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A provider-first approach to the future of mental health
A rewarding way to offer affordable, in-network care
One-stop shop to help you run your practice
Grow your practice with Alma
Broaden exposure with a personal profile on Alma's exclusive provider directory
Increase high-quality client referrals with Alma's Client Matching team
Make it easy and rewarding to go in-network
Enhanced payback rates for teletherapy and in-person visits
Guaranteed payback for every session in two weeks
Get credentialed with major insurance payers in under 45 days
Our insurance partners
Digital tools to power virtual & in-person care
Get access to a suite of digital tools to power your practice, including scheduling, billing, and free access to HIPAA–compliant Zoom, all available in the Alma member portal.
Join a community for continuous learning
Access to peer supervision groups, courses to earn CE credits, and member-led workshops for continuing education, available virtually and in person in our downtown Brooklyn space. See all upcoming events.
Alma is taking a provider-first approach to addressing the quality and affordability of mental health care at scale. The team is thinking deeply about supporting and training the next generation of mental health care providers too -- an approach that is as good for service providers as it is for patients.
Esther Perel, Clinical Advisor to Alma
A simple plan that's right for your practice
Get the tools and support you need to manage and grow your practice, so you can focus on delivering great care.
Billed annually (25% off)
Alma Membership Includes:
Marketing support to grow your practice
Insurance made easy with enhanced payback rates
Digital tools to power your practice, in person or online
Community to foster connection and continuous learning
A flexible, month-to-month commitment.
For providers who reside in NY and CT, sales tax will be added to your monthly fee.
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Get in touch with Alma
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How do I become a member?
Fill out this form and we’ll set up a call with one of our Community Growth Managers to help you learn more about membership and onboarding.
Will I still have full control over my practice? Are there any requirements or expectations once I become a member?
Your practice is your own, and how you run it is always up to you. Because of our membership structure, we’re always focused on how Alma can serve you — not the other way around. As a member, you have control over what your practice looks like, from the number of clients you see each week and the rates you work at, to what type of therapy modality you use. No matter what you decide, we’ll be there to support you in building your best practice.
Does Alma take a cut of my free from visits with cash-pay clients?
No. We charge a monthly fee for membership that gives you access to all of Alma’s benefits. The income from your cash-pay clients stays with you.
What if a client consultation isn’t a good fit?
That’s where our Client Matching team comes in. Regardless of the circumstance, if a client isn’t a good fit for your practice, our Client Matching team will step in to connect them with another provider in the Alma community.
What if I get referrals outside of Alma?
Alma is designed to support your entire practice. We’ll support you in taking care of all your clients whether they come to you through Alma or not.
Will I be required to take insurance?
We designed Alma’s insurance program to be easy and financially rewarding for our members, but joining the program is not a requirement. We believe in giving our members full autonomy over their practice, and that includes determining which payment options you accept and which clients you choose to see.
Can I still join Alma if I’m still working towards full licensure and need supervision in order to practice?
Yes! Providers who are practicing under supervision are more than welcome to join Alma. Just keep in mind that, for now, you won’t be able to participate in our insurance program until you’re fully licensed. It’s also the provider’s responsibility to find a supervisor for their practice.
Please note that Alma does not support providers in finding a supervisor — that is the provider’s responsibility. It is not required that your supervisor joins Alma.
Alma’s Insurance Program
What if I’m already credentialed with Optum and Aetna?
Everyone who joins Alma’s insurance program needs to be credentialed under Alma’s Tax ID, regardless of their current individual credential status.
If I’m already credentialed with Optum and Aetna and seeing clients in-network, can I continue seeing them through Alma’s insurance program?
Yes! Once you’ve been credentialed under Alma's Tax ID, you can move your all eligible Optum & Aetna clients into Alma's insurance program. You’ll get access to our enhanced rates for all of your clients, and we'll take care of all the admin so you can focus on your practice. And because your clients won’t need to create an account with Alma to continue seeing you, it's easy to transition them over.
Can I join Alma’s insurance program with a limited license?
No. In order to take part in Alma’s insurance program, all providers need to be fully licensed.
Is there an additional fee to join the insurance program?
Our insurance program is included with your Alma membership, which means that every member can take advantage of it free.
Is there a requirement for how many clients I see through insurance?
No. How many insurance clients you take on is entirely up to you. Our mission is to simplify access to affordable mental healthcare, and being able to help one client through our insurance program makes a difference.
How are copays processed under the program?
Alma collects all copays and coinsurance from any of your insurance clients through our own invoicing system. The only time providers would need to invoice an insurance client directly is to collect payment for a cancellation or missed visit, should that be a part of your practice’s cancellation policy. Keep in mind that you will be responsible for ensuring your clients complete their invoices and will be notified if any have overdue invoices.
Will telemedicine continue to be covered under Alma's insurance program?
Yes! Telemedicine has and will continue to be covered under the same reimbursement rates as in-person therapy.
If I decide that I don’t want to be in-network through Alma anymore, can I opt out?
Of course! Our team just needs 30-day notice in order to transition you out of our insurance program.
What happens if I decide to leave Alma entirely?
In the event that a member leaves Alma, any clients they began working with through Alma would stay with them. If that member was already credentialed with Optum and Aetna before joining Alma, they’ll retain their in-network status, but if they were credentialed via our insurance program, they would no longer be considered in-network.
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