BetterMynd is a social impact startup that provides access to mental health services for America’s 20 million college students.

In recent years, the number of college students seeking mental health counseling has skyrocketed. However, the vast majority of colleges have struggled to support students’ mental health. This is due to several factors like:

Increased Demand

The number of students seeking mental health counseling has increased more than 60% since 2020.

Lack of Access

Over 50% of college students have difficulty finding treatment for mental health concerns due to lack of resources on campus, financial hardships, and long wait times at community resources.

Our Mission

I founded BetterMynd in 2017 because of the mental health challenges that I experienced myself as a college student. I know how hard it can be to ask for help when struggling, so I created an online experience with the mission of making getting help easier for any college student that needs it.

Today, BetterMynd serves over 100 colleges and universities across the country to supplement the mental health and wellbeing of more than a half-million students. We look forward to the opportunity to show you how we can support your student population as well!

Founder & CEO
Cody Semrau

Our Core Values

  • We care deeply about the mental health of college students
  • We care deeply about the quality of the service we deliver
  • We care deeply about our campus partners
  • We care deeply about our product
  • We care deeply about the people we work with
  • We bring our best to work because this work matters deeply to us
  • We believe that our mission comes first, profit second
  • We seek to understand before being understood
  • We start with curiosity and empathy
  • We talk TO each other, not ABOUT each other
  • We come to the table with positive intent
  • Applicable to our internal team, our campus partners, and the students we serve
  • We’re accountable to ourselves, our colleagues, and our campus partners
  • We do what we say we’re going to do
  • We’re proactive
  • We’re humble and get help when we need it
  • We know mistakes happen, and we own them when they do
  • We have a growth vs. fixed mindset
  • We continuously seek to learn and grow, both professionally and personally
  • We are solution oriented
  • We leave it better than we found it
  • We accept and embrace change and ambiguity
  • We are receptive and open to feedback
  • We recognize the value in different perspectives
  • We listen and respect perspectives different from our own
  • We are curious and open-minded
  • We appreciate others’ unique experiences, perspectives, and ideas
  • We embrace different working and communication styles

Our Leadership Team

Cody Semrau

Cody Semrau

Founder & CEO
Doug Fraser

Doug Fraser

VP of Campus Relations
Elise Tjernagel

Elise Tjernagel

VP of Marketing & GTM Operations
Kate Wolfe-Lyga

Kate Wolfe-Lyga

VP of Clinical Operations
Jack Gaynor

Jack Gaynor

Senior Director, Product Management


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