Launched originally as a Y Combinator startup, six-month-old 7 Cups has thousands of people seeking counseling through the site per week. Some of the ailments that bring users to 7 Cups of Tea include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, panic attacks, surviving breakups, emotion management, traumatic experiences, or work-related stress. The site gets its name from a Chinese poem. In the poem, each of the seven cups of tea provides a different level of healing.
"[Therapy] has remained pretty unchanged since the time of Freud," says Moriarty. If it were invented in 2014 instead, it likely would’ve ended up being web-based and not geography-based.