I am Dr. Katrina Roundfield, Yale and UCSF-trained clinical psychologist, researcher, and social impact entrepreneur working to address the teen mental health crisis by expanding access to affordable mental health support. AMA!
Hi everyone! My name is Dr. Katrina Roundfield. I am a clinical psychologist, Yale and UCSF-trained clinical psychologist, and social impact entrepreneur. I am also a mom of two boys.
My passion is in reimagining how we think about mental healthcare, especially for teens and young people. In my research career, I focused on how mentoring programs and school-based mental health interventions can support healthy teen development.
I then pivoted my research career to join an adult mental health startup, Two Chairs, where I led that company as an executive leader for the first 4 years of the company’s history.
Most recently, I co-founded Appa Health to bring a fresh perspective to teen mental healthcare.
Ask me anything about the therapy, teen mental health, strategies you can use to feel better, academic research, the mental health startup world, or anything else on your mind!
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EDIT 1: Hi everyone, thank you for the insightful and thought provoking questions! I will continue answering questions all day, but will be a bit slower to reply because of meetings. Please keep the questions coming and I will do my best to reply to everyone!
EDIT 2: Thanks again everyone! I will be out for a while to make dinner and take care of the kids, but I will do my best to answer the remaining questions later tonight.
As a quick and dirty plug, if you are a teen or know a teen who could benefit from having someone to talk to, we are currently offering 1 month of our mentoring program completely free. You can sign up here. We also offer scholarships to those in need, so please email Sean at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) after you sign up to discuss scholarship opportunities. We take every scholarship request incredibly seriously, so please do not be shy about asking.