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talktala is a revolutionary online group counseling service, led by a licensed therapist. We make therapy accessible and affordable for all.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

talktala:_ is a revolutionary online group counseling service and exchange, always moderated by a licensed therapist. We are creating topic-based, social meetings that offer therapy at a fraction of its current cost, while offering a new level of user experience. We created talktala:_ in order to make psychotherapy affordable and accessible to the 50 million people needing it every year (that's just in the US).


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    Farid Chaouki
    Head of product

    Farid studied architecture in France before becoming one of the best UX/UI experts in the world. He helped launch, led his own design and technology expert, and was the chief innovation officer for MRM WorldWide.

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    Roni Frank
    President, Co-Founder, head of clinical relations

    Roni studied computer sciences in Tel Aviv before becoming an engineer and team leader at Amdocs, a leading global software company. Later on Roni decided to study Psychology in Israel, followed by studying for a Master's degree at the New York Graduate school of Psychoanalysis which led Roni to found talkala:_

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    Iris Reitzes
    Clinical Lead

    Dr. Iris Reitzes holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa. With over 25 years of experience and over a decade of group therapy work, Iris fully controls and understands the needs and secrets of group moderation

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    Irvin D Yalom

    Dr. Yalom is a world-famous author and therapist. Amongst his many achievements, he is the Prof. Emeritus for Psychiatry at Stanford, and wrote "The Theory and practice of group psychotherapy". Please read here:

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    Victor Yalom
    Advisory board and clinical team member

    Victor is the President and Founder of; an online magazine and video production company for psychotherapists.

    Victor is also a practicing psychologist, and a talented group and couples therapist in San Francisco. In his spare time, he expresses his unique vision in cartoons and wonderful abstract landscape paintings.

    You can read interviews with Dr. Yalom in Contemporary Psychology and Europe’s Journal of Psychology.

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    Oren Frank
    Co-Founder and CEO

    Oren was the global digital creative director for McCann Erickson in New York. Prior to that he was the CEO of McCann Worldgroup agency in Israel. He is a seasoned leader of people, Roni's Co-Founder and husband.


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    Mr. John C. Reilly
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    Mr. Alan Yedin

Previous Investors

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    TheTime, Israel's leading tech. Incubator
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    Mrs. Kelli Turner, President, RSL Capital LLC
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    Mr. Itzhak Fisher, EVP Global Business Development and M&A at Nielsen