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. She completed her internship at the National Psychology Training Consortium with specializations in assessment and rural mental health. Currently, she specializes in trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming care, and she is certified in telemental health. Dr. Marschall runs a private practice, RMH Therapy, where she provides individual and family therapy as well as psychological assessments across the lifespan. Dr. Amy Marschall is an author and professional speaker.