How Cognoa Aims to Revolutionize the Autism Diagnosis Process

Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) is widely considered the gold standard for autism treatment, but accessing ABA is easier said than done given the huge number of children on the spectrum.  In fact, families are often forced onto treatment waitlists due to the nationwide shortage of ABA clinicians. And that’s if they can get an autism […]

Happify Health’s Gaming-Inspired Mental Health Model Aims to Improve Engagement, Treatment Access

Many companies in the digital behavioral health space pride themselves on being disruptors of the industry, promising efficient delivery of services through virtual means as opposed to the traditional, brick-and-mortar way of business, which often presents roadblocks to care. If you ask the leaders at Happify Health, though, they’ll say they take things one step […]

Behavioral Trade Association’s New Leader: We Need to Stop Compartmentalizing Eating Disorders

Despite the fact that eating disorders are one of the most deadly behavioral health conditions, treatment providers in the space rarely get the policy and payer support they need. Just ask Joel Jahraus. By day, he is the chief medical officer at Monte Nido & Affiliates, a Miami-based eating disorder treatment provider that offers inpatient […]

Serial Behavioral Entrepreneur Plots Course for Measured Growth of US HealthVest

Richard Kresch is somewhat of a serial entrepreneur in the behavioral health space. Over the past 20 years, the psychiatrist has built and sold two different companies, Heartland Health Developments and Ascend Health Corporation, which are now part of Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) and Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS), respectively. His latest project is US […]

Seaside Leverages Home-Based Medicaid Model, Sets Sights on Five-Fold Growth

Seaside Healthcare may not be one of the most well-known names in the behavioral health space, but the company is hard at work establishing a national presence for itself. Founded in 2009, the Shreveport, Louisiana-based company’s roots go back several years and are intertwined with Hurricane Katrina. That’s when Franklin Roemer, who had been living […]

Oceans Healthcare to Enter Two New States in 2021 to Serve Overlooked Populations

Since 2004, Oceans Healthcare has been making a name for itself by providing behavioral health services to overlooked populations. At first, that meant seniors: The provider of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services got its start treating the older adult and geriatric population specifically. While that demographic is still key to Oceans’ business, it’s since […]

Former Dialysis CEO Takes the Reins of Community Psychiatry, Eyes Nationwide Expansion

In the past month, Community Psychiatry, a California-based provider of outpatient behavioral health services, has completely revamped its executive team. New private equity ownership has brought aboard a new chief growth officer, a new COO, a new CFO and, most importantly, a new chief executive to transform the company from a regional provider into one […]

Odyssey Behavioral CEO Shares Growth Strategy, Eyes Expansion to Tackle Treatment Gaps

In the past two months alone, Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare has opened two new outpatient centers, acquired an eating disorder treatment provider and created and filled a new executive-level position. That’s only a fraction of the activity the mental health care provider has logged in past year: In 2020, the company also purchased a myriad of […]

After Active Year, Monte Nido Outlines Multi-Pronged Growth Strategy for 2021

Despite the pandemic, 2020 was a busy year on the growth front for Monte Nido & Affiliates. Last year alone, the private equity-backed eating disorder treatment provider added five new residential treatment sites and acquired an inpatient facility, while also entering multiple new states. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, Monte Nido & Affiliates has more than […]

Acadia’s Sierra Tucson Group Ramps Up Efforts to Address Trauma, Expand Specialty Programs

In the year ahead, Sierra Tucson Group plans to get personal, expanding its specialty program offerings and honing its trauma-informed care efforts, CEO Valerie Kading recently told Behavioral Health Business. Formed in 2019, Sierra Tucson Group is owned by Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) and consists of three behavioral health treatment centers: Sierra Tucson, Sierra by […]