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Why We Do Therapy

Why We Do Therapy

By Optum


Taking care of our mental health is a key part of living a thriving, balanced life. In this episode of Until It’s Fixed, Callie and Dr. Poole dig into the societal shift of talking more openly about seeing a therapist, how people can find a therapist who meets them where they’re at and the rise of app-based and teletherapy with Roxane Battle and Chez Chesak. 


04:50 Introductions | Roxane Battle is a former journalist, writer, and Vice President of Advocacy and Community for AbleTo, part of Optum, a company that offers virtual self-care, therapy and coaching programs. Joining Roxane is Chez Chesak, a writer and therapy advocate, who shares his personal story.

07:30 The therapy landscape | As Roxane shares, “one size does not fit all” when it comes to finding therapy—which means there are many options for different needs. 

21:44 Breaking the silence | The conversation winds to a close with a reflection on the importance of continuing to fight the social stigma that prevents people from seeking help. 


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Roxane Battle, Vice President, Advocacy & Community, AbleTo, part of Optum

Chez Chesak, therapy advocate

If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed with stress or thinking about suicide, seek help right away. If someone is in immediate danger, call 988 or go to the closest emergency room. To talk with a trained counselor, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline anytime at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255).

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