Feeling worried, sad, stressed or lonely? Need to talk to someone? Download 7 Cups now for FREE anonymous emotional support & counseling from trained active listeners. Easy to use text chat. Real listeners available for you 24/7 & that’s not all:

• Chat 1-1 with a listener any time
• Feel supported in chat rooms & community forums
• Access online message therapy with licensed therapists
• Calm yourself with 300 free mindfulness exercises
• Get personalized care with our free wellness test
• Boost your mood with simple activities
• Learn & grow from short videos

Thousands of people use 7 Cups, winner of the 2016 Stanford MedicineX Prize for Healthcare Systems Design, every week. Here’s what some of them have to say:

“Talking anonymously with a listener made me feel safe enough to really open up.”

“I can just message on my way home from work and it isn’t inconvenient like scheduling a therapist.”

“I got undivided attention from someone who cared for the first time in a really, really long time.”


Feeling stressed, anxious, or depressed? Having relationship problems? Sometimes you need to vent. Finding and scheduling a therapist can be time-consuming and expensive, and you can’t always open up to friends, family, or coworkers.

Now you can get emotional support anytime, anywhere with 7 Cups. This app gives you the help you need, fast and free, in a way that fits your life.

• Connect anytime, anywhere with listeners who care
• Speak your mind without any fear of being judged
• All listeners trained in active listening
• Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

We start you on a “growth path” that will encourage and support you as you take daily steps to become stronger.


Founded by a licensed psychologist, 7 Cups has been featured in LifeHacker (“Technology can help you find someone to chat with about your problems to, or even connect you with a professional that can offer lasting, long-term help”), Medical Daily (“Talking therapy for people on-the-go”), and TechCrunch (“One of the top 8 startups from Y Combinator’s Summer ’13 Demo Day”).


Remain 100% anonymous. No one will ever know who you are—not even your listeners or therapists.


Our listeners are volunteers. They aren’t getting paid; they’re here because they want to help.

They care.

We have over 160,000 trained listeners and licensed therapists to choose from. Listeners provide support across 189 countries and in 140 languages. Each listener has a profile with reviews and a list of categories that they specialize in, ranging from panic attacks and bullying to eating disorders, surviving a breakup, and more.

When you find the listener you want, connect instantly via chat. Try a new listener each time, or pick one listener and develop a deeper ongoing relationship.


The app is free to download, and all listeners are 100% free. After you download the app, you can start a conversation in less than 60 seconds.


7 Cups offers two auto-renewing subscription options:

Your 7 Cups upgrade will automatically renew at the end of each term and your credit card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings but refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term.

7 Cups also offers a Forever subscription paid for in a single non-renewing upfront payment of $399.99 granting unlimited access to 7 Cups Upgrade forever.

Read more about our terms of service and privacy policy here:

Download 7 Cups and start feeling better today!

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For users aged 13+.

What’s New

Version 4.6.8

- Updated notification handling
- Enhanced new user onboarding experience
- Wellness test updates
- iOS 10+ login loop bugfix
- iOS Deprecated UIWebView replaced with WKWebView

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

No one important ✌️️ ,

People are encouraging self harm in groups

I downloaded this app because I have a lot wrong as far as mental illness, but being someone who struggled with self harm for years and having it took me years to stop when I entered a group chat to talk and maybe feel better just to see “just cut a little” “don’t let anyone see” as if self harming is healthy definitely made me feel much worse. I understand why people do it, I did it, but it’s still not healthy and if you’re trying to help people get better you either need to monitor the group discussions for things like this or do away with them and only have listeners, but as is it takes forever to get a listener, if you get a listener, and most disappear on you in the first few messages. This app has a lot of work to be done if you really intend on helping, because if i had stayed in that group and said how I’ve felt recently, I wouldn’t only feel worse but likely have intentions to do something harmful to my self because I would have been told “do it, its okay, it’ll make you feel better” by the others in the group. The only really useful aspects is that you can pay to have a therapist (which not everyone can afford making the app near useless to them if they really need help), the small but beneficial activities to fill your cup, and the bots which only listen but are very useful when all you need is to vent because it literally does practically nothing besides listen.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry you had this experience in our group chat. Please report inappropriate messages using the Report button in the chat, request a moderator at, or email to discuss this further. We hope you will come back.

Prefer real therapy ,

Not Real Therapists

At first I was genuinely in love with this app after I had heard it was free therapy in which real therapists or volunteers would willingly and professionals help people with serious problems. But no, when I used this app, I was given 7 random users to choose from (who were teenagers) who simply chose the “listen” feature of the app. The app says that it respects your privacy, but the random users hardly agree to such. When I finally was assigned a user after waiting a week, I explained all of my problems to him in 1 short paragraph about my issues with focusing and maintaining motivation and a good mindset. He told me “clear your head and just study,” which is completely useless because I obviously can’t. And when I told him that didn’t help, “it’s just not that simple,” he replied with a sad-faced emoji. His 3 word responses showed little interest and professionalism.

The app also made me take a quiz about ADHD and the help hotlines kept popping up on my phone, that was it. No professional was linked to these quizzes to help prevent any suffering, but linked to a randomly chosen teenager.

As my final statement, no one should ever rely on this app for help because the user may respond with 🙁 and leave you on read. If anyone were in a state of such emergency in need to call the suicide hotline, this app would worsen the conditions in which the struggling user would already be sick of; being ignored and feeling helpless.

Lukey39 ,

I wish I had a different tale...

I am genuinely seeking to enter the mental health field (I wont use the term ‘industry’ for my own sanity)…Tonight was my last attempt to act on my ‘naivety’ about people…Anyway, I signed up as a ‘listener’ months ago…I followed all the bot’s suggestions, guidance, training, rebuttals, etc…
So I had a university girl from Germany claiming to be having a severe panic attack…After trying breathing exercises, calming phrases/techniques, I suggested that she call either a hospital or emergency service (it was 4 am there, supposedly)…
She claimed to have ‘fainted’…I shouldve disconnected right there, but the ‘naive goodness’ in me had to finish it the correct way…She was practically begging me to help her…Why would someone pretend to be on the verge (10 out 10 on a scale as per her words) for an hour?
Regardless of her or anyone’s motives, I sought help through the ‘support forum’…Juggling between the two chatrooms…Someone designated as a ‘supporter’ reached out to me… I explained the situation…Almost like dark irony, the ‘peer supporter’ blew me of in a very strange fashion…
After that, I sent her cyber vibes and the link for more ‘online therapy services’ (LOL)…Plenty of popups to donate to what I want to believe is a very noble cause…When I actually tested the fire, I am here in revolt…I wish I had a different tale to tell…

Developer Response ,

Hello Lukey, Thank you for your feedback. Please reach out to us directly to us so we can look into this further. You can contact us at - Also, please consider editing your review to remove any confidential 1 on 1 chat details, as you have agreed to keep chats confidential when you signed up to volunteer. -- Thank you


7 Cups of Tea, Co.
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Requires iOS 11.4 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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