Ethiopian Startup Lssya Unveils Online Psychotherapy Platform Promising Stigma-Free Healing

With the aim of enhancing accessibility to therapy and mental health support, a local startup has introduced an online psychotherapy platform called Lssya on December 1, 2023, that connects users with psychologists virtually.

Catering to a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, trauma, and grief, psychotherapy on Lssya ( ) is conducted through secure chat messaging, voice messages, and videoconferencing.

“Therapy should be accessible to everyone. Regardless of physical location or circumstances, our platform enables you to access therapy sessions from anywhere in Ethiopia—breaking through the barriers of long commutes and wait times,” said Lidia Solomon, founder and CEO of Lssya.

Focusing on mild cases that can be resolved through communication without the involvement of medication, Lssya is fully automated and includes customer support. The platform operates in two languages: English …

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