We’re a mental health provider, and much more.

Espyr has been helping employees, students and organizations for more than 30 years. We started by offering Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Then times changed, and so did the way organizations cared for their people. 

Leading companies now recognize all the ways mental health issues can impact the entire organization, from productivity to employee happiness to business performance. In fact, mental health can even exacerbate chronic physical conditions, driving healthcare claims costs more than most people realize.

The Espyr continuum of care is able to address these issues from all angles, helping companies who have adopted this holistic view care for their people and their bottom line at the same time.

We’re a mental health provider,

and much more.

Espyr has been helping employees, students and organizations for more than 30 years. We started by offering Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs). Then times changed, and so did the way organizations cared for their people. 

Leading companies now recognize all the ways mental health issues can impact the entire organization, from productivity to employee happiness to business performance. In fact, mental health can even exacerbate chronic physical conditions, driving healthcare claims costs more than most people realize.

The Espyr continuum of care is able to address these issues from all angles, helping companies who have adopted this holistic view care for their people and their bottom line at the same time.

Your people deserve

the best providers.

We have worked extremely hard to put together a superior provider network made up of the best possible coaches, mental health counselors and consultants. Our clinicians all have a master’s degree at minimum, our coaches are certified and all are specially trained in their fields. Plus, all of our staff are thoroughly vetted before being approved as a member of our team.

Your people deserve

the best providers.

We have worked extremely hard to put together a superior provider network made up of the best possible coaches, mental health counselors and consultants. Our clinicians all have a master’s degree at minimum, our coaches are certified and all are specially trained in their fields. Plus, all of our staff are thoroughly vetted before being approved as a member of our team.

“Espyr has always been proactive in terms of supporting their clients. They go above and beyond to find new ways to meet their specific needs.”

Valerie M. Aguero Olivarez, LPC, RPT

“I’ve been a provider for many other companies. Espyr offers a greater number of therapy sessions and way more ways to connect, including live customer service and a mobile app for scheduling or connecting to a therapist right away.”

Ethel Hernandez-Gomez, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

“I enjoy helping clients navigate through mental and emotional challenges. Working with Espyr helps me do my job better, even enhancing my clinical skills.”

Dawn Belle-Gaddy, LCSW

“Reaching out for help can be a challenge. TalkNow® allows callers the opportunity to get connected with a mental health professional for real-time support almost instantly, which can make all the difference.”

Lauren Drake, LCSW

“Espyr has always been proactive in terms of supporting their clients. They go above and beyond to find new ways to meet their specific needs.”

Valerie M. Aguero Olivarez, LPC, RPT

“I’ve been a provider for many other companies. Espyr offers a greater number of therapy sessions and way more ways to connect, including live customer service and a mobile app for scheduling or connecting to a therapist right away.”

Ethel Hernandez-Gomez, M.Ed., NCC, LPC

“I enjoy helping clients navigate through mental and emotional challenges. Working with Espyr helps me do my job better, even enhancing my clinical skills.”

Dawn Belle-Gaddy, LCSW

“Reaching out for help can be a challenge. TalkNow® allows callers the opportunity to get connected with a mental health professional for real-time support almost instantly, which can make all the difference.”

Lauren Drake, LCSW

It’s our tagline, but it’s your call-to-action.

Imagine. Achieve. Conquer. To us, these three words represent everything we want and work for in terms of the success of our client organizations, management and every individual.

It’s our tagline, but it’s your call-to-action.

Imagine. Achieve. Conquer. To us, these three words represent everything we want and work for in terms of the success of our client organizations, management and every individual.

Meet our Leadership Team.

CEO

Rick Taweel

We were made for relationship. We were made to connect. Our “stay connected” culture, ironically, does not mean we stay connected with people. Technology is a great tool that helps us get connected, but it is people who we need to stay connected, to stay engaged, and to stay in the game.

At Espyr, we strive for the right blend of human compassion and technology to make it easy for you to get the help you need when you need it. And we all need help at some point.
I love it here at Espyr because life is so much more rewarding when you are helping people.
Reach out and ask for help! You have so much more potential than you realize.

Chief Clinical Officer

Norman Winegar

Growing up in a poor community, I noticed the obvious despair experienced by many disadvantaged people. That led me to the clinical social work profession with its values of respect for the dignity and worth of all people and advocacy for social and economic justice. At Espyr, I’m a part of a force multiplier pursuing these objectives. That’s because Espyr touches so many lives in so many different and positive ways. Additionally, I’m grateful to be able to not only impact the lives of individuals and families, but also to help work organizations be more productive, safer, and healthier.
Sr. Director of Operations

Jenny Naja

With a background in Clinical Psychology, human behavior and its drivers have always captivated me. Managing behavioral health services in Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States has inspired me to pursue more and better ways to support others, and to find sustainable solutions with a blend of people, processes, and technology. I seek to contribute to a larger purpose. Opportunities abroad have prepared me to bring a culturally competent perspective to the business world. I strive to conceive and execute strategies that ensure both operational efficiency and clinical care.
Director of Finance

