Our Mission

Mantra is on a mission to provide young adults with accessible, equitable, and quality mental health and wellness solutions. Through partnerships with higher education institutions and health plans, we’re committed to bringing the highest quality mental health care to college and university students across the nation.

Our Values

Our core values are the fundamental beliefs that guide our decision-making. They help form the foundation of how we work, and clarify what we hold ourselves accountable to. They underline what matters to us and what we stand for. Mostly, they guide us on how to show up as individuals and as part of the larger Mantra Health team.

We’re good; we can always get better.
We take care so that we can take care of others.
We listen closely to our partners, patients, and providers.
We’re a team of owners.
We enjoy the process.

Our Approach

Designed by leading experts in young adult mental health, our solutions are built with college and university campuses in mind. We take a clinically-informed, evidence-based approach to care, with the intention of closing mental health equity gaps in the campus community and providing students with diverse, culturally-informed solutions that match their needs and preferences.

Mantra in the News

UCSF Health Hub 2022 Digital Health Awards
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Diverse Issues in Higher Education
Tech:NYC Blog


Ed Gaussen

Co-Founder, CEO

Matt Kennedy

Co-Founder, COO

Ravi Shah, MD


Clinical Leaders

Nora Feldpausch, MD

Medical Director

Alecia Sundsmo, PsyD

Executive Director of Therapy

Carla Chugani, PhD, LPC

VP of Clinical Content and Affairs

Harry S. Rockland-Miller, PhD

Clinical Advisor

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