Mental Health Awareness Month - Company Spotlight: Dr. Alex Marsal and aptihealth

In wrapping up the month of May and our Mental Health Awareness, we wanted to spotlight a company located in Boston, MA and Troy, NY that is key to this issue. aptihealth is transforming behavioral healthcare and we reached out to co-founder Dr. Alex Marsal to learn more about this company and what they have to offer.

Alex Marsal, PhD Co-Founder, Chief Clinical & Science Officer

Dr. Alex Marsal is a co-founder and the Chief Clinical and Science Officer of aptihealth. He also founded The Recovery Institute and Vanguard Behavioral Solutions aimed at innovating and field-testing patient self-assessments, therapeutic relationship building, and person centered, multidimensional behavioral health treatment. His leadership experience includes 10 years of hospital-based behavioral health administration which resulted in care delivery transformations yielding system efficiencies, improved outcomes, and greater patient satisfaction.

With over 30 years of behavioral health experience, Alex’s expertise includes providing psychotherapy services to populations with dual-diagnosis, depressive and anxiety disorders, marital difficulties, and PTSD/abusive experiences. His research focus includes the assessment and treatment of high cost, high need populations. Alex is a member of the American Psychological Association and National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.

To learn more about aptihealth we held a Q&A session:


What is aptihealth?

aptihealth, inc. is a behavioral health engagement company that seamlessly integrates physical and behavioral healthcare. Our platform connects individuals experiencing behavioral health difficulties and their physician to a team of behavioral health specialists using our proprietary screening, assessment, and treatment protocols to get and keep people healthier faster.

Why did you create aptihealth?

The current behavioral health system is broken. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Almost 30 million adults and children with mental health conditions in the United States go without treatment. In addition to this alarming statistic, millions struggle to find and access care. This is unacceptable. 

We created aptihealth to solve this problem. We’re on a mission to transform behavioral healthcare to ensure millions of people can easily access personalized, goal-oriented care, without delay. 

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About the Author

Denise Anderson, Human Resources Operations at Alaant

Denise Anderson, Manager, Talent & Human Resource Operations

Denise loves helping people and organizations find their perfect fit —whether that is helping someone find a dream job or scoping out what role a company needs to fill and finding the right person for them. In her spare time, she likes to keep physically active and this year has competed in two sprint triathlons. Denise has 2 teenagers and has logged many miles over the years following them around the country to watch them compete in their sports events. When she is able to be at home on the weekends, she enjoys being on her boat, especially during the summer.