You may be here because you want to improve a relationship, overcome anxiety or depression, or gain clarity about the direction of your life. No matter what the reason, we want to help.
We help people connect with therapists for high-quality online counseling and psychiatric care.
Why Online Care?
Getting mental health care can be difficult. We believe online care can help in several ways:
- Convenience: Talk with a mental health provider from anywhere with internet access, including at home or work.
- Fit: Read detailed provider profiles and choose from a network of providers to find the best one for you.
- Affordability: Save on travel costs and lost time from work. Breakthrough also tries to work with your insurance.
- Privacy: Avoid the waiting room and get care from anywhere you feel comfortable.
While we strongly believe in the benefits of online care, we also support in-person care and believe online care should only be used when appropriate.
With over five million covered members and health plan partners including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and Magellan, Breakthrough is the leading online counseling and psychiatry service.
Each of our providers are licensed, credentialed, screened, and individually trained on the best practices of delivering care online.
Our team also has decades of experience in mental health and internet technology. We are passionate about helping people live healthier lives.
Does Online Care Work?
Leading research organizations including Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins, and the National Institute of Mental Health have found that online mental health care is as effective as in-person care. It has even sometimes been shown to be more effective.
You can learn more about the research supporting online care by visiting our effectiveness page.
How Do I Get Started?
You can sign up as a client here. You can then search our therapist network, select a therapist, and schedule an online appointment.
All you need is a computer, internet access, and a webcam. If you don't have a webcam, call or email us and we may be able to help.
What If I Have More Questions?
Feel free to call or email us. We are happy to help!