Manish Patel

In the 70’s my parents migrated from Uganda to England. The government of Uganda at that time expelled over 95% of Indians and confiscated their properties and possessions. Watching my parents start over, I quickly realized the importance of family and friends - everyone helping each other no matter the situation. Moving to the USA made me appreciate the importance of a solid network. Having a strong support system is not a sign of weakness: it's a sign of strength. The work we do impacts so many people and I am grateful to be a part of such a fantastic team.
Vice President of Sales

Jeff Joo

My career has always been in the healthcare industry. From helping identify familial predispositions to cancer leading to critical research and treatment that changed lives, to providing tools to better manage a patient’s journey and provide health services to the less fortunate, driving better patient outcomes has been the basis for most of my more than 20 year career. But never in mental health until 2019 when I joined Espyr.
The journey to positively impacting an individual’s mental health was something I had not thought was a path I would take. However, my experience in healthcare led me in this direction without my even knowing it.
Espyr has enabled me the opportunity to help populations maximize their potential and address mental health issues - issues that have become even more prevalent in 2021. It has been a journey, one well worth taking.
Client Success Manager

Ron Ross

I was excited to learn about Espyr and to be a part of something special. Not having a clinical background but spending the past 30 years in healthcare technology as an Account Executive, with Espyr I'm now working for the first time with a great team of clinicians and clients. Both the clinicians and the clients are totally focused on the mental health of the clients' people. And Espyr's innovative technology enhances that focus. I am rewarded everyday knowing that helping our clients be successful means their employees and families have access to professionals and resources that improve their well-being.
Telemental Health Manager

Sharickah Rogers

I have known since my sophomore year in high school that I wanted to be a counselor. It was in an advanced psychology class, and my first-time hearing that there was a profession that was completely centered around helping people. I am who I am today due to the selfless compassion of helping professionals, and so it is an honor and a privilege to be connected with a company that is doing such important and vital work. I think my 16-year-old self would be proud that I have made a career fulfilling my personal and professional aspirations - helping people.
Client Services Manager

Elise Antrobus

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” - Jane Addams

All people grow and change, but we need one another’s help to become our best selves. We are all bound to one another, and we cannot improve unless we help each other along. Social work is that rare profession that lets us take action to improve both the lives of individuals and all of society at the same time.

Customer Care Manager

Jennifer Pinos

I stumbled upon the social work profession as a teenager when my grandfather was in hospice. Even though my family's first language is not English, witnessing how the social worker was still a strong source of support and guidance in helping my family navigate this life changing event in our lives, drew me to the profession. The social work profession has allowed me the privilege of aiding and collaborating with people when it is needed the most and celebrating in their successes. Espyr’s mission aligns with my fundamental beliefs as a social worker while continuing to explore a variety of ways I can influence change and sustain success.
Fit to Pass Product Manager

Leonora Ellis

As a young girl I took interest in my health and well-being. My fitness role models were Tony Atlas and Richard Simmons. Not only did I care about my own health and well-being, but I also cared about the health and well-being of others. I would enlist my childhood friends to enter my “self-created” fitness challenges and healthy eating plans. As an adult I realized this was my calling in life: to be an accountability partner in helping people achieve their health and wellness goals.
Customer Experience Manager

Adrienne Moberg

As a clinical social worker, I am passionate about helping people connect with their personal strengths. In my role as Espyr’s Customer Experience Manager, I have heard clients say time and again that even a single interaction with one of our staff sparked a positive change, or even saved a life. I am so proud to be a part of that mission every day. It is rewarding to see the inherent resilience of the human spirit and that with a little understanding, acceptance and care, a person can grow and thrive even under the most challenging circumstances.
Network & Provider Relations Manager

Mariah Dookie

My personal journey has allowed me to live and travel to several countries meeting diverse groups of people. One thing I have learned is that regardless of our uniqueness as people, grief, trauma, suffering, and mental illness is a human experience that does not discriminate. From experiencing natural disasters to various life transitions, it was important for me to choose a career that would allow me to be a resource for others during difficult times. Becoming a licensed counselor has been such a rewarding experience for me. However, the truest fulfillment has been my professional growth at Espyr, working among a network of skilled, compassionate professionals impacting many individuals, families, communities, and organizations throughout the nation and beyond.

We’re proud to partner with these fine organizations.

Meet our Leadership Team.

CEO

Rick Taweel

We were made for relationship. We were made to connect. Our “stay connected” culture, ironically, does not mean we stay connected with people. Technology is a great tool that helps us get connected, but it is people who we need to stay connected, to stay engaged, and to stay in the game.

At Espyr, we strive for the right blend of human compassion and technology to make it easy for you to get the help you need when you need it. And we all need help at some point.

I love it here at Espyr because life is so much more rewarding when you are helping people.

Reach out and ask for help! You have so much more potential than you realize.

