Every year, 60 million people in the US alone suffer from mental illness.
2/3 of these people do not get the help they need because of the dire shortage of therapists,
and the time, cost, and stigma
still associated with seeking care.
Marie Lesaicherre, Ph.D., MBA, founder and CEO, Akesa Health
Akesa Health’s digital intervention is designed to act as a first step or as a supplement to therapy and empower people to unlock their brain’s self-healing power.
By integrating components of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), gamification, binaural sounds, and tools to increase self-awareness, Akesa empowers people to transform anxiety and stress into resilience.
Akesa is scientifically-rooted and easy to use
Incorporates components of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a therapy recommended by the American Psychiatric Association, World Health Organization, and United Nations for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and whose efficacy has been demonstrated in randomized clinical trials
No verbalizing limits the risk of re-traumatization.
Gamification keeps users engaged
Users can access the app anytime they need without having to wait for therapists to be available and are in control of their healing process.
Hear what people say about Akesa?
Maria Jensen, biotech CEO
Molly Marco, cancer survivor and patient advocate
Chris Wright, mental health influencer and advocate
Sapna Shah-Haque, internist and podcast host
Yuval Neria, professor of clinical medical psychology, Columbia University
Resilience can be learned
We are not born with or without resilience.
Resilience is a skill, like riding a bike, that we can learn.
Growing resilient is key.
Resilience helps protect against depression, deal with anxiety, and correlates with physical and mental health.
Our name is inspired by Akeso,
the Greek goddess of curing sickness
and healing wounds.
Unlike her sister Panakeia (Panacea, Cure-All)
she represented the process of a curing
rather than the cure itself.