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Henry Emmons, MD

Integrative Psychiatrist

Joy Lab Co-Founder


Henry Emmons, MD is an integrative psychiatrist who weaves together mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness teachings, and other holistic approaches for common mental health problems like depression and anxiety.

Henry is a sought-after presenter and a respected consultant on such topics as integrating natural and mindfulness therapies in psychiatry, the interface between spirituality and mental health, and personal and professional renewal. He has developed several transformational programs, including A Year of Living Mindfully and The Inner Life of Healers through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing; Resilience Training at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing; and programs offered at Natural Mental Health and Joy Lab.  He is also a founding board member of the International Network for Integrative Mental Health.

Henry is also co-founder of Natural Mental Health, offering trusted information and holistic products to help individuals of all ages optimize their mental health and build resilience in mind, body, and spirit.

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Aimee Prasek, PhD

Digital & Integrative therapies researcher 

Joy Lab Co-Founder & CEO


Dr. Prasek is an integrative therapies researcher and educator, focused on the use of technology solutions to reduce symptoms of chronic stress, anxiety, and depression. Her expertise and in-the-field work is particularly centered around the use of holistic online programs, mobile apps, and digital communications that deliver scalable mental health support in more meaningful and effective ways.

Dr. Prasek is also an innovator in digital intervention design, creating one of few design models that both health professionals and organizations can use to create and deliver leaner and more effective digital health programs (more on that here). 

Her research and practice is also bolstered by an MA in Health Communications and an MA in Holistic Health Studies, and she is certified in a variety of wellness systems & practices (NASM CPT, E-RYT 500, PYT-500, Healing Touch, Reiki, & group fitness). Her work has been supported and shaped by organizations and awards such as: Stanford's Compassion and Technology Award, SOFIA public health award, the National Science Foundation, MIN-CORPS, and several research fellowships. She was also awarded a Dalai Lama Fellowship, a global initiative that aims to build and support a network of social innovators who skillfully blend ethics, contemplative values, and compassion into social innovation. The fellowship is personally authorized by the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.

When Dr. Prasek isn't chasing her toddler around with her husband, you can usually find her outside with her pups and chickens, digging in the dirt and growing food.

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