Mental health startup Kintsugi partners with online counseling provider Wellin5

StartupBeat Team
By StartupBeat Team March 5, 2024

Wellin5, a Canadian/US provider of online counseling, has announced a new partnership with Kintsugi, an AI mental health technology startup based in Berkeley, California.

This collaboration comes at a time when Wellin5 has successfully navigated the turbulent economic landscape and challenges in the health tech space to thrive and bring this vital partnership to life, setting a new standard in mental health care for over 50,000 clients based in Canada and the USA.

“We are immensely proud of this partnership with Kintsugi. It represents not just our resilience and growth in challenging times but also our commitment to innovative solutions in mental health care,” said William Masih, CEO and founder of Wellin5. 

“This collaboration will significantly enhance our ability to provide empathetic, effective, and data-driven care to our patients,” he added.

Kintsugi’s AI-powered tool, Kintsugi Voice, will be integrated into Wellin5’s counseling services, offering a revolutionary mental health screening and monitoring approach.

This technology enables counselors to efficiently screen for depression and anxiety and evaluate treatment impacts over time, leveraging voice biomarkers for objective insights.

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“Partnering with Wellin5 is a milestone for Kintsugi,” said Grace Chang, founder and CEO of Kintsugi. “Our AI solution aims to transform how mental health conditions are detected and monitored, and with Wellin5, we can make a real impact in the lives of thousands.”

This partnership is set to address the significant challenges in mental health diagnosis and treatment. With Kintsugi Voice, Wellin5 counselors will be able to access real-time mental wellness scores, reducing reliance on conventional assessment methods that are subjective, time-consuming, and based on invasive questions that patients may not feel comfortable answering.

Wellin5’s commitment to redefining mental health care, especially while many have struggled to maintain operations, speaks to the company’s resilience and dedication to its mission. This partnership with Kintsugi is a testament to Wellin5’s continuous innovation and growth in the mental health space.

In 2022, Kintsugi raised a $20 million Series A funding round to help them scale their business.