PTSD Coach was designed for those who have, or may have, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This app provides you with education about PTSD, information about professional care, a self-assessment for PTSD, opportunities to find support, and tools that can help you manage the stresses of daily life with PTSD. Tools range from relaxation skills and positive self-talk to anger management and other common self-help strategies. You can customize tools based on your preferences and can integrate your own contacts, photos, and music. This app can be used by people who are in treatment as well as those who are not.

PTSD Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD and DoD’s National Center for Telehealth & Technology.

What’s New

Version 3.4

* New feature: A self-guided safety plan for suicide prevention is now available from the lateral menu. The safety plan form adheres to the US Department of Veterans Affairs format.
* Bug fixes and performance enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
498 Ratings

498 Ratings

Rollyourslow ,

Phenomenal free tool

Of all of the apps I have seen and attempted to use this has been the best BY FAR! For free it offers awesome mindfulness and breathing exercises. Alternates between soothing pictures, sounds, ideas based on what’s tearing you apart at the moment. Every single day of my existence is a struggle to make it through. I was reaching a point in my day where there was more time in a panic And terror and rottenness then not. This application has significantly helped me in the heat of these moments. It has helped my ability to deal with the panic attacks and steer me from feeling completely lost to there is a light in the far off distance. If you don’t know what to do, You don’t have anywhere to go, try this app. It’s seriously helping me.

RottweilerCat ,

Wonderful, helpful, professional

During a panic attack, I have never and will never reach for my phone. Nothing can replace the love and care I need during an episode.
That being said, this app is extremely good at helping me calm down after panicking. I used to have this basic routine (after an episode) which was just eating, drinking, and sleeping, but that can only go so far. With this app, I can pick among the various tools it has to help me (recordings, quotes, etc.) and there is absolutely no pressure to enjoy it. If I don’t like it, I can skip it and/or give it a 👎 and I’ll never have to see it again.
Very wonderful, very helpful, very professional.
There are absolutely no ads, purchases, or monthly payment.

Adidasferrari ,

If I could give 10 out of 5 stars I would

Honestly the best app. I am so thankful that this app is able to help keep me grounded and okay on days I don’t have therapy, or on nights that are hard, or when I feel alone or lots of shame. This app has helped me tremendously.


US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
150.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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