Approximately 1 in 5 American adults suffers from a mental illness in a given year. But, did you know that relief and symptom management can be found at your fingertips?
That’s right! With many people struggling with mood and anxiety disorders, clinicians are now collaborating with app developers to create appropriate treatment aids.
Check out our favorite therapy apps and get yourself on track to a happier, brighter life today!
Headspace is a popular meditation app that features guided meditation in a daily training format.
Many therapists recommend meditation for stress relief, anxiety management, and overall improved focus and mood.
With just a few minutes a day, you’ll be on your way to relaxation in no time.
Pacifica uses the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to provide beneficial anti-stress and anxiety relief tools. Many clinicians use CBT in their practices to help with both depression and anxiety concerns.
This app allows you to set daily challenges and goals. It also allows you to track your mood and hygiene patterns. You can also receive positive support within the app’s peer-based community.
Best of all? You can also track your progress over time. This progress will help you recognize faulty patterns and identify newer insights about yourself.
3. Panic Relief
Panic attacks are scary, no doubt about that. Fortunately, this is one of those therapy apps you want to have downloaded just in case.
Panic Relief, designed by a psychiatrist and cognitive-behavioral specialist, can help you cope with fear and panic attacks.
This app features animation to show you to cope with the uncomfortable feelings associated with panic attacks.
It also provides grounding and breathing exercises to calm yourself down in the middle of the anxiety.
Interested in learning more about the science of happiness? Who isn’t? We all want to feel happier, right?
Download one of the most positive therapy apps on the market if you want to improve your well-being in a fun and straightforward way.
Happify shows you to develop new habits and reflect on how you feel. It integrates proven techniques and psychology to boost mood management and mindfulness.
Best of all? It includes fun games and activities that you can play anywhere! In fact, 86% of respondents using the app reported feeling happier in just eight weeks.
MoodKit offers an extensive array of mood improvement tools. This comprehensive app features a thought checker, mood tracker, journal, and custom activities.
Also developed by CBT psychologists, this is one of the most elaborate therapy apps on today’s market. Follow evidence-based tips to change how you think, challenge your negative distortions, and create newer, healthier coping patterns.
MoodKit has five categories, and an additional category called ThriveTips. Within each activity, you can implement the techniques and share it with others. You can also journal about your experience.
Track your mood to determine how your mood has shifted within the past week or month. You can also export these charts to email or for use in professional treatment with your therapist.
Feeling down or incompetent? Looking for some support or cheering up? Want someone to acknowledge recent successes you’ve had?
TalkLife does all of that. This app provides peer-to-peer support for mental health under the premise that life can be incredibly tough for anyone.
At TalkLife, you’re never alone because you have a friend always available to you. It’s a community to talk about your struggles in a safe and nurturing environment and receive positive feedback and support from people going through similar struggles.
Can’t afford traditional therapy? Many therapy apps are offering cheap and convenient options.
Talkspace offers on-demand therapy sessions via text or video chat available within 24 hours of initial content.
Sessions start at just $25. Compare this to a traditional therapy session which can cost you upwards of $100-200.
Use Talkspace to get immediate relief and support today- all from the convenience of your couch, work office, or kitchen!
8. Insight Timer
It’s rated as the top free meditation app on both the iOS and Android app stores, and for good reason.
Insight Timer is currently home to more than 3 million meditators. Every single day, the community logs in more than 50,000 total meditation hours.
The app has nearly 8000 free guided meditations (plenty to keep you interested and engaged). It also has over 1500 meditation teachers speaking in 25 different languages.
Get your relaxation and zen on!
9. PTSD Coach
PTSD Coach was recently developed by the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. This comprehensive app can help people understand and manage the symptoms that occur after trauma.
The app includes screening tools, direct links for support, and reliable education and information about PTSD.
Learn about common questions related to PTSD (such as how common is PTSD or how does PTSD develop?) and get the information you need.
10. Gottman Card Decks
Looking to improve your marriage or significant relationship? Check out the app millions of couples have used to reignite their love!
Developed by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, the Gottman Card Decks features more than 1,000 flashcards with thought-provoking questions to ask your loved ones. You can simply shake your phone to see a random card.
The app also offers free resources to the well-known Gottman Institute (one of the most trusted relationship companies in the world).
Final Thoughts on Top Therapy Apps
Today, as more and more people open up about their struggles with mental illness, both clinicians and app developers are working together to create effective technology for support.
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