Frequently asked questions
What is Daybreak Health?
Daybreak Health is a comprehensive online mental health center made built for youth and their families. We provide several resources to youth, their parents and schools:
Individual counseling - similar to traditional therapy, but online with video and text messaging - and utilizing evidence-based clinical modalities
Medication Support - assessments and medication prescriptions
Wellbeing tools - lifestyle resources and education, personalized to you, to help you live a fulfilling and happy life
Who will be helping me?
After you sign up, we will match you to an available counselor who fits your objectives, preferences, and the type of issues you are dealing with. Different counselors have different approaches and areas of focus, so it's important to find the right person who can achieve the best results for you. We have found that we are able to provide a successful match most of the time; however, if you start the process and you feel your counselor isn't a good fit for you, you may elect to be matched to a different counselor.
What mental health areas can Daybreak Health help with?
Stress & Anxiety
Motivation, self-esteem and confidence
Issues in school
Coping with grief and loss
Coping with life changes
Is online counseling effective?
What is Daybreak Health's approach to mental health?
At Daybreak Health we have crafted an evidence-based holistic approach to improve mental health conditions. But equally as important, our approach has been co-designed by the youth, parents and schools who are a part of our community.
Live sessions: work 1:1 with a licensed therapist in live video sessions
Messaging: your therapist is available every day for messaging if you have a messaging plan
Medication support: psychiatric assessment and FDA-approved medication prescriptions available
Wellbeing tools: ranging from stress, to mindfulness, to nutrition -- a holistic approach to mental health requires integration with your life
How much does Daybreak Health cost?
We believe that cost should not be a barrier to access for mental health support for young people. Our average cost is about 1/2 of that found in private practice for similar services. We are able to reduce prices while actually improving the availability of quality of therapists, by having our services delivered online. If our rates are still not affordable for you, let us know when filling out our questionnaire and we will work with you to make Daybreak affordable.
Is Daybreak Health covered by insurance?
How does messaging work?
If you select a plan that has messaging access, you will be able to message with your counselor outside of your regular, live sessions. You will be to send and receive text messages securely with your counselor. Your counselor will commit to checking messages every day, and it is recommended they check in the morning and the evening.
When can I cancel my plan?
You can cancel your plan at any time, with no cost.
What if I don't relate with my matched counselor?
At Daybreak we believe deeply in the power of the human connection. We invest in free upfront consultations, and guarantee your match with your counselor. If you can to switch between counselors, you can do so at no extra charge!
How does matching work?
At Daybreak we believe in the power of the human connection, so we've developed a matching algorithm that takes into account your goals, needs, symptoms, counselor preferences, and schedule to match you to a counselor.
What are wellbeing tools?
Wellbeing tools are Daybreak's evidence-based compilations of lifestyle activities that will help you lead a happier and healthier life. These are incorporated into your counseling relationship as well as group sessions, all with no additional charge. Some examples of the type of activities we encourage can be found in our blog