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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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STAIR Coach supplements psychotherapy using Skills Training in Affective & Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR).

STAIR is an evidence-based cognitive behavioral form of psychotherapy designed to help with emotion regulation and interpersonal relationship problems that traumatized people commonly experience.

STAIR is ideal for addressing two of the most common, and burdensome, problems faced by those living with PTSD: mood changes (e.g., anger, sadness, anxiety) and social challenges (e.g., communicating with friends/loved ones, changes in family relationships, successfully navigating workplace relationships).

STAIR provides users with concrete skills for managing complex emotions and becoming more socially engaged.

Features include:

  • In-depth information about STAIR
  • Interactive tools for emotion and behavior management
  • Customizable reminders
  • Quick links to support


Introduction to the STAIR App

The STAIR Coach is a free and publicly available mobile app for people who are using Skills Training in Affective & Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) with a mental health provider.

Privacy and Security

Any data created by the user of this app are only as secure as the phone/device itself. Use the security features on your device if you are concerned about the privacy of your information. Users are free to share data, but as the self-monitoring data belongs to each user, HIPAA concerns do not apply while the data are stored or shared. If the user were to transmit or share data with a health care provider, the provider must then comply with HIPAA rules.

Who Created STAIR Coach

STAIR Coach was created by VA's National Center for PTSD.

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health