7 Cups: Online Therapy & Chat 12+

Stress & Depression Counseling

7 Cups of Tea

Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 6.1K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 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 450,000 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-renewable subscription options:
$ 12.99 / month
$ 94.99 / year

Terms of Service - https://www.7cups.com/Documents/TermsOfService
Privacy Policy - https://www.7cups.com/Documents/PrivacyPolicy

What’s New

Version 5.71.7

Updates to therapy

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.1K Ratings

6.1K Ratings

SnowBunnySwag ,

10 out of 5 Stars!

I think that it should be stated that you can sign up & use 7 Cups on the Internet because I had no idea until I went there for the FAQ information. The app is good for messaging but to really get the most out of 7 Cups you need to use the computer. I think this is a great service. I have always wanted to help others like this & now I can but it is hard being a listener at first & figuring out the correct way to respond because you can’t just say “oh you need to leave that guy he isn’t any good for you if he is cheating & beating on you.” There is another app called Therapeer where you can actually give people advice like that & that app is easier to me because you can give them advice & speak to them in more of a conversation like a friend would do. Anyway, my advice is to get a mentor & have them practice mock conversations with you before you try to help someone by listening to them because you don’t want to get to your first conversation & struggle with what to say to them. Overall 7 Cups is amazing! If you don’t want to listen & just be a member that is cool too. There are forums for every topic & they have things to talk about every week & do weekly check-ins & stuff to promote everyone participating in the forums. Overall, I give 7 Cups 10 out of 5 Stars!

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for taking the time to submit a Review. We appreciate your feedback. -- 7 Cups Community Team

brightVibes ,

Listener and Member

I found this app when I was at a low point in life, but I didn’t actually want to speak out loud. I am pretty introverted, but this particular space of life I was in, I didn’t really know how to articulate how I was feeling. Typing it out really helped. I was fortunate to find Listeners that really cared, and was able to vent in a safe space.

Soon after, I came back as a Listener. I have been able to speak to over 100 people, and have had people return back to update me on their lives, and vice versa. I love being able to check back up on people who had reached out to me, and watch them progress. There’s no way to make sure every single interaction is perfect, but don’t give up hope. There really are a lot of quality Listeners who are more than happy to spend time with you, making sure you can keep your hope alive. ♡

Thank you 7 Cups, for giving me a space to be heard, and for giving me a space to give back.

Developer Response ,

Hello BrightVibes, Thank you so much for sharing your amazing experience as a member and Listener on the 7 Cups platform. We are so glad you found us and grateful to you for being an active listener and donating your time to help others on 7 Cups. We appreciate you. -- 7Cups.com

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 tinyurl.com/ERMod, or email community@7cups.com to discuss this further. We hope you will come back.

App Privacy

The developer, 7 Cups of Tea, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Purchases
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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