Mental health startup Virtual Psychologist wins $72,000 to make counselling accessible: “Could we be the Uber of psychology?”

Gold Coast psychologist turned entrepreneur Dervla Loughnane has
secured $72,000 for her startup Virtual Psychologist, in a bid to make
it easier for people to seek mental health help in a comfortable and
private way.

Founded in 2015, the Virtual Psychologist application connects mental
health professionals with users, allowing them to receive on-demand
counselling via text message in a service Loughnane refers to as “the
Uber of psychology”.

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