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Our Story

Meet the creatives behind MindTerra

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We believe that MindTerra found us when we least expected it. We’ve always been passionate about the mental health and self-care space, but all our ideas in the past were just that - ideas that lived on paper and never grew any legs. 

 

In the early days of Covid-19, we simply wanted to create a space of connection during an otherwise isolating time, and we chose to convene friends through writing. Over time, the informal convenings turned into more formal programs and workshops to promote positive mental well-being and to provide space for participants to look inward. 

 

With Tessa’s background in education and crafting programs, and Fair’s experience in the healthcare industry, we set out on the journey to create meaningful programs to help others take a proactive approach to building their mental resilience for their own holistic well-being.

 

- Tessa and Fair

MindTerra Co-Founders

Our Core Team

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I am an intuitive and dynamic space-holder whose talent is listening, connecting, and empowering women who feel they have more to do, say, and be.

Tessa Charupatanapongse

Co-Founder

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I am passionate about community-oriented social justice and change and equity for all intersectional identities.

Sabrina Lee

Facilitator

I am a compassionate and joyful giver whose talent is listening and leading for girls and women of color in the field of prevention

health and wellness and technology.

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Fair Pisuttisarun

Co-Founder

I am a UX designer and strategist who aims to create better experiences for people using human centered design principles and a sprinkle of love. I'm also an avid mental health advocate.

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Nicky Fuganjananon

Chief Design Officer

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I am a creative and passionate community facilitator whose talent is supporting and empowering women of color in the field of mental wellbeing and creative self-expression.

ShanShan Guo

Facilitator

I am an optimistic and driven supporter whose talent is organizing and planning for anyone needing a helping hand

in writing.

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Linda Tran

Social Media Coordinator

Our Experts

Jeanie is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Founder of Your Change Provider, PLLC, an interdisciplinary practice founded on solutions and cultural confidence™ in promoting good mental health

and wellness. 

Jeanie Y. Chang, LMFT

Clinical Advisor

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Tammy is a financial professional who has over 40 years of experience in the corporate finance world, having worked in both the US and Thailand, and at companies such as McDonalds, Minor International, and Starwood Hotels.

Tammy Lee

Financial Advisor

 

Our Partners

Want to collaborate?

We have partnered with several organizations and initiatives, ranging from a global journal company to a US Department of State's funded mental health initiative. We're always looking for opportunities to collaborate and bring writing for mental well-being to your community.

 

Please do send us an email at team@mindterra.co if you are interested in our programs or just want to learn more!
 

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Passion Planner is a journal company that increases productivity by organizing your life to focus on your goals. They believe that no matter where you are, you have the power to create the life you’ve always wanted.

"Working with [MindTerra] was such a pleasure! Their work with us was intentional, professional and prompt and their energy was joyful, compassionate, and positive. Would definitely recommend working with [MindTerra] to create thoughtful partnerships that highlight your company as well as their own!"

Geminelle Rollins

Community Relations Manager at Passion Planner

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Smile Space is an online initiative based in Thailand to bring awareness to how our words impact our emotions.

“Amplifi Design worked with [MindTerra] to prototype, test, and iterate a concept with real participants that dealt with vulnerable emotions and behaviors. Not only were [MindTerra] incredible at facilitating the intimate, connected, environment that was needed for the workshops, they were also personable and creative in the debriefs. I was impressed by their ability to lead the workshops while also keenly observing insights into participant behavior that helped new ideas to emerge during the post-workshop brainstorming.” 
 

Yuri Zaitsev

Design Researcher at Amplifi Design

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Zenit is a radical wellness company with the mission to make wellness accessible to everyone. They make custom journals that empower you to take care of your mental health, well-being, and healing daily. 

Journaling can change our lives, but with a blank page, we often don’t know where to start. Plus, wellness is a personal journey, unique to each individual. That’s why we let you choose the prompts that go in your personalized journal. A Zenit Journal that asks you the exact right questions makes journaling easier and more effective for your wellness journey. Zenit is founded and led by Alina Liao, proud daughter of immigrants and DC resident. Her vision is a world where everyone has equal opportunity to be healthy and happy.

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Your Change Provider (YCP) promotes authentic self-care, good mental health and holistic wellness for corporate, community, and colleges for optimal sustainability and happiness. 

Jeanie helps us ensure that our programs, particularly our Wellness Writing programs, are appropriate and in line with best practices so we can encourage awareness, mindfulness, and mental wellness in our sessions effectively. She also supports us in providing helpful resources and guides us in how to best respond and support our community.