Our mission is to help you prioritize your mental health and find balance.
Welcome to Verywell Mind, an award-winning resource for reliable, compassionate, and up-to-date information on the mental health topics that matter most to you. We are dedicated to empowering you with the trustworthy evidence-based information you need for your mental and emotional well-being. Our mission is to help you prioritize your mental health and find balance amid the chaos of daily life.
We are committed to helping you explore mental health and psychology topics in a way that’s approachable, personal, and stigma-free. For more than 20 years, we’ve worked hard to create and refine our 5,500 + article library of curated, comprehensive information you can depend on.
Our team of writers and editors are industry experts, including healthcare professionals and health journalists, who write and continually update our library and keep you up to date on the latest studies, recommendations and trending topics that matter to your well-being.
The Verywell Mind Review Board includes board-certified physicians and mental health experts who vet our articles, so you can be confident in your next steps for better mental health and balance.
Meet Our Review Board
Our team of experienced mental health professionals join us in our mission to support you on your mental health journey with accurate information and advice. They ensure our content is high-quality, inclusive, and reflects the latest in evidence-based research and health information.
Below are just some of the passionate psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, counselors, mindfulness coaches, and more who make up the Review Board.
Steven Gans, MD, is a board-certified psychiatrist and active supervisor, teacher, and mentor at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and practices at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts. Dr. Gans leads a team-based approach to treating patients with serious mental illnesses.
Akeem Marsh, MD, is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who has dedicated his career to working with children and families of medically underserved communities. He is also the co-editor of the book, “Not Just Bad Kids: The Link Between Adversity and Disruptive Behavior."
Rachel Goldman, PhD, FTOS, is a licensed psychologist and clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. She is also a speaker and wellness expert specializing in stress management and health behavior change, as well as weight management and eating behaviors. She serves on leadership boards of The Obesity Society and the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.
Daniel B. Block, MD, is an award-winning, board-certified psychiatrist who operates a private practice in Pennsylvania. Dr. Block is a staunch patient advocate and was awarded the Medical Service Advisor Award in 2000 for his work with New Directions, a chapter of the DBSA (Depression Bipolar Support Alliance).
Huma Sheikh, MD, is a board-certified neurologist, specializing in migraine and stroke. She is affiliated with Mount Sinai of New York and co-founded the Migraine and Vascular Section for the American Headache Society. Dr. Sheikh has received many honors including Teacher of the Year at Mount Sinai-Beth Israel Hospital.
Sara Clark is an EYT 500-hour certified Vinyasa yoga and mindfulness teacher, lululemon Global Yoga Ambassador, model, and writer. Her online yoga and meditation classes are available on SHAPE, Yoga Today, Prevention, and YogaGlo, and she teaches 1000+ yoga practitioners in New York City's Bryant Park every summer.
Our Editorial Process
At Verywell Mind, both new and existing articles are vetted to ensure relevance to our audience, as well as strict adherence to our standards of accuracy and empathy.
Our editorial process centers on making sure you actually understand what you’re reading and know how to use the information to make confident choices about your mental health. Our writers, editors, and fact checkers only use fact-based research and present it in a judgment-free way that empowers you to take an active role in feeling your best.
Diversity and Inclusion
As a health brand that reaches more than 38 million readers per month, Verywell has the power and responsibility to create positive change. We have pledged to recruit and amplify Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) contributors across Verywell. We are working with the Dotdash Meredith Anti-Bias Review Board to expand representation within our articles and to fix language and content that aren’t inclusive. There is much to be done, but we are committed to reflecting our readers in the voices and content we share.
Meet Our Team
For more than 20 years, we’ve worked hard to provide you with comprehensive information that you can rely on. Our team of editors, designers, developers, and more is passionate about being innovative in the online health space. After all, we’re human, too, and want to ensure we’re making the best decisions for the health of ourselves and our families.
Meet some of our team below. They are just one part of our staff, which includes SEO experts, product managers, designers, developers, and sales and marketing partners.
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.
Rachel Berman, RD is SVP and Group General Manager, Family and Wellness, a registered dietitian, and published author. She has been with Dotdash Meredith for 10+ years and oversees the content and business strategies for Verywell Mind, Verywell Family, Parents, and Verywell Fit.
Kristen Altmeyer is currently the VP and General Manager of Verywell Mind, where she oversees all content and business strategies and leads the brand’s mission to provide trusted and empathetic mental health support.
Nick Ingalls, MA is the associate editorial director at Verywell Mind, managing new content production and editorial processes. He has been with Verywell since its inception in 2016.
Craig has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, leading sales and partnerships at top publishers and pharmaceutical companies. He is a go-to thought leader in the pharma field, with several media appearances on MM&M and other outlets.
Rob is a healthcare industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in both B-to-B and B-to-C marketing. Previously, he held roles at Time Inc, Everyday Health and FCB Health. Rob has worked with almost every top pharmaceutical company and brings deep industry knowledge and insight to Verywell.
Verywell and our leadership team have been recognized by healthcare media as a leader in consumer health and wellness content, innovative tools and features, and as a great place to work.
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