Meet Sonny.

A friendly judgement-free listener and excellent secret keeper.

Why Sonny?
Founded at the heart of innovation, Stanford, Sonar is not just a mental health company. We are the proud creators of Sonny, your smart wellbeing companion that fits right in your pocket!
Navigating life's challenges is tough, and opening up to friends or family can sometimes feel daunting. Imagine having a friend who's always there to celebrate your highs and support you through the lows. That's where Sonny comes in—a friendly, judgment-free listener who's excellent at keeping secrets.

Sonny is a blend of AI and human  expertise.

They are powered by AI, which helps Sonny suggest strategies to support you, and every convo is supervised by a human Wellbeing Companion to make sure Sonny understands your messages accurately (and to prevent glitching!).

As you interact, Sonny gets to know you better, fine-tuning their advice and support to perfectly suit your needs.

What can I  chat about with Sonny?

Sonny's ears (and heart) are open for anything! Here's a starting point for your chats, but you can take them in any direction you wish. It's a safe space, just between you and Sonny.

Sonny is also here to connect you with local support and resources, from finding a therapist to discovering community activities that enhance emotional understanding.

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Stress & worries

From test anxiety to daily vents, Sonny is your comforting ear.

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Hobbies & interests

Share your love for music, movies, and all the things you love to do.

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Relationship advice

Whether it's romantic or familial, let's talk it out together.

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You're never alone, especially when it feels that way.

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Share your victories, big or small—Sonny's here for it all.

Privacy meets care with Sonny’s listening in feature.

What sets Sonny apart is their proactive approach to supporting your mental health. With Sonar’s cutting-edge AI, Sonny can offer support, identifying potential emotional distress signals in your texts or social media activity—always with your permission, ensuring your well-being is looked after without compromising privacy.

Opt in to let Sonny safeguard your wellbeing with compassion and discretion.

Bring Sonny to Your School
We can work together to bring Sonny by Sonar to your school. Let us know what school and district you go to, and we’ll connect with your school to work out the details!
Pay As You Go
Get started today and let Sonny be your companion through life’s twists and turns, for just $39.99/mo.
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Contact Sonar
Who are the Wellbeing Companions?
  • Wellbeing Companions are highly vetted & certified peer counselors aged 18-28.
  • Our vetting process includes multiple interviews, a live case, references, and a background check.
  • We take them through a certification & training process led by an adolescent psychiatrist. This includes instructional sessions and role shadowing.
  • We use continuous training and supervision to ensure you are receiving the highest quality support.
  • Having tested peer counselors vs. therapists for our use case, we have found that peers were more effective at connecting with teens and helping them cope with challenges! If we believe a therapist is required, we can help you and your family find one.
Are Wellbeing Companions a chatbot?

No, our Wellbeing Companions are not chatbots. They are real, certified peer counselors who are trained in techniques such as motivational interviewing (MI) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

What happens to my data (social media, text, etc.) if I share it? Why should I?
  • Sonar algorithms securely review the content you produce on social media, searches and texting. We have developed a research-backed method that uses this data to identify moments for wellbeing support.
  • If we identify one of these moments, we reach out to you to check if you want real-time support and work with you to find helpful resources.
  • This data is not used for any other purpose and we will NOT sell this data.
  • The benefit of sharing this data is that it helps us to identify challenges earlier (potentially before a crisis occurs). And if there is a crisis, we can identify your emergency contact to ensure you are safe
Will the content of my conversations ever be shared with others?
  • Your information is private and confidential. The contents of your conversations are only used by Sonar to deliver the highest quality and personal support.
  • The only time we may share your information with an outside party is when we believe you are at risk of harming yourself or others.
What if I’m thinking about harming myself?
  • Sonar has an escalation protocol that follows clinical best practices.
  • In the event of a crisis situation, we i) engage with you to support and suggest crisis resources (e.g., 988) and ii) reach out to your emergency contact with detail to enable immediate support. Should you stop responding, we can’t reach your emergency contact and believe there is imminent risk of harm to self or others, we will reach out to the emergency department.
Who do I talk to if I have questions or feedback about Sonar?
  • You can reach out to your school’s Champion or to Sonar directly at
  • We very much value your feedback, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns (no matter how small)
Personalized  wellbeing support, right in your pocket.
If you, your child, or someone you know is in crisis, call 911, go to the nearest emergency room, or reach out to the following national resources. You’re never alone.
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24h Crisis Center
Text 741741 to reach the Crisis Text Line
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