Life-changing care for anxiety, depression, &
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It gets much better from here. Get 1:1 help that
works, and lasts — from the best in online
therapy and psychiatry.

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We offer affordable care for everyone and accept most major insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid.

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86% of our members get better within 12 weeks

Our providers take a hands-on approach to help you see improvement at every step, no matter how severe your symptoms. Just come as you are and let us take it from there.

Appointments in as little as 24 hrs

Receive quick guidance and support by speaking with a licensed professional in a matter of hours.

Care for even the most severe cases

We offer care for mild to severe depression, anxiety, and more —including Crisis Care for individuals with elevated suicide risk.

Personalized plans unique to you

Our treatment plans are tailored to your specific needs, providing you a clear path to success.

1:1 support from start to finish

Get paired with a dedicated provider to serve as your single point of contact throughout treatment.

What we offer

Results-based care, built for you

Your expert provider will ensure your plan is grounded in data, lending support from beginning to end. Choose psychiatry, therapy, or both.

Personalized Psychiatry

When medication is necessary, our psychiatric providers get it right fast—analyzing 100+ data points to determine which treatment is likely to be most tolerable and effective for you.

Clinically-Proven Therapy

Our virtual program combines cognitive and behavioral therapy with independent skill practice—all of which have been clinically proven to work for a wide range of symptoms so you can get better, and stay better.

Crisis Care

A first-of-its-kind program for individuals with elevated suicide risk, Crisis Care is based on the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS) framework—a care model that’s backed by 30 years of research.

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HOW IT WORKS

Virtual, dedicated support every step of the way

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1:1 Video Sessions

Let your provider know how you’re feeling, get to know you, and provide 1:1 support.

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Anytime Messaging

Get questions or concerns off your chest between video visits by messaging your provider at any time.

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Interactive Lessons

Learn how to integrate new thought and behavior patterns into your daily life.

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Proactive Progress Tracking

Complete weekly check-ins so your provider can track your progress and, if necessary, adjust your treatment and/or medication.

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Introducing

Crisis Care

Crisis Care is a first-of-its-kind program developed specifically to help individuals who are at an elevated risk for suicide. If you’re experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviors, this highly-collaborative, 1:1 program may be a good fit for you.

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Our Providers

World-class providers.
Top-notch care.

Connect with expert therapists & psychiatric providers who put you first. Our nationwide network ensures you receive the best of the best in mental health care.

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OUR RESULTS

Our numbers speak for themselves

Brightside members have at least one thing in common: seeing dramatic improvement, no matter how severe their symptoms.

55

of our members start with moderate to severe symptoms

30

of our members start with suicidal ideation

66

of our members feel significantly better within just 12 weeks

51

of our members achieve remission levels within 12 weeks

Real stories.
Real results.

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I feel MUCH IMPROVED! The care I have received has been excellent! My medication works well for me, and the personal care I have received has been wonderful! My provider listens to me with understanding and compassion!”

Tonya T

I am just blown away by how EASY this has all been. Brightside Health makes mental health care effective and accessible.”

Gina L

“I am finally starting to feel like myself again.”

Jennifer S

“A literal life saver. So convenient, so effective, and more involved/high touch than my former psychiatrist was. I should have done this a year sooner.”

Melissa K.

“Brightside has made such a huge improvement on my quality of life. The ease of access and the intelligent check in scoring system all contribute to a next level quality of care.”

Kayla S.

“My provider has answered every question I’ve had, listened to worries and concerns and symptoms, assured me and is truly invested in my quality of care. I’ve gone from moderate-severe depression to mild depression in just 2 months.”

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Real stories.
Real results.

I feel MUCH IMPROVED! The care I have received has been excellent! My medication works well for me, and the personal care I have received has been wonderful! My provider listens to me with understanding and compassion!”

Tonya T

I am just blown away by how EASY this has all been. Brightside Health makes mental health care effective and accessible.”

Gina L

“I am finally starting to feel like myself again.”

Jennifer S

“A literal life saver. So convenient, so effective, and more involved/high touch than my former psychiatrist was. I should have done this a year sooner.”

Melissa K.

“Brightside has made such a huge improvement on my quality of life. The ease of access and the intelligent check in scoring system all contribute to a next level quality of care.”

Kayla S.

“My provider has answered every question I’ve had, listened to worries and concerns and symptoms, assured me and is truly invested in my quality of care. I’ve gone from moderate-severe depression to mild depression in just 2 months.”

