We see the advantages of emerging computer based therapy both to the patient and therapist for the future, and believe we can use the advantages of the medium, such as VR therapies, to improve outcomes in treatment. For example, children and adults who respond better to personalized avatars and who can engage in managed therapeutic “play”, thus, cost effectively enhancing long-term patient outcomes. Further, we expect such effective therapies to revolutionize mental health.
Thera Inc. is a tool to adjunct tele psych services by allowing clinicians and patients to meet virtually in both virtual reality and video conferencing. As a nation we still have little knowledge of how to be referred to quality therapists and mental health providers due to stigma, lack of education and poor representation from insurance agencies. Therapists who are starting private practice suffer because their presence on the net is regulated to a handful of basic sites, that verify credentials but are flat and have low optimization. Therapists suffer in traditional practice and lack marketing skills. Thera Inc. bridges the gap between the introduction of tech health and traditional counseling. Using virtual reality as the medium every client and therapist will conduct their therapy sessions in-world. Thera Inc. will help market mental health professionals and create a more universal presence on the web to allow the public to view, access and connect with quality mental health care professionals as well create a professional hub linking professionals within mental health and as well as the health and wellness community using virtual reality programs to support effective mental health interventions as treatment. Thera Inc. will also strive to provide a standardized HIPAA compliant social VR platform to outpatient hospitals and mental health clinics.