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Mobile Applications

Home screen image of PTSD CoachOur mobile applications (apps) provide self-help, education and support following trauma. We also have treatment companion apps, for use with a health care provider, to make treatment easier. There are apps for iOS and Android devices.

PTSD is a serious mental health condition that often needs professional evaluation and treatment. These apps are not intended to replace needed professional care.

Self-Help Apps

  • PTSD Coach
    This mobile app is to help you learn about and cope with the symptoms related to PTSD that commonly occur following trauma.
  • Mindfulness Coach
    Grounding yourself in the present moment can help you cope better with unpleasant thoughts and emotions. The Mindfulness Coach app will help you do this.

Treatment Companion Apps

  • CPT Coach
    CPT Coach is a free mobile app that helps you work with your therapist during Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). The app helps you keep track of homework, appointments, and PTSD symptoms. CPT Coach is not a self-help tool.
  • PE Coach
    A mobile app to be used during Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy with a mental health professional. PE Coach is not a self-help tool.

Related Mobile Apps

  • Concussion Coach
    This mobile app will help you manage symptoms of concussion, or mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. Free from: iTunes (iOS)*. Coming for Android devices in 2014.
  • Parenting To Go
    Helps Veterans and Servicemembers reconnect with their children and strengthen parenting skills. Free from: iTunes (iOS)*.
  • Moving Forward
    Tools to teach problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and deal with stress. Free from: iTunes (iOS)*.
  • CBT-i Coach
    This mobile app will help you get the most out of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia so that you can develop good sleep habits and sleep better. CBT-i Coach is best used while in therapy with a provider. Free from: iTunes (iOS)* and Google Play (Android)*
  • Stay Quit Coach
    A free mobile app that helps you stay quit after you stop smoking with tools to control cravings, reminder messages, and support links. This app is best used while in treatment with a therapist or after your treatment has ended. Free from: iTunes (iOS)*. Coming for Android devices in 2014.

Note for Providers: See Mobile Apps for Professionals for additional apps and more information on treatment companion apps.

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