Therachat updates its mental health platform to improve client engagement in-between therapies


Smart journaling tool for therapists and their clients Therachat launched the next generation of its platform designed to augment therapy sessions. Newly added is the ability to assign homework to clients (like journaling and emotion tracking), as well as direct messaging and text message analysis — powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

Therachat’s therapist dashboard offers real-time insights and analysis to inform in-person therapy sessions and keep clients engaged in-between visits. It provides a view into progress per client, including text sentiment analysis from journaling. Also, there’s HIPAA-compliant direct messaging with clients, customizable activities that therapists can schedule for clients on mobile devices, along with advanced insights on how clients are progressing towards therapy goals.

On the other side, Therachat’s mobile app provides patients with smart journaling and emotion tracking, which leverages AI technology, to help them develop coping mechanisms for anxiety. Features include a customizable chatbot personality to incentivize engagement and match user personal preference; emotion, anxiety and distress tracking; and live textual analysis that enables users to reflect, refocus and reframe negative into positive thoughts.

“Our goal is to create a technology that enables anyone suffering from a mental health issue to take a proactive approach to emotional wellness, and to offer a non-intrusive way for therapists to integrate data into their practice,” Kouris Kalligas, CEO and co-founder of Therachat, said in a statement. “With its ability to detect patterns and measure progress, Therachat’s new features open the door for a more efficient process. In doing so, we are making mental healthcare more accessible and taking a step forward in modernizing the industry.”

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five adults in the U.S. (43.8 million people) suffer from mental illness each year.