PE Coach is designed to be used during therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a health professional who is trained in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. The app will guide you through the exercises assigned by your therapist and allows you to track and record your progress. In addition, the app provides techniques such as controlled breathing that will help you tolerate and decrease your distress. PE Coach will help you remember and track your upcoming therapy sessions. You will be able to audio record your sessions directly onto your phone so you can review them later as part of your treatment.

By itself this app is not sufficient to treat PTSD. However, those who are receiving PE treatment can work together with their therapist to use the tools in this app.

PE Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD.

What’s New

Version 2.1

* Now a universal app for iPad
* The starting session can now be any session from 1 to 8
* Session recordings can now be deleted

Ratings and Reviews

1.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

pjhogie ,

Module errors

We cannot activate current week assignments unless we mark them compiled first.
The application will not allow us to take the required PCL5 or PHQ9 surveys.

I would suggest adding 2 comments sections after each assignment. 1 to document or select emotions experienced during or after the assignment and record for each or compile them for the week.
Secondly a comment or note section to compile significant notes, concerns, questions, etc.
I would also suggest the ability for for the application to pop up the suggestion to put smart phone into airplane mode so we don’t loose the recordings or data when interrupted by inconvenient incoming calls, messages, notifications, reminders, etc. Another option would be to adjust settings to automatically put phone into airplane mode when application is activated and reversed when application is closed.

RosieMGreg ,

Worked Great at First. Now... Not so much

App worked great for my first three sessions. I had to reschedule an appointment but I had all my future appointments already input in the app. When I went to reschedule, it said “ this will delete all FUTURE appointments” I pressed ok and it deleted EVERYTHING!!!!! Very frustrating as the app was very convenient for all the needs and tools for my sessions. Defiantly needed to do my breathing exercises after that happened which, by the way, does not log your uses. Will try to delete and start over to ensure that it is not operator error.....

CTCarnahan ,

Distressingly bad

The app has multiple glitches and no easy way to troubleshoot them. At the very least the app help section should contain a list of known issues. It should have a trouble shooting section. It should have commonly asked questions. It should come with a detailed users guide. For me, the headache of using the app far outweighs the benefit. I’ve lost quality therapy time as a result. If I use it at all going forward it will only be if my therapist continues to require it. Otherwise I will delete it. 100% extremely negative experience for me.


US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
50.1 MB
Health & Fitness

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© US Department of Veterans Affairs 2017


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