App Review: Finch

Remember Amaru, the flying cat that helps you learn mindfulness? Well, I have found another little friend to help you manage your mental health! Finch is an adorable little bird who grows and develops personality traits when you take care of yourself.

Chamomile, my finch baby

I let the app randomly generate a name for my finch. This is Chamomile – aren’t they adorable? You get to choose your finch’s gender, and mine is non-binary.

Daily check-ins help Chamomile grow

Chamomile encourages me to journal things I’m grateful for, move my body, and take care of myself. They encourage me to set “daily goals,” but that goal can be “just survive.” It is incredibly wholesome.

Give Chamomile energy through mindfulness practices!

Chamomile gets energy when I follow through on my goals and take better care of myself. It’s a great external reinforcer for things that make me feel better.

“I am Chamomile, hear me cheep!”

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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