COMPREHENSIVE psychiatry + THERAPY

The most effective online
treatment for anxiety & depression

Get clinically-proven therapy and personalized psychiatry—all with 1:1 help from expert providers every step of the way.

Appointments available in as little as 24 hours.

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"The best psychiatry platform for therapy plus medication." -

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What we offer

The fastest route to feeling better

We packaged the very best Brightside has to offer into one comprehensive plan that increases our members’ chances of recovery by 60%.

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.

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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.

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How it works

All the support you need. Any time, anywhere.

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Connect 1:1 with your providers

They’ll both be by your side at every step of your journey.

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Get treatment tailored to you

Your providers will use science & personal data to discover the most effective treatments for you.

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Pick up from local pharmacy

If medication is prescribed, we'll send it to your local pharmacy for quick & easy access.

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Complete a self-guided program

Practice retraining your thoughts and applying what you learn via our 10-lesson program.

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Enjoy Anytime Messaging

Easily contact your providers for questions or support in between sessions.

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Track your progress

Utilize our Proactive Progress Tracking tool and weekly check-ins, then make adjustments to your treatment, if necessary.

Get started and connect with an expert in as little as 24 hours.

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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/or have had a recent suicide attempt, this highly-collaborative, 1:1 program may be a good fit for you.

Our results

Better care, by the numbers

We pair expert providers with powerful AI, 100+ personal data points, and decades of research. The results? See for yourself.

86% of members feel better within 12 weeks

70% of members respond positively to first medication

51% higher remission rate in depression than top US system

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 plan options

Affordable help, with or without insurance

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

comprehensive

Psychiatry
+ Therapy

Pay with insurance
or $349/month

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PERSONALIZED

Psychiatry

Pay with insurance
or $95/month

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clinically-proven

Therapy

Pay with insurance
or $299/month

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specialized care*

Crisis Care +
Psychiatry

Pay with insurance only

*Available in select states.
Eligibility restrictions apply.

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Real stories.
Real results.

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“I have tried many, many, many different combinations of medication and therapy. This is by far the most results I have ever experienced. Thank you, Brightside!”

Katerine B

“The combination of medication and talk therapy is working for me. I needed help and couldn't try to fix it on my own anymore. I wish I would have done this years ago.”

Amanda R

“I’ve tried online therapy and medications and nothing had helped me until I tried Brightside. My therapist is great and my doctor prescribed me something that actually helps me instead of always just bumping the mg like other doctors did. ”

Liz S

“I was really wrestling with anxiety and having trouble sleeping and getting through the day. Brightside’s combo of therapy and meds has really turned things around! Money very well spent!”

Eileen O

“I can not recommend this program enough. Life saving and life changing. ”

Anonymous

“This treatment is saving my relationships and job...without the hassle of trying to find a doctor, drive to appointments, and fill out paperwork. I highly recommend this service and am very thankful that I found it.”

Kimberly C

“In the past I’ve had to deal with a terrible lack of competence and red tape. Brightside’s method actually makes it as simple as possible—from getting diagnosed, to receiving a prescription, to getting ongoing support.”

Michelle B

Real stories.
Real results.

“I have tried many, many, many different combinations of medication and therapy. This is by far the most results I have ever experienced. Thank you, Brightside!”

Katerine B

“The combination of medication and talk therapy is working for me. I needed help and couldn't try to fix it on my own anymore. I wish I would have done this years ago.”

Amanda R

“I’ve tried online therapy and medications and nothing had helped me until I tried Brightside. My therapist is great and my doctor prescribed me something that actually helps me instead of always just bumping the mg like other doctors did. ”

Liz S

“I was really wrestling with anxiety and having trouble sleeping and getting through the day. Brightside’s combo of therapy and meds has really turned things around! Money very well spent!”

Eileen O

“I can not recommend this program enough. Life saving and life changing. ”

Anonymous

“This treatment is saving my relationships and job...without the hassle of trying to find a doctor, drive to appointments, and fill out paperwork. I highly recommend this service and am very thankful that I found it.”

Kimberly C

“In the past I’ve had to deal with a terrible lack of competence and red tape. Brightside’s method actually makes it as simple as possible—from getting diagnosed, to receiving a prescription, to getting ongoing support.”

Michelle B

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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.

