Psychiatry and medication, so you can get back to being you.

Finding the right medication match makes all the difference. So we prescribe differently. Then deliver it to your door.

85% of Brightside members feel better within 12 weeks.

Start With A Free Assessment
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Start With A Free Assessment

We accept health insurance.

We're on a mission to make anxiety & depression care more affordable for all.
Cigna
BlueCross
BlueShield
Magellan
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Jason Collison, MD
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Michael Chen, MD
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Laura Purdy, MD

With you. At every turn.

At Brightside you’ll always be cared for by an expert Psychiatric Care Team. This may include a Psychiatrist, a Doctor, and/or a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Your Provider stays by your side on the entire path to feeling better. From making adjustments to your personal treatment plan until it’s right, to helping decide when it’s time to taper off.

Meet our psychiatric providers


  • Always see an expert Psychiatric Provider
  • Licensed in your state
  • Background Comprehensively Checked

We don’t guess and check.

You won’t be prescribed one of three standard, one-size fits all medications. Instead, your Psychiatric Provider pinpoints your FDA-approved match with Brightfinder–a smarter way to prescribe, powered by more RX options, research, and your data points.

Brightside offers effective treatment with nonaddictive medications like SSRIs and SNRIs. We do not prescribe controlled substances like Xanax, Klonopin, or Ativan.

See Our Medication Options

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Medication Options

More Rx Options
Decades of Research
Your data points

We do medication differently.

Together, here’s how we make progress:
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Connect with your dedicated Psychiatric Provider

to share how you’re feeling, then decide on your next best steps together.

From there, your Provider pinpoints your FDA-approved match with Brightfinder™ — a smarter way to prescribe, powered by data points and decades of research.

See your progress with Your Path™,

a science-based symptom and side-effect tracker that helps you stay in control of your care.

Your Psychiatric Provider proactively makes care recommendations based on Your Path.™ Because measurement-based care leads to better outcomes.

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Stay in touch so you can feel better, faster.

Then your Psychiatric Provider can make timely adjustments to your medication until it’s exactly right.

So check in as often as you want with unlimited messaging and video visits as needed. Your Provider wants to hear from you.

Let's Take the First Step

Let's Take the First Step

Anxiety and depression are different for absolutely everybody.

But these Brightside members now have one big thing in common: Feeling better


There is no reason to be scared to get the help you deserve because there is a bright light at the end of that dark tunnel, and there is no shame in hitching a ride.

Read Kyle's Story

Member Spotlight: Kyle’s Story
My mental health is something that I have to continue to work on each and every day.

Read Marnie's Story

Member Spotlight: Marnie’s Story
It’s nice to know that I have someone there who can help me when I stumble and remind me that my depression is not my fault.

Read Jacquelyn's Story

Member Spotlight: Jacquelyn’s Story

Real stories.

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Rhiannon K

“I’ve struggled with my mental health for a long, long time. Brightside matched me with a great doctor who understands my symptoms and finally helped me feel human again!”

Kaitlyn M

“This was easier than anything I have ever used. My own primary care provider brushed off my anxiety concerns and with COVID the virtual visit and delivery of medication has been a lifesaver. I have constant access to my provider and she is very quick at responding.”

Emily P

“Brightside has been a wonderful experience. It feels like my doctor actually listens to me when I mention my symptoms and picked a medication tailored to what I was experiencing. It has definitely been a worthwhile experience.”

Rachel B

“I am so very grateful to have found Brightside. This is the most hopeful I have felt in maybe two years. Brightside isn't just working for me, it saved me. And I know that I'm learning things that I will be able to use for the rest of my life. Brightside really turned my life around.”

Miosoti P

“So far I am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is the first time that I have given medication a go and have stuck with it. I am so happy that I sought out help for myself.”

Real stories.

Rhiannon K

“I’ve struggled with my mental health for a long, long time. Brightside matched me with a great doctor who understands my symptoms and finally helped me feel human again!”

Kaitlyn M

“This was easier than anything I have ever used. My own primary care provider brushed off my anxiety concerns and with COVID the virtual visit and delivery of medication has been a lifesaver. I have constant access to my provider and she is very quick at responding.”

Emily P

“Brightside has been a wonderful experience. It feels like my doctor actually listens to me when I mention my symptoms and picked a medication tailored to what I was experiencing. It has definitely been a worthwhile experience.”

Rachel B

“I am so very grateful to have found Brightside. This is the most hopeful I have felt in maybe two years. Brightside isn't just working for me, it saved me. And I know that I'm learning things that I will be able to use for the rest of my life. Brightside really turned my life around.”

Miosoti P

“So far I am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This is the first time that I have given medication a go and have stuck with it. I am so happy that I sought out help for myself.”

Read More Reviews
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The most effective path back to being you.

Together, medication and therapy can help you feel like yourself, faster. And with a Psychiatric Provider and Therapist on your care team, you can feel good about starting down the most proven path to feeling better.

Let's Take the First Step

Let's Take the First Step

Showing up is showing your strength.

Because when you stand up and seek help, you deserve hands-on, personalized care from an expert and real, measurable results.

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Unlimited video visits and messaging with your Brightside Psychiatric Provider Checkmark No Checkmark No CheckmarkSometimes
Care from Psychiatric Providers who specialize in anxiety & depression Checkmark No CheckmarkUsually generalists No CheckmarkSometimes
Medication matching powered by Brightfinder™ Checkmark No Checkmark No Checkmark
Measurement-based care for better clinical decisions Checkmark No Checkmark No CheckmarkSometimes
Combined therapy options Checkmark No CheckmarkRequires referral No CheckmarkRequires referral

You can feel better, we can help.

Let's take the first step

FDA-Approved Medication

Delivered to your door. Prescribed and guided by your dedicated Brightside Psychiatric Provider.

$95/mo

$45/ first month

$50 off your first month, $95/mo after that
+ Pharmacy copay or $15 per medication

The Most Effective* — Both

Therapy + Medication. Comprehensive care, guided by your dedicated Brightside Care Team.

$349/mo

$249/ first month

$100 off your first month, $349/mo after that

Let's take the first step
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If you’re in emotional distress, text HOME to connect with a counselor immediately.

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