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

Abide

  • Each day users receive a fresh, new meditation from the Bible that renews the mind. Start or end the day in peace.

Calm

  • Guided meditations to help users manage anxiety, lower stress and sleep better.

Breathe+

  • Breathe+ is a beautifully simple way to visualize your breathing.
  • Use Breathe+ for daily relaxation, meditation or breath training.

Pacifica

  • Daily tools for stress, anxiety, and depression alongside a supportive community.
  • Based on cognitive behavioral therapy & mindfulness meditation.

MindShift

  • MindShift uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help users learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of their anxiety.

Mindfulness Coach

  • Mindfulness has been shown to be effective for reducing stress, improving emotional balance, increasing self-awareness, helping with anxiety and depression, and coping more effectively with chronic pain.

Woebot

  • Think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

Headspace

  • Headspace is meditation made simple. Learn the life-changing skills of meditation and mindfulness in just a few minutes a day.

LifeArmor

  • LifeArmor is a comprehensive learning and self-management tool to assist members of the military community with common mental health concerns.

Tactile Breather

  • Tactical Breather can be used to gain control over physiological and Psychological responses to stress. Gain control of your heart rate, emotions, concentration, and other physiological and Psychological responses to your body during stressful situations.

Insight Timer

  • The largest free library of guided meditations on earth with more than 15,000 titles.

Virtual Hope Box

  • Designed for use by patients and their behavioral health providers as an accessory to treatment.
  • This app contains simple tools to help patients with coping, relaxation, distraction, and positive thinking.

DAYLIO (Free)

  • Offers resources to track mood and activities during the day
  • Charts and stats can assist users as they better understand their habits and make changes

eMoods 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

Youper (Free)

  • AI-powered assistant used to monitor and improve emotional health
  • Designed to help users monitor symptoms to have better conversations with their doctor or health provider

My3

  • Be prepared to help yourself and reach out to others when you are having thoughts of suicide.