Meet the team behind the scenes at Motivo.

What We Do

All pre-licensed therapists have mandatory supervision hours they need to complete for licensure, and a crucial part of that process is having the right supervisor. Often, therapists only have access to a very limited pool of supervisors to choose from, many of whom are not always the right fit. We want to change that.
 
With the rise of telehealth, most states now allow clinical supervision hours to be obtained online through live video-conference. We created Motivo, the first online platform connecting mental health therapists to clinical supervisors, to be an easier and more efficient path toward licensure. To us, it’s simple—at a critical time for mental health care, a wider pool of licensed therapists bring a wider range of strengths and insight into our field. And let’s face it; a world with more licensed therapists is a better one for all. So, we’re here to meet that challenge. 

Where We Came From

Motivo founder Rachel McCrickard is a Georgia LMFT and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. Like so many of you, when Rachel was a pre-licensed therapist, she had a difficult time finding supervision that was both affordable and matched her needs.  In fact, Rachel was driving four hours round trip in order to obtain in-person supervision! She stuck with it though, and attained her license in 2011. But, she was left wondering why the process wasn’t easier.
 
In 2016, Georgia passed a rule allowing supervision hours to be collected through secure video conference. Rachel began researching other states and realized that many states also allowed some or all of supervision hours to be collected online. 
 
And so, Rachel became inspired to take action.  
 
Impassioned by her desire to make supervision more accessible and more affordable, Rachel, alongside her rockstar team of licensed therapists and developers, created the first HIPAA-compliant platform connecting therapists to clinical supervisors.

 

Motivo is the first HIPAA-compliant platform connecting therapists to clinical supervisors.

Who We Are

Rachel McCrickard

Founder / CEO, LMFT

Rachel is our intrepid team leader, bringing her years of experience as both a therapist and a supervisor to her vision for Motivo. She also is a huge fan of pizza and yoga, in that order.

James Hernandez
Lead Developer

James is a motivated full stack engineer who’s been breaking apart computers and putting them back together since he was 8 years old. He loves therapists almost as much as we do.

Dr. Carla Smith

Director of Clinical Services, LMFT, LCSW

Carla leads our therapist onboarding process, helping individual pre-licensed therapists match with their ideal supervisors. She’s like match.com, but for therapists.  Wait, is that weird?
Julie Black

Supervisor Onboarding

Julie handles supervisor onboarding for the Motivo team. Julie works hard to locate and vet the best supervisors for Motivo.  She also just may be the nicest person on the planet.

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