A note from us to You.
Hello! We're so glad you're here. We're Vanessa & Shanna.
We founded bekome because we’ve both been there too many times—feeling so much anxiety that it’s all-consuming, but not knowing what to do or where to turn.
For instances where therapy is days away, where we don’t want to feel reliant on prescription medication, and where trying to sit and meditate to calm down seems like the most impossible thing to do, what else can we do?!
We were once hopeless, helpless, and felt like we exhausted our options. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
That’s where bekome comes in. We’re here to provide you with a safe, all-natural way to feel better through our supplements, and to learn more about why you feel the way you feel and how to tackle the root cause through our expert consultants.*
We designed every aspect of the bekome experience to allow you to feel confident, in control and equipped to tackle the day at your best.
Finding relief and feeling in control shouldn’t be this hard.
Let bekome change that.
Meet Your Support System
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder
Shanna's personal mental health journey has spanned over a decade, fueling her passion for making mental wellbeing accessible. Early in her career, she advised Fortune 100 clients as a management consultant in areas of workplace wellbeing before going on to obtain her dual degree from Northwestern University: an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MS in Design Innovation. Shanna also holds a Certificate of Nutrition Science from the Stanford School of Medicine.
Vanessa Gottlieb Laudette
Chief Operating Officer & Co-Founder
Vanessa's passion for mental wellbeing is born out of her own mental health experiences, which led her to found Bright Strides, an equine and art therapy mental health non-profit. She aims to create broader, scalable impact within mental health, so she went on to obtain her MBA at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, where she co-founded bekome. Vanessa holds a Certificate of Nutrition Science from the Stanford School of Medicine.
Chief Customer Officer & Co-Founder
Nora’s transformative experience as an early bekome customer led her to join the bekome team. She previously served as Director of Strategy & Operations at an enterprise technology startup focused on burnout prevention, in addition to founding Beam, a children’s mental health tech startup. She holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and an M.S. Ed. from Bank Street College.
Camila Smith, LCSW, DHSc
Chief Clinical Officer
Camila has dedicated her life's work to advancing mental health. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and owns a private therapy practice, Elation Wellness. She serves as Clinical Director to Bright Strides, an equine and art therapy mental health non-profit, and is an Adjunct Professor of Sociology & Psychology at the University of New Haven. Currently, she is in the home stretch of completing her Doctorate of Health Sciences in Clinical Nutrition.
Clinical Advisory Board
Dr. Greg J. Norman, Ph.D.
As Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago with a secondary appointment in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Dr. Norman brings a wealth of expertise as a neuroscientist, educator, and researcher. Dr. Norman specializes in autonomic, neuroendocrine, immunological processes, and the effects of stress.
Dr. Caroline White-Huarte, Ph.D.
Dr. White-Huarte is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at the doctorate level (BCBA-D), a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP), and a Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional (CIMHP). She owns and operates Nourish & Flourish Holistic Psychology.
bekome in the News
The Future of Wellness: Personalized and Guided by Experts (September 2022)
The StartU Feature: Bekome (July 2022)