I started Zencare after my experience looking for a therapist. I wanted to speak with a someone about my existential crisis and spent weeks searching for the right provider. Existing directories weren't helpful in filtering my options and I found the process overwhelming and discouraging. Zencare is my hope to simplify that process for you. It takes courage to seek support, and finding a therapist can be hassle-free and life changing! I hope you find Zencare useful and that it helps you to begin your therapy journey.
Yuri Tomikawa, CEO & Founder
Mission & Core Values
Zencare is a mission-driven organization. We turn to our mission and core values with every decision we make as a team and business.
We are therapy go-ers ourselves and are often awe-struck by the strength of those who seek to grow through therapy and other types of self-investment. We're grateful to the power of therapy and for the opportunity to serve both therapy seekers and therapists alike!
Yuri started Zencare when she struggled to find a therapist herself — she knew there had to be a better way to help folks find a quality therapist match. Since then, she and her team have helped thousands of individuals connect with quality-vetted therapists. Yuri graduated from Brown University magna cum laude and was previously a consultant at McKinsey & Company. She was selected MedTech Boston's 40 Under 40 Innovators for her work in improving mental health access.
Maggie oversees Zencare's operations and works tirelessly to deliver wowing experiences to both providers and clients. She is committed to increasing access to care by streamlining the therapist search process, and particularly enjoys connecting LGBTQ+ folks with culturally competent therapists. She is a graduate of Brown University where she studied Health and Human Biology with a focus on Women and Children, and competed as a varsity swimmer.
Operations & Content Lead
Molli manages provider support and operations, as well as content marketing at Zencare. Her longtime passion for inner well-being has found a happy home here, where she utilizes her editorial background to bust mental health stigmas and increase access to therapy through the power of the written word. She's a staunch believer in the strength of optimism, and – fun fact – she sometimes dreams in sign language! Molli is an alum of Occidental College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.
Head of Therapist Outreach
Molly oversees therapist outreach and growth at Zencare. She is passionate about making the help-seeking process easier for those in need. Through her previous nonprofit work, she created peer support communities for hundreds of students with mental illness and used Zencare as a tool to help those overwhelmed by their own therapist searches. Molly is a graduate of Brown University, where she served as the President and Director of Development of the peer mental health nonprofit, Project LETS.
Partnerships & Marketing Lead
Caitlin manages partnerships and marketing at Zencare. With a background in psychiatric clinical research and clinical partnerships, she has developed a keen interest in expanding access to quality mental health care. Caitlin is a graduate of Columbia University where she studied Neuroscience, and previously worked at Mount Sinai and MedicaSafe. On weekends, she can be found running front-of-house at a music studio in Brooklyn.
Therapist Outreach Lead
Ricki grows the provider network at Zencare through therapist outreach. She strives to fight the mental health crisis by simplifying the often taxing process of accessing proper care – and to ultimately help individuals undergoing treatable conditions. Prior to Zencare, Ricki worked on mental health advocacy at a nonprofit, served as a behavioral analysis therapist, and conducted research for a forensic psychologist. She graduated from Boston University cum laude where she studied Applied Psychology.
Alex is in charge of building Zencare's product to offer a seamless experience for both therapists and therapy seekers. He believes that lack of access to affordable professional mental health services is one of our most pressing problems nationally, and is excited to contribute his technical know-how to address this issue. Alex studied computer science and philosophy at Stanford and was a software engineer at Gro Intelligence prior to joining Zencare.
Therapist Outreach Lead
Eliza helps expand the provider network at Zencare through therapist outreach. She is passionate about increasing access to quality mental health care and about quashing the stigma associated with mental illness. Before joining the Zencare team, Eliza researched microbes, probing the three dimensional structures of bacterial and viral enzymes. She studied biology and minored in neurobiology at Harvard.
Tomasilienne manages client success and partnerships at Zencare. From a young age, Toma's life’s mission has been to help others, and she carries out that mission through her work in supporting therapy seekers connect with care, building referral relationships with doctors and students, and organizing events for the community. Tomasilienne graduated from SUNY Purchase where she studied Psychology, and previously worked at Ellevate Network.
Therapist Outreach Lead
Sophie is part of the therapist network growth team. An outspoken advocate and user of Zencare since college, she strives to grow Zencare as a model example of how accessible information on mental health care should be. Sophie is a graduate of Brown University where she studied Cognitive Neuroscience and Contemplative Studies, and has a background in mindfulness and mental health advocacy.
Valkyrie is Zencare's Office Pup who works tirelessly to provide love and emotional support to the Zencare team. She also occasionally poses for the company's Instagram. A Cane Corso, Boxer, Lab mix, she was originally rescued from Texas and is now a true Brooklyn gal. Valkyrie loves to nap in the sun and is a staunch mental health advocate.