Chattanooga, Tennessee-based video visits technology company WeCounsel has raised $3.5 million in a round led by Longmeadow Capital Partners with participation from Point Judith Capital and CVH Holdings. This brings the company’s total funding to $4.5 million to date.
WeCounsel CEO Harrison Tyner started the company directly out of school.
“The impetus for my wanting to do this stemmed from a personal experience, seeing a loved one go through a significant lack of access to behavioral healthcare — so much so that it significantly affected the trajectory of her life and where she lived,” Tyner told MobiHealthNews. “I thought of WeCounsel as a very needed tool, something conceptually worth devoting my time and effort to.”
The company offers a telehealth platform to behavioral health providers to connect with their patients remotely. WeCounsel is designed for a range of providers, including group practices, tech-enabled specialty service providers, employee assistance companies, behavioral health clinics, higher education institutions, and hospitals.
“We strongly feel that at this point we are focused on building, expanding, and refining a quality telemedicine product,” Tyner said. “We feel that we have the strongest offering out there and we want to continue to improve on that, become the standard for behavioral health services. For us it’s establishing the infrastructure as we grow.”
In addition to secure cloud-based video communication, WeCounsel’s offering includes secure messaging as well as virtual client management tools like scheduling, document management sharing, note taking, and billing.
WeCounsel plans to use the funds to grow its team from seven employees to 12 in the next couple months. Some of the company’s existing customers include InSight Telepsychiatry and R3 Continuum.