Live more. Fear less.

Affordable evidence-based mental healthcare for anyone, anywhere

Who we are

ZeroPhobia was developed by a team of scientists, practitioners and game developers dedicated to providing mental healthcare that is available for anyone. Our mission is to help people worldwide get rid of their fears.

We make use of technology that is inexpensive, or that you probably already own, and state-of-the-art scientific insights based on rigorous research. You can use ZeroPhobia with a basic cardboard VR viewer, and your smartphone. With just these items, ZeroPhobia delivers evidence-based mental hearthcare at a fraction of the cost of seeing a therapist.

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The founders

Tara Donker

Tara, ZeroPhobia’s virtual therapist, is modelled after dr. Tara Donker. As a licensed therapist Tara treats people with anxiety-related disorders as well as depression. Aside from her clinical work she is also an Associate Professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where she studies early intervention for depression and anxiety disorders. Tara also works on improving accessibility of mental healthcare through innovative technologies, such as virtual reality and apps for mobile devices.

Jean-Louis van Gelder

Jean-Louis van Gelder is a Full Professor at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences of the University of Twente. He specializes in the development of virtual reality applications and the use of novel technologies to make our lives better and our societies safer.

In the media

Timeline ZeroPhobia

2018
2015

Genesis ZeroPhobia

2018
2016

Development of ZeroPhobia Fear of Heights

2018
2017

Clinical trial of ZeroPhobia Fear of Heights version 1.0

2018
2018

Release of ZeroPhobia Fear of Heights 2.0 and development of ZeroPhobia Fear of Flying

2018
2019

Clinical Trial ZeroPhobia Fear of Flying and development of ZeroPhobia Fear of Spiders using Augmented Reality

2018
2020

Development of ZeroDepression and ZeroBurnout

Live more. Fear less.

Affordable evidence-based mental healthcare for anyone, anywhere

Who we are

ZeroPhobia was developed by a team of scientists, practitioners and game developers dedicated to provide mental healthcare that is available for anyone. Our mission is to help people worldwide get rid of their fears.

By making smart use of existing and low-cost technologies, such as smartphones and basic (“cardboard”) virtual reality viewers, in combination with state-of-the-art scientific insights and rigorous research, we deliver evidence-based mental healthcare at a fraction of the current cost.

FREE SCREENER

The founders

Tara Donker

Tara, ZeroPhobia’s virtual therapist, is modelled after dr. Tara Donker. As a therapist Tara treats people with anxiety-related disorders as well as depression. Aside from her clinical work she is also an associate professor at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam where she studies early intervention for depression and anxiety disorders. Tara also works on improving accessibility of mental healthcare through innovative technologies, such as virtual reality and apps for mobile devices.

Jean-Louis van Gelder

Jean-Louis van Gelder is a full professor at the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences of the University of Twente. He specializes in the development of virtual reality applications and the use of novel technologies to make our lives better and our societies safer.

In the media

Timeline ZeroPhobia

2018
2015

Genesis ZeroPhobia

2018
2016

Development of ZeroPhobia Fear of Heights

2018
2017

Clinical trial of ZeroPhobia Fear of Heights version 1.0

2018
2018

Release of ZeroPhobia Fear of Heights 2.0 and development of ZeroPhobia Fear of Flying

2018
2019

Clinical Trial ZeroPhobia Fear of Flying and development of ZeroPhobia Fear of Spiders using Augmented Reality

2018
2020

Development of ZeroDepression and ZeroBurnout