Dr. Kirsten Thompson is supervising psychiatrist and founder of Remedy.
She started her professional life on Wall Street at JPMorgan and left for a more personally fulfilling life as a doctor. She began training to become a surgeon but realized two years in that she was captivated by her patients’ minds much more than their bodies. She switched to become a psychiatrist and has never looked back.
While working at UCLA and in private practice she realized the limited access to mental healthcare. Patients either needed to pay a lot for care, or have to jump through hoops to find mental healthcare in their insurance network or wait weeks to months for an appointment. There had to be a better way!