SEMPO Partners with eTherapyPro for “SEMPO Cares” Initiative
Program to provide members with accessible, affordable online mental health resources and connections
WAKEFIELD, Mass. – May 7, 2019 — SEMPO and eTherapyPro today announced a partnership program, the “SEMPO Cares” initiative, that aims to make mental health services more accessible to those in technical professions who work from home. The program, exclusive to SEMPO members, will connect individuals one-on-one with counselors over the internet, rather than in a traditional office setting.
“Counselors who also work online understand the challenges that come with online work,” said Ares Minks, eTherapyPro CEO. “eTherapyPro and SEMPO are a natural fit — who better to understand the challenges of SEMPO members than mental health professionals who make a living working online. Online counseling has brought support and betterment to many, and we believe it can only improve.”
According to Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report, 43 percent of Americans said that they spent at least some time working remotely in 2016, up from 39 percent in 2012, and according to a 2017 online study conducted by Ipsos on behalf of One Medical, 59 percent of Americans had dealt with some sort of mental health issue during the preceding year.
“SEMPO recognizes the importance now more than ever of advocating for the health of all our members, and is committed to being an ally,” said Michael Bonfils, SEMPO vice president of marketing and board member. “We recognize that many of our members work long hours at their offices and may work remotely, with a less social workplace atmosphere. Life can be difficult, and sometimes we recognize to ourselves that we deserve happiness. We want to support any member who may want to explore mental health services online, in an easy-to-use solution providing care by vetted mental health professionals on a non-invasive, highly secure platform.”
eTherapyPro and SEMPO have a unique shared interest in the mental health of technical professionals who work from home. The SEMPO Cares program will offer members discounted rates on eTherapyPro services and targeted educational materials and courses. This initiative meshes with SEMPO’s 2019 goals to provide increased resources to members for professional growth.
With thousands of professionals across 50 countries, SEMPO’s mission is to represent the common interests of companies and consultants worldwide and provide them with a voice in the marketplace. SEMPO’s education and outreach initiatives are funded in part by our Global Sponsor Google and our Platinum Members, and supported through partnerships. For more information or to join the organization, visit https://www.sempo.org/.
eTherapyPro was started by a group of mental health professionals who believe the direction of online counseling should be determined by the experts who understand the needs of online clients. Although online counseling has brought support and betterment to many, we believe it can only get better. We offer asynchronous messaging between counselors and their clients as well as live video and voice sessions. Soon we will be developing and implementing online courses based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that have specific goals to help clients overcome challenges. We are committed to innovation. https://etherapypro.com/