meet haley


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What is the company? How much have they raised to date?

haley is a mental health-conscious media company focused on connecting the world to mental health resources. allows clinicians and mental health-related entities to share user-generated content addressing mental health topics. Users can filter through content based on how their feeling and different life events. haley also creates content (like this report) to share industry knowledge and empower individual clinicians.

haley has not raised any external funding to date.

What's their mission? 
haley's mission is to eliminate any barrier to finding a mental health resource that could help you. It's haley's mission to be the first step in a mental health journey.

Who founded the company? Are their clinicians on the executive team? 
haley was founded by Nick Neral and Michael Stark. Prior to founding haley, Nick worked in telehealth and digital health consulting. Nick has vast experience working with mental health care organizations, FQHCs, and health systems on digital health. Prior to leading technology for Haley, Michael worked in software doing innovation for pharma, and working in cybersecurity.

Nick and Michael are not clinicians; however, the third member of their team is Judy Fernandez DSW, LCSW. Judy Fernandez currently operates a private practice and has previously been a director at a large nonprofit.

What's the business model? How does this company make money? 
haley provides for-profit entities a place to create B2B and D2C content to join the mental health conscious community, get in front of potential clients and partners, and build thought leadership. While individual clinicians and nonprofits can create free accounts, for profit businesses pay a small annual subscription.

What does one get for paying that price? 
A profile to share more about your organization, practice, its offerings, and more. Profiles can be discovered through content marketing or in the search.

What is the cancellation policy? 
End users looking for content do not need an account. Therapists do not sign a long-term contract and their profiles are free. Paid organizational profiles are annual contracts that require a notice to not renew.

If applicable, what are the pay/benefits for therapists? 
Not applicable. Therapists can sell content on haley and list themselves as available for consulting or speaking events though.

The Review 
Access is of course one of the key issues in mental health. haley was founded based on two events in Nick's life. First, going to his campus counseling center, waiting six weeks for an intake, and then was told he could get medicine the same week but couldn't start therapy for two months. Nick was so upset with the process he never saw another clinician and received zero follow-up. Therefore, they had no clue if Nick took the meds or how he was doing. The other event was seeing his fiance come out of a work meeting in tears while she was in between appointments. haley is focused on connecting the world with resources while they're in between appointments, on a waitlist, or too hesitant to commit to care. 

haley has never and will never sell data. haley does not use Facebook Pixel. Like nearly every site on the internet, haley does use Google Analytics.