We’re on a mission to simplify access to
high-quality, affordable mental health care.


4 in 10

adults report having anxiety or depression.


of adults with mental health concerns do not get the care they need.


harder to find an in-network therapist than a primary care physician.

At Alma, we believe when therapists have the support they need, the system gets better for everyone.

Group photo of the initial Alma start up team

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

Alma was named one of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces in 2022

Meet our leadership team

Transforming the future of mental health care, together.

Ashley Faust, SVP, Sales
Chris Davis, CFO
Claire Spangenberg, VP, Brand & Marketing
Dr. Elisabeth Morray, VP, Clinical Operations
Erik Lumer, Chief Product Officer
Dr. Harry Ritter, Founder & CEO
Jackie Johnson, VP, Operations
Kate Mellor, VP, Payer Strategy
Nina Roth, VP, Community & Operations

Our values

The foundational principles that guide how we work at Alma.

Embrace change.

We begin from a place of curiosity and humility. We are willing to rethink our assumptions and challenge the status quo, moving quickly and courageously when we need to change course. We tackle hard problems with data, instinct, and optimism. We are life-long learners, always seeking opportunities to grow.

Listen first.

We seek to understand each other’s experiences and perspective, and we treat each other with respect. We routinely express gratitude and proactively look for ways to support one another’s professional and emotional wellbeing.

Build equity.

We acknowledge our privilege and seek to understand how the products we build and processes we implement impact all people. We take diverse perspectives into account as we make decisions, and we are intentional about the goals and timelines we set in order to build an equitable organization.

Communicate honestly.

We have the courage to seek the truth about ourselves, each other, and the problems we are solving together. We speak with candor and without drama, appreciating direct and actionable feedback that makes us and the business better.

Act like an owner.

We act like owners, understanding that we are all collectively responsible for Alma's success. Everyone at Alma has a purpose, is accountable for their purpose, and is empowered to succeed as an owner of their purpose.

Alma’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

At Alma, we aim to create initiatives and programs that support people from all backgrounds and lived experiences. Everyone in the Alma ecosystem plays a role in sustaining a safe, caring, and humane environment where our DEI principles can thrive. This work amplifies Alma’s mission to simplify access to high-quality, equitable, and affordable mental health care.


Supporting the next generation of clinicians

We partnered with the American Psychological Foundation to launch our Empowering Minds Scholarship, which will award recipients from historically marginalized communities pursuing a degree in mental health with $5,000! In addition to receiving funds, receipts will have the opportunity to participate in our Empowering Minds Mentorship Program, where they will be paired with an experienced clinician and receive guidance, support, and industry knowledge for one academic school year.

Our clinical advisor

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

Esther Perel

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.

We're hiring!

Are you passionate about increasing access to affordable mental health care? Learn more about working at Alma.

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