Want to know who started Therapize? Get to know the team behind it all.
Anushka Kelkar | Co-founder
Anushka is constantly looking for new ways to tell interesting stories, build communities rooted in empathy, and explore the intersection of feelings x tech x culture especially, South Asian culture.
After spending 2 years at Dasra, one of India's largest strategic philanthropy foundations where she got to be a part of various public healthcare focused projects she spent her time building Brown Girl Gazing, a virtual space for South Asian women to openly talk about gender based violence, beauty standards, and unlearn shame together.
She has been a speaker at forums like the Indian Society for Applied Behavioural Science and The Women's Web annual summit, amongst others. Some of the places where her work has been featured are The Huffington Post, CNN, Quartz, Times Of India, Hindustan Times, BuzzFeed India, Scroll, and Mid-day.
Aviva Bhansali | Co-founder
Aviva launched her career at Aon, the largest human capital consulting firm globally where she cultivated a holistic skill set across product, sales and marketing verticals.
She then decided to leverage this skill set to make an impact in the social sector by joining Dasra, India's largest strategic philanthropy foundation. Here she got the opportunity to work across public health, child protection, and disaster and relief management sectors for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Cipla, and several other foundations and philanthropists.
Through her stint in the social sector, she observed herself gravitate to the space of mental health. She developed a keen interest in wanting to apply her learnings from the private sector to build truly user centric mental health products to enable individuals to seamlessly access the care they need by simplifying the process of seeking it.
Harshita Bhansali | Marketing & Operations
Harshita is a literature graduate from KC College, Mumbai and has a diploma in Arts Based Therapy from Nirmala Niketan.
She was introduced to the mental health space in college and instantly knew it was where she belonged. Since then, she has spent the last 6 years working with several organizations and running her blog, "The Turning Point", where she advocates for mental health and discusses her own experiences in therapy. Driven by a deep passion to help improve the state of mental healthcare in India, Harshita is interested in building partnerships, communities and curating events to make mental healthcare more accessible to all.
Kopal Seth | Product & Data
Kopal's interest in the mental health space began with a double major in Economics and Psychology at UCLA, which led to exploring the two together at Therapize. Her previous experience includes management consulting at KPMG India, along with exposure to policy consulting, education consulting, and the music entertainment industry.
She is interested in exploring how products can be built to best serve the needs of customers by using data and customer insights. More specifically in the mental health space, she is passionate about increasing awareness regarding resources as a means to help people navigate challenging experiences.