Introducing PsyberThrive™

PsyberThrive™ operates as a membership network for coaches and mental health therapists, providing them with specialized privacy and security training while serving as a free referral service for cybersecurity professionals seeking coaching and mental health resources. 
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PsyberThrive for Cybersecurity Professionals

Are you struggling with issues like presentation anxiety, professional burnout, or stress from security incidents in your cybersecurity career? Our free referral service connects you to certified coaches and licensed therapists. They provide strategies and tools to manage these challenges, promoting resilience and enabling you to thrive in your field.

To understand the differences between coaching and therapy see the frequently asked questions section below. In addition, if you are having thoughts of suicide, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or via chat at

PsyberThrive for Mental Health Therapists

PsyberThrive is a platform that prepares mental health practitioners to serve cybersecurity professionals. Our network members commit to training on unique stressors in this field and receiving updates on cybersecurity matters relevant to their practices. By providing insights into privacy standards and data protection protocols, we help practices improve their privacy and security. PsyberThrive ensures mental health services understand the challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals, uphold high privacy standards, and can answer detailed queries about client data security.

PsyberThrive for Coaches

The PsyberThrive platform cultivates an understanding of the unique workplace challenges faced by cybersecurity professionals. It also educates coaches on privacy standards, data protection protocols, and best cybersecurity practices to uphold confidentiality. While coaches aren't typically obligated by HIPAA or HITECH, they still have ethical duties to maintain confidentiality. Our platform seeks to help coaches answer questions about their security practices, understand the challenges employees face, and deliver secure coaching services.

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Frequently asked Questions

What is the difference between coaching and therapy?

Coaching and licensed professional therapy are two different services that can be valuable resources for individuals, but they serve other purposes and are based on different professional models.

Coaching is typically focused on helping individuals achieve specific personal or professional goals. Coaches work with clients to identify areas of improvement, develop strategies, and provide motivation and accountability. Coaching is generally future-oriented, emphasizing maximizing a person's potential. It can be beneficial for managing work stress, improving leadership skills, or achieving work-life balance. However, while coaches can be highly effective for these problems, they are not typically equipped to handle severe mental health issues.

On the other hand, licensed professional therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, is provided by professionals who have undergone extensive training to understand, diagnose, and treat various psychological issues. Therapists work with clients to explore their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, understand past traumas and how they may impact the present, and work toward emotional healing. They are equipped to help clients deal with serious mental health issues like depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, and more. Therapists use various evidence-based techniques and therapeutic modalities to help their clients manage and overcome these issues.

In essence, while coaching is focused more on goal-oriented personal and professional development, therapy deals more with addressing and resolving underlying psychological issues and improving overall mental health. Both can be invaluable resources, but choosing the right service for your needs is important.

Does CISO Sidekick have access to my protected health information?

No, CISO Sidekick does not have access to your protected health information. Our role is to connect you with professional coaches and licensed mental health professionals, not to collect or store your personal health data. Any inquiries you make through our secure messenger service are encrypted, ensuring your information's utmost confidentiality and security. We maintain your privacy as our highest priority. Your inquiry information never resides on internet systems unencrypted.

What are the fees associated with the referral service?

Our referral services provided through PsyberThrive come at no cost to you. CISO Sidekick does not charge fees for making referrals or receive any payments or kickbacks from the coaches and mental health professionals we refer to.

However, coaches and mental health professionals, such as therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists who wish to be part of our PsyberThrive Network pay a modest annual fee. This fee allows them to receive quarterly updates on cybersecurity, training, and access to our other services at a discounted rate. These features are intended to ensure they remain up-to-date on the latest developments in cybersecurity, enabling them to better understand and address the unique challenges you face in your professional environment. They also have access to cybersecurity and privacy training to help them secure their information systems. In these ways, we strive to deliver a valuable, enriching, and relevant service to both you and our network of professionals.
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