Do good, earn money. All on your own schedule.

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Our Method

The Basis Approach

Thirty years of research have shown the approaches that help people work through bad days and function more effectively. A key part of taking care of one’s mental health is a guided conversation with someone trained in those approaches.

For Basis, the foundation of our approach consists of Motivational Interviewing and Structured Problem Solving. Over the last few decades, there have been over 200 clinical trials that support the efficacy of this approach.

Why does it work?

It's evidence-based and proven by over 200 clinical trials.
It can be delivered in relatively brief instances, and doesn’t require multiple sessions to work.
It delivers specifiable mechanisms of action.
It’s generalizable across many different situations.
It’s complementary to other treatment methods, including the use of medication.
Clients leave each session feeling lighter and more in control.

Rigorous training program

What makes a good Basis Specialist?

Specialists are the real people behind the Basis service, and undergo a rigorous evaluation and training process before they can access the platform. Less than 2% of applicants are accepted into training.

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A desire to help

Making people feel heard and understood is key to the Basis experience.

Emotional intelligence

The ability to read tone and body language to smoothly guide a conversation.

Being a quick learner

It’s a lot to learn in a short amount of time.

Our training process

Specialist training involves two main components

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1. Learn

Learning the basics of Motivational Interviewing and Structured Problem Solving via self-directed online modules.

2. Practice

Practicing those skills and demonstrating competency.

The amount of time required to complete training varies depending on your individual learning style.

Apply now to learn more about the commitment and specific steps involved.

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Becoming a Basis Specialist is hard but rewarding work. If you're up for the challenge, we'd love to speak with you.

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