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This chart contains Apps for mental health therapy reference and tools or assessments used in psychotherapy that were found in the Apple and/or Android App stores. If you know of an mental health related App that should be on the list, please let us know.

Before you rely on an App to make clinical mental health treatment decisions, consider the source of the material to ensure it is up to date an accurate. If you are intending on entering mental health client data in the App, first ensure that the App meets HIPAA, HITECH and encryption compliance standards.

A discussion thread on self-help Apps is at the end of this chart.

 

App Name Company User Topic OS
AAC Autism myVoiceCommunicator AppHouse Software Therapy Autism communication aid Android,
Autism/DTT Colors Full DrBrownSapps.com Therapy Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Discrete Trial Training (DTT) Android,
Breathing Zone – Relaxing Breathing Exercises Breathing Zone Limited Therapy Relaxation and stress relief through therapeutic breathing iOS, Android,
Cope with Bereavement TapMedia Publishing Therapy Hypnotherapy, coping iOS, Android,
Depressed Sergey Grischyov Therapy Depression iOS,
Depression Consultant Scaled Psychiatric Systems, Inc./ Clinaptica Therapy Depression iOS,
Depression Cure – The Free 12 week course Archie's Empire Therapy 12 step depression treatment iOS,
Depression Test & Tracker Rogobete Christian Therapy Depression assessment and tracking iOS,
Digipill – Change Your Mind YUZA Therapy Psychoacoustics to attend to depression, stress, weight, smoking, anxiety etc iOS, Android,
DOD Self Helpline RAINN for SAPRO Therapy Sexual assault iOS,
DREAM-e: Dream Therapy Technosophics Therapy Dreams iOS, Android,
Eat, Sleep & be Thin Hypnosis Shirley Vinock Hypnosis Therapy (Self) Hypnosis, weight loss Android,
iCBT Bonfire Development Advisors, Inc. Software design and development. Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, stress and anxiety iOS,
Inner Balance HeartMath Inc. Therapy Stress iOS,
Know thyself free psychology Zenapps Therapy Depression, panic and emotional evaluation Android,
Live Happy Signal Patterns Therapy Depression iOS,
Marriage And Counseling appsforbusinessgeek Therapy Marriage counseling Android,
Men's Psychology Men's Psychology Therapy Men's Psych. Improvement Android,
Mental Fitness Hot Chili Apps Therapy Subconscience iOS,
Mental Health Assessments Darren Gates Therapy Mental Health Assessment (surveys) Android,
Mental Workout Mental Workout Inc. Therapy Meditation and Stress iOS,
Middle School Confidential 2: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind Electric Eggplant Therapy Emotional and Social Issues iOS,
Mood Tuner Kate Howe Makes Things Therapy Stress iOS,
MoodBender Soma Space Therapy reenergizing iOS,
MoodKit – Mood Improvement Tools Thriveport, LLC Therapy Emotion/wellbeing through Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) iOS,
MyinstantCOACH(TM) myinstantCOACH(TM) Therapy Life coaching iOS,
MyPsych CoolCashCoin Therapy Counseling iOS,
Panic Attack Eliminator Charles Linden Media Ltd Therapy Panic Attack iOS,
Panic Attack TalkDown Charles Linden Media Ltd Therapy Panic Attack iOS,
Panic Manager Gareth Jones Therapy Panic Attack Relief iOS,
Personal Psychology Tests Darren Gates Therapy A variety of simple questionnaires to help determine various psychology disorder Android,
PocketPCM Next Element Therapy Process Communication Model reference iOS, Android,
Quit Smoking Now Daniel Gonzalez Therapy Smoking Addiction iOS,
Relax Saagara Therapy Relaxation therapy iOS, Android, Nook,
Senti senti, inc. Therapy Stress iOS,
Sleep Now with Dr. Holt HD TapMedia Publishing Therapy Hypnotherapy, sleeping issues iOS,
Sport Psychology Focus&Breathe Happy Caffeine Therapy Sports Psychology Android,
Stop Smoking in 5 Days Daniel Gonzalez Therapy Smoking Addiction iOS,
Stop Smoking Now (Pocket Hypnotherapy) TapMedia Publishing Therapy Hypnotherapy, smoking iOS, Android,
Stressfree with Deepak Chopra Signal Patterns Therapy Stress management iOS,
Surviving Depression Pauline Books and Media Therapy Depression iOS, Android,
SWS: Grief Support Vintage Wisdom Ltd Therapy Grief Android,
Unstuck Unstuck Therapy Personal growth iOS,
Wee You- Things Wee Society LLC Therapy Teach Diversity to kids iOS,
Your Child's Social Health Darren Gates Therapy Surveys and assessments common in psychology and sociology targeting child social health Android,
Your Rapid Diagnosis- Mental Health WWW Machealth Pty Ltd Therapy Mental Health diagnosis iOS, Android,
Helpouts Google Therapy and Self-help Health Android,
Relax and Sleep Well with Glenn Harold i-mobilize, inc. Therapy Hypnotherapy/sleep iOS, Android,
Fuze Fuze Self-help, Students, Therapists, Therapy Video Conferencing iOS, Android,
Cisco Jabber Cisco Jabber Self-help, Students, Therapists, Therapy Video Conferencing iOS, Android,
Polycom RealPresence PolyCom Self-help, Students, Therapists, Therapy Video Conferencing iOS, Android,
Banckle Online Meeting Banckle Self-help, Students, Therapists, Therapy Video Conferencing Android,
CBT-i Coach U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Therapy Insomnia iOS, Android,
Talkspace Talkspace Therapy Therapist Directory iOS, Android,
Big White Wall US Big White Wall Therapy, Self-Help Therapist Directory iOS, Android,
ACT Coach US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Self-Help, Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfullness iOS,
AETAS Rosemary Sword Therapy Time Perspective Therapy, thoughtfullness iOS,
DBT Diary Card and Skills Coach Durham DBT, Inc. Therapy, Self-help Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment iOS,
eCBT calm MindApps llc Therapy Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Stress iOS,
SoberTool SoberTool self-help, therapy addiction, drugs, sobriety iOS, Android,
SBIRT James Bray with Baylor University Self-help, therapy addiction, substance abuse, alcoholism, drugs iOS,

