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Online Therapy Revolution

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Online behavioral health care is on the rise and therapists at DreamWell Counseling & Consulting are credentialed providers of Breakthrough Behavioral Inc, an innovative leader in web therapy.


We are super excited to be able to offer our clients this accessible form of therapy. Our clients are families, couples, expecting and new mothers, and individuals with mental and physical disabilities who have significant limitations and barriers, making it difficult to be consistent with therapy. They are people with jobs and responsibilities who would like to connect with their therapist when time, location and situations do not permit. Online Therapy makes this possible.

Online therapy addresses the following barriers to quality behavioral health care:

  • Stigma
  • Access
  • Affordability

Studies state that Americans spend approximately $135 billion each year on behavioral health care and that 67 million Americans are living with some sort of diagnosable mental illness. Of that 67 million, 35% receive inadequate care and 50% receive no treatment at all.

The option to receive behavioral heath care through Breakthrough Behavioral's online therapy provides:

  • Relief from emotional distress of stigma that is still associated mental illness
  • Additional option to access. Breakthrough provides an option to access for people in remote areas, stay-at-home moms or simply persons who have too much to juggle between their personal and professional lives
  • Affordability. Breakthrough is accepted by major health plans such as Carefirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, Magellan and AmeriHealth Caritas in the DC Metropolitan area. Note: Most other online therapy services require payment out-of-pocket

If you are wondering about the efficacy of online therapy compared to face-to-face therapy, research by the National Institute of Mental Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs and Johns Hopkins, asserts that telehealth care can be just as effective as face-to-face. Their 2012 study found that live video treatment of 98,000 veterans with mental illness were able to reduce hospitalization rates and duration of hospital stays by 25%. A 2014 white paper study, Breakthrough Quality Program: Proven Effective Online Careby the Center of Clinical Informatics also found that online care was just as effective as face-to-face care.

Online Therapy brings in-home care to you wherever you are as long as you have a computer, a webcam and internet access. Breakthrough will soon launch a mobile app to user so that they may use their phone or tablet to engage their therapist.

Breakthrough Behavioral Inc now covers more than 5 million members of affiliated insurance carriers.

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