We integrated therapist matching filter into mental health startup.
Filter by your preferences and we'll match you with a therapist who fits your preferences🤓.
✅Key point: A new study highlights the importance of finding a mental healthcare provider who has a background in treating your specific mental health concerns.
Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst studied matching patients with therapists. They used 48 therapists and 218 patients from six clinics in Cleveland, Ohio.
Therapists were rated on their skills in 12 mental health areas: depression, panic/somatic anxiety, psychosis, social conflict, sexual functioning, sleep, suicidality, violence, and others. They were categorized based on their efficiency in treating these concerns.
Patients were either paired with a "good match✅" therapist or through the standard assignment process. A therapist could be considered a "good match" only if they had successfully managed at least 15 cases related to a patient's primary concerns.
Results showed that patients did best when paired with therapists experienced in their specific issues.
We integrated therapist matching filter into mental health startups because we care about our clients' patients.