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About Us

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a nonprofit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online mental health care—at a steeply reduced rate—to clients in need.

Mission and Vision

Open Path provides people in need with access to transformative and affordable mental and holistic health care.

We envision a just, compassionate world where all people can easily access the care they need to thrive.

In partnership with licensed mental health clinicians in private practice throughout the fifty states and Canada, Open Path  provides middle and lower-income level clients with access to affordable mental health care.

By the Numbers

90,000
Clients Matched
Open Path has matched more than 90,000 clients across the country to affordable psychotherapeutic care.
54,000
Students Enlisted
Open Path has had over 54,000 students sign on to take one of our affordable online wellness classes.
9
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

Karie Reinertson
Program Manager/OP Healing Arts Collective
Karie comes to Open Path with 11 years of small business ownership and management with her design studio Shelter Collective, as well as managing programs for arts non-profits in Washington, DC prior t... More
Sheena Ruffin
Director of Community and Marketing
A proud Brooklyn native and recent Stockholm transplant, Sheena brings over 16 years of experience working in diverse environments, leading marketing and social media initiatives across the globe. Fro... More
Maggie Schroder
Program Associate
Maggie earned her Bachelor of Social Work at NC State where she focused on interpersonal violence prevention education, farmworker rights, and nonprofit studies. She finished graduate school at Wester... More
Caitlin Erwin
Program Manager
Caitlin brings a diverse set of experiences working with people to Open Path Collective and enjoys putting her compassion to work as the Program Manager. In May 2018 Caitlin graduated with her MA in C... More
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Lisa Isenhart
Deputy Director
As Deputy Director, Lisa Isenhart directs and oversees Open Path’s programs and operations. She wholeheartedly supports Open Path’s mission to provide people in need with affordable resources for ... More
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Pam Cuevas
Program Associate/OPPC
Pam earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Biology, pursuing the ‘Body, Mind, and Health’ independent study path within the major. During her time at Hunter College, Pam assisted in severa... More
Elizabeth Thompson
Community and Social Media Manager
Elizabeth earned a Master’s Degree in Arts Administration in 2016 and has been working in Marketing and Communications roles ever since. She enjoys working collaboratively to tell digital storie... More
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Melanie Wagner
Program Associate/OPPC
Melanie comes to Open Path with a decade of experience working in education and social services. She holds a B.S. in Adolescent to Young Adult Education from Bowling Green State University and has ser... More
Charla Davis
Program Associate/MHE
Charla graduated from the University of Alabama as a Blount Scholar with a BA in Studio Art. Her passion for accessibility in schooling brought her to Detroit to pursue service opportunities within ed... More
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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Board of Directors

Myleik Teele
Myleik Teele is the founder and Chief Experience Officer of curlBOX, the first monthly subscription service for naturally curly hair. Juggernaut brands such as L’Oreal, Procter & Gamble, Unileve... More
Ian Henderson
Ian Henderson is a studio artist and Director of Operations at Penland School of Craft, where he works to cultivate a supportive community and an environment of safe abandon for the school’s more th... More
Christina Simpson
Over the last 14 years, Christina has been building, managing, and protecting wealth for the families and businesses of Western North Carolina.  Her practice is focused on helping clients create and ... More
Amy Durso
  Amy Durso is an educator and musician. Her specialty areas include working with children with severe emotional and learning disorders and positive behavior management program design and impleme... 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