Here at SCS, our therapists work with a variety of clients every day dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, and unhealthy behaviors. We often recommend that our clients implement techniques and practice skills between therapy sessions to aid in their journey of personal growth and healing. Here are some of our favorite apps to recommend for continued therapeutic work at home.
Thought Diary: This CBT based app will allow you to record your thoughts and create a thought journal, as well as check for any cognitive distortions, which are basically thinking errors. Becoming more aware of your thought patterns can help you change your negative or irrational thinking into a more healthy and beneficial thought life.
Relax Lite: This is a very simple app to work on your breathing. Breathing correctly is the best way to regulate emotions and calm your nervous system. The app will help you pace your breaths to get the best regulation and walk you through some basic guided meditation exercises.
Beatfulness: This is a great app that also helps you pace your breathing with a simple “bubble” visual to match your breath to. It also has a library of audio tracks that help your brain get into a specific frequency for things like sleep, focus, or relaxation.
Headspace: A very popular app that provides guided meditations to help with mindfulness, stress, sleep, and anxiety.
Relax Melodies: This app is geared to help with relaxation and sleep by offering over 100 types of music and sound tracks, including binaural beats that help your brain regulate to a specific frequency. It also offers over 200 meditations, bedtime stories, and Sleep Moves (Body-Mind Exercises)
3D Brain: This app provides a 3-D model of the brain and an overview of the functions of each structure as well as common symptoms associated with damage in specific areas.
Youper: It’s like having a virtual therapist at all times. The App uses Artificial Intelligence to personalize suggestions for you based on the information you input regarding your thoughts, feelings, and moods. It also offers a personality test and education on mental and emotional health symptoms.
What’s Up: Offers methods to help with issues such as Depression, Anxiety, and Anger and allows you to rate your feelings and keep track of changes over time, as well as a habit tracker to help decrease bad habits and form better ones.
Self Help for Anxiety Management: Created specifically to address anxiety, this app helps you learn how to manage anxious thoughts and build your own anxiety tool kit
These tools can help you become more self-aware, practice new skills and improve the quality of your life. If you would like more help in addressing any struggles you may be having, you can contact our office by using the form on this page.