Mazzy Health, a provider of telehealth therapy services, has announced the availability of its innovative concierge teletherapy program in Texas.

Catering to adolescents and college-aged youth between the ages of 10 and 22, Mazzy Health aims to address the mental health needs of youths in Texas.

“My goal in launching Mazzy Health is to ensure that young people in Texas and around the nation have access to the high-quality therapy that they deserve. Mazzy Health is a resource both for families who have noticed a change in their tween’s or teen’s behavior and for those that want to take a scientifically-supported, preventative approach to mental health,” said Shawn O’Connor, founder of Mazzy Health to The Dallas Express.

The company’s teletherapy platform offers access to a team of accredited and well-vetted adolescent therapists, providing individuals with the opportunity to receive high-quality care from the comfort of their own homes.

“We go through this three-step process to evaluate our therapists. First, we make sure they use scientifically backed evidence-based vitality that are [sic] backed by decades of science. Then, we do a screening to make sure they’re good at virtual therapy because Mazzy Health is a virtual therapy platform. And third, we conduct a customized clinical roleplay for each therapist to make sure they can handle even the most challenging circumstances,” said O’Connor.

By leveraging technology, Mazzy Health eliminates geographical barriers, making therapy more accessible to young people across the state of Texas.

In addition to therapy sessions, Mazzy Health’s concierge teletherapy program goes above and beyond by offering academic coaching and wellness activities.

This holistic approach recognizes the interconnectedness of mental health, academic success, and overall well-being.

By incorporating academic support and wellness activities, Mazzy Health strives to empower young individuals to thrive in all aspects of their lives.

“We want to give tweens, teens, and young adults the skills so that they can go off into the world independently better equipped to handle tough situations on their own,” said O’Connor.

In 2021, suicide was the second leading cause of death for people ages 10-14 and 20-34, according to the CDC.

One in six U.S. youth aged 6-17 experience a mental health disorder each year, and 50% of all lifetime mental illness begins by age 14 and 75% by age 24, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Mazzy Health gives parents and their children the ability to choose their own therapists and schedule sessions in the evenings and on weekends.

The subscription-based service also includes a secure, HIPAA-compliant client portal and app that clients can use to message privately their therapists and academic coaches, as well as to gain access to a library of helpful content.

“Most parents would never consider skipping an annual checkup at the pediatrician. Similarly, therapy should be viewed through the lens of prevention and maintenance, so fewer American young people will have to struggle with anxiety and depression,” said O’Connor.