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Behavioral Health Coaching from Bend Health.

Child & Teen Behavioral Coaching for NALC Health Benefit Plan members

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Bend Health Coaching is a family-first approach to care. We can help with everything from the littlest questions and concerns to those bigger issues facing kids, teens, young adults, and caregivers.

Bend Health also offers comprehensive therapy and psychiatry services for kids, teens, and young adults.

Bend Health Coaching can help with:

  • DEvelopmental and Life Stage Transitions
  • Behavioral Concerns
  • Parenting skills
  • LGBTQIA+ Affirmation and Support
  • Worries and anxiety
  • Stress management
  • Anger issues
  • Sleep issues
  • Social media and technology addiction
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Executive functioning concerns
  • Trauma (if already being treated by a therapist)
  • Substance use (if mild and no detox is needed)
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Bend Health Coaching is available online at no additional cost to you!

Bend Health Coaching is available to NALC Health Benefit Plan members.


Here’s what you can expect

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A 30-45 minute welcome and evaluation session

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An evaluation and management plan

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Up to four 30 minute sessions with your coach per month

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Unlimited secure chat messaging

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Monthly measurement of progress

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How to get started:


Add your email above and click “Continue” to create a password.


Let us know who you're seeking care for.

(You can add more than one person!)


Complete an assessment and brief medical history.


Schedule your first appointment right away!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bend Health Coaching?

Bend Health coaches help understand and implement powerful techniques to better manage life. They teach skills and help families practice them in real-life situations. Coaches will work with individuals and families or as part of a larger care team collaborating with therapists, psychiatrists, and pediatricians.

Our highly trained coaches are matched with kids, teens, and young adults based on specialty or primary condition. Bend Health coaches are also tech-savvy, comfortable with telehealth, and have a strong desire to work with youth to help them reach their goals. In addition, we train all coaches on mental health and substance use conditions, associated symptoms, motivational enhancement techniques, safety planning, and triaging. We also train them on the impact of stigma and diversity of mental health conditions, symptoms, and interventions.

Let’s face it, we could all use a little help from a coach now and then and Bend Health Coaching is a great way to help more families get ahead of stress, anxiety, and depression before it escalates.

What concerns does coaching address?

Through Bend Health coaching, we can help with:

  • Developmental and life stage transitions
  • Behavioral concerns
  • Parenting support
  • LGBTQIA+ affirmation and support
  • Stress
  • Sleep issues
  • Social media and technology addiction
  • Anger issues
  • Worries and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Executive functioning concerns
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Substance use (if mild and no detox is needed)
  • Trauma (if already being treated by a therapist)

We recognize that not everything is a condition and we have developed specific care plans for parents who just need tips and information.

How do I sign up for Bend Health?

To get started, click Get Started above. Signing uptakes less than 15 minutes.

  1. Create an account and let us know who you're seeking care for - yourself or your family member(s).
    • For members under age 18, a parent or guardian must create the account.
    • For members ages 18-25, the account must be created by the member themselves.
  2. Complete a brief medical history and take an assessment of recent thoughts, feelings and behaviors.

From there, you can schedule your first appointment!

What is the Bend Health care experience like?

During your time with us, expect to have video meetings and messaging sessions with mental health coaches. They help members understand how one’s environment, thoughts, emotions and behaviors contribute to how they are feeling or behaving — and they help find ways to make changes for the better!

Also, Bend Health coaches will help coordinate with schools and outside providers if needed.  At the same time, if your family does need more intensive care, coaches will collaborate with your existing clinicians or, if you choose, can quickly connect you to a Bend Health therapist or psychiatric provider.

Does Bend Health accept insurance?

Yes. Coaching is a benefit available through your employer or Optum Benefit.

Is Bend Health available in my area?

Bend Health Coaching works with kids, teens, and young adults up to age 25 in all 50 states.

How do I access Bend Health?

Bend Health’s app functions within the browser or on your smartphone. There is no need to download anything. Just tell us a little about your history and get started. Once care begins, your coach will communicate directly with you about your progress.

Do I need a referral to see a coach?

You do not need a referral to see a Bend Health mental health coach.

Who is my primary contact on my care team?

Every family works directly with their mental health coach to ensure that their child or teen gets ahead of severe stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and other conditions before they escalate. If more care is needed, our coaches can layer in additional care through Bend Health, which includes direct access to therapists and child/adolescent psychiatrists. Regardless of your care plan specifics though, your Bend Health coach is with you every step of the way.

Who is Bend Health Coaching not for?

If you or your child are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.

It’s best to seek care in person if:

  • You or your child have thoughts of hurting themselves or others.
  • You or your child are in an urgent crisis situation.
  • You or your child have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, severe Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), or severe cognitive or intellectual impairment.
  • You or your child are actively exposed to an unsafe environment that prevents engagement in trauma care (e.g., those with an active child protection investigation).
  • You or your child were required to undergo an evaluation either by a court order or by any other authority including custody evaluations.
  • You or your child have eating disorder symptoms.
  • You or your child are hearing voices or has delusions (ex. persistent thoughts someone is out to get them or hurt them).
  • You or your child are in need of detox for a substance they are using in excess.

What if I need more intensive care?

If more intensive care or medications are needed, our coaches will quickly get you to the Bend Health therapist or  psychiatrist who is best suited for your family.

Are Bend Health coaches licensed therapists?

While coaches are not therapists, our coaches do practice evidence-based techniques helping members and their families/caregivers understand and implement powerful tools to better manage their lives. Bend Health coaches are trained professionals working with members with low-to-moderate symptoms to gain a better understanding of themselves, others in their lives, and the world around them. Bend Health coaches are supervised by licensed practitioners.

Bend Health coaches are professionals. They participate in our rigorous vetting process to ensure they are suitable to work with kids, teens, and youngadults and they must be either ICF-certified, a national board certified health and wellness coach, or have a masters degree in a psychology field and are unlicensed.

How can I learn more about Bend Health?

You can visit us at BendHealth.com or check us out on these social platforms:

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