Portages

Discover your True North
Portages is a whole-person, science-based, personalized mental health and wellbeing improvement program designed to help you build your resiliency, overcome stress, anxiety and depression, and guide the transformation of your health behaviors and habits.

To Portage

Literally means to carry your vessel and your gear on a path from one body of water to the next to continue your journey. Similarly, improving your mental health and wellbeing requires intentionally moving your mind and body through multiple paths of change and growth on a journey to feeling happy, healthy and fulfilled and becoming your best self. Developing and strengthening the healthy habits and skills you need to enhance your Mental Health and Wellbeing is a continuous journey. Portages™ is continuously with you, guiding you along the way!

Be Illuminated

Understand where you really are. Complete your self-assessment by answering a set of uniquely designed questions developed to reveal your current health and wellbeing. Use a whole-person view to discover your strengths and opportunities. Be illuminated on the best path to becoming your best self.

Be Inspired

Your self-assessment creates your Portages Profile – an overview of your current Wellbeing, Health Practices, Health Status, and Readiness. See your Health Practice Strengths and Opportunities, where focus for change could be. Leverage your strengths to pursue your opportunities for growth. Be inspired to believe in your true potential.

Be Supported

Receive your personalized daily journey – A custom map that includes your Readiness Plan and Portages to help you develop new skills to enhance your Health Practices. Every time you complete the self-assessment, a new daily journey is generated for you. Be supported from start to finish!

Be Prepared

Preparing to undergo a process of change is critical to your success. Each Readiness Plan helps you develop the thoughts, behaviors, attitudes, and regular practices that will best prepare you to make effective and lasting changes. We meet you where you are and help you improve your readiness to master your health practices. Be prepared for your journey and understand how to get ready!

Be Guided

Portages takes you on a personalized guided journey through imagining where you could be, discovering what you could do to improve, preparing to make changes needed, and applying uniquely designed strategies. You will use habit engineering to improve your Health and Wellbeing. Be guided continuously on your personalized path to optimal health.

Be Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilled

Assess your current mental health and wellbeing and see your greatest opportunities. Track your progress and receive new Portages every time you complete your Self-Assessment. Follow your very own personal Daily Journey to transform your habits, build your vitality, and become your best self.

Feel Happy, Healthy, and Fulfilled.

PortagesTM is a whole-person, science-based, personalized mental health and wellbeing improvement program designed to help you build your resiliency, overcome stress, anxiety and depression, and guide the transformation of your health behaviors and habits.


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The Team Behind Portages

Praestan Health

Praestan Health is a Minnesota-based digital behavioral healthcare company made up of a group of highly passionate and talented clinicians, researchers, data analysts, and business professionals dedicated to transforming lives. Our name comes from the Latin word for “superior,” a nod to Lake Superior in our home state.

Our mission is to provide innovative behavioral health solutions integrating the full potential of technology to facilitate easy access to evidence-based clinical tools and services allowing individuals to take control of their own mental health and wellbeing.

After decades of clinical research and providing care, we now build science-based, precision-driven, and cost-effective digital health solutions for individuals, practitioners, health plans, colleges and universities, and employers to transform mental health and wellbeing.

At Praestan we are passionate mental health and wellbeing Visionaries, Adventurers, Explorers, Trailblazers, Outfitters, and Guides who care!

L. Read Sulik MD Founder, Child, Adolescent, Adult Psychiatrist, and Chief Executive Officer
Michael Bloomquist PhD, LP Chief Clinical Scientist
Mark Payne, BSBA Chief Financial Officer
Jessica McLawhorn, MA Business Manager and Partner Relations Manager
Desmond Walker, MBA Data Analytics and Visualization Manager
Our Clinical Team Providing coaching, therapy, psychiatry, care management and clinical consultation.
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Each day follow a new personalized path to improve your mental health and wellbeing

Complete your daily Portages to develop the skills needed to achieve mastery of each Health Practice

Become your best self and feel Happy, Healthy and Fulfilled

Be guided to transform your thoughts, behaviors and habits in 12 Health Practices

Personalized tools to assess and improve your mental health and wellbeing

Be inspired to believe in your true potential

Our Plans

Subscription Options

Self-Guided App

$ 6 /month

Users are self-guided on their personalized Portages Journey to optimal mental health and wellbeing

Coach-Guided Sessions

$ 45 /session

In-App Purchase Coming Soon

Users are supported by an online Portages Coach to guide them along their personalized Portages Journeys to optimal mental health and wellbeing.

Clinician-Guided Sessions

$ 135 /therapy session
$ 250 /psychiatry session

Available for Minnesota Residents

Users can work with Portages Therapists and Portages Psychiatric Providers available virtually via telehealth to meet their mental health needs while being guided along their personalized Portages Journeys to optimal mental health and wellbeing.

Our Plans