Episode 96. Can AI Help You Serve More People? A Conversation with Maria Szandrach.

I've got something a little different for you today, folks. 
We’re going to take a glimpse into the future, and talk about AI.

As healers (and humans!) navigate this new and rapidly evolving technology, it’s natural to feel a mix of curiosity, confusion, and perhaps even a little fear. But the reality is that this new technology is here - and we need to learn to understand it.

Today’s guest certainly gives us some food for thought. I recently had the pleasure of speaking to serial entrepreneur, CEO, and general force to be reckoned with, Maria Szandrach.

Maria is the co-founder of Mentalyc, an AI-powered platform that automates note-taking for therapists, streamlines administrative tasks, and personalizes treatment plans.

Think about that for a moment.

In this episode, you’ll hear how Maria went from patient to disruptor once she saw how other industries were using the power of AI to work more efficiently. Maria explains how she quickly realized that, no, AI can’t replace a therapist, but it sure can save them hours of time and help them serve more people, with more impact.

You’ll also learn…

  1. How Maria identified a pain point for therapists that no one else was addressing.
  2. How AI can give therapists more time in their day, thus allowing them to have more impact.
  3. Why you ALWAYS need to read the fine print when using AI in your therapy practice.
  4. How to make sure that your patients don’t feel vulnerable or exposed if you’re going to introduce AI into your practice.
  5. When you can use a free tool like ChatGPT, and when you need to use a specialized tool instead.

This is an important conversation, y’all, for a couple of reasons.

First of all, AI isn’t going away. The question isn't if AI will impact your practice, but when. Early adopters are already using tools like Mentalyc to save time and improve patient care.

So if you’re not open to learning how AI could help your practice and your patients, your colleagues will be.

Second, along with massive change comes massive opportunity. People from all kinds of professions and industries are finding new ways to solve problems and expand their businesses with the help of AI.

Could you be the next disruptor, just like Maria? Perhaps you’ll be another who finds new ways for AI to empower therapists. :)

Let’s explore the future of psychotherapy. Tune in to this week’s episode and see if AI might could be the key to simplifying your Ideal Practice. ✨

P.S. Okay Wendy - THAT was interesting....! If that’s what you find yourself saying as you listen, would you please share a little love with a 5 star review and a few words over on Apple Podcasts or Spotify?



Maria Szandrach is the CEO of Mentalyc
, the first HIPAA-Compliant AI Note Generator software for Psychotherapists, Psychologists, and Mental Health Counselors. She actively engages in thought leadership while advocating for ethical and responsible technology development in mental health.





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