E-Therapy is the leading tele-therapy company focused on providing Direct Service to students with special needs across schools in the United States. Over the past 13 years, E-Therapy has upended the delivery of speech, language, occupational, and physical therapy, along with counseling, mental health services, and psycho-educational evaluations for schools nationwide by emphasizing an innovative and creative approach that delivers fresh, engaging sessions to children using streaming video technology. Your school can license our eSMART teletherapy platform for quick on-boarding, on-demand videos and webinars, private online therapy rooms and communication tools that your therapists will love.
Listed on CIO's Most Promising Education Technology Solution Companies of 2021, E-Therapy has received a variety of acknowledgments, including founder Diana Parafiniuk receiving the Women Achievers of Arizona award in 2019.
E-Therapy's visionary and innovative passion to serve, coupled with its best-in-class technology, brings excellence to your exceptional educational program, allowing your students to thrive.
Your Students are Our Focus! E-Therapy is dedicated to engaging students on every level of their teletherapy experience.
E-Therapy believes the foundation of success lies within finding the spark and determination that drives students to engage in the learning process on the deepest level.
At E-Therapy, we operate with expertise, innovation, inclusivity, and impact. Think of it as related services, reimagined.
E-Therapy's Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Diana Parafiniuk, is an experienced speech therapist and had been commuting long distances to serve students across Arizona. She began to ruminate during her hours of drive time on how she could reach more students and be more effective with the therapy she was providing. She asked herself, how could she be more efficient? How could she be in front of those who needed her, instead of driving? Diana understood that traditional onsite therapy wasn't enough. There had to be other ways to provide speech therapy to kids wherever they were located.
Diana set about finding a solution. In 2009 it was a challenge to explain the benefits to educators and therapists that telepractice was a successful delivery model due to the technology available at the time. Thanks to ASHA and its support, Diana became a pioneer in the teletherapy space and charted a path that brought teletherapy into the related services mainstream of education. Through her innovation, research, and investigation, she was able to leverage existing technologies to provide teletherapy services remotely. At that time, it was a new and innovative service delivery model and E-Therapy was born!
For 12+ years, Diana has been building upon E-Therapy's teletherapy expertise. Today she is recognized as an online therapy expert sharing her in-depth knowledge on the topic of telepractice and special education by speaking to schools and organizations across the USA. Through her hard work and commitment to special education, E-Therapy has grown over the years. E-Therapy now reaches more students across the country from those who didn't have access to services and therapy, like students in remote areas, such as the Navajo Reservation to the suburbs and large cities. Our therapists are able to serve students who may otherwise not be served and support a school’s ability to best serve their special education students’ needs; enhancing their opportunities for an overall higher quality of life.
Had Diana not been driving hundreds of miles every week, perhaps none of this would have happened.
"I am grateful to share with you the story that brought E-Therapy into being, and that changed my life, thousands of E-Therapists' lives, and the tens of thousands of countless students in schools across the United States." - Diana Parafiniuk
Diana is a seasoned and nationally recognized business leader in the teletherapy market. Her company, E-Therapy, pioneered the teletherapy industry in education with its innovative practices, services, and solutions and first-to-market approaches to serve PreK-12 schools and students. Diana is an honored recipient of the inaugural Women Achievers of Arizona award in recognition of her leadership in the online therapy field.
Harris is E-Therapy’s Chief Executive Officer. Together with his senior management team, he executes on E-Therapy’s mission to deliver excellent therapy services to schools across the United States. For more than a decade, he has led the company's operational and financial initiatives, growing E-Therapy from start-up to market leader.
Previously, Mr. Larney worked with transformative companies developing businesses focused on digital content experiences across the web and mobile device platforms. Mr. Larney was also a key member of the executive management team of a $100M mobile and web content applications and solutions company and he worked for market leader Motorola, developing new mobile software technology and content solutions on handsets for worldwide distribution. Formerly, he worked with IllinoisVentures, a seed stage venture capital fund as a strategy consultant and worked with leading management consulting groups.
Mr. Larney holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and an MA and BA from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He serves as a board member on the non-profit Reading Partners, which provides reading tutoring to underserved elementary students across the country.
Chirag Lathiya joined E-Therapy as Chief Technology Officer in 2016. Mr Lathiya leads the core technology and development teams supporting the work of the E-Therapy, STAR system, and eSMART.
Before joining E-Therapy, Mr. Lathiya was Senior Software Development Engineer at Capgemini, during which he developed highly scalable web application and management systems.
Mr. Lathiya is an alumni of India institute of Management (IIM-A) and holds a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Electronics and Communication. He is also a Global Research Panelist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Techreview. His area of interests are Virtual Realty & Blockchain.
Mary Liz is E-Therapy’s Director of Operations. Mary brings extensive experience and knowledge in working with schools, programs, and companies supporting special education related services.
Ms. Liz’s responsibilities include working with E-Therapy's schools and staff to ensure that the students receive the highest quality services possible and achieve their goals.
Mary holds a BS in Child Psychology from University of Cincinnati, Ohio.
We’re continually hiring and always on the lookout for talented SLPs, PTs, OTs, and mental health professionals. Join our team of therapists today!