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Introducing: PlushCare Mental Health

PlushCare now enables you to speak with licensed therapists and psychiatrists from your phone or computer who are able to diagnose and treat conditions including anxiety, depression, stress, relationship problems, sleep issues and more. This is affordable mental healthcare on your schedule. 

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PlushCare providers are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited therapists (PhD, PsyD, LPC, LMFT, LCSW), and psychiatrists (MD). PlushCare mental health professionals practice evidence-based treatment and are skilled in the most cutting edge forms of care. Like our primary care doctors, every therapist and psychiatrist is screened for education, experience and compassionate care.


Our Team

Dr. Alka Mathur, Mental Health Program Director

Dr. Alka Mathur is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Affiliate Faculty for Stanford University. She currently serves as the Medical Director for the VA Palo Alto Healthcare System’s Telemental Health Program, where she manages the Telepsychiatry and Teletherapy programs, and runs the Stanford Psychiatry Telemental Health rotation. 

Dr. James Wantuck, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. James Wantuck oversees the PlushCare medical program and PlushCare's 50+ doctors. Dr. Wantuck was formerly a physician at the Palo Alto VA. Before that, he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Wantuck graduated from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He lives in Redwood City, California with his wife, Sara. 

Amy Kaplan, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker with almost 20 years of experience. She has clinical experience in family and children therapy, at treatment centers and in her own private practice. Amy holds a Master of Social Work from California State - Long Beach. Amy is based in Tualatin, Oregon and is a licensed practitioner in both California and Oregon.

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Dr. Mendelsohn was awarded a four years of scholarships at Harvard and received the award for best Latin thesis, “The Influence and Function of Tragedy.” Dr. Mendelsohn has done research in obesity-related mental health and the role of neurogenesis in the treatment of depression. Dr. Mendelsohn is based in Menlo Park, CA.

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Amy Kaplan, LCSW, PlushCare Therapist

Nathaniel Mendelsohn, MD, PlushCare Psychiatrist

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50 minute appointments with licensed therapists from the comfort of home for anxiety, depression, workplace issues, relationship issues, and much more.

First sessions are 45 minute assessments by a board-certified PlushCare psychiatrist. Follow-up visits are 30 minutes. PlushCare psychiatrists are able to write prescriptions.

Therapy Sessions

Psychiatry Sessions

If you are interested in reserving an appointment slot, please enter your information below. You will choose an appointment time on the next page. 

If you or another person are having a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. To reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call at 1-800-273-8255. Please do note use this site for emergency care.

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