iCBT helps you manage stress and anxiety whenever and wherever you need to.
Manage stress and anxieties with iCBT, a personal-use tool for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that is always with you when you need it.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been proven to be the most effective psychological therapy for a range of problems including PTSD, panic attacks, generalized anxiety, OCD, and some eating disorders, and is among the most effective for depression and some personality disorders.
CBT focuses on correcting distorted thinking patterns and altering behaviors to relieve self-defeating attitudes, reduce symptoms, and improve well-being. In "The Feeling Good Handbook", Dr. David Burns advocated a method for CBT to be used in day-to-day life that has been remarkably helpful to tens of thousands of people. iCBT is based on this work and gives you a way to easily perform self-CBT wherever you have your iPhone or iPad. iCBT does not require knowledge of Dr. Burns' techniques although previous experience or a brief reading is helpful. iCBT uses no network connection or cellular data and offers an instant delete for further privacy management.
It takes just 3 steps to help you move past your negative thoughts
With the app as your guide you don’t need to worry about forgetting a step or not knowing what to do next
Choose emotions from the ones included or easily add your own
Speak or type your thoughts directly into the app
Protect the app with a password and/or delete events from your journal
Email events to yourself or your therapist for later review
No network required:
Feel free to use iCBT whenever and wherever you want, no cellular or wifi needed
iCBT is inspired by the remarkably effective CBT methods advocated in "Feeling Good", the bestselling self-help book by Dr. David Burns that has sold over 4 million copies worldwide.
Better, faster and easier in iOS 10!
Ratings and Reviews
A waste of money
iCBT does almost nothing except give you spaces to write down your thoughts and assessments of them. It is hardly an improvement over using a free notepad app. It takes a lot of nerve to charge $5 for something that required almost no work to create.
Extraordinarily useful. Could you do it in notepad? Sure. But this app walks you though it.
Amazing CBT app - updated to include descriptions of distortions
This app is amazing. It contains the nuts and bolts of CBT in an accessible format that takes about 10 minutes for each "event" - not too long, not too short. Some of the earlier reviews with criticisms such as only being accessible to people who are familiar with CBT have been addressed. Now there are handy, brief descriptions of the distortions. Ability to email each worksheet is extraordinarily helpful--these can be sent to anyone, including a therapist so you can go over them in a session. The interface is great - allows you to see what you need to when you need to and easy to go back without losing any data. I like that it's customizable to add different emotions, for example. It's much better than paper and pencil worksheets. As a therapy client whose therapist has taught her some about CBT and I've also gone thru a workbook, this was just what I needed. Highly, highly recommend, even to those with less knowledge of CBT. I did so to a friend who isn't in therapy and doesn't know CBT and she found it very helpful.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.