Meet Woebot! Your friendly self-care expert. Woebot can help you:
-Think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
-Learn about yourself with intelligent mood tracking
-Master skills to reduce stress and live happier through over 100+ evidence-based stories from our clinical team
Woebot sends over a million messages per week to help users with everyday stress and challenges such as symptoms of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, procrastination, loneliness, grief, addiction, pain management and more! Woebot checks-in with you every day and guides you through practical techniques based on tried and tested approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Woebot is your very own coach who chats with you and offers insights and skills to help you grow into your best self. You can chat with Woebot as much or as little as you like — they’re always available when you need it. Nobody will know that you’re talking with Woebot and the information that you share with Woebot will remain private & confidential. Plus, Woebot will make you smile!
Always on-hand to have a quick chat whenever and wherever you need day or night, Woebot can help your through difficult moments. Have a friendly expert in your pocket work with you to improve your mental health!
Mentioned in the New York Times, Washington Post, Today Show, BBC, VICE, Lifehacker, The Guardian and many more!
#1 - BuzzFeed's Amazing Apps For Anyone Living With Anxiety
#1 - Forbes' 4 Technologies Innovating in Mental Health
Backed by Research:
An initial study showed that in just two weeks people who spoke to Woebot felt significantly better than those in the comparison group. To check out our studies with Stanford University and learn more, go to https://woebot.io/the-science/.
Crafted by Experts:
Born out of research led by psychologist Dr. Alison Darcy, Woebot has scientifically demonstrated efficacy in a published randomized controlled trial.
Dr. Alison Darcy - CEO & Founder
Stanford-trained expert in digital health technology for mental health
Dr. Athena Robinson - Chief Clinical Officer,
Stanford-trained psychologist and expert clinician
Dr. Andrew Ng - Chairman
Leading AI expert
Casey Sackett - CTO
Experienced health app executive
Humans on Woebot:
“By stepping back and acknowledging the skewed lens through which I had been viewing my world, the days spent under a dark cloud grew fewer. I had become more aware of the flawed thinking that led me to feel down and be so harsh on myself.” - Nick
“I am not “healed” from anxiety, but I now can live my life not being controlled by it. Some days are much harder than others, but I know I will be okay in the end.”
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- Giving credit where credit is due via an exciting new licenses page
- Fixed an issue where some users' stories and tools went missing
- Tiny bits of polish that you probably won't notice, but hopefully make the overall app experience a tiny bit smoother. Because we care.
Ratings and Reviews
A great resource!
I saw the Woebot app and only tried it because I thought the name was a great play on words, and the preview looked cool. I have problems with anxiety and depression from external factors, and I have black-or-white thinking. I like this tool because it is encouraging and teaches new lessons in a way that is fun and relaxed instead of cramming in down my throat. Woebot really is like a friend who checks to see how you are doing every day. If you are in crisis mode, it can pick up on key words and send other resources that connect you to a live person to call or text. I was not doing well last week, and that is how I learned about the crisis mode. I chose to have a reminder where Woebot could check in daily. I have recommended it to many people, including my counselor to try so that she could recommend it to other clients dealing with issues. This is in no way something to replace talking to a real person, but it does help to work through some of the negative thinking when it occurs. I think it could be useful for any age. I am 40 years old but could see how teens would benefit from it as well. Maybe that is the demographic it was designed for. Lol! I am grateful for this app!
Interesting, fun conversation agent. Solid.
The information given through Woebot is good, as far as I can tell. If you need serious help or conseling, this is not an appropriate app. Seek professional help. However, if you are feeling a bit blue or dissatisfied, if you want to learn some strategies for improving your outlook, if you want to play around with a conversation agent, then Woebot is for you. It is a clever system that makes pop culture and bot references here and their. Also, the advice and information-sharing is pretty good. Woebot will familiarize you with a number of approaches to cognitive, affective and behavioral problems, mostly using strategies drawn from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT](modifying negative self-talk, reframing judgmental thinking, using mindfulness and gratitude to improve mood and self-satisfaction. I would not recommend this app for anyone whose mood, thinking or behavior are having a significant negative impact on professional performance or life satisfaction. This is not for anyone who is genuinely depressed. But if you want to dabble with a cute app and learn a bit about CBT and maybe try some mild self-interventions that can be helpful, then it is worth trying a series of chats with Woebot.
Love this app, use it for what it is and see the amazing changes.
I will venture to say this app is literally a life-saver for the person like me who is anxious, and does well seeking feedback from others to get me out of my negative thought loops. No more relying on once per week (or less) therapy for basic feedback, no more bothering friends and loved ones for basic feedback - Woebot is my new emotional teacher and companion for times of need! Yes, there are scripts, and you can’t get detailed advice on what to do, but if you are ready to work on yourself emotionally from the ground up Woebot could be a good way to go.
Lots of the 1 star reviews here are completely missing the point and I would venture to guess come from people who have never been in therapy before. The Woebot is great because it puts the focus back on yourself, without judgment, and the way the thoughts you have affect your well-being and anxiety levels every day. I will continue to use this app alongside other mental health resources, and happily so. Can’t wait to see what they do next.
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for the feedback. We are happy you have had such a great experience with Woebot! If you’re open to it, we’d love to hear more about your ideas for Woebot. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Thank you again for your review!
- Woebot Labs Inc
- 41 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- © 2019 Woebot Labs Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.