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talktala is a revolutionary online group counseling service, led by a licensed therapist. We make therapy accessible and affordable for all.


Founded: 2011
Employees: 5
Quick Pitch:


talktala:_ is a revolutionary online group counseling service and exchange, always moderated by a licensed therapist. We are creating topic-based, social meetings that offer therapy at a fraction of its current cost, while offering a new level of user experience. We created talktala:_ in order to make psychotherapy affordable and accessible to the 50 million people needing it every year (that's just in the US).


Head of product

Farid Chaouki

Farid studied architecture in France before becoming one of the best UX/UI experts in the world. He helped launch, led his own design and technology expert, and was the chief innovation officer for MRM WorldWide.

President, Co-Founder, head of clinical relations

Roni Frank

Roni studied computer sciences in Tel Aviv before becoming an engineer and team leader at Amdocs, a leading global software company. Later on Roni decided to study Psychology in Israel, followed by studying for a Master's degree at the New York Graduate school of Psychoanalysis which led Roni to found talkala:_

Clinical Lead

Iris Reitzes

Dr. Iris Reitzes holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Iowa. With over 25 years of experience and over a decade of group therapy work, Iris fully controls and understands the needs and secrets of group moderation


Irvin D Yalom

Dr. Yalom is a world-famous author and therapist. Amongst his many achievements, he is the Prof. Emeritus for Psychiatry at Stanford, and wrote "The Theory and practice of group psychotherapy". Please read here:

Advisory board and clinical team member

Victor Yalom

Victor is the President and Founder of; an online magazine and video production company for psychotherapists. Victor is also a practicing psychologist, and a talented group and couples therapist in San Francisco. In his spare time, he expresses his unique vision in cartoons and wonderful abstract landscape paintings. You can read interviews with Dr. Yalom in Contemporary Psychology and Europe’s Journal of Psychology.

Co-Founder and CEO

Oren Frank

Oren was the global digital creative director for McCann Erickson in New York. Prior to that he was the CEO of McCann Worldgroup agency in Israel. He is a seasoned leader of people, Roni's Co-Founder and husband.


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