Antelope Recovery

Essential mental healthcare for teens

Last Funded July 2023


raised from 46 investors


❤ Growing market. In the US, 10 million teens need IOP, and 90% are currently unable to access it.
❤ Now is the time. Telehealth regulations have transformed post-COVID, opening the door for change.
❤ The founding team has 60+ years of experience in healthcare.
❤ Less than 10% of teens with an addiction receive help.

Our Team

At Antelope Recovery, we are addressing the teen mental health crisis head on.

Learn more about the teen mental health crisis:

Our teens need help. We can do so much better for our teens.

At Antelope Recovery we can build essential emergency healthcare infrastructure for teens in need.

We are developing remotely accessible intensive outpatient programs for teens struggling with severe mental health disorders. We can help families who usually wouldn't have access to these services stabilize, heal, and recover.

What is Virtual Intensive Outpatient Therapy (vIOP)?

IOP is an emergency mental healthcare service for struggling teens. It is extensively research backed. It is for teens that need more than one hour of therapy per week.

  • 5-20 hours of therapy per week
  • 30-120 days of treatment
  • Includes 1:1 therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and psychiatric support.

(This assumes we can grow at the capacity to accept 15 new clients per month and that we can maintain at least at 75% capacity. This assumes our families and insurance companies will pay for the standard rate of IOP).

We need funding in-order to launch this program.

Understandably, the teen mental healthcare industry has high barriers to entry. Getting off the ground is a critical challenge. This is our "zero to one" moment.

We are undergoing extensive legal processes to ensure our program is safe and high quality. We need financial support in-order to build this essential healthcare infrastructure for our teens.

How we can address what is missing in mental health care:

  1. Precision and measurement-based care:

90% of programs do not track client data. Learn more about our data strategy in this article, written by our head of Data. Even implementing simple data practices could transform mental healthcare - a field that does not have the luxury of utilizing different biomarker's - and allow us to develop a precision model for treating mental illness.

2.Servicing large industry gaps:

There is a huge need for this type of infrastructure. Building a mental health company, is not about client acquisition. It is about organizing providers effectively, and scaling those providers successfully.

3.Highly accessible online programming:

Online therapy is extensively research-backed and has been studied for decades. Online programming does not mean that teens are sitting in front of a screen for 20 hours a week. We are building a program that includes creating an "ecology" of support nested in teens lives. Teens will be connecting with teachers, coaches, and local communities as a part of treatment.

4.Building a stable and strong clinical team:

Often, mental healthcare workers have terrible mental health. We get that providing healthcare in the current model is extremely challenging to do long-term. We know that prioritizing the health of our caseworkers and clinicians is one of the only ways we can ensure the highest quality healing for our clients. By offering competitive pay, we can address these long-term issues in the mental health field. Because our program is designed by clinicians, we know what clinicians need to thrive in their work.


Megan Rose, our current head of Data and Security, is currently providing us with tech leadership and we are excited to see what is in store for us as we grow. We are currently using Kareo as our electronic health record system (ehr), billing system, and client dashboard. There is an immense opportunity for developing tech solutions that can support service companies like ours in streamlining therapeutic tools and empowering clients and clinicians with access to data.

Join us in providing this essential healthcare service to teens and families.

Through Antelope, we strive to help struggling teens and families get the care they need, regardless of where they live.