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How to Choose an App to Replace Your Therapist

If you’re looking for help or trying to help someone in need, rest assured that with the array of mental health tools available online, relief is easier than ever to find. You no longer have to pay for a licensed therapist or ask around for references for a mental health professional. You can take the reins and find tools to help yourself or your loved ones. If you’re dealing with post-trauma there are specific apps to help you cope, and if you’re suffering from depression, these online tools can quickly put you in touch with mental health professionals who are well-trained to deal with such issues. If you’d like to try meditation or breathing exercises, there are also many different online resources where you can learn these practical methods to help yourself. Simply put, with today’s online tools, you can find affordable, professional help, practical methods of self-help, and finally, a community of like-minded people who will listen to you and let you know you aren’t alone.

What Are You Looking For?

Just like you would offline, before you consider which service to use, consider what you’re looking for. Are you interested in speaking to a licensed therapist? If so, there are online services that will put you directly in touch with a certified therapist. If you just need someone who will listen, a kind ear who will hear you out and let you vent, then there are apps that will provide you with a dedicated listener.

What about skills to help you treat your own issues? Many people are interested in learning about meditation and how they can use it for self-treatment. Others have heard about breathing therapy and how it can help them deal with anxiety and stress. Both can be treated with online options available today, saving the trouble of attending any sort of in-person session.

Finally, many people who are in some sort of distress can turn to these online options for help. For people suffering from PTSD or who are having thoughts of hurting themselves, these apps while not a substitute for professional assistance, can still help users get over that first hurdle that often prevents people from pursuing help at all.

Tool
Unlimited Texts with Therapist
Mobile App
Talkspace
Available on iOS and Android
BetterHelp
Available on iOS and Android
Headspace
X
Available on iOS and Android
7 Cups
Available on iOS and Android
Pacifica
X
Available on iOS and Android
Breathe2Relax
X
Available on iOS and Android
Operation Reach Out
X
Available on iOS and Android
PTSD Coach
X
Available on iOS and Android