Thera Virtual Reality Counseling

Thera Virtual Reality Counseling

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THERA Inc. ViRtual Reality Counseling


Counseling Using Virtual Reality

If you are a licensed clinician and looking to adjunct your private practice , THERA Inc. allows you to build your case load virtually using virtual reality. All you need is access to a secure wireless connection, our Virtual Reality kit, and access to set up your online profile on the THERA Inc. Website. 

Looking for THERAPISTS in the Bay Area , CA and NY State, New Jersey

THERA Inc, is looking for licensed clinicians in the California, and New York State. If you are interested in using online counseling this is a new way to see your patients in avatar form, and change environments to allow your patient to have a unique experience having " talk therapy". The virtual reality experience is HIPPA Compliant with the option of switching your session to telemedicine.  Do to to sign up and schedule a time to sign up to order your kit. 

THERA Inc. Accepting Referrals

THERA Inc. is currently accepting referrals for our therapist team in California. If you are seeking therapy in the Bay Area and are interested in experiencing this new way of talking to your therapist you can sign up at  . You will be contacted by one of our licensed clinicians and invited to a 20 minute consultation. 

Using Virtual Reality Headset or Not?

Virtual Reality requires wearing a headset where you can experience a 360 degree experience and feel the benefits of a mind/body connection.  However, some people do not want to wear a headset, so THERA Inc. provides a desktop version of virtual reality as well you have the option of having live video conferencing. 

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THERA Inc. Speaking at " Glimpse of Virtual Reality"

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THERA Inc. supports the Lewin Fund NYC, NY. The Lewin Fund  is dedicated to combating the serious challenges facing one in three women and their families.  Donations can be made online.

Washington, DC

AFHE ConFerence 2019

CEO and Co Founder Erin Bogdanski spoke at this year's panel discussion on the "Democratization of Augmented Reality to Enable Mass Adoption" at the AHFE Conference in Washington DC. Co Chairs Bill Prugh and Dr. Nina Berry , US Department of Defense.

THERA on CBS News Bay Area Focus with Michelle Griego 02/19

THERA Panel Presentations and Awards

Milestones 2017/2018


Who We Are

We are therapists using virtual reality...

You may feel like going to the couch takes so much time out of your day. With our busy lifestyles, and tight commutes getting to see you regular therapist can be challenging and costly. THERA is an affordable way to have regular one hour sessions in VR with an avatar therapist.  


Support for Private Practice

If you are a therapist and see the advantages of using online counseling to acomodate a higher population THERA is a adjunct to your private practice. You can choose create your professional profile, choose your virtual office and schedule your clients.. 


The New Couch - Virtual Reality

If you are a person struggling with a mental illness or even life stressors, transition or just need to have support from a therapist , THERA brings the new experience of entering "in world" in a discreet, customizable environment which is anonymous, safe and HIPPA compliant. 


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Traditional One Hour Sessions

If you are seeking therapy THERA will provide you an assigned therapist who specializes in your immediate needs based on an online assessment prior to treatment. You will meet with your therapist for one hour session once a week or based on your needs. Therapy is done in a virtual office and completely confidential. 



Your Avatar Therapist

THERA provides your therapy sessions in virtual reality where you can meet with you avatar therapist in real time. Your therapist can look like their online profile or our unique feature is that you can "customize" your avatar therapist. Customizing your therapist may reduce the anxiety or stigmatism you may feel when seeking treatment. 


Evidence Based Treatment

With THERA you can also have 24 hour access to immediate interventions in virtual reality to help treat a number of different issues. Mindfulness, anxiety reduction, addiction, or pain management are just some of the tools that can be accessed 24 hours a day. 

Virtual Reality Works


Virtual Reality has higher rates of success than taking drugs...

 For populations who suffer from PTSD, chronic pain, addiction and eating disorders science has proven that virtual reality has higher rates of success in treatment more than dependency on medications. The reason is virtual reality provides a more intense "mind/body experience" then traditional counseling. Using the 5 senses your client can benefit the complete experience of therapy. 


PTSD and Virtual Reality

 Virtual Reality has been proven to treat one of the most impactful diagnoses in our country... PTSD. Suicide and violence are on the rise.  Research has shown that after VR treatment those who were diagnosed with PTSD,  65.9% no longer met criteria in a treatment study. Credit Skip Rizzo, USC Institute for Creative Technologies


The Mind/Body Connection in VR

 Having therapy in VR is a unique and physical experience. If you have had therapy before you can still feel the same benefits of talking to your therapist in a safe and confidential space but also getting the benefit of the mind/ body experience of using your 5 senses. 

