Our mission

To be America's most valued mental health care company, where our teams can fulfill their purpose and do their best work, where clients are treated with warmth and respect, and where communities benefit from access to high-quality care to heal and thrive in life.border-icon

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We offer help where & when our clients need it

We provide in-person and online care nationwide, with 340+ locations across the U.S. In addition, clients often attend their first session within 7 days.

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We make our services affordable

We’re in network with most major insurances and accept more than 585 insurance plans. Our coverage beats or matches others in mental health care.

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We support our clients along their unique journey

Clients can schedule online or by phone — either way, our support team’s available 7 days a week to help them throughout their experience with us.

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We take great care of our clinicians

Clinicians enjoy a supportive working environment and community — they’re able to focus on what they do best and provide the very best care to each client.

Nearly ½ of Americans in need of mental health help don’t receive it

* 30 million adults and children

We’re actively removing barriers to care — from long wait times to costly out-of-pocket fees and burnt-out providers — and, in turn, expanding access to high-quality therapy and psychiatry.

Find a provider Call (855) 604-9869

Thriveworks is a trusted thought leader in mental health

Our clinical team contributes their expertise to local and national news publications as well as our own articles - sharing helpful information about a range of mental health topics.

Special awards & recognition

  • Verywell Mind, 2022 Online Therapy Awards

    Winner of "Best for Flexibility"

  • Everyday Health, The 4 Best Resources for Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Winner of "Best for Choosing Your Therapist"

  • Choosing Therapy

    One of the 18 Best Online Psychiatrists for 2022

  • Choosing Therapy, Best Online Therapy Services of 2023

    Winner of "Best for In-Person & Online Therapy"

  • Verywell Family, Best Online Family Therapy of 2022

    Winner of "Best Overall"

  • Healthline, Top Video Therapy Services for 2022

    Winner of "Best Customer Service"

  • Healthline, The 7 Best Online Teen Counseling Programs for 2022

    Winner of "Best for In-Network Care"

  • Healthline, The 10 Best Online Postpartum Therapy Options for 2022

    Winner of "Best for Immediate Help"


Our leadership team

AJ Centore, PhD

Founder & Chair

AJ Centore, PhD

AJ (Anthony) Centore Ph.D. is Founder and Chair at Thriveworks. He is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor, Advisory Committee Member for the American Counseling Association Foundation, former Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, and Columnist for Counseling Today magazine where he published over 95 monthly columns.

AJ is author of several books and Co-author of “Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book.” AJ has been quoted in media outlets including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

Dr. Dan Frogel

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Dan Frogel

Dr. Dan Frogel is an experienced healthcare leader with more than 20 years’ experience in healthcare operations, emergency medicine, and urgent care. As Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Frogel leads Thriveworks’ mission to become America’s most valued mental health care company. He is passionate about simplifying and expanding access to health care services and helping people build whole health.

Dr. Frogel started his career as an attending physician in the department of emergency medicine before pivoting to urgent care. Prior to joining Thriveworks, he was co-founder and president of CityMD, one of the largest urgent care providers in the northeast.

Dan is dedicated to building high impact organizations that focus on efficient care delivery models, supportive work environments for clinicians and support teams, and optimizing the client and patient experience.

Dr. Frogel earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Yeshiva University and a Doctor of Medicine from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. A lifelong New Yorker, Dan lives on Long Island with his wife Rachel and five children.

Emily Matorin

Chief Operating Officer

Emily Matorin

As Chief Operating Officer, Emily oversees clinical operations, call center operations, and business analytics & strategy. She is passionate about improving the therapy experience for both clients and clinicians and remains dedicated to partnering with all Thriveworks teams to achieve this.

Prior to joining Thriveworks, Emily spent the last 13+ years working to scale high-growth companies primarily in the healthcare space. She held a variety of roles in analytics, strategy, operations, and general management at companies including ZocDoc, Quartet, and Capital One. She started her career in finance in investment banking at Lehman Brothers and then middle-market private equity at American Capital.

Emily received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA from Georgetown University. She is a lifelong New Yorker and currently resides with her husband and newborn son in Brooklyn. Outside of work, Emily enjoys cooking, traveling, trying out new restaurants, engaging in outdoor activities, and following college basketball.

Dr. Scott Gordon

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Scott Gordon

As Thriveworks’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Scott Gordon ensures that the mental health services provided are both safe and effective. He provides strong, inspiring medical leadership to the healthcare professionals at Thriveworks and oversees daily operations.

Dr. Gordon received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Michigan and his Doctor of Medicine from the Michigan State University School of Human Medicine. He completed his psychiatric training at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Gordon has extensive experience in the mental health field. Most recently, he served as Chief Medical Officer of telepsychiatry company MindCare Solutions, where he and his team developed psychiatric services in hospitals, correctional facilities, student health centers, and community mental health clinics. Earlier in his career, Dr. Gordon served as Medical Director at Northshore University Health System, a four-level hospital system, where he developed relationships between the Department of Psychiatry and all other areas of the hospital. He also built the psychiatric emergency services department, a women’s mental health program focused on postpartum depression, and an adult ADHD program.

