Peak Mind was created to usher in an innovative approach to mental wellbeing.
Our approach is preventive, evidence-based, and reduces stigma.
The Historical Approach to Mental Health Is Not Working
In spite of our efforts:
By 2030, World Health Organization predicts that depression will be the leading cause of worker disability globally.
The annual costs for managing behavioral health in the US are increasing twice as fast as all other medical expenses.
High risk for depression leads to a 48% increase in annual medical costs for employers ($ 2100 higher per employee per year).
Adults were more than 3x’s more likely to screen positive for mood disorders in 2020, compared to 2019.
The traditional approaches aren’t working:
Employees are asking for mental health resources, yet EAP utilization is only 2-3%.
Mental health apps are prolific, yet their engagement isn’t much higher.
37% of Americans live in an area with a shortage of mental health providers.
Peak Mind is dedicated to helping you thrive using cutting-edge psychology research and practices delivered in engaging, easy-to-digest ways.
How Do We Do It?
Our mission at Peak Mind is to equip you and your teams with the information and tools needed to maximize your psychological strength and resilience so that you can show up as your best in every aspect of life.
The stronger you are psychologically, the better able you are to handle life's challenges, whether minor day-to-day stressors or major obstacles. Building your psychological strength not only buffers you against such challenges but can also boost your success, performance, happiness, and wellbeing. Our goal is to share critical resources from the fields of Psychology and Life Design to help you be the most vibrant successful version of you.
Peak Mind's co-founders are doctoral-level psychologists with a combined experience of over 40 years in the field of Psychology.
APRIL SEIFERT, PHD
Social Cognitive Psychologist, Entrepreneur, & Co-founder
Dr. April Seifert holds a PhD in Social Cognitive Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has spent over a decade studying the ways our minds store information, form habitual and subconscious thought processes, and how all of that impacts our behaviors and our life experiences. Additionally, her work in the field of Life Design complements her psychological training to create an impactful way for people to design their life and experiment their way forward to a truly aligned life.
ASHLEY SMITH, PHD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Entrepreneur, & Co-founder
Dr. Ashley Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist with a doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She has expertise in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety and stress-related conditions. She has spent 15+ years helping people overcome problematic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In addition, she has published scholarly writings and trained other professionals. She is passionate about using cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT), applied neuroscience, and positive psychology practices to help people live vibrant lives.
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