17 Game-Changing Health Start-ups

iCouch.me
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iCouch.me

If you’ve ever thought you could benefit from talking with a licensed mental health professional but didn’t want to bother with setting up an appointment, driving there and getting sucked into a commitment, iCouch is for you. It’s a Web app that pairs users with therapists who typically charge between $65 and $90 for 50 minutes of video chat time. The app, at iCouch.me, can be used via the Web on your webcam-enabled desktop or laptop. iCouch is in the process of creating partnerships with companies, hospitals, and insurance companies to provide mental health services for their employees, patients, and customers. It has more than 5,000 paid users, is adding about 15 therapists per week to its database of several hundred of them from all over the world.