About the Founders
Orchid Health, Inc. (Beam) was founded by Alexa Meyer and Dr. Emily Anhalt, consumer and clinician who have experienced firsthand the need for better mental health experiences. They validated the need for Orchid (Beam) via Mental Health Pop Ups across the country.
About Emily, Co Founder & Chief Clinical Officer
Born and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley, Dr. Anhalt’s interest in the psychology of the entrepreneur began with the realization that “how you do anything is how you do everything,” and that the more founders and employees understand about their emotional tendencies, the more successful they and their companies will be. This unique perspective has led to work with some of the fastest growing technology companies and venture capitalist firms around the world.
Dr. Anhalt studied psychology at The University of Michigan and attained Masters and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She spent two years conducting qualitative research on learning and work styles, and has worked for nine years with executives, founders, and entrepreneurs.
About Alexa, Co-Founder
Alexa Meyer is the co-founder of Orchid (Beam), focused on destigmatizing mental healthcare through modern technology and in-person modern brick & mortar spaces. While previously working with teams as VP Revenue at Keen IO, Alexa experienced firsthand the pervasiveness of burnout and how important mental & emotional health skills are for productive & healthy teams.
Alexa is a proud Canadian who studied psychology & business at the University of Western Ontario and worked on business growth and brand strategy at Nspire and at Interbrand.