Helping people learn to live better lives

Tech Brief

Learn to Live’s greatest superpower isn’t in our technology, our growth, or our ability to scale quickly. It's in our impact—the individual lives we touch, the families we support, and the hope we provide to the 100M+ Americans who could benefit from our comprehensive mental health solution. While there are others in our space, our solution is differentiated by our ability to bring together three critical elements: 1. Clinically proven care modalities (CBT) 2. An engaging and scalable technology platform 3. Programs available at no cost to individuals By working with health plans, employers, universities and other institutions, we are able to make this transformative approach available to over 33 million Americans—and we continue to expand rapidly.

Problem Tech Solves

It’s no secret that the U.S. is facing a national mental health crisis, which has only been exacerbated in recent years. Prior to 2020, one in five U.S. adults suffered from mental health problems and fewer than half of those received help. And in the last two years alone, the number of U.S. adults who suffer from mental health problems increased by 300%. We founded Learn to Live in 2012 to address an unmet demand for high-quality mental health services. Access to traditional mental health services has previously been limited to those with highly acute conditions and those able to overcome barriers to access. Our solution provides users with clinically validated programs delivered via leading-edge, scalable technology to dramatically overcome barriers and expand access: • LIMITED PROVIDER AVAILABILITY: 77% of U.S. counties report a severe shortage of mental health providers ( Our technology platform provides digital programs and tools for anyone with a computer or smart phone, and can scale quickly to respond to the growing need. • HIGH COST: Traditional therapy can cost up to $250 per session ( Our solution is available at no cost through health plans, employers, universities, and other institutions. • WIDESPREAD STIGMA: Only 20% of U.S workers are comfortable talking about their mental health issues, and over one third worry about job consequences if they seek care ( We are an active voice and proud advocate for mental health, both nationally and in local communities where we partner with organizations to make our confidential services widely available.


Learn to Live’s extensive research program is uniquely designed to validate the clinical outcomes and financial benefit of our solution, both as a stand-alone intervention and compared to face-to-face psychotherapy. We have published six peer-reviewed studies to date: 1. The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy: Effectiveness for online cognitive behavioral therapy versus outpatient treatment… ( SAMPLE SIZE - 2,462 Learn to Live users; 120,671 in-person psychotherapy clients FINDINGS - Learn to Live users received highly effective services and showed progressive improvement as they completed subsequent lessons/sessions compared to in-person psychotherapy. - Comparable benefit between in-person psychotherapy and Learn to Live programs after five lessons/sessions. 2. SAGE Open: Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Employees With Anxiety, Depression, Social Phobia, or Insomnia… ( SAMPLE SIZE - 1,297 employees FINDINGS - Learn to Live users showed significant improvement in clinical symptoms. - Estimated financial return from increased productivity of $2,431 per employee user. - Follow-up survey of 290 employee users revealed high satisfaction, reduced absenteeism, and improved job performance. 3. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Internet-Based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for College Students With Anxiety, Depression, Social Anxiety, or Insomnia… ( SAMPLE SIZE - 951 college students FINDINGS - Learn to Live users with clinically diagnosable conditions showed significant improvement and a reduction in symptoms to subclinical levels: 45.8% of users in stress, anxiety, and worry program; 43.4% of users in insomnia program; 35.7% of users in depression program; 22.2% of users in social anxiety program. ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ON COACHING IN L2L PROGRAMS 4. 5. 6.