We believe when providers have the support they need, mental health care gets better for everyone.

At Alma, we’re pioneering a new model for mental health care — one that gives providers the autonomy of a private practice with the support of the Alma platform.


Mental health care is a very intimate and highly personal experience. There's no one-size-fits-all approach to high-quality care. At Alma, our job is to support providers and champion their expertise so they can focus on meeting clients where they are and partnering with them to achieve lasting results.

Dr. Harry Ritter, Founder & CEO

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Alma was named one of the most innovative companies in 2019 by FastCo.

Our commitment to quality

Providers at Alma are committed to these pillars of high-quality care:

The client experience

Providing an exceptional experience for clients, from search to sessions, and handling every interaction with humility and empathy.

Learning and development

Engaging in continuing education, training opportunities, and self-reflection, with regular feedback from clients and peers

Diversity, equity & inclusion

Taking care to build a culturally competent practice and participating in initiatives that foster an inclusive environment for providers and clients.

Our Leadership Team

Transforming the future of mental health care, together.

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Dr. Harry Ritter

Founder & CEO

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Nina Roth

VP, Community & Operations

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Nick Thuesen


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Claire Spangenberg

VP, Brand & Marketing

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Chris Davis


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Ashley Faust

VP, Growth

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Kate Mellor

VP, Payer Strategy

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Laura Scott


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Chiddy Onyia

General Counsel

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Erik Lumer

Chief Product Officer

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Dr. Elisabeth Morray

VP, Clinical Operations

Our clinical advisors

Helping us support and train the next generation of mental health care providers.

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Esther Perel

Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel, LMFT is recognized as one of today’s preeminent voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, Perel trained with Dr. Salvador Minuchin before becoming an AASECT sex therapy supervisor and an internationally renowned cross-cultural therapist. Perel serves on the faculty of The International Trauma Studies Program and hosts two hit podcasts.

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Guy Winch

Licensed Psychologist Guy Winch is a leading advocate for integrating the science of emotional health into our daily lives. His science based self-help books have been translated into 27 languages and his three TED Talks have garnered over 25 million views. He writes the Dear Guy column for TED.com, the Squeaky Wheel Blog for PsychologyToday.com and is the co-host with Lori Gottlieb of the Dear Therapists podcast from iHeartRadio.

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Dr. James Wadley

Dr. James Wadley is Professor and Chair of the Counseling and Human Services Master of Human Services department at Lincoln University and Director of Sex Therapy Program (Philadelphia, USA) at Council for Relationships. As a scholar-practitioner, he is a licensed professional counselor and maintains a private practice in the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships (University of Nebraska Press) and the founder and Principal of the Association of Black Sexologists and Clinicians. His background in human sexuality education, educational leadership, and program development has enabled him to galvanize scholars and practitioners in the field of sexology across the world.

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Lori Gottlieb

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone,” which has sold over a million copies and is currently being adapted as a television series. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes The Atlantic’s weekly Dear Therapist advice column and is co-host of the popular Dear Therapists podcast produced by Katie Couric. She contributes regularly to the New York Times and many other publications, and her TED Talk was one of the Top 10 Most Watched of the Year. A member of the Advisory Council for Bring Change to Mind, she is a sought-after expert in media and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN, and NPR’s Fresh Air. You can find Lori on Twitter @LoriGottlieb1 and Instagram @lorigottlieb_author.

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