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Michelle Liu MPH


Licensing & Certifications:

  • MPH, Public Mental Health | University of California, San Diego

Professional Background

Michelle Liu is a Mental Health Technology Editor at Choosing Therapy with a focus on digital mental health applications and intervention implementation. She is focused on providing clear insights on different digital tools accessible to you through conducting platform reviews.

She has her Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside, and her Master of Public Health in Public Mental Health from the University of California, San Diego. She is dedicated to increasing accessible and equitable mental health resources for Asian American adolescents. Michelle has worked in the non-profit sphere on projects funded by The Public Health Institute (PHI) and the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) conducting different health promotion campaigns and community engagement initiatives in her community. She also has experience in conducting research studies in the academic world on topics such as design in mental health and clinical research among adolescents and college students. 

Michelle has worked on the One Mind Psyberguide Project, a project funded by One Mind, on digital mental health application reviews. She focused on credibility reviews on the different digital health interventions available for users to download. Apps that focused on mindfulness meditation to apps that focused on gamification, Michelle has used the apps and assessed their evidence. With that expertise, she has written and co-authored papers on digital mental health interventions and their implementation within different populations. 


Master of Public Health, Public Mental Health | University of California, San Diego

Bachelor of Science, Biology with a Neuroscience Minor | University of California, Riverside

Professional Affiliations:

Society of Digital Mental Health

Society for Implementation Research Collaboration

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Areas of Focus

Michelle has worked on understanding different mental health platforms available on the web. From online therapy to adolescent/teen mental health platforms, Michelle has used, tested, and researched many platforms to see whether they would be the best fit for you.

Michelle has areas of expertise in:

  • Digital Mental Health Apps
  • Digital Mental Health Intervention Implementation
  • Digital Therapeutics
  • Online Therapy Platforms
  • Online Psychiatry Platforms
  • Adolescent/Teen Mental Health Platforms
MDLive Review 2024 Pros & Cons, Cost, & My Experience

MDLive Review 2024: Pros & Cons, Cost, & My Experience

MDLive is a general-purpose platform for online medical and mental health care, and they earned 4 out of 5 stars during our independent review. MDLive provides both therapy and psychiatry services to those 10 years of age and older. For medical issues, you can typically confer with a doctor within an hour from the time you sign up. For psychotherapy or psychiatric care, however, you may have to wait at least a week, as I did—and that was after I looked through the 65 listed therapists.

February 2, 2024
Amwell Review 2024 Pros & Cons, Cost, & My Experience

Amwell Review 2024: Pros & Cons, Cost, & My Experience

Amwell is a telemedicine platform that offers a variety of services including mental healthcare. During our independent review, they earned 4 out of 5 stars overall. With Amwell, individuals can meet with a licensed therapist or psychiatrist via live video through Amwell’s website or app. Amwell’s costs range from $109 - $279, depending on which service you choose, and they accept many major insurance plans which could lower the cost of care.

February 2, 2024
7 Cups Review 2024: Pros and Cons, Cost, & My Experience

7 Cups App Review 2024: Pros & Cons, Cost, & My Experience

7 Cups is an online mental health platform that provides text based counseling by an interactive AI chatbot or volunteers trained as "listeners," as well as video therapy with licensed therapists. Text based counseling plans start at $7.99 monthly, while weekly talk therapy plans are $299 monthly. Two of our experienced reviewers tried and tested 7 Cups, exploring the AI chat features and found it to be a good option for those seeking quick connection and a mental health friendly social space.

February 2, 2024

“There are so many platforms available online. Anyone can create a platform, but not all can make them effective tools for you.’”