What is AbleTo?
AbleTo provides virtual therapy and emotional support programs that are based on leading research and clinical standards, as applicable. Our network of highly trained and experienced coaches and licensed therapists have delivered more than 1 million sessions over phone and video in the last 10 years to help people reach their goals and feel better.
How does AbleTo work?
AbleTo's programs are based on a type of therapy that focuses on how your thoughts, feelings, and actions are all connected. This is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Over 8 weeks, we'll help you understand those connections, change unhelpful patterns of thoughts and actions, and build skills you can use for life to feel better. Our programs are proven to reduce depression, stress, and anxiety, and can help you manage things that matter to you, from day-to-day concerns to coping with health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, and more.
How much does AbleTo cost and is it covered by my health plan?
AbleTo is a covered benefit for over 26 million people and can cost as little as $0. In fact, AbleTo is a fully-covered benefit with no cost-share for 95% of our participants. But, like all clinical services, there can be different copays and coverage depending on your health plan.
Who will I work with?
AbleTo uses highly trained licensed therapists, behavioral coaches, and motivational coaches from across the country. We'll help you find a type of provider for your needs and goals and you'll work with them throughout your program. All of our therapists and coaches receive full and ongoing training to deliver AbleTo's proven programs* that can be tailored to all backgrounds and identities.
How do I start?
You've already taken a big step by deciding you want to feel better, and now you've come here to learn about some of your options. To get started, we'll check your insurance coverage. Then, we'll help you find a program that fits your needs so you can schedule a call with a coach or licensed therapist from our network of highly trained providers.
What happens on my first call?
Your first call will be with a therapist or coach where they'll ask you more questions to get to know you better, talk through your needs and goals, and answer any questions you might have. They'll also talk to you about how our clinical-based approach can be tailored to your unique needs and goals.
What can I expect during a session?
In most sessions, you'll work with your therapist or coach to set and work toward personal goals, understand the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and actions, and help you learn new skills you can use for life to make each day more manageable and fulfilling.
How much time does it take?
AbleTo programs are 8 weeks of sessions, with evening and weekend appointments available. Depending on your needs, you may meet weekly with a therapist or weekly with a coach. Some programs will have 2 weekly calls – 1 with a therapist and 1 with a coach. Most calls are about 45 minutes, but some can be as short as 15 minutes based on the program you're in.
What if AbleTo isn't the right fit for me?
We're committed to helping you find the right type of care. If you're not happy with how AbleTo is working for you or if we find you may need a different type of care, we'll help you with next steps.
Why is the program 8 weeks of sessions?
There's a large amount of evidence that shows focused care delivered over a certain time period, like AbleTo's clinically-based 8-week programs, can not only provide short-term positive results, but can also be enough time to learn life skills that can be used in the future to help you feel better. At the end of your program, you can always talk to your therapist or coach about ways to get more support if you want it.
How does AbleTo protect my privacy and confidentiality?
Your privacy and confidentiality are critically important to us. We comply with applicable privacy rules and regulations including state privacy laws and HIPAA, like you'd expect at a doctor's office or hospital. This means your activity and responses in the app and conversations with your therapist or coach are always private and secure.
Why did someone from AbleTo just call me?
We partner with insurance companies to offer low-cost mental health benefits for members who might be a good fit for one of our programs. We call these members to give them more information about AbleTo and see if they'd like to participate.