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

Psychotherapy provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who’s objective, neutral, and nonjudgmental. Through education, introspection, and skill building, you can identify and modify the thought and behavior patterns that are keeping you from feeling your best.

Psychotherapy has shown to be effective at reducing symptoms of depression, but the true effect is difficult to quantify. Most experts agree that the best results are likely in a multi-faceted approach that includes medication, therapy, and lifestyle change.

If you choose to do therapy as part of your treatment program, it’s important to find a therapist who uses evidence-based approaches and who you feel comfortable talking with.

Anxiety and depression are complicated. In order to make sure you’re on the right treatment and making progress, we’ll ask you to do periodic check-ins to tell us how you’re doing. You and your provider will use this information to track your progress over time and make any necessary adjustments, ensuring you get the best outcome.

Antidepressants can have rare but serious side effects. It’s important to understand these risks before taking antidepressants and to contact your psychiatric provider immediately if you experience any of these serious side effects.

The FDA has issued a black box warning for SSRIs and similar medications. These medications may increase suicidal thoughts or behavior, particularly in people age 24 or younger. Watch out for worsening of mood, behavior, or suicidal thoughts, especially during the first few months of treatment. Seek help right away if you experience any of these changes. If you are ever in crisis, dial 911 or visit your nearest emergency department. You can also dial 988 to connect with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Serotonin Syndrome is a rare but life threatening condition where there is too much serotonin active in the brain. Symptoms include fast heart rate, sweating, muscle stiffness or spasms, fever, and confusion. Do not take MAOIs, TCAs, St. John’s Wort, amphetamines, sumatriptan, or linezolid with SSRIs. See a doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms while taking your medication.

The risk of gastrointestinal bleeding may be increased when SSRIs are combined with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Common NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve), and celecoxib (Celebrex).

Depressive symptoms can occasionally be the first manifestation of the up and down cycle between depression and mania in bipolar disorder. If you experience symptoms of mania, such as feeling so good or so hyper that people think you are not acting your normal self, that you don’t need to sleep very much, or that thoughts race through your head and you can’t slow your mind down, you should talk to your doctor immediately.

SSRIs may be associated with increased risk of birth defects. If you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding, consult your doctor about weighing the risks and benefits of taking antidepressants.

Some antidepressants may impair your ability to perform tasks requiring judgment or motor and cognitive skills. Exercise caution and refrain from dangerous activities, especially when starting your medication.

Hyponatremia (low levels of sodium in the blood) may occur as a result of treatment. Symptoms include mental changes, headache, nausea and vomiting, muscle spasms, and seizures. See a doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms while taking your medication.

Taking SSRIs can cause mild pupillary dilation, which in susceptible individuals, can lead to an episode of angle closure glaucoma. Patients may wish to be examined to determine whether they are susceptible to angle closure, and have a prophylactic procedure (e.g., iridectomy), if they are susceptible.

When it comes to treating depression, we believe (and evidence shows) that comprehensive care using multiple approaches leads to the best outcomes.

Since medication and therapy are the two primary treatment approaches for depression and anxiety, we offer both—individually, or as a comprehensive plan.

Our Psychiatry Plan offers a comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and personalized treatment plan, which may include psychiatric medication (SSRIs, SNRIs, and similar). Your provider monitors your care, giving guidance and adjusting treatment (if necessary) along the way.

Our Therapy Plan offers convenient, affordable, and private therapy via weekly Video Sessions and Anytime Messaging with a licensed therapist. Our clinically-proven program equips members with the skills they need to feel better, faster.

Our Comprehensive Plan offers all of the above.

Your safety is so important to us. If you are in emotional distress or thinking about hurting yourself at any point, please make use of these resources:

1. Visit: If you are having a medical or mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your local emergency department.

2. Text: The Crisis Text Line provides 24/7 free and confidential help. Text HOME to 741-741 to connect with a counselor immediately.

3. Call: You can call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.TALK to talk with a counselor 24/7.

There is always help available. We also recommend reaching out to a family member or friend to let them know that you need help and support.

If you are not in crisis or having an emergency, Brightside Health can help. Our Crisis Care program helps individuals who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings. At this time, the program is only available for individuals with accepted insurance. Please take the free assessment to check your eligibility.

Yes, learn more about the insurance we accept here.

741-741

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

988

Call or text the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for 24/7 emotional support.

911

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