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Sean McBride | Lyra Health


  • Mental Health
  • Behavioral Health
  • Access to Care
  • Quality of Care
  • Evidence Based Care
  • Consumer Experience

In this episode, Michael introduces you to Sean McBride, Head of Partnerships at Lyra Health. Join us as we discuss how Lyra Health is transforming mental health care by creating a frictionless experience for patients, providers and employers using technology and data to connect companies and employees to high quality mental health providers, coaching and evidence based therapies.  

Here’s a glance at what we discuss in this episode:

  • Sean McBride’s digital health background and why he joined Lyra Health as one of their first employees  
  • What is wrong with our healthcare delivery system as it pertains to mental and behavioral health
  • The misconceptions about effective mental health therapy and what evidence based therapy is
  • How credentialing of providers doesn’t necessarily have a relation to quality of care/therapy delivered
  • How Lyra Health is trying to address mental health access to care and quality of care
  • How Lyra helps patients with access by ensuring provider availability within their network and decreasing typical wait times to see a therapist by approx. 3 weeks
  • Why many therapists have stopped accepting insurance, were unwilling to be a part of a network
  • How Lyra has endeavored to remove obstacles to providers being part of a network, streamlining direct deposit payment and matching the therapist’s specialty with the appropriate patient panel
  • How Lyra Health has grown their network to include 3,000 therapists nationwide – of that number 25% of the therapists were referred by current participating therapists
  • The three main reasons evidence based treatment and therapies are important
  • How Lyra Health identifies therapists that are practicing evidence based care and ensures quality control once a provider is part of their network
  • Why Lyra Health will reimburse providers at a higher rate than traditional networks
  • How Lyra is integrating digital self care experiences with in-person therapy sessions
  • How evidence based coaching and digital self therapies are available to employees who do not have a clinical diagnosis
  • Lyra Health’s unique cost structure and who they are a good fit for
  • Lyra Health’s website and contact information: or email at

About the Host, Michael Menerey

Michael Menerey is a Senior Vice President and Benefits Consultant with one of the largest Employee Benefits Brokerage & Consulting firms in the country. He is a partner in the Employee Benefits Practice and works in the Los Angeles office.

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