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iCounselor: Anxiety Review

iCounselor: Anxiety Icon


1.42 / 5.00

Overall Score: 4/14

Research Base: 0/3
Research Funding: 0/2
Proposed intervention: 3/3
Consumer Ratings: 1/3
Clinical input in development: 0/1
Software updates: 0/2

Date of Review: January 2018


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iCounselor: Anxiety is an app designed to help users manage their anxiety. Users first rate their feelings of anxiety on a scale of 0 (“At Ease”) to 10 (“Panicked”). Once the user has selected a rating, they can select a calming activity to practice; the user can also shake their device to receive a suggestion from the app. Descriptions of each activity can be viewed by tapping the item. After viewing the description for the activity, the user is  prompted to “go to the next step” for a thought-changing exercise in the same manner. In the third step, the app prompts the user to select a solution. Finally, the user is asked to rate their anxiety again. The app either displays the change in the user’s reported anxiety scores or redirects them to repeat the activity.

Technical Details

Available for:  iOS 3.0 or later (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
Developer: iCounselor
Type of Treatment:  Cognitive Behavioral Principles; Psychoeducation/Informational
Targeted Conditions: Stress & Anxiety
Target Audience: Not specified
Designed to be used in conjunction with a healthcare professional: No
Languages Available: English
Cost: $0.99
Get it on: iTunes

Research on this App

There is no direct scientific research on the effectiveness of iCounselor: Anxiety

Click the links below to learn more about the treatment types used in this app.
How Psychoeducation Works
How Cognitive Behavioral Principles Work

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