Petals connects people with the help they need, whenever they need it.
Petals connects people with the help they need, whenever they need it. Read more
About this project
Feeling stressed or down? Petals helps you find a therapist you can truly trust, and talk to immediately, whenever you need. We're raising funds with the aim to make accessible, immediate help to all, come to fruition. We'll be using what we raise towards improving our application for the users, and growing our network of qualified therapists.
How Does it Work ?
Petals connects you with a network of therapists and matches you with a compatible counselor based off a unique and comprehensive personality test.
After filling out this personality test, you can browse among the most suitable counselors for you through the application and chat with a counselor of your choice at any time to receive the help you are searching for. Starting out, new users will receive a free $50 credit for the application after verification. If you like the service, you can choose to subscribe for a low cost of $15 an hour (monthly and yearly plans available too) and continue to develop the special bond shared between you and your counselor.
April 2016 – May 2016 – Initial Research and Development
June 2016 – Sept 2016– Final Development and Testing Phase
Oct 2016 – Android and iOS app to be released for San Diego and Los Angeles users.
Nov 2016 – March 2017 -Expansion in California and other places in United States.
The Team behind Petals
We are a team of designers and programmers from UC San Diego who are passionate about healthcare and making a difference in the world through innovation.
Advisors – Prof Steven Dow and Tricia Ngoon @ UC San Diego
Risks and challenges
Our biggest challenge is to expand our network of qualified therapists around the US for users of petals. With initial funding from all of you, we encourage you to join us and help us expand this network and enrich the quality of people's lives.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter