California – As well as providing a new type of mental healthcare model for young people, the company has opened a series of design-led clinics.
Two Chairs aims to address the difficulties in accessing mental healthcare in the US by creating a scalable system that works for everyone. To do this, it has developed a matching system that uses a questionnaire and in-clinic consultation to find the right therapist for clients, as well as well as helping them navigate how health insurance affects the cost.
The company is also on a mission to transform the clinical nature of therapy services. Its website uses contemporary branding with a bright yellow colour palette, while its physical spaces are designed to be calming and home-like, kitted out with plants, essential oils and herbal teas. ‘In our most fragile moments, we need our healthcare system to be at its most accessible and welcoming,’ says Two Chairs founder Alex Katz.