Hi,  my name is Alex.  I'm CEO and co-founder of Daybreak Health.  At Daybreak, we wake up every day thinking about how we can help every young person access high-quality mental health support.  The seeds of our mission began more than 10 years ago, with my brother's story...

My younger brother struggled with depression throughout high school.  He and my parents spent 100s of hours trying to find a therapist  - one that was affordable, geographically accessible, didn't have a waitlist, and most importantly - understood him.  What they found instead: $200 sessions, offices 1-2 hours drive away, 4-8 week wait lists for appointments, and therapists who had never worked with teens in their lives. Sound familiar?  After 10 years, a lot of pain, and one avoidable crisis, he finally got the care he needed. 

Our team at Daybreak is made up of passionate teen-focused clinicians who believe that there is a better way.  We've designed our program hand-in-hand with teens who need it, and the parents who believe a better option exists.  I invite you to join our community. If you have questions, feedback, or just want to talk, feel free to email me directly at alex@daybreakhealth.com


Alex Alvarado


Allyson Knight, PHD - Clinical Director

Dr. Knight completed her postdoc at UCSF before spending a decade serving adolescents at Westcoast Children's Clinic, and most recently was Clinical Director at Two Chairs. 

"At Daybreak all of our clinicians specialize in adolescents and deliver high-quality, evidence-based care."

Jade Porter, Lead Care Coordinator

Jade has a background in adolescent behavioral health and a true passion for helping teens be their best selves.   

"I'm here to help you and your teen find the perfect counselor match and support you along every step of the journey"

Specialized clinicians


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