Wondermind is our space to let it all out
We’ve each had our own mental health struggles, and we realized there was no inclusive, fun, and easy place where people could come together to explore, discuss, and navigate their feelings. So we created it. Welcome to Wondermind.
Selena, Daniella, and Mandy
Our commitment to mental fitness
It takes more than an inspirational quote to really change your mindset. Even if you see a therapist (which is amazing), you still need to work on yourself between sessions. (You wouldn’t expect physical fitness results seeing a trainer only once in a while, would you?) That’s what Wondermind is here for—to give you easy, doable ways to put your mental fitness first every single day.
How it works
Mental fitness is a daily commitment. The more you practice, the better you feel—just like working out. We’re giving you easy ways to do it via daily content.
We’re launching media and tangible tools to support your mental fitness practice, from creative daily journal exercises to an hourglass to support focus.
Putting it all out there can be hard, but when we share and open up, we actually help each other heal. We’ll explore other people’s mental health journeys via our podcast, daily content, and production company to hopefully help unlock your own feelings and let you know you’re not alone.
The minds behind wondermind
Mandy Teefey is a co-founder and co-CEO of Wondermind, as well as the founder and CEO of Kicked to the Curb Productions, where she has developed award winning and nominated content. Drunk with passion and fueled by drive, Mandy will use this to anchor Wondermind deeply in story because the team truly understands the value and hunger for inclusive content and the need to change the narrative on how mental health is portrayed. Mandy is best known for Thirteen Reasons Why. She is a Patron of Women in Film and is a member of the Producers Guild of America. Mandy’s philanthropic endeavors include Alliance for Children’s Rights, mentoring youth and Mental Health rights. She is a national organ donation reform advocate and has been working with bipartisan Congressional leaders including Congresswomen Ayanna Pressley, Katie Porter and Cori Bush to address urgent racial justice issues to help more patients receive lifesaving transplants. On her down time, she enjoys scavenger hunts, hanging with her family, going glamping and being an arm couch detective.
Daniella Pierson is the 26-year-old co-founder and co-CEO of Wondermind, as well as the founder and CEO of The Newsette, a women-focused media company and creative agency dedicated to spotlighting diverse voices. She was diagnosed with OCD her senior year of college. Outside of work, she’s passionate about investing in other Latinx and women-owned companies (and secretly feeding her poodle, Leo, under the dinner table).
Selena Gomez is one of the most globally and culturally celebrated artist, actor, producer, entrepreneur and philanthropist of her generation. Philanthropy and activism have been key pillars of Gomez’s career and she has used her platform to advocate for many important causes. Through her Rare Impact Fund, Gomez is committed to raising $100 million dollars over the next 10 years to help give people access to the resources they need to support their mental health. In addition, Selena has raised millions of dollars for charities including Global Citizen and The Lupus Research Alliance. She also established the Selena Gomez Fund for Lupus Research at the USC Keck School of Medicine and worked with her brand partners to raise money for the fund. Gomez is an outspoken proponent of many social issues and is unafraid to question the status quo. Selena works closely with the Center for Countering Digital Hate, which seeks to end dangerous misinformation online. Michelle Obama asked Gomez to join her non-partisan organization When We All Vote as a co-chair. Gomez has also collaborated with Vice President Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Surgeon General Vivek Murthy and other world leaders.
Our committee of mental health advocates
Minaa B., LMSW
Licensed therapist, social worker, writer, and founder of Minaa B. Consulting, specializing in depression, anxiety, trauma, and community care
Juan Romero-Gaddi, MD
Board-certified psychiatrist specializing in mood and anxiety disorders, LGBTQ+ health, and combined therapy
John Kim, LMFT
Licensed therapist, speaker, best-selling author, and podcast host specializing in life coaching, self-help, and relationships
Jenny Wang, PhD
Licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, and author specializing in intersections of Asian American identity, intergenerational trauma, and mental health
Jessica Stern, PhD
Licensed clinical psychologist, consultant, and clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Health specializing in trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance use, and adult ADHD
Miriam Kirmayer, PhD
Licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, consultant, and friendship researcher based in Canada specializing in friendship, social connection, and relationship