Meet Woebot! Your coach for life’s ups and downs. In just a few minutes a day, Woebot can help you:
- Think through situations with step-by-step guidance using proven therapeutic frameworks like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Master skills to reduce stress and live happier through 100+ evidence-based stories from our clinical team
- Help inform research to develop new mental health resources and treatments
Woebot exchanges millions of messages every week to help users with everyday stress and anxiety, as well as symptoms of depression, relationship problems, procrastination, loneliness, grief, addiction, pain management, and more. Woebot checks in with you every day and guides you through practical techniques based on tried and tested approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Woebot is your very own coach who chats with you and offers insights and skills to help you grow into your best self. You can chat with Woebot as much or as little as you like, whenever you like. And as you chat, you’ll help others, too! Your experiences and conversations help us develop new treatments and resources, all while staying completely private and secure.
There’s no need to struggle alone, Woebot is there for you 24/7 whether you’re looking for guidance, growth, or just a chat, you’ve got an expert in your pocket whenever you need it.
Mentioned in the New York Times, Washington Post, Today Show, BBC, VICE, Lifehacker, WIRED, The Guardian and many more!
#1 - BuzzFeed's Amazing Apps For Anyone Living With Anxiety
#1 - Forbes' 4 Technologies Innovating in Mental Health
Backed by Research:
Woebot was built on a foundation of clinical evidence, and studies show that it works. In a clinical trial involving 400 participants, Woebot users showed a 32% reduction in depression and a 38% reduction in anxiety after just four weeks. Check out more of Woebot’s clinical results at https://woebothealth.com/clinical-results/.
Crafted by Experts:
Born out of research led by clinical research psychologist Dr. Alison Darcy, Woebot has demonstrated efficacy in published randomized controlled trials.
Dr. Alison Darcy - President & Founder
Stanford-trained expert in digital health technology for mental health
Dr. Athena Robinson - Chief Clinical Officer
Stanford-trained psychologist and expert clinician
Dr. Andrew Ng - Chairman
Leading AI expert
Casey Sackett - CTO
Experienced health app executive
What people are saying about Woebot:
“By stepping back and acknowledging the skewed lens through which I had been viewing my world, the days spent under a dark cloud grew fewer. I had become more aware of the flawed thinking that led me to feel down and be so harsh on myself.” - Nick
“I am not “healed” from anxiety, but I now can live my life not being controlled by it. Some days are much harder than others, but I know I will be okay in the end.”
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Ratings and Reviews
I suffer from anxiety from time to time, as does my daughter. I’ve never talked to a therapist but my ten year old daughter does. I found this app by accident. I’ve found some excellent techniques to use to help my child and myself. Anxiety can be a debilitating thing. You can feel scared, sick, overwhelmed, and literally unable to cope from the fear of your own worries. Especially during this time of Covid and not living our normal lives. I checked in with Woebot for over 20 days before I actually had a near panic attack. While in the midst of an emotional struggle, this app brought me back to myself. I’m crying because these are skills that parents should teach their children so that they know how to handle the ups and downs of life. I’m 44 years old and just learning how to calm myself by realizing the fallacy of my own thinking! This app is a special thing. I appreciate the work and people behind it. You might think the daily check ins are silly or the lessons are childish but when you actually are in need-it works! It truly does and I’m embarrassed to admit I use