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Jonathan Horowitz, Ph.D.

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder and Director, SF Stress and Anxiety Center Psychologist

Founder and Director, SF Stress and Anxiety Center Psychologist

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Product

Involved In


SF Stress and Anxiety Center
University of California San Die
The University of Texas at Austin


Clinical Psychologist, Director San Francisco Stress and Anxiety Center 2012 - present
Clinical Psychologist Palo Alto Therapy January 2012 - October 2012
Executive Assessment Consultant Center for Creative Leadership 2011 - 2012
Personnel Research Psychologist (DoD Contractor) Battelle September 2010 - December 2011
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Organizational Psychology UCSD School of Medicine June 2009 - October 2010
Clinical Psychology Intern UCSD School of Medicine/VA San Diego July 2008 - June 2009
Project Team Leader Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders, Univ. Texas at Austin August 2003 - June 2008
Research Coordinator Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital September 2002 - August 2003
Account Manager Mutek Solutions 2001 - 2002


UCSD Psychology 2010 - 2011
The University of Texas at Austin Clinical Psychology 2003 - 2009
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Psychology, Political Science 1997 - 2001
Center for Creative Leadership Executive Education (Leadership Development Program) 2011 - 2011
Morris Hills High School (Rockaway, NJ) 1993 - 1997

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • Fullstack Developer
  • • Product Development
  • • User Experience Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Social Impact
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Quantified-self

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Behavior Change • Digital Health • Emotional Intelligence • Executive coaching • Healthcare services • Organizational Development

Key Accomplishments

As a psychologist with a passion for business, I recognize that the current healthcare system is deeply flawed and resistant to change, and that digital health has tremendous potential for helping people change their lives for the better. Technology can erase the barriers that prevent so many from accessing behavioral health services.

As the founder and director of a growing behavioral health company, I can draw on my clinical and industry knowledge. I am looking to collaborate with designers and developers who want to apply their technical craft to a very human set of problems. I am especially interested in developing products that can either connect users to trained professionals (like eTherapi), deliver clinical content to users (like Joyable), or help users track clinically relevant data (like Pacifica). I am also open to other ideas.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Since my expertise is in the content of behavioral health (program design and evaluation, clinical assessment instruments) and the behavioral health landscape (insurance companies and other third-party payers), I would like to "own" those aspects of product development and business development.

I would like to collaborate closely with one or more developers or designers who would have the freedom and responsibility to create a technically sound, user-friendly product. I am open to remote collaboration, but in-person is preferred (SF Bay Area).

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Mark Heyman, Ph.D.
We worked together  •  Health Psychologist, Human Care Systems, Inc. and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UC San Diego.
Dr. Horowitz is a visionary in the field of behavioral health. He is driven, motivated and has been successful in every endeavor he has put ... his mind to.
David Ing
They're my school  •  Previously Developer, Microsoft. Previously Lead Software Architect, Radiant ZEMAX, LLC. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Jonathan is very good with people, which means he is capable of forming strong social networks. He is also highly intelligent, which means ... that he is capable of differentiating good ideas from bad. He is a highly attractive team member and a great adviser. If I had enough capital to start a company, Jon would be on my shortlist of top leadership talent.
David Ing
Previously Developer, Microsoft. Previously Lead Software Architect, Radiant ZEMAX, LLC. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Jonathan is extremely personable and highly intelligent. He has that creative spark: His capacity for inductive reasoning allows him to th ... ink outside the box. He is hard working and disciplined. I am certain that he will go far in life.
John Gillingham, CPA
CPA Consultant, Gillingham CPA. Previously Staff, Bogdan and Frasco LLP. University of California, San Diego grad.
Simply brilliant.
Christopher Arnold
They're my friends  •  Engineer, Apple Inc.. Previously Engineering Manager (Systems Engineering & Development), Yahoo! Inc..
Jonathan would make a terrific advisor to a young company in the healthcare or healthcare tech space. He is a psychologist, but I have long ... known him to have a strong interest in entrepreneurship. He has built a highly successful stress and anxiety clinic, and he has experience helping tech company founders stay focused and build healthy organizational cultures. He is inquisitive and curious, and he has strong people skills.  He’d be an asset as either a mental health content expert or an executive coach/consultant.

David Ing
They're my school  •  Previously Developer, Microsoft. Previously Lead Software Architect, Radiant ZEMAX, LLC. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
David is extremely skilled as a developer, and he has terrific math/stats skills. He also has a number of business ideas that are consistent ... with his worldview as a dedicated scientist.