Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable clinical supervision.

For therapists, getting your degree is the easy part – it’s becoming licensed that is hard. We are on a mission to increase the number of licensed mental health providers in our world by providing accessible, affordable clinical supervision, virtually.

The Motivo Story

Our founder, Rachel, created Motivo after spending a year driving two hours to get to the closest supervisor. Rachel knew there had to be a better way to complete her supervision requirements and, a few years later, Motivo was born.

Motivo (mō-tea-vō) means “foundation” in Portuguese and we chose the name with intention. We believe clinical supervision is the foundation of a therapist’s career, and that starts with having access to the right supervisor, not just the one closest by.

We are excited to build a world where supervision hours aren’t simply a box you check on the road toward licensure, but rather a formative experience that guides and develops you into the clinician you want to become.

Don’t just take our word for it...

Read what our therapists have to say about their Motivo supervisor.

“Ashley is an amazing supervisor. I will be sad when I don’t need her services any longer— she’s that good.”
- Julie J. -
“Dr. Fessler is so helpful as a supervisor. She’s thoughtful, kind, and wise. I love having her as my supervisor.”
- Michelle R. -
“Desiree is an amazing supervisor and I am so glad to have been assigned to her by my agency. She is great!”
- Darice U. -

Our Leadership Team

Portrait of Rachel McCrickard

Rachel McCrickard, LMFT

Chief Executive Officer

Portrait of Mike Chen

Mike Chen

Chief Technical Officer

Carla Smith, Ph.D, LCSW, LMFT

Chief Clinical Officer

Scott Maratea

Chief Revenue Officer

Our Investors
COX Enterprises Inc
Steel Sky Ventures
Great Oaks Venture Capital
The Jump Fund - Women Investing in Women
SEI - New Ways. New Answers.

The core values that guide us...

The Match Matters

We believe that a solid supervision match is foundational to the growth and development of a therapist.

Think Like a Therapist

We are empathic and curious. We use direct, clear, and kind communication and we always assume good intent. 

Insist on Excellence

We set goals, take initiative, work collaboratively with our teammates, and deliver work we are proud of. 

Celebrate What Makes Us Unique

We intentionally foster an environment of safety and cultural humility that encourages us to bring our whole selves to work.

Champion Our Community

We ensure our community is at the center of decisions we make and we never turn down an opportunity to celebrate a milestone.

Motivo doesn’t end here.

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