Venkataramanan, Michael Waldon, James Wells, Nick Werber, Raquele Williams, Irene Zelterman

 

Bring My Wellbeing to Work

My Wellbeing partners with a number of corporate offices in New York City to heighten awareness of therapy and bring strengthened resources to you and your place of work.

Learn more about how My Wellbeing can help your team:
book your complementary consultation today.

 

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We're glad you're here.

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Alyssa Petersel, LMSW | Founder, CEO

Alyssa is a social worker, native New Yorker, and writer, passionate about identity development, resilience, human rights, trauma, and community building.

To read more about Alyssa and her journey toward My Wellbeing, read our feature in Forbes or one of our other newsworthy features.

We are eternally grateful for our invaluable team of hustlers and advisors.

My Wellbeing is a proud alum of NYU Leslie eLab's Summer Launchpad Accelerator 2017 and Rent the Runway & UBS's Project Entrepreneur 2018.

 

Questions?

We'd love to hear from you. Connect with the team at connect@mywellbeing.com. Follow us on social @findmywellbeing, or learn more about therapy through our blog or frequently asked questions.

If you are interested in becoming more involved with the My Wellbeing team, email Alyssa at alyssa@mywellbeing.com with a brief description of your experience and why you think you'd be a great fit.

 
Wow [my therapist], what an awesome person! This is the best thing that could have ever happened to me thank you so much! I’m telling everyone I know about you.
— Therapy goer, June 2018