Any behavioral health solution should empower individuals’ mental health and overall well-being by reducing stigma and barriers to care, integrating with primary care services, and offering proactive, personalized treatment. That treatment should be evidence-based, action-oriented and outcomes-focused, to deliver meaningful health and financial results. Successful organizations recognize the link between workforce mental health and business outcomes and prioritize adding high-quality mental health benefits that better support their employees’ well-being.  

Behavioral health solutions should include multiple access points, both virtual and in-person; provide a range of service types for individuals, families, and couples; and provide care for a spectrum of mental health needs including, but not limited to: assisting individuals with work-related stressors, relationship and family issues, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma and/or substance misuse. 

Behavioral health solutions should be clinically sound with licensed mental health clinicians who have direct oversight of their therapeutic techniques and evidence-based practices. Lastly, the greatest gains in individual growth and symptom reduction are through collaborative care and treatment across employer medical providers, coaches, physical therapists, and/or health center staff to offer a holistic and biopsychosocial approach to physical and mental health. 

Erin Thase, Marathon Health
Erin Thase, National Director of Behavioral Health Clinical Affairs, Marathon Health

Erin Thase, Ph.D., serves as the National Director of Behavioral Health for Marathon Health. Dr. Thase holds a degree and licensure in school and clinical psychology and has over ten years of experience working in many school, outpatient, and hospital settings. She received her undergraduate degree from Cleveland State University and her doctoral degree in School Psychology from Duquesne University.