CLINICALLY-PROVEN THERAPY

Expert 1:1 care, every step of the way

Get a custom-built plan for tackling anxiety, depression, and more—with dedicated help from a licensed therapist.

Appointments available in as little as 24 hours.

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A clear path to feeling better, and staying better

Our unique and data-driven approach helps you identify harmful thought patterns, then break the exhausting cycle with new habits—so you can quickly start to feel like you again.

Treatment tailored
to you

1:1 help from
expert therapists

Self-guided video
lessons

Care for mild to
severe conditions

How it works

Your own personal therapist, in your pocket

Start by completing our quick questionnaire, then we’ll connect you to the online therapist best fit for your needs.

A dedicated, licensed therapist who will be with you from beginning to end.

Weekly, 45-minute video sessions to touch base and discuss your current needs.

Anytime Messaging for quick questions or support between sessions.

Appointment slots that are convenient to you, including nights and weekends.

Complete self-guided lessons

Receive additional education and support through a 10-lesson program that helps you incorporate skill-building exercises into your normal life.

Track your progress

Our Proactive Progress Tracking tool makes it easy to see your improvement over time and make adjustments to your treatment, if necessary.

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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 approach

Better care, by the numbers

100+ personal data points analyzed for each member

30+ average touchpoints with your therapist over 12 weeks

53% higher response rate than a top U.S. health system

MEET OUR THERAPISTS

Life-changing therapy, no matter where you live

Our therapists are handpicked in every state, and each comes with our Compassionate Care Promise—ensuring you receive relevant, respectful 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.

clinically-proven

Therapy

Pay with insurance
or $299/month

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PERSONALIZED

Psychiatry

Pay with insurance
or $95/month

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comprehensive

Psychiatry
+ Therapy

Pay with insurance
or $349/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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“Brightside is the first online therapy care that I feel my needs are being met and my voice is finally being heard. ”

Joy C

“Brightside employs the highest quality therapists and fits with my life! The self-paced lessons are a wonderful bonus and are top quality. After years of failed therapy attempts, Brightside is helping me finally feel in control of my anxiety.”

Danielle B

“The therapy is fantastic! I've been able to get a better hold on my anxiety in 3 weeks than I've been able to in 13 years!”

Lucy E

“Brightside is the third online therapy site I've tried and this is finally the one! I have a wonderful therapist who makes me feel happy and hopeful when I leave my sessions each time.”

Storm C

“I have felt so cared for since I started this process. It's not just a doctor not listening to me—it's someone who cares for how I'm feeling. The lessons have been great. It helps ground me throughout the week.”

Linda D

“The lessons, the talk therapy, the exercises I have learned are all beginning to change my life after just one month. I’m so thankful I found Brightside.”

Lindsey H

“Brightside has helped me open up and normalize the idea of therapy. It has helped me to understand that needing help sometimes is normal.”

Anonymous

Real stories.
Real results.

“Brightside is the first online therapy care that I feel my needs are being met and my voice is finally being heard. ”

Joy C

“Brightside employs the highest quality therapists and fits with my life! The self-paced lessons are a wonderful bonus and are top quality. After years of failed therapy attempts, Brightside is helping me finally feel in control of my anxiety.”

Danielle B

“The therapy is fantastic! I've been able to get a better hold on my anxiety in 3 weeks than I've been able to in 13 years!”

Lucy E

“Brightside is the third online therapy site I've tried and this is finally the one! I have a wonderful therapist who makes me feel happy and hopeful when I leave my sessions each time.”

Storm C

“I have felt so cared for since I started this process. It's not just a doctor not listening to me—it's someone who cares for how I'm feeling. The lessons have been great. It helps ground me throughout the week.”

Linda D

“The lessons, the talk therapy, the exercises I have learned are all beginning to change my life after just one month. I’m so thankful I found Brightside.”

Lindsey H

“Brightside has helped me open up and normalize the idea of therapy. It has helped me to understand that needing help sometimes is normal.”

Anonymous

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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.

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.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a research-backed therapy approach that focuses on improving negative habits in the way we think and act that translate to how we feel. It can be a very successful treatment approach for many people and is available through talk therapy as well as through a self-paced app. CBT can be a stand-alone treatment or a complement to another treatment approach, such as antidepressant medication.

Here’s how receiving therapy from Brightside works:

  1. Complete a quick questionnaire: Tell us what you’re experiencing so we can better understand how to help
  2. Connect with a therapist: We’ll match you with an expert, licensed therapist that’s best suited for your needs. Then, you’ll connect with them via 45-minute video sessions each and every week, along with Anytime Messaging and Check-Ins.
  3. Complete skill-building lessons: Complete personalized, self-paced audio lessons and practice exercises—building the skills and habits you need to overcome your depression and anxiety.
  4. Track your progress: Report back on what’s working well for you and where you want to go deeper with the option to purchase additional video sessions if you choose. Your therapist will help guide you through your personalized program so you see the best results.

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, we offer both.

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.

If you’re interested in a comprehensive plan that includes both therapy and medication, learn more here.

Yes, learn more about the insurance we accept here.

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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 National Suicide Prevention 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.