App Review: DBT Coach

Today I have another great app to help you manage your mental health! DBT Coach, as the name suggests, helps you practice DBT skills and track emotions in a way that is easy and convenient.

DBT Coach logo

There are a lot of features on the app, which was a bit overwhelming to me, but you can pick and choose what components of the app you want to use. I suggest being mindful and noticing which features help you and which you might want to skip.

“Integrates with your health data”

It syncs with other apps you might already be using and prompts you to track things like sleep and mood. There is a feature to track food, which can be helpful for someone who struggles with forgetting to eat but could also be triggering for someone with a history of eating disorders – this is a tool, so make it work for you and your needs.

Daily card check in: record mood, skills, targets, activity, and journal

I love the journal tool. It offers prompts, which you can follow, ignore, or switch out for a prompt that you like better. I think it is a good balance of structure/guidance and letting you make the app your own based on your unique needs.

Journals and Mindfulness Tools

This is a great app to keep track of your skills and therapy homework, and it communicates well with other apps to integrate things you might be tracking elsewhere. It is easy to use and has a lot of good tools to choose from.

Published by Dr Marschall

Dr. Amy Marschall received her Psy.D. from the University of Hartford in September 2015. Her clinical interests are varied and include child and adolescent therapy, TF-CBT, rural psychology, telemental health, sexual and domestic violence, psychological assessment, and mental illness prevention. Dr. Marschall presently works in the Child and Adolescent Therapy Clinic at Sioux Falls Psychological Services in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she provides individual and family therapy and psychological assessment to children, adolescents, and college students. She also facilitates an art therapy group for adolescents and college students with anxiety and depression. Dr. Amy Marschall is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Telemental Health.

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