If you have a mental health related App you would like to recommend or  if you would like to discuss creating an App for psychotherapy you can contact Jay Ostrowski via email: Jay@BehavioralHealthInnovation.com.

Behavioral Health Innovation makes no warranties or claims regarding the usefulness of any of the above listed Apps and is not liable for the use or distribution of these products or services.

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How to Use Apps in Psychotherapy
There are MANY uses for Apps, but if you are brand new to using Apps in therapy, start by considering what you already use and see if there is a cross over product. The best way to start using Apps in therapy is to find ways to use an App to do what you already recommend to clients. Make sure that the recommendation fits the therapeutic goals of the client and the client has a clear rational for using it. I tend to frame this as an “experiment” to gather more information for a few days. Clients, unless they are compulsive, usually wane in compliance after a few few days anyway, so suggest they collect for a few days and save the information for the next meeting.

Have you ever had a client that could use a little more self-awareness? Ever wish you could collect more information to understand the extent of the client’s issue or help the client identify patterns? Does your client wonder if the medication really making a difference? Of course, the answer is “Yes” to all of these. Collecting information is one of the most basic (and easy) uses for Apps. Asking your client to log the “moment,” or collect information at different prescribed intervals could bring in valuable data into therapy. Imagine a client brining in a completed chart of the targeted emotions or behaviors and corresponding notes for those times.

A cautionary note on intervention Apps. Make sure that you are comfortable with the developer and material in the App. The FDA is working on regulations to monitor and regulate Apps that are relied upon for clinical decision-making and interventions. Until Apps are regulated, counselors should treat Apps like they would a self-help book and ensure that the materials are sound and appropriate to the client. There are a lot of Apps on the market that are simply entertaining or poorly done. So take a moment and try out an App and test it before you recommend it.

Once you are ready to recommend an App for therapy, take a moment and walk through using the app in session. This will help the client clearly understand what is expected and help the therapist identify any client’s limitations. Be clear on the expectations for use and the worth of the material gathered. Focus on the material rather than the technology. Keep the time interval for the App use short. Make sure the client is comfortable with the user agreement for the App. Do not have them email the results or post them on social media sites that are not HIPAA compliant.

The App will not replace the therapist, as many in mental health fear. We are not working towards the counselor saying “Take two Apps and call me next week.” Apps, like assessments, self-help materials and worksheets, serve as enhancements to the therapy process. Uses of Apps in therapy are as individual as the therapy session. Experiment with some of the Apps and post some feedback on your experiences.

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