Circles - Mental Health 17+

Connect With People Who Get It


Designed for iPhone

    • 4.8 • 3K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

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Circles connects you with people going through what you’re going through. Feel better with free, audio-only, anonymous conversations with people who really “get it.”

24/7 Mental Health Support & Guidance

Circles is your go-to mental health app, connecting you with top mental health experts and people who understand what you're going through. Experience the power of anonymous, audio conversations with individuals who truly empathize with your struggles guided by over 150 experts.

No matter if you're dealing with grief, recovering from a relationship or divorce, managing chronic health conditions, or suffering from anxiety, stress, or depression, Circles provides accessible, group support that's available anytime, anywhere. Share your journey's highs and lows with those who can relate, and receive valuable insights and care from expert guides who genuinely care about your well-being.

With Circles, you're never alone in facing life's toughest challenges. Share your experiences with a wide range of topics, including:

- Separation or Divorce
- Narcissistic Relationships
- Grief
- Anxiety
- Stress
- Depression
- Chronic Illness
- And much more

Your safety and comfort are top of mind

Circles prioritizes your privacy, safety and anonymity, so you can access group support whenever you need it.

Connect with others who understand your struggles, lend support during challenging moments, and celebrate victories together. Our groups are led by caring expert coaches, and community members can even become peer guides themselves.

How Circles Works:

1. Sign Up: Choose the life experience that resonates with you.

2. Personalized Plan: Circles creates a plan for you based on your needs

3. Join Live Groups: Participate in live groups from the comfort of your own space. You can remain anonymous or share your thoughts when you're ready.

4. Follow & connect with guides: If you find a guide you connect with, follow them to receive notifications about their future sessions.

Join Circles today and find a supportive community where discussing challenging life experiences and mental health struggles suddenly becomes more manageable.

Circles offers a free version with peer led groups and a paid membership with access to professionally led groups.

What’s New

Version 2.99

Bug fixes and Improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3K Ratings

3K Ratings

Prince of Words ,

Reaching Home

When I first started my journey with Circles, I was unsure if it would be the same as physical counseling centers. I had learned so much therapeutic techniques and philosophies from that counseling center that I did think I would find that same rich qualities here.

So, I was a little uneasy and skeptical upon entering groups and forums of meeting new people. The first few groups were tough and newer philosophical healing observations and techniques. It was scary at first but I kept coming back for more knowledge which I found out more each day. I’m a lover of knowledge and experience so this is a place that I love to come too.

I had just left one door from my home of 12 years, I didn’t think I could find the right place to help my sanity out. But sticking it out and listening to some great professional facilitators and experienced guide facilitators, I quickly adapted to Circles Philosophy.

Overall, my psychological, emotional, and spiritual wellness has improved and stabilized me without anyone discriminating, criticizing or judging me.

After all the years of finding a beginning to the final door, I have found the final home.

KBree1228 ,

Experience With Circles

It seems that circles is intended as a way to connect with others dealing with issues similar to what you may be going through. I only used the app three times - listening in on a couple group talks and then participated in one group discussion on experiences of narcissistic abuse after which my account was promptly deactivated. This is a warning that although there is possibility to receive and give support - this does not replace an actual licensed therapist and I must say the moderators do not appear to be particularly qualified. The app is advertised as being an anonymous way to connect , but people can choose to follow you from the app on social media and direct message - so it is not really anonymous in the way a crisis text line or hotline is. It takes courage to share experiences and frankly this app does not replace in person support. The fact that as soon as I participated in sharing and was deactivated afterwards shows prejudice and insecurities on part of moderators ‘leading’ groups on this platform. My advice is to seek out a more qualified support by a licensed therapist from sites such as BetterHelp which offer sliding scale therapy. Even texting into a crisis text line is better option as a platform like this where people may be either discriminated against or judged is detrimental to those seriously seeking healing and recovery.

KathyaQ ,

Really excellent guide like Becca should be paid.

Becca is my favorite guide in these rooms! Whenever I get a notification that Becca’s opened a room, I go onto Circles! I think a guide as helpful as Becca should be paid for her time! Perhaps there’s a way circles clients can vote for that? I believe most of the people who’ve been helped by Becca, would all agree, she is a unique gem, here at Circles. We should be paying her for her time, here!! I, don’t want to loose her, myself! More importantly, I don’t want the countless others, worse off then me, to miss out, on being helped by Becca!
Please consider adding other employee options, to Circles. I’m definitely interested!
Thank you!
Katherine Quattrocchi

App Privacy

The developer, CIRCLES WORKSHOPS LTD, 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
  • 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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