The Team


Erin Bogdanski CEO and CoFounder

Erin Bogdanski CEO and CoFounder

Erin Bogdanski CEO and CoFounder

My passion is healing with VR 


Amit Jain Co Founder and CTO

Erin Bogdanski CEO and CoFounder

Erin Bogdanski CEO and CoFounder

My passion is building new technologies to help others. 

THERA Ambassador

Valerie Beltran LMFT

Erin Bogdanski CEO and CoFounder

Valerie Beltran LMFT

Valerie Beltrán is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in trauma focused therapy. Valerie is trained in spiritual and traditional psychotherapy along practices on the mind-body connection. 

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Leslie Baker LMFT

Nathan Villarante, LMFT

Valerie Beltran LMFT

Leslie Baker is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with over 28 years of experience in psychotherapy. She is a National Board Certified Counselor and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. Leslie is an author and supporter of emerging technologies for mental health. 

Thera Ambassador

Nathan Villarante, LMFT

Nathan Villarante, LMFT

Nathan Villarante, LMFT

Nathan is an LMFT with a background in crisis counseling and working with those experiencing acute mental illness. He has experience working with adults, adolescents, and families in inpatient psychiatric and partial hospitalization outpatient settings, as well as providing individual therapy in the community. Taking a balanced evidence based and holistic approach to treatment, he makes use of CBT, Solutions Focused, and Client Centered modalities.  

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Lane Carlson

Nathan Villarante, LMFT

Nathan Villarante, LMFT

 Lane is a spiritual healer and transformational guide. specializing in breathwork, meditation and guiding clients to discover their own issue resolution.   He is a truth seeker and an explorer of medicine and practices that are helping people heal!  Lane holds a masters degree in spiritual psychology and has spent the last decade discovering and facilitating healing through non-traditional medicines and practices.  

Executive Team and Advisors

Amit Jain CTO and Co Founder

Amit Jain CTO and Co Founder

Amit Jain CTO and Co Founder


Amit is a pioneer in Silicon Valley where he has stellar career in tech, investor relations and is a mentor at BootUp Ventures. 

Dr. Skip Rizzo Advisor

Amit Jain CTO and Co Founder

Amit Jain CTO and Co Founder


Dr. Rizzo, whose work using virtual reality-based exposure therapy to treat PTSD received the American Psychological Association’s 2010 Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Treatment of Trauma, is the associate director for medical virtual reality at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies.

Dr. Walter Greenleaf Advisor

Amit Jain CTO and Co Founder

Dr. Walter Greenleaf Advisor


Walter Greenleaf is a behavioral neuroscientist and a medical technology developer working at Stanford University. With over three decades of research and development experience in the field of digital medicine and medical virtual reality technology, Walter is considered a leading authority in the field.

Dr. Vince Felitti Advisor

Dr. Vince Felitti Advisor

Dr. Walter Greenleaf Advisor


A renowned physician and researcher, Dr. Vincent J. Felitti is one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma. Leading the charge in research into how adverse childhood experiences affect adults, he is co-principal investigator of the internationally recognized Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, a long-term, in-depth, analysis of over 17,000 adults. 

Mike Snyder Advisor

Dr. Vince Felitti Advisor

Graham Hawkes Advisor


Mike Snyder, co-founder of IFEST, is a Silicon Valley based social entrepreneur and economist with deep experience developing and executing S&T initiatives. He serves or has served as senior advisor to several IT, blockchain, VR, telecom, ecommerce, chemical, agricultural, and biotech startups, active in global markets.

Graham Hawkes Advisor

Dr. Vince Felitti Advisor

Graham Hawkes Advisor


Graham Hawkes is a London-born marine engineer and submarine designer. Through the 1980s and 1990s, Hawkes designed 70% of the manned submersibles produced in those two decades. As late as 2007, he held the world solo dive record of 910 metres in the submarine Deep Rover. Graham has been the principal advisor to THERA at the dawn of inception!  


THERA Client Payment

One Hour Counseling Fee

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Our clinical team will provide your headset and set up in private practice. Your therapist will help you through the process before you move into your one hours counseling session. 

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