Superpow! helps users
- It fights stigma through a modern, innovative approach, demonstrating that everyone can benefit from therapy.
- It takes diversity into account when connecting users to a matching therapist, wherever they are in the world.
- It helps users overcome mental health challenges through flexible and affordable online therapy.
A healthy mind is a mind with superpowers, and Superpow is the app that brings out the superhero in you.
There is a strong social stigma surrounding mental health.
There is no easy way to find a therapist that would match the patient's cultural background.
Cost of therapy, as well as flexibility, are both important factors that preventpeople from reaching for help.
A MOBILE APP FOR ONLINE THERAPY THAT:
1. Speaks out against stigma and encourages users to seek treatment
2. Takes diversity into account and allows users to connect to a therapist with a matching cultural background.
3. Provides an affordable, flexible and easy-to-access alternative to traditional therapy
The issue with mental health is becoming increasingly important.
COVID-19 crisis and spending time in isolation is making the issue even more serious.
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
Superpow! was developed by co-founders Gabriel Birgaoanu and Andrei Stoica who, after living busy lives in London, experienced difficulties in finding a suitable platform for online therapy to help them overcome their own mental health issues.
We believe the platforms on offer currently are trying to capitalise on the mental health crisis for financial motives, not for the best interest of the end user. We are looking to change this. We will remove the requirement for long term contracts, recurring payments and direct debits.
Andrei and Gabriel are ready to fight against stigma and use the power of their examples both as online therapy users and founders of a start-up to ensure a strong market penetration.
Andrei Co-founder - Sales & Marketing professional for luxury hotels around the world, including brands like Four Seasons, Kempinski and Starwood, Andrei is experienced in driving sales through strategic planning and detailed execution. Andrei has learned how important care for mental health is, after experiencing it first hand while living in London and in LA.
Gabriel Co-founder - with more than 8 years experience in Hospitality Industry, he has developed a passion for customer service, business development, negotiations and revenue management. His high level of emotional intelligence helps him to build strong relationships with customers and business partners.
THE ROAD TO SUPERPOW!
This is a timeline of how Superpow! came to be
While living in Los Angeles, Andrei has done traditional therapy with a few different counsellors, but none of them were able to help, since they were of different cultural background and there was no connection.
When in London, Andrei started traditional therapy via the NHS, but the process seemed very clinical, stressful and unflexible. Therapy was held at the hospital which was really uncomfortable. It still didn't help.
In 2019, Andrei signed up to a competitor app, but this one didn't work either as it was too expensive and the therapists were all from the US.
Andrei has found an app in his native country and matched with a therapist from and based in Romania. With his help, Andrei has managed to overcome all mental health challenges, and later recommended it to Gabriel, who followed the same process and eventually recovered too.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, Gabriel had the idea of creating an app that will help the diverse population of London connect to a matching therapist and start online therapy with someone they could really connect to.
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