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iCounselor: Your portable self help tool.

Learn skills to resist your eating disorder!

All material was written by a licensed psychotherapist (LCSW) with twenty-five years of counseling experience.

Revisions on this version include a new icon, and more quotes from women.

You first rate the frequency and intensity of the eating disorder thoughts on a color coded scale of 0 (none) to 10 (continual, very difficult to resist).

You move on to the first set of skills, where you will select one of ten ways to change your thoughts. If you are not sure which skill to select, shake the iPhone or iPod and one will be randomly chosen. Changing your thoughts to change your feelings is the basis of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, the most widely practiced evidenced based form of psychotherapy.

After utilizing one of the thought changers, you proceed to selecting one method for making lifestyle changes for promoting your recovery (or again, you may shake the device for a random selection).

After following the instructions for the lifestyle changes, you then move on to the third set of skills, where you will select one of ten different relaxation strategies for managing stress, or shake the device for a random selection.

After implementing those skills, you rate the level of the eating disorder thoughts again to determine if the skills you chose were effective for you. If the intensity or frequency of the eating disorder thoughts have not reduced sufficiently, you will be given the opportunity to try again, selecting a different skill set.

The content presented is for your information only. If you have an eating disorder, it is important to get treatment from a trained professional. Extreme weight control behaviors such as purging, rapid weight loss, or being at an unhealthily low weight can compromise your health and cause death. Please consult your healthcare provider or a counselor if you have any questions or concerns.

What's New

Version 1.2

Updated the thinking errors list.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5

35 Ratings

35 Ratings

icounselor: eating disorder


I have family members with eating disorders, and many acquaintances in the world of dance (which is riddled with people who are anorexic or bulemic). I find this application helpful for my own understanding of their thought processes. It also helps me know what to say without judgment and anxiety. Once again icounselor has come up with something easy to use and useful on a daily basis - thank you.

Good app


Good content and positive app for people living with someone who has an eating disorder or for personal use. Cute idea to shake to recieve instructions.
I would like to see future updates with more instruction options (bigger lists) and a different (more discrete) app icon please.

I like it a lot


But there is a bug that causes the change your thoughts list to always pick the same selection when you use Shake.


Dustin Swede
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Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2009 Dustin Swede


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