If you’re in the tantrums and tears stage, we can help.

Personalized support for California families. Kids ages 0–12 receive free, expert coaching to help with things like separation anxiety, worry, and social skills. Includes live, 1:1 video sessions, secure chat, on-demand articles, and more.

No cost. No insurance needed. All right from home.

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We’ve partnered with California to bring families no-cost care.

California Cares Family

Everything BrightLife Kids offers* is fully paid for by the State of California. Together, we are working to ensure all California families can find the behavioral health support they need, when they need it. If you have a California zip code and a child ages 0–12, you’re qualified.

We’re here for everyone — and free for everyone.

*BrightLife Kids is a program created by Brightline. Therapy is not included as part of the free BrightLife Kids coaching program. Therapy is recommended for kids who require close monitoring for safety reasons, have been struggling for a long time, or have more complex challenges that are significantly impacting their day-to-day life. The cost of therapy may be lower if it is covered by insurance. If you have insurance and therapy is recommended for your child, we can help you find out if therapy is covered.

For every age and stage

AGES 0-4

Infants/toddlers

Coaching for new(ish) parents/caregivers

Learn about developmental milestones, manage separation anxiety, build patience, get kids to try new things, discover strategies for better sleep, and so much more.

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AGES 5-8

Kids

Coaching for kids and their parents/caregivers

Work on how to express big feelings like sadness, worry, and anger in healthy ways, encourage age-appropriate learning, balance alone time with social time, and so much more.

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Ages 9-12

Tweens

Coaching for preteens and their parents/caregivers

Learn to set boundaries on social media, manage peer pressure, nurture your tween’s growing sense of independence, build self-esteem, confidence, and inclusivity, and so much more.

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What is BrightLife Kids?

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Personalized, 1:1 video sessions with diverse coaches

many are bilingual in English/Spanish and have experience working with BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities

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Secure chat with your coach and on-demand resources

to get help with day-to-day challenges and questions that come up between sessions

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Expert guidance

to help you understand your child’s needs and navigate community resources for therapy, psychiatry, or medication management

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Peace of mind

knowing your concerns are heard, your child has support, and your family’s information is always kept private and secure

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Here for you

We're your partner as you learn skills, find support, and build self-confidence.

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Want to bring BrightLife Kids to families in your community?

Now more than ever, kids and families are struggling with behavioral health challenges. California-based community organizations in education, healthcare, and the nonprofit sector can help BrightLife Kids connect with families to deliver the support they need. Let’s team up!

What BrightLife Kids parents and caregivers are saying

Parenting is hard, and the stakes are high, and now I feel like I have a parenting coach. Improving my parenting and my relationship with my kids pays off in terms of my quality of life SO much.

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It takes just a few minutes to get started

1

Create your account

Click the "Sign Up For Free" button below to get started.

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Tell us about your family

Based on your answers to a few short questions, you’ll get personalized care options.

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Chat with a coach, schedule a session

You can start a chat any time and video visits are available within days.