Dr. Gordon is an avid traveler, collects art and photography, speaks French and Spanish (poorly but working diligently to improve), helps develop local community gardening spaces, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of 80’s music.

Ryan Culkin, LPC

Chief Counseling Officer

Ryan Culkin, LPC

As Chief Counseling Officer, Ryan Culkin oversees the logistics and operations of all company clinics, telehealth, and clinicians nationwide. He brings over a decade of clinical experience and unique business perspective to Thriveworks.

Ryan is passionate about equipping clinicians with the skills needed to be successful, to grow, and to thrive in their role as the field continues to modernize and evolve. He is responsible for supporting the clinics through strategic planning, operational analysis, recruitment, and training of best practices for improved clinician success. Ryan has a Master’s in Professional Counseling and currently resides in Central Virginia with his wife and son.

Heidi Faust, LCSW

Chief Clinical Officer

Heidi Faust, LCSW

As Chief Clinical Officer, Heidi oversees the Counseling, Psychiatry, Quality, and Credentialing teams. Her role focuses on ensuring the delivery of high-quality care through robust clinical operations and compliance. With a strong emphasis on evidence-based care, Heidi ensures the integration of client feedback and clinical quality strategies.

Heidi is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania and Virginia and a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York. Her expertise in clinical management and administration has been instrumental in aligning clinical operations with broader organizational goals. Her dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion within the workplace has led to the establishment of a Diversity & Inclusion Council and Employee Resource Groups, enhancing Thriveworks as a more diverse place to work and receive care.

Heidi joined Thriveworks in 2012 as a Clinician and has since served as  Lead Clinician, Clinic Manager, Regional Clinic Director, Executive Clinic Director, Chief Clinical Compliance Officer, Chief Quality Officer, and currently, Chief Clinical Officer. She also was a Franchise Owner of locations in Media, PA, and Wilmington, DE. Her extensive experience with Thriveworks and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides her with a deep understanding of how empowering clinicians drives positive client outcomes to make therapy work better for everyone.

Heidi holds a B.A. in Psychology from George Mason University and a Master of Social Work from Hunter College in New York City. She also holds a certificate in Trauma-Informed Behavioral Healthcare from Drexel University College of Medicine.

Marcos V. Blanco

Chief Financial Officer

Marcos V. Blanco

Marcos V. Blanco is a seasoned CFO with 20 years’ experience scaling technology-driven organizations, leading highly effective teams, and driving impactful finance, strategy, and operations efforts. He joined Thriveworks as Chief Financial Officer in 2024.

Prior to joining Thriveworks, Marcos served as CFO for a variety of companies, including EHE Health, Food52, and BDMI Ventures. As CFO of EHE Health, Marcos led teams through challenging economic conditions, boosting business performance and expanding the company’s product offerings as well as multi-site footprint. Under his financial leadership, the company became a leading platform for preventive healthcare services. He has extensive experience using his skills in finance, M&A, and strategy to help enhance procedures, build out highly effective teams, and accelerate growth.

Marcos earned an MBA from Yale and a law degree from the University of Manchester. He is fluent in English, Spanish and German.

Kabir Daya

Chief Digital Officer

Kabir Daya

With a background in business and technology, Kabir’s product, engineering and design teams work at the confluence of the two, solving problems and designing experiences for clients, clinicians, and employees while leveraging technology.

Kabir has over a decade of experience in the product management world, working across the US, France, Germany, India, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Kabir received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin.

Shawnee Irmen-De Anda

Chief People Officer

Shawnee Irmen-De Anda

With nearly two decades of experience serving as a human resources strategic business partner for both burgeoning and well-established healthcare organizations, Shawnee serves as Thriveworks’ Chief People Officer. She leads and executes a top-notch people strategy, focused on maximizing team potential and enabling sustainable growth.

Shawnee exhibits an ardent desire to provide her teams and working partners with the highest level of professionalism and support to exceed both individual and organizational goals. She is committed to ensuring that all employees have a great work experience throughout their time here — which has a direct positive impact on Thriveworks’ clients.

While she’s a native of Lafayette, LA, Shawnee went to college at the University of New Hampshire and now lives in Orlando, FL with her husband and two children.

Marc Brooks

Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel

Marc Brooks

In his role as Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Marc oversees and manages all aspects of Thriveworks’ legal affairs, including litigation, corporate matters, regulatory compliance and risk management. He is also responsible for locating future Thriveworks clinics, securing real estate and getting the doors open to see new clients!

Prior to joining Thriveworks, Marc served as Senior Director and Associate General Counsel at IQVIA, a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions, and contract research services to the life sciences industry. In this role, he supported regulatory, contracting, mergers & acquisitions, and acted as lead attorney in some of IQVIA’s most strategic customer transactions. Marc holds a B.B.A. from Campbell University and a J.D. with a Health Law certificate from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Our clinicians share why they love working at Thriveworks

We believe that caring for our clinicians is just as important as caring for our clients. As such, we maintain a supportive environment that is conducive to work-life balance and makes our team feel motivated, valued, and empowered.

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We’re clinician-founded and clinician-led

Whatever your mental health challenges might be — from depression to stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and more — Thriveworks can help. You deserve that dedicated time with a mental health professional. It can be life-changing.

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