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LARKR CEO Shawn Kernes to Present at Anxiety Tech Conference in San Francisco

  (July 11, 2018)
LARKR CEO Shawn Kernes to Present at Anxiety Tech Conference in San Francisco

New mental health app LARKR has announced that its CEO and Co-Founder, Shawn Kernes, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Anxiety Tech Conference hosted by Mental Illness Matters. The conference will take place at The Palace of Fine Arts Theatre in San Francisco, California on July 18, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Kernes will present at 3:30 p.m. on “Getting Therapy to Those Who Need It Most," shining a light on the numerous roadblocks people face when pursuing mental health treatment and the best options to help the individuals and industry overcome these issues.

Kernes' presentation and his company LARKR were both inspired by the fact that approximately half of the U.S. population lives in rural areas with very limited access to mental health care. Even for those who do have access to care, issues with scheduling, transportation, and continuity of care can make it difficult to regularly see a therapist in a traditional office setting.

“LARKR's mission is to help increase access to quality mental health care for the millions of Americans who need it, but are unable to receive or are uncomfortable with traditional in-office visits," said Kernes. “We are excited to be a part of this conference and conversation highlighting the importance of adequate mental health care and the evolution of new solutions."

Anxiety Tech Conference Organizer Jamund Ferguson added: "Anxiety Tech is highlighting how startups like LARKR are transforming mental health care. We believe strongly that technology can play a huge role in improving both access to and the effectiveness of mental health treatments. Shawn Kernes will be talking about the challenges facing startups working on these problems and the great potential they have to improve the lives of millions. We're looking forward to learning from Shawn's experience and expect he will inspire many others to follow his path."

Kernes is available for interviews at the conference and in the days surrounding the event. To coordinate, please contact Rachael Payton at [email protected]

For more information on how to register for the conference, please visit here.


LARKR is a groundbreaking new start-up poised to revolutionize mental health care in America by eliminating the barriers that keep approximately 60% of Americans from receiving the help they need. LARKR provides on-demand talk therapy with licensed practitioners through an easy-to-use mobile video platform, widening the reach of mental health care. Through LARKR, patients can also arrange multi-user conferences to accommodate group therapy sessions. For more information, visit

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