Counseling Apps

Counseling Apps

Counseling, like nearly every profession, has been significantly impacted by technological advances. Thankfully, the development of mobile applications (apps) provides the opportunity to make many new resources available through apps.


Unfortunately, the proliferation of apps means that many of the available apps do not work reliably or may not include sound guidance. However, many high-quality apps exist to assist and enhance the counseling process. The following list contains recommendations from the mental health professionals at Christian Family Solutions. Please note that some apps may be available only for iOS (Appleā€™s mobile operating system) or Android devices.

PTSD Coach (free)

  • Developed by the National PTSD Center
  • Provides educational information about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, and tools that can help users manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD

Stress Doctor ($4.99)

  • Developed by Azumio
  • Instructs users in deep breathing techniques with biofeedback

LearnPanicCBT ($4.99)

  • Developed by Behavioral and Cognitive Associates, LLC
  • Presents a self-treatment program for panic disorder that is based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) principles

eCBT Calm ($0.99)

  • Developed by MindApps
  • Assists users in developing relaxation skills
  • Helps users learn to challenge distorted and dysfunctional thinking patterns

Optimism (Free)

  • Offers users resources to track moods, keep a journal, identify mood triggers, and chart recovery
  • Assists individuals struggling with depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker (Free)

  • Assists users in monitoring daily moods, symptoms, sleep, and medications
  • Offers users the ability to e-mail their doctor a printable chart at the end of each month

T2 Mood Tracker (Free)

  • Developed by National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2)
  • Provides users tools to self-monitor and track emotional experiences with a visual rating scale
  • Records notes regarding environmental factors that impact mood