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Mobile Applications


Mobile Applications

Apps for providers who treat people who have been through trauma. Available for Apple and Android devices. Also see Mobile Apps for patients and family, including PTSD Coach.

These apps were created by the National Center for PTSD and our collaborators and are not intended to replace needed professional care.

Treatment Companion Apps

  • CPT Coach
    A mobile app to be used by patients and their mental health provider during Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). CPT Coach is not a self-help tool.
  • PE Coach
    A mobile app to be used during Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy between a mental health professional and patient. It may help with adherence to the PE treatment manual.

Provider Apps

  • PFA Mobile
    Following disasters or emergencies, the PFA Mobile app can assist responders who provide Psychological First Aid (PFA) to adults, families, and children.

Treatment Companion Apps for Related Issues

  • ACT Coach
    A treatment companion app for use while in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT aims to help you live with unpleasant thoughts and feelings without avoiding them or being controlled by them. Free from: iTunes (iOS)*.
  • CBT-i Coach
    A mobile app to be used during Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) between a mental health professional and patient. CBT-i Coach is a supplement to enhance treatment and help patients adjust and maintain sleep routines and their approach to sleep. Free from: iTunes (iOS)* and Google Play (Android)*
  • Stay Quit Coach
    A mobile app designed to assist smoking cessation. Although proposed as a relapse prevention tool, it can be used as a standalone intervention. Stay Quit Coach allows users to manage self-care and relapse through education, resources, and support. Free from: iTunes (iOS)*. Coming for Android devices in 2014.
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