"I have already had my eyes opened to so many new tools in only one forty minute session with the app."

"Thank you so much. I'm seriously about to cry because today's session was so important and useful to me."


A pilot study of 80 UpLift users showed that in just 1 month, those who stuck with the program had nearly a 50% reduction in depression scores that lasted.(1)

UpLift was developed by expert psychologists and leaders from the field of mobile mental health. It's based on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which has been used to treat people with depression for over 30 years.

"UpLift is strongly aligned with the principles and methods of cognitive-behavioral therapy. A carefully done study has clearly demonstrated its positive outcomes for people who struggle with depression." - Dr. Keith Dobson, Advisor and a world-renowned expert on CBT. He's been president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy and the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and the author or editor of over 15 books on CBT.


UpLift provides you 11 interactive sessions that are around 45 minutes long each week. In the sessions, you'll be answering questions, doing mental exercises, and getting customized feedback and guidance.

Here's a preview of the sessions -
Session 1: The Emotional Equation
Session 2: Mood Boosters
Session 3: Positive Activities
Session 4: Lies Depression Tells You
Session 5: Mood Journaling
Session 6: Goals and Successes
Session 7: Recognizing Thought Errors
Session 8: Explaining Struggles
Session 9: Confronting Thought Errors
Session 10: Understanding Core Beliefs
Session 11: Conclusion

After the sessions, you'll unlock tools in your toolbox.


The toolbox contains tools that enable you to apply the skills you learn in the sessions to your daily life.

Here's a sample of some of the tools you'll unlock with UpLift:

- Problem Solver
- Mood Journal
- Trigger Plan
- Thought Errors
- Reframing Struggles
- Goal Trainer
- Mood Boosters


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a type of psychotherapy that was developed in the 1960’s, based on the idea that modifying thought and behavior patterns was more important than understanding the psychological origins of behavior.

Because this new method does not require the presence of a therapist, attempts were soon made to automate the process, first with “bibliotherapy” (CBT self-help books), and then with “CCBT,” or Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

UpLift is a new generation of CCBT (now called “iCBT”). UpLift uses our own proprietary programming technology to make it dynamic and responsive and modern UX design to make it a pleasure to use, while maintaining tried-and-proven CBT methods at it's heart.


UpLift is free to download and the first session is free of charge. You can unlock all of the sessions and the entire toolkit via an auto-renewing subscription. There are two subscription options:

*$29.99 for 1 month
*$44.99 for 3 months

Pricing may vary depending on the country. Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. 24 hours before the end of the monthly subscription period, the renewal fee will be automatically charged and the subscription renewed unless auto-renew is turned off beforehand. Subscriptions may be managed and auto-renewal may be turned off in the Account Settings after purchase.


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(1) - Liu, E., & Pluta, A., & Dobson, K. (2018, November). Pilot Study on UpLift – A Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Mobile App for Depression. Poster session presented at the 52nd Annual Convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT), Washington, D.C.

What’s New

Version 1.0.9

Minor design tweaks

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
8 Ratings
8 Ratings
Clucking3268638 ,

Expensive, glitchy, and not unique

My review can be summed up in all of its tasks and information is easily found in many free apps or online references. After spending 40 bucks for three months in a moment of desperation, I found it frustrating, confusing, and less useful than others I got for free.

I can't use it offline either, and now it's glitching so "resume session" takes me to change settings.

It's a good way to keep track of your moods and get tips from one place, but needs a major redesign for accessibility and content. Not worth the cost. I'll keep going with it as I paid for it, but it's only been a couple of days and it's already having problems.

Adrianelle ,

Seems like a really neat program, but. . .

$30 a month is just more than I can afford.

Meowser owner of mewsette ,


I suffer from schizoaffective disorder that I treat with meds and DBT skills. Uplift really helps me to stay on track and stay healthy especially on my hard days.


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8.9 MB
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
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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In-App Purchases
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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