Pembroke, MA native Bill Belanger today announced the recent launch of Healbright.com, a new company whose mission to bring the benefits of therapy to everyone.
The company operates from both Massachusetts and Colorado, and offers their program to people anywhere in the United States. The startup has been founded by a group of psychotherapists who were eager to help their clients, but dissatisfied with the current mental health care system. The result of this collaboration is Healbright, a website that offers online courses led by psychologists, doctors, and other mental health experts. Each course provides practical tools and skills one might typically learn in therapy. The eight person firm has four team members in the Greater Boston area.
Belanger, who is President of the company, said, “As therapists, we saw psychotherapy and psychology have tremendously positive effects on our clients. Unfortunately, an outdated stigma about therapy, a fixation on mental illness, and extremely expensive psychotherapy sessions prevent many people from taking advantage of the tools in our field. With this in mind, we created a platform that allows the best therapists to empower people to improve their lives in a simple, affordable way."
The new website, healbright.com, represents the culmination of more than a year’s work to create and develop the online courses. The online courses are all led by licensed mental health professionals and cover a wide range of topics that someone may see a therapist for: relationship improvement, parenting,
Belanger said that he believes that the courses have appeal for all elements of society, and focus on varied issues and challenges that the family faces. “We view this as an approach for mental wellness, not necessarily just mental health,” he said.
Belanger, a graduate of the University of Vermont, was trained as a psychotherapist. He has concentrated on areas of addiction treatment, positive psychology, and developmental psychology. He has also studied Buddhist Psychology and has studied in Nepal, Thailand, Bhutan, and the United States.
"Healbright courses use psychoeducation, a heavily researched tool that is frequently used in psychotherapy," said Jamarie Geller, Healbright's Clinical Director. "Psychoeducation is when a therapist teaches a client about something they want to work on, and gives them guidance and scientifically validated tools that have worked for others. This therapy tool has been proven to be highly effective in a number of studies, and it is also simple, affordable, and empowering for clients."
While many therapists charge $150 or more per one-hour session, Healbright courses are $59, and can be taken at the user’s pace or over the course of 12 weeks. Healbright also offers a subscription to their entire course catalogue for $99 a year. Students are given unlimited access to the courses they purchase so they can continue to review the videos fohealbright.com, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter andInstagram.
Healbright.com offers online wellness courses in a variety of areas to make emotional wellness accessible to everyone. Each course contains video lectures and therapeutic tools provided by a mental health professional. Healbright instructors condense the best practices in their field into budget-friendly courses that are accessible to anyone, using the latest research in the neuroscience of learning, clinical psychology, and meditation practice to deliver courses that lead to lasting mental and emotional change. Healbright believes everybody can benefit from working with their own mind, and psychology should not be limited to only fixing what goes wrong with people. For more information visit healbright.com , or follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagra