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About Us

Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a non-profit nationwide network of mental health professionals dedicated to providing in-office and online 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 and Canada, 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

70,000
Clients Matched
Open Path has matched more than 70,000 clients across the country to affordable psychotherapeutic care.
45,000
Students Enlisted
Open Path has had over 45,000 students sign on to take one of our affordable online wellness classes.
8
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

Shelby Strong
Program Associate/OPPC
Shelby is passionate about using her lived experiences and deep commitment to social justice to help people thrive. After earning her M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urba... More
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 Brookly 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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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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Support Team

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
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

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
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

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