CBT Self-Care Journal 12+

Your daily mental health coach

Baris Sarer

Designed for iPhone

    • 4.7 • 447 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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CBT Self-care Journal is designed to help you take better care of your emotional well-being with proven, easy to use, and self-guided Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and journaling techniques.

With the CBT Self-Care app, you can:

- use CBT exercises to identify and reframe your negative thoughts
- use Relaxation exercises and Mindfulness meditations to release tension and stress, reduce tension, sleep better
- use Positive Psychology exercises to improve your mood and self-esteem
- track your mood on a daily basis and monitor your progress
- capture your thoughts and feelings in your journal
- master self-care skills that will help you become more emotionally resilient and feel better

The CBT self-care app features:
- 5 highly effective CBT exercises to choose from including A-B-C, Socratic Questioning, De-catastrophizing, Challenging Core Beliefs and Fact-checking
- 7 Positive Psychology articles to improve your mood, self-esteem
- 20+ of short, well-written, informative articles on mental health and resilience
- Gratitude journal with hundreds of journal prompts
- Progress feature with a daily mood tracker
- Daily wellness check-in
- Share and delete your entries
- Set daily reminder for self-care check in

What is CBT?
CBT methods are widely used in therapy against depression, anxiety and other disorders to help identify troubling situations or conditions in your life, become aware of your thoughts, emotions and beliefs about these problems and identify and reshape your negative or inaccurate thinking.

Is CBT effective?
The CBT technique used in this app is scientifically proven to be effective against mild to moderate forms of depression, anxiety, stress, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder.

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Disclaimer: This self-care tool should not be used as a replacement for professional treatment or guidance. You should consult a medical professional if you are concerned that you may be experiencing mental health issues.

What’s New

Version 3.1

Subscription bug fixed

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
447 Ratings

447 Ratings

itzjenyu ,

Great app!

One of the things I first noticed when opening the app was the explanation on how cognitive behavioral therapy works. Which is great, because I’ve tried a lot of different apps out there and most of them don’t explain. It also has information about when to use the app, automated negative thoughts, cognitive distortions, reframing negative thoughts, why journaling helps and journaling tips. That helps out especially when you are journaling by yourself rather than with a therapist to guide you. It dives deeper into the different types of cognitive distortions, and how to recognize and fix irrational thinking. It asks you how you are feeling with a range of 5 different emotions and then brings you to a journal to track why you feel that way. That helps to figure out triggers and what keeps you happy. The last thing I want to add is the healing exercises. It gives you different ways to challenge your thoughts depending on what type of cognitive distortions you are experiencing, and helps you turn them around. It is also free! 10/10 would recommend!

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the review! Glad to hear that you are finding the app helpful.

SchemeViller ,

An Excellent CBT

This app is informative & engaging. I use it when I need it, which is whenever I am feeling a particularly strong emotion, such as anxiety, stress, or frustration.

I wanted an app where I could practice the CBT techniques I read about in Dr. Burns’ Feeling Good & apply them to my own life — that’s what you get with this app.

The UI is a lil funky, but nothing big enough to hinder my use of it. If you’re looking to practice CBT concepts in your own life, this is the app to help you do it!

Developer Response ,

thanks so much for the feedback Davina! great to hear that you are finding the app helpful. if you have specific feedback that you want to share with us on the UI or techniques, please feel free to hit us up on email. you can find it in the Settings section.

Dasom Lee ,

Not formatted well for the latest iPhone Update.

I have iOS 15.5 which is one of the newer versions of the iPhone. Before, I just to be able to workshop my thoughts in the app without any issues, however after the new update, the application’s interface is weird. It is buggy and I have to be careful where I click. When I go back into the app after closing it, it will return back to normal. This instance has been repeated 7/10 times upon execution. Please fix!! I love this app but this bug gets in the way of my progress and makes me want to avoid it.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback Dasom. We will fix the issue right away if you can please let us know which iPhone model you are using. You can reach us through Settings > Send feedback. Thanks!!

App Privacy

The developer, Baris Sarer, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • User Content
  • Usage Data

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

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