Chief Clinical Officer

Norman Winegar

Growing up in a poor community, I noticed the obvious despair experienced by many disadvantaged people. That led me to the clinical social work profession with its values of respect for the dignity and worth of all people and advocacy for social and economic justice. At Espyr, I’m a part of a force multiplier pursuing these objectives. That’s because Espyr touches so many lives in many different and positive ways. Additionally, I’m grateful to be able to not only impact the lives of individuals and families, but also to help work organizations be more productive, safer, and healthier.
Sr. Director of Operations

Jenny Naja

With a background in Clinical Psychology, human behavior and its drivers have always captivated me. Managing behavioral health services in Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, and the United States has inspired me to pursue more and better ways to support others, and to find sustainable solutions with a blend of people, processes, and technology. I seek to contribute to a larger purpose. Opportunities abroad have prepared me to bring a culturally competent perspective to the business world. I strive to conceive and execute strategies that ensure both operational efficiency and clinical care.
Director of Finance

Manish Patel

In the 70’s my parents migrated from Uganda to England. The government of Uganda at that time expelled over 95% of Indians and confiscated their properties and possessions. Watching my parents start over, I quickly realized the importance of family and friends: everyone helping each other no matter the situation. Moving to the USA made me appreciate the importance of a solid network. Having a strong support system is not a sign of weakness: it's a sign of strength. The work we do impacts so many people and I am grateful to be a part of such a fantastic team.
Vice President of Sales

Jeff Joo

My career has always been in the healthcare industry. From helping identify familial predispositions to cancer leading to critical research and treatment that changed lives, to providing tools to better manage a patient’s journey and provide health services to the less fortunate, driving better patient outcomes has been the basis for most of my more than 20 year career. But never in mental health until 2019 when I joined Espyr.
The journey to positively impacting an individual’s mental health was something I had not thought was a path I would take. However, my experience in healthcare led me in this direction without my even knowing it.
Espyr has enabled me the opportunity to help populations maximize their potential and address mental health issues - issues that have become even more prevalent in 2021. It has been a journey, one well worth taking.
Client Success Manager

Ron Ross

I was excited to learn about Espyr and to be a part of something special. Not having a clinical background and spending the past 30 years in healthcare technology as an Account Executive, at Espyr I'm working for the first time with a great team of clinicians and clients. Both the clinicians and clients are totally focused on the mental health of the clients' people. And Espyr's innovative technology enhances that focus. I am rewarded everyday knowing that helping our clients be successful means their employees and families have access to professionals and resources that improve their well-being.
Telemental Health Manager

Sharickah Rogers

I have known since my sophomore year in high school that I wanted to be a counselor. It was in an advanced psychology class, and my first-time hearing that there was a profession that was completely centered around helping people. I am who I am today due to the selfless compassion of helping professionals, and so it is an honor and a privilege to be connected with a company that is doing such important and vital work. I think my 16-year-old self would be proud that I have made a career fulfilling my personal and professional aspirations - helping people.
Client Services Manager

Elise Antrobus

“The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life.” - Jane Addams

All people grow and change, but we need one another’s help to become our best selves. We are all bound to one another, and we cannot improve unless we help each other along. Social work is that rare profession that lets us take action to improve both the lives of individuals and all of society at the same time.

Customer Care Manager

Jennifer Pinos

I stumbled upon the social work profession as a teenager when my grandfather was in hospice. Even though my family's first language is not English, witnessing how the social worker was still a strong source of support and guidance in helping my family navigate this life changing event in our lives, drew me to the profession. The social work profession has allowed me the privilege of aiding and collaborating with people when it is needed the most and celebrating in their successes. Espyr’s mission aligns with my fundamental beliefs as a social worker while continuing to explore a variety of ways I can influence change and sustain success.
Fit to Pass Product Manager

Leonora Ellis

As a young girl I took interest in my health and well-being. My fitness role models were Tony Atlas and Richard Simmons. Not only did I care about my own health and well-being, but I also cared about the health and well-being of others. I would enlist my childhood friends to enter my “self-created” fitness challenges and healthy eating plans. As an adult I realized this was my calling in life, to be an accountability partner in helping people achieve their health and wellness goals.
Customer Experience Manager

Adrienne Moberg

As a clinical social worker, I am passionate about helping people connect with their personal strengths. In my role as Espyr’s Customer Experience Manager, I have heard clients say time and again that even a single interaction with one of our staff sparked a positive change, or even saved a life. I am so proud to be a part of that mission every day. It is rewarding to see the inherent resilience of the human spirit and that with a little understanding, acceptance and care, a person can grow and thrive even under the most challenging circumstances.
Network & Provider Relations Manager

Mariah Dookie

My personal journey has allowed me to live and travel to several countries meeting diverse groups of people. One thing I have learned is that regardless of our uniqueness as people, grief, trauma, suffering, and mental illness is a human experience that does not discriminate. From experiencing natural disasters to various life transitions, it was important for me to choose a career that would allow me to be a resource for others during difficult times. Becoming a licensed counselor has been such a rewarding experience for me. However, the truest fulfillment has been my professional growth at Espyr, working among a network of skilled, compassionate professionals impacting many individuals, families, communities, and organizations throughout the nation and beyond.

We’re proud to partner with
these fine organizations.