About Us

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to individuals, couples, children, and families in need.

Mission and vision

In partnership with licensed mental health clinicians in private practice throughout the fifty states, Open Path Psychotherapy Collective provides middle and lower-income level individuals, couples, families, and children with access to affordable psychotherapy and mental health education services.

By the Numbers

15,000
Clients Matched
Open Path has matched more than 15,000 clients across the country to affordable psychotherapeutic care.
28,000
Students Enlisted
Open Path has had over 28,000 students sign on to take one of our affordable online wellness classes.
6
Years Running
Founded in 2012, and launched in the spring of 2013

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Meet Open Path, the first recognized nonprofit leader in helping people access affordable High quality psychotherapy services.

Meet Our Core Team

Paul Fugelsang
Founder, Executive Director
Paul has worked in the mental health field since 1996 with a focus on projects committed to improving mental health services for lower income individuals and families. Before beginning his own private... More
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Lisa Isenhart
Program Director
As Program Director, Lisa Isenhart is responsible for overseeing the coordination and administration of Open Path’s affordable psychotherapy and mental health education programming. She received her... More
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Bethany Coomes
Membership Associate
Bethany received her BA in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She started off as an intern with Open Path in November 2015, and from there discovered that she wanted a care... More
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Caitlin Erwin
Membership Manager and Registrar
Caitlin brings a diverse set of experiences working with people to Open Path Collective and enjoys putting her compassion to work as the Membership Manager and Registrar. In May 2018 Caitlin graduated... More
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Support Team

Benjamin Rosati
Webdev
Ben Rosati professions in graphic design and website development. Ben has been fortunate for the opportunity to work with Open Path, along with a diverse spectrum of other clients which continue to co... More
Elaine Bleakney
Digital Editor
Elaine Bleakney is a writer and editor with a deep interest in psychotherapy and mental health. She has worked on marketing and publishing initiatives for Penland School of Crafts, the Academy of Ame... More
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Daniel Wendler, MA
Adwords Account Specialist
Daniel earned his marketing stripes managing seven-figure AdWords accounts for big businesses but left the marketing world behind to pursue his real passion — a career as a therapist. Today, when h... More
Rafael Martinez
Clinician Consultant
Rafael Martinez, MA, LPCA is a psychotherapist and life coach. He received his Masters degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2013 and has been a Certified Life Coach thro... More
Dana Daniel-Edgerton
Clinician Consultant
Dana Daniel-Edgerton is a Licensed Professional Counseling-Intern, under the clinical supervision of Louis Laves-Webb, LCSW, LPC-S. Dana is an Austin, Texas native; she received her Masters of Arts in... More
Sam Reis
Open Path Intern
Sam Reis is a Junior at Appalachian State University. She is pursuing her BA in Psychology with a double minor in Criminal Justice and Leadership Studies. Sam is heavily involved in the Psychology Dep... More

Board of Directors

Sonal Shah Taylor
Sonal Shah Taylor graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Biology and History in 2000. She graduated from AUC School of Medicine in 2004 and completed her internal medicine residency at New Y... More
Aditi-Sethi Brown
Aditi Sethi-Brown is a hospice and palliative medicine and family physician who currently works at the CarePartners/Mission Solace Center, an inpatient Hospice facility in Asheville, NC. She received ... More
Katherine Fisher
Board Secretary
Katherine Fisher is a 2003 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, also from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,... More
Brent Beam
Brent Beam is a licensed psychologist and owner of Beam Counseling & Coaching, a private psychotherapy practice in Asheville, NC. Brent graduated from the University of North Carolina and earned h... More

Course Creators and Consultants

Paul Fugelsang
Founder, Executive Director
Paul has worked in the mental health field since 1996 with a focus on projects committed to improving mental health services for lower income individuals and families. Before beginning his own private... More
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Dr. Karen Rippy, PhD, LMFT
Dr. Karen Rippy received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Sierra and Claremont Graduate University. She maintains a private practice in Mission Viejo, CA. ... More
Rebecca Gangl, MA, LPC
Rebecca is a licensed professional counselor and certified addictions counselor. She holds a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling from Naropa University. ... More
Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW
Reeta Wolfsohn is founder of Financial Social Work (FSW) and the Financial Therapy Network. Her work focuses on financial wellbeing. ... More
Eva Ebert
Eva Ebert is in the MA program for experimental psychology at Appalachian State University. Eva is researching anxiety and its influence on risky behaviors. ... More
Dr. Rustan Adcock, MD
Dr. Rustan Adcock graduated from Duke University and then Dartmouth Medical School in 2003. He is a partner and physician with The Family Health Centers in Asheville, NC. ... More