About us

We want people to take charge of their mental health.

And we do our best to make that happen.

The Problem/Our Why

Mental health in Africa is a topic that is often left unspoken. People are often hesitant to seek help, and this is majorly because of the many myths and superstitions surrounding mental health in Africa. But it's an important issue that deserves more attention.

According to the World Health Organization, depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and suicide is the second leading cause of death in 15-29-year-olds.

There has been an increase in mental health problems globally in recent years. The solution - therapy is often faced with stereotypes and stigmas that obstruct people from getting the help they need. Especially in Nigeria where therapy is met with certain barriers such as high costs, privacy compromise, manipulative religious practices, or just the misconception that therapy doesn't work.

Mytherapist.ng was born to bridge the gap between the emotional needs of Nigerians, and service providers who are able to help.

Our mission

Our mission is to empower Nigerians with the resources they need to take control of their mental healthcare and, ultimately, their life. We are dedicated to changing the narrative that therapy doesn't work by educating the public on mental health issues and providing top-notch services to guide people on their journey to a healthier and happier life.

Our vision

To create a mental health community where people are enlightened on the importance of their mental healthcare and can easily get access to therapy services that meets their needs. We envision a world where people treat their mental healthcare as a top priority, where people understand the necessity of therapy, where people no longer view mental illness as a weakness but as part of being human, where people are given a fair chance to improve their mental and emotional health by getting access to affordable therapy that is not compromised in quality. We aspire to be the leading pioneers of this world by building a platform that brings top-tier therapy services and mental healthcare resources to homes, schools, workplaces and communities. Better mental wellbeing for all Nigerians, now and for future generations.

We envision a world where people treat their mental healthcare as a top priority, where people understand the necessity of therapy, where people no longer view mental illness as a weakness but as part of being human, where people are given a fair chance to improve their mental and emotional health by getting access to affordable therapy that is not compromised in quality.

We aspire to be the leading pioneers of this world by building a platform that brings top-tier therapy services and mental healthcare resources to homes, schools, workplaces and communities. Better mental wellbeing for all Nigerians, now and for future generations.

Our values

These are the core values at the heart of the engine that drives everything that we believe in.

Transparency

We share a deep commitment to fostering quality development in mental health care without losing sight of the principles on which our foundation is built

Integrity

We work with a community-first approach and always ensure that all we do is in the best interest of promoting a positive experience for our users.

Confidentiality

We adhere to the principles of ethical therapy in our conduct and strive to build a mental health community that is open, safe, and free from shady practices.

Meet our team

Our philosophy is simple — hire a team of diverse, passionate people and foster a culture that empowers you to do you best work.

Oluwaseun Raphael Afolayan

Co-founder and CTO

Dedoyin Ajayi

Co-founder and Head of Therapy

Britney Aseroma

Growth

Oluwafikunayomi Odusola

Growth

Chukwuemeka Ukpai

Engineering

Olawale Ilesanmi

Engineering

Ajayi sheriff

Growth

Rita Oloruntofunmi Idowu

Product

Head Office

Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm

Lagos, Nigeria

Resources

Find out how we advocate for mental health, importance of prioritizing mental health and more.

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