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Phoenix: Making Mental Health & Healing Accessible

We’re on a mission to make mental health care & trauma healing accessible and available for everyone.

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PHOENIX  is a digital community platform that provides immediate access to healing tools and resources to people who need mental health support, trauma survivors and those want to enhance their mental wellness—no matter where they are on their healing journey.



Now more than ever, people need a way to cope with the many stresses and systematic trauma affecting our mental health—both collectively and on an individual level. Global pandemics, economic crises and racism (just to name a few) are taking their toll on the way we live, eat, shop and work, leading many companies to look for new ways to support the mental health of their workforce.


Traditional models of mental health care typically require health insurance as well as in-person visits to a therapist that are scheduled well ahead of time. This type of therapy is certainly valuable, but not always accessible. It also isn’t able to address or support the in-the-moment panic that many people are experiencing. And while some digital platforms offer nearly instant support, it can come at a hefty price tag.



Trauma lives in the body long after the initial incident or moment(s) of crisis and trauma can be repressed for years only to showcase itself when triggered. Long-term effects of trauma impact everything from social behavior to the body, to the brain. Without consistent and specific trauma-informed healing resources, a person can suffer their entire life leading to a fragmented life.

The current state of the world has us living in cycles of trauma and re-traumatization over and over as rates of abuse and trauma have skyrocketed under COVID19. We want to provide a safe healing community globally, NOW.  




For far too long, trauma healing has been a lifestyle commodity outside the reach of many of the people who need it the most. High-quality trauma-informed healing resources tend to live in spaces of privilege, further widening the divide between whose trauma healing is addressed and the cost & burden of seeking healing is almost always placed on the person needing it most.

 These are not long-term solutions.



Phoenix is uniquely positioned to meet this moment with a right-sized solution: A digital community led by ambassadors who offer self-guided tools that can be personalized to support each person’s healing experience, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. 

We’re on a mission to make mental health care accessible and available for everyone.

By leveraging existing technology we are able to deliver high quality Virtual Care through digital programming, increased access to mental health care, and a growing community of support & connection.

Like many companies impacted by COVID19, we had to pivot and look for new ways to reach our users. We have decided to Beta the Phoenix Community on Mighty Networks and we want to make access to our community and virtual care FREE for One Year.


Your support will help us decrease the barriers to Virtual Care and Community for trauma survivors everywhere by allowing us to make our community memberships free. 

Want to see what we are up to?  Sign up here to join the beta. 



We have a VISION for change and we believe that belongs in OUR hands at this time. Crowdfunding allows us to raise funds to expand the Phoenix reach NOW, not later on.

Your support will help us decrease the barriers to Virtual Care and Community for trauma survivors everywhere by allowing us to make our community platform free for one year. 

Want to see what we are up to?  Sign up here to join the beta. 




Melissa Barker, Founder & CEO of Phoenix, is a champion of all things healing. A survivor and one of the 31 that filed a Title IX civi rights suite against UC Berkeley, Melissa understands how hard it is to heal from trauma. Her dream is a world where healing is both accessible and normalized and where mental health care is part of holistic community care.  Melissa believes in Phoenix with her whole being and she is committed to fighting the good fight in changing the way we treat mental health in our society.  Joining her on this journey is a community of self-motivated healers, Phoenix Ambassadors, and a small but mighty team. We truly believe we RISE together. Join us in this healing movement. 



Your support means everything to us. Thank you for helping us expand our wings. If you are interested in learning more about Phoenix please contact us at



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