Anything that can support therapy clients and help them deepen their therapy process is a boon to both clients and their therapists. These days, with companies offering therapy on the go, clients come to therapy with expectations for quick returns on investment. While most of these expectations can be curbed by therapists facilitating a thorough orientation to therapy that includes addressing therapy myths, offering clients ways to focus daily on their therapy work and visually see results can mean the difference between a long-term customer and a one-session client.
In today’s post, I present seven apps that can reinforce what clients are learning in therapy and improve their sense of treatment consistency and progress.
1 | Stop, Breathe, and Think--"Emotional Wellness Everyday"
A mindfulness and meditation app with tailored and guided meditations, as well as a tracker for mood and meditation progress. Membership levels for this app include free and paid: Monthly ($4.99) and yearly ($41.99) subscriptions.
Stop, Breathe, and Think
2 | Calm--"Meditation to relax, focus, and sleep better"
An app for relaxation and mindfulness that includes guided and unguided meditations, sleep focused relaxation exercises to improve sleep, and a progress tracker. Membership levels for this app include free and paid. Paid memberships range from $9.99 to $299.99 (for a lifetime membership).
3 | Headspace--"Meditation Made Simple"
Guided meditation for all levels to reduce anxiety and stress, and increase self awareness. Take 10 meditations for free, then choose a membership. Paid options range from $12.99/month to $399.99 (for a lifetime subscription).
1 | Moods--"Tracking for Better Mental Health"
A simple electronic mood journal that offers a list of emotions for tracking mood, as well as a notes section for adding details. This app is free. iOS only.
2 | Self Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)
SAM's focus is on helping people manage anxiety with information, tools, and guidance for implementing self-help strategies. Users learn about anxiety as well as ways to attend to it in the moment. This app is free.
Self Help for Anxiety Management (SAM) App
3 | The Worry Box
Designed to help users declutter their minds by adding worries to the worry box and letting them go. Worries can be looked up later, if needed. This app is free.
The Worry Box App
4 | Stigma--"Personal Journal, Diary, and Mood Tracker"
Stigma offers a mood calendar, reminders, quick journal entries with automatic organization, and social support. Membership levels for this app include free and paid. Paid subscriptions available for $9.99 and $29.99.
Let me know in the comments below:
- What app do you recommend most often to therapy clients?
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