App Review: Mind Doc

I am going to preface this review by letting you all know that this app partners with a certain therapy website with which I have significant ethical concerns. I am not naming said website here because they have sent Cease and Desist letters to fellow therapists who have questioned their business practices.

I tried this app, like I do with all apps that I review, and I found the free version helpful. That is why I still chose to include it in my blog. But I am not endorsing the therapy referral indicated in the app. This review only speaks to the free version of Mind Doc.

If you are looking for affordable therapy services with a provider who meets your unique needs, I recommend Open Path Collective or Therapy Den as resources to finding a therapist.

Mind Doc: Over the last two weeks, have you felt less interest and pleasure in doing things you normally would have enjoyed?

Mind Doc cues you to track your mood three times per day and has a journal option. When you sign in, it asks questions about how you have been feeling in the last few weeks as well as how you are feeling now, in this moment. It cues you both to look generally at your positive versus negative feelings as well as giving specific names for your current emotions.

How do you feel in this moment?

It also offers self-guided courses relating to things like mindfulness and mental health. There is even one about working through pandemic stress. The courses are pretty basic, but the information seems good, and they are free!

Navigating through the pandemic

If you are looking for a mood tracker that also has some great psychoeducation, I recommend checking out the free version of Mind Doc!

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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