Accanto Health Launches New Hybrid Mental Health Service 'Gather Behavioral Health' – Behavioral Health Business

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Accanto Health, which is best known for its eating disorder services, is launching a new mental health outpatient and virtual treatment service, “Gather Behavioral Health.” 
This news comes as hybrid mental health services have continued to gain in popularity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gather will offer care for depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD and eating disorders.
Gather is launching in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Patients are able to select in-person or virtual outpatient visits.
In the future, the company plans to expand into the Midwest, Southeast and Northwest. Next up for the company is an expansion into Ohio, Washington, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia, according to its webpage.
“We are pleased to offer compassionate outpatient care for individuals struggling with behavioral health conditions,” Dirk Miller, executive chair, founder and therapist at Gather Behavioral Health, said in a statement. “It’s becoming more difficult for people to access outpatient services, which is heartbreaking because so much of recovery happens at the outpatient level. We live our lives as ‘outpatients.’ Our community of practitioners at Gather will be able to meet clients where they are and provide exceptional psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, and support on an ongoing basis.”
Gather is currently recruiting more therapists. It is looking to incentivize therapists with virtual and in-person options.
Accanto was formed after eating disorder providers The Emily Program and Veritas Collaborative merged.
Private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners has backed Veritas Collaborative, and The Emily Program is backed by TT Capital Partners, the PE arm of Triple Tree Holdings. As of 2021, it had more than 20 locations in 7 states.
An increasing number of hybrid mental health services have come onto the market in recent years.
For example, in 2021, private equity firm KKR announced the creation of Geode Health. The company partners with psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists to offer in-person and virtual care to patients.
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Laura Lovett is the Editor of Behavioral Health Business. Prior to this, she served as the Executive Editor of MobiHealthNews, a HIMSS Media publication. While reporting for MobiHealthNews, she won three bronze AZBEE awards including one for impact reporting. In 2019 Lovett took part in the Umass Medical Media Fellowship. Lovett was educated at the University of East Anglia, the University of Massachusetts, and Oxford University. If she isn’t reporting on healthcare she’s probably kayaking on the Charles River or trying a new recipe.

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