Mental health app Innerworld adds membership tier with licensed therapists

Mental health app Innerworld, has launched a new, licensed therapist-led membership plan called Membership Plus.

As part of the membership plus plan, users gain access to Innercircle, a feature offering four therapist-led skills groups each month. Innercircle is designed to offer an in-depth support system at a fraction of the cost of traditional therapy.

Innerworld, which was co-founded by multi-platinum singer-songwriter and mental health pioneer Jewel, offers unprecedented (24/7) access to mental health tools and resources.

Founded by Noah Robinson, who also serves as CEO, the platform enhances mental health care through Cognitive Behavioral Immersion (CBI), an innovative approach to psychological intervention developed by therapists, including Robinson, at Vanderbilt University.

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Innerworld is a mental health platform.
Innerworld is a mental health platform.

The company said CBI has shown efficacy in addressing depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders by allowing users to interact using anonymous avatars and participate in group meetings led by trained guides and therapists. Innerworld recently received a $2 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to continue their research on how CBI tools help to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Membership plus plan subscribers also receive access to Innerworld’s full suite of services, including 100 weekly peer-to-peer sessions led by trained guides, 24/7 access to their monitored community, and access to their proprietary Cognitive Behavioral Immersion tools.

With the addition of Membership plus, Innerworld now offers three tiers of membership – free, membership, and membership plus – ranging from zero to $120 a month, so users can choose the plan that fits their budget and needs.

All subscribers of the membership plan receive access to Innerworld’s vast selection of peer-to-peer support groups, led by guides trained in CBI, as well as all community-based programming. Members who subscribe to the free tier receive access to Innerworld’s social virtual worlds, where they can interact anonymously with other members and avatars. All hired therapists and guides undergo robust training to learn the tools of Cognitive Behavioral Immersion, ensuring all users are taught the proven skills developed by Innerworld.

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Innerworld, has launched a new, licensed therapist-led membership plan called Membership Plus.

“At Innerworld, we take a lot of pride in how we evolve to meet our users’ needs. There’s currently a shortage of therapists, and even fewer therapists who use scientifically validated methods in their practices. Our innovative group model is an imperative step to address the mental health crisis, scale the reach of therapists, and provide our members with an in-depth support system at an affordable cost,” said Robinson, in a statement. “As a therapist myself, I know how valuable weekly sessions can be, so we’re incredibly proud to be adding this new membership tier and continuing to enhance mental health.”

Innerworld also recently announced a groundbreaking collaboration with the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) aimed at improving Veterans’ overall well-being and fostering a sense of community and belonging.

The collaboration is rolling out across six Veterans Administration medical centers (VAMCs) and Veterans Health Care Systems (VHCSs) in Houston, Detroit, New Orleans, Orlando, Palo Alto, and the greater Gulf Coast. A total of 100 Meta Quest headsets equipped with the Innerworld app are being distributed to the sites, offering Veterans an immersive and safe space to engage in support groups and access Innerworld’s proven mental health tools and resources.

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Veteran members have the ability to participate in all virtual programming as well as Veteran-specific programming, and also have the opportunity to become paid, trained guides to facilitate meetings.

“We’re thrilled to be adding group sessions with licensed therapists to Innerworld,” Jewel said, in a statement. “It’s our mission to make sure that anyone who needs mental health care is able to access it and I’m so proud that we can offer group skills sessions at such an affordable cost.”

Innerworld has gained national media attention for its innovative approach to combating our global mental health crisis and national therapist shortage and was recently named the Most Innovative Mental Health Platform by the 2024 Global Health & Pharma Awards.

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