Meet The Team
Therapy.Live is a team collaboration between adroit individuals passionately invested in enhancing and humanizing the delivery of mental health services with a focus on improving access, outcomes, and efficiency.
Ryan G. Beale, M.A.
Founder and CEO
Ryan Beale is the CEO and Founder of The Live Network, a Public Benefit Corporation dedicated to moving the needle in mental health on a personal level and global scale. Ryan’s unique resilience and futuristic approach to problem solving has led him to always be someone who runs toward the fire to combat overwhelming social and personal challenges. Through decades of self-reflection, growth, and discipline as a martial arts instructor, licensed psychotherapist, and social entrepreneur, Ryan has used his innovative approach and lived experiences to tackle social issues on a massive scale. In 2006, he founded Chattertree.com one of the first private family social networks in the world. It was the first such network to become COPPA compliant, which protected and allowed children under 13 to safely join to use the technology. Chattertree went on to connect more than 10,000 families from over 100 countries around the world. Pivotal events in Ryan’s life occurred when he lost his uncle to an apparent suicide at just 7 years of age, his brother Steve to suicide in 2009, as well as his former father-in-law to suicide that following year.
The combination of personal family tragedy and the changing landscape of mental health due to emerging social network platforms, prompted Ryan to journal and author the book “40 Days Off Facebook”, which is now utilized in schools across North America through the Prepare U Mental Health Curriculum. Since then, Ryan has made addressing mental health challenges and the associated stigma preventing individuals from seeking care his top priority. Ryan is a relentless advocate for greater mental health. He created Therapy Live, a HIPAA compliant Telehealth platform that empowers therapists to connect to their clients and the public, he is the coauthor of Prepare U, the first ever evidence-supported experiential mental health curriculum for teens, he has worked as a crisis interventionist with clients struggling with pre and post suicide attempts, and he holds a patent for advanced technologies designed to optimize mental health treatment for the masses. He has been named one of Oakland County's Elite 40 under 40 and was an expert panelist for the Huffington Post’s first ever Parent Conference. Ryan and his innovative work in the mental health space has been featured in Teen Vogue, The U.S. Department of Education Newsletter, Huffington Post, Education Weekly, NowThis, NPR, FOX News, and the front page of regional newspapers transforming the conversation of mental health. He has been a featured speaker around the country, has hosted the former U.S. Surgeon General, and has reduced suffering and saved lives by working with legislation and state officials to normalize the delivery of mental health services and education for the next generation.
Ryan is the proud father of 3 beautiful daughters. He is passionate about ensuring that they grow up to understand that mental health will touch everyone’s journey and that it is critical to live a compassionate, authentic, purposeful, and meaningful life.
M. Ellis Jaruzel II, Psy.D.
Co-founder and CRO
Co-founder and CRO Dr. M. Ellis Jaruzel II has an extensive background in healthcare that has covered most everything from working on the streets of the inner city to presenting award-winning academic papers on critical metatheory. He has three graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology and over a dozen years of experience working with adults with mental health concerns. He has taught graduate courses in clinical psychology and served as an ad hoc reviewer for peer-reviewed journals. He continues to practice adult psychotherapy and assessment. Dr. Jaruzel is an integrative thinker and strives to find elegant solutions that express the simplicity on the far side of complexity.
He is a new father, occasional Ingress player, and thinks that xkcd is way too funny.
Michael Krauss, M.S.
Co-founder and CTO
Co-founder and CTO Michael Krauss is one of our team’s top secret ingredients. Residing in the northern mountains of Israel, Michael's experience in engineering data systems to target outcomes like a missile is to be taken literally. From 1994 through 2010 Michael worked as the lead for missile defense software development for Hag Technologies. Hag Technologies was contracted by the US Army missile program to create the missile guidance and defense system. Michael spearheaded foundational work that led to the development of some of the most advance missile defense systems (systems that protect civilians from missile attacks) that we may hear about in the news today. Since then, he has gained extensive experience in running educational platforms.
In addition to his expertise in software engineering, Michael received a Masters from the University of Michigan in Biochemistry and has been doing research for decades into individualizing treatment based on a person’s unique genetic makeup.
Co-founder and Lead Software Designer
Co-founder and Lead Software Designer Daniel Saiegh is an experienced programmer with over a decade of experience in software engineering and design. He graduated from University of Tel-Aviv Engineering School with an undergraduate degree in Computer Software Engineering. He is fluent in over a half-dozen programming languages and is familiar with servers from Apache to Weblogic and several in between. With a keen eye, Daniel is able to fluidly toggle between frontend and backend design without skipping a beat.
Speaking of beats, Daniel’s father was a rock star in the 70’s and he used to jam out with the best of them.
Lauren Yaldoo, M.A.
Executive Coordinator Lauren Yaldoo contributes to the value and growth of Therapy Live with her strategic thinking and passion for collaboration. Her role permits her to showcase her leadership and professional talents. Lauren is also a licensed clinical psychotherapist. She graduated from the Michigan School of Professional Psychology with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Lauren is able to communicate her unique voice and educational training, thus ensuring that the needs of both the clinicians and clients are satisfied. Lauren’s focus on the interpersonal adds to Therapy Live’s dynamic culture. She views opportunities of connecting as exceptionally rewarding. For Lauren realizes that even if she were to reside in only a minor portion of a person’s life journey, they will always be the epitome of her experience.
When she is not at the office she enjoys reading, drinking green tea, and practicing yoga.
Video Team Director
Brion just recently graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts with a Digital Media Arts Diploma in December of 2016. Since the age of 13, he has always had a passion in videography, and enjoys most of his time shooting and editing videos. When he is not working on any projects, he enjoys spending time with friends, listening to music, and watching YouTube videos. He is excited to be apart of the Therapy.Live team, and to see what is in store for his future in the media arts industry.