A care team approach to mental health care.
The best care for kids, teens, and caregivers requires techniques tailored to each developmental life stage - and focuses on what matters most to kids.
Our care team bends around your needs.
When one person struggles, the entire family is impacted. That’s why our care teams put your whole family at the center. It's a comprehensive team approach that surrounds you and your child with the right level of support to get the best possible outcome.
Behavioral care manager
Your dedicated guide who coordinates care with the members of your Bend care team and with any outside providers.
Mental health coach
Mental health coaches teach the fundamentals and the application of new skills to help you and your child reach your goals.
In partnership with our coaches, our therapists offer diagnoses and provide therapy with a focus on your child’s unique experiences.
Our board certified child & adolescent psychiatrists and nurse practitioners can provide clinical diagnoses, prescribe medication, and work in close partnership with your care team.
Nurses work as an integral part of your Bend care team and with external providers to monitor your child’s progress and provide medication education.
Your Bend team seamlessly integrates with:
Other care providers
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is my primary contact on my care team?
Every family works directly with their behavioral care manager (BCM). BCMs work closely with coaches and are with you every step of the way to ensure your child/teen gets ahead of severe stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD and other conditions before they escalate. And if more care is needed, they can help get additional care through Bend Health, including direct access to therapists and teen and child psychiatrists.
Behavioral care managers are the quarterback of our teams! They also work with your child/teen’s primary care physician, school and any existing providers your child/teen may be working with.
Who is on my care team?
Bend Health has multiple practitioners who are brought together as a care team based on the needs of the kid/teen and family and may include behavioral care managers, coaches, therapists, nurses, and/or psychiatric providers. Each practitioner on the team has a specific role.
How does coaching work?
Bend Health coaches practice evidence-based techniques that help members and their families/caregivers understand and implement powerful techniques to better manage life. For members with low-to-moderate symptoms, our coaches are trained professionals helping members gain a better understanding of themselves, others in their lives, and the world around them. Bend Health coaches are not therapists, but are supervised by licensed practitioners.
What is a behavioral care manager?
Behavioral care managers are the care team quarterback. They are your main contact and help get your questions answered. And if they don’t have the answer, they will get it from the appropriate person on the care team. Behavioral care managers also provide updates on treatment plans, make sure care is progressing as expected, and they help coordinate with primary care physicians and pediatricians as appropriate. They will also help work with a school if needed to help support your child/teen.
Are therapists licensed?
Bend Health therapists are independently licensed master’s level therapists who deliver evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Motivational Enhancement (ME), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Parent Management Training (PMT), Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Executive Functioning Training and other therapies to help children/teens and families who have mild-to-severe conditions. They work closely with Bend Health coaches and behavioral care managers and help emphasize utilization of the skills taught by our coaches.
Does Bend have psychiatrists?
Bend Health psychiatric providers are child/adolescent psychiatrists or nurse practitioners who evaluate kids/teens with more severe conditions. They diagnose and prescribe medications if necessary, or eliminate medications that are not helping. Our psychiatric providers work in collaboration with Bend Health therapists and coaches so that your entire team is all working together to help your child/teen feel better, faster. Psychiatrists and nurse practitioners also work in collaboration with pediatricians and primary care physicians to support whole person care to achieve the best possible outcome.
Is a mental health coach a licensed therapist?
While coaches are not therapists, our coaches do practice evidence-based techniques helping members and their families/caregivers understand and implement these powerful tools to better manage their lives. For members with low-to-moderate symptoms, Bend Health coaches are trained professionals working with our members 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 families 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.
What does a teen and child psychiatrist do?
A teen and child psychiatrist is a medical doctor specially trained in child and adolescent psychiatry. They diagnose, treat, and help prevent a full spectrum of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Unlike a therapist or psychologist, a psychiatrist can prescribe medications if necessary. We use expert teen and child psychiatrists to get an accurate and appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan—right from the start. Bend Health also employs nurse practitioners who are able to prescribe medications and make diagnoses.