Anonymous

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Our plan options

Affordable help, with or without insurance

Because quality mental health care shouldn’t be out of reach for anyone.

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Psychiatry

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Therapy

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Psychiatry
+ Therapy

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What’s on your mind?

If your question isn’t answered below, view our full list of FAQs here.

Brightside provides online mental health care to individuals 13 years and older. Our expert providers can help with anxiety, depression, and many other common concerns. We offer personalized psychiatry, clinically-proven therapy, and teen care.

Please note: Our providers do not prescribe controlled substances. Here is a list of medications we do prescribe.

  • Online care is not a good fit for people with certain conditions or situations. These can include:
  • Ongoing, high-risk self-harm behavior
  • Schizophrenia or any symptoms of psychosis
  • Some cases of bipolar disorder I or acute mania
  • Severe substance use
  • Medically unstable eating disorders
  • Dementia
  • Kidney or liver disease, long QT syndrome, seizures, or cardiac arrhythmias (restricted for medication treatment only)

If any of these describe a condition you’re experiencing, it’s best for you to be seen in person by a primary care provider who can help you find the treatment that’s right for you.

Brightside makes it easy to get life-changing mental health care from the comfort of your home. We offer psychiatry (medication), therapy, or both. 

Here’s how care at Brightside works 

1. Take a free assessment: Answer a few questions to help your provider better understand what you’re experiencing. View your results and choose psychiatry, therapy, or both.

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2. Meet with your expert provider: Choose your provider and book your 1:1 video session. 

  • For psychiatry: Your first session is typically 30 minutes and includes an evaluation, a conversation about your personalized treatment, and a chance to ask any questions. You and your psychiatric provider will talk about how you’re feeling—then decide on the best next steps, together. 
  • For therapy: All of your therapy sessions are 45 minutes. Your therapist will ask some questions about you and your past experiences. Then you can talk about goals and go over how they can best support you. 

3. Follow your treatment plan: You can message your provider with questions at any time.

  • For psychiatry: Take any medications as prescribed and stay in touch with your psychiatric provider about how you’re doing.
  • For therapy: Continue your 1:1 video sessions and complete self-guided lessons. Our self-paced lessons help you practice skill-building exercises that are proven to help you feel better. Your therapist will review your responses and provide guidance along the way.

4. Track your progress, and start getting better: Share how you’re doing in check-in questionnaires so your provider can stay up to date. 

  • For psychiatry: You and your provider will meet for follow-up appointments. Typically, you’ll see your provider every few months—or more often, if treatment changes are needed.
  • For therapy: You and your therapist will typically meet weekly to talk about challenges and celebrate your progress. You can share what’s working well for you and where you want to go deeper. Your therapist will help guide you through your personalized program so you see the best results.

Our expert providers are handpicked for their ability to provide best-in-class mental health care. They have years of experience and active licenses in your state. 

All of our therapists have:

  • A master’s or doctorate degree in clinical psychology, clinical social work, or counseling from an accredited program
  • Experience delivering science-backed (also known as evidence-based) care for anxiety & depression

All of our psychiatric providers are:

  • Psychiatrists or psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners (PMHNPs)
  • Exceptionally skilled at prescribing effective medication

Every provider in our network goes through a rigorous hiring and vetting process that you can learn more about here. They also follow the same high clinical standards as in-person providers.

Yes, learn more about insurance we accept here.

Brightside Health and its associated platform is HIPAA compliant and follows all HIPAA requirements including, but not limited to, the Privacy Rule. We encrypt data in transit and at rest. All communication with our software is done using signatures with a cryptographic hash algorithm. As well, all information is encrypted at rest once stored on our servers.

Mental health conditions are complicated. To make sure you are on the right treatment, and making appropriate progress, we will ask you to complete check-ins periodically to let us know how you’re doing. Your provider will review these check-ins to help them decide whether making an adjustment will help you get better, faster, and stay that way longer.   

You can also use this information to track your own progress over time.

If prescribed, your psychiatric provider will send your prescription to a local pharmacy for your convenience.

Your safety is extremely important to us. If you’re at immediate risk of suicide or self-harm, seek 24/7 help now:

  • Call 911 for emergency support. 
  • Go to your local hospital immediately for care. 

Help is always available. We also recommend reaching out to a family member or friend to let them know that you are having these thoughts and to ask for help and support.

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If you’re in emotional distress, text HOME to connect with a counselor immediately.

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Call or text the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline for 24/7 emotional support.

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If you’re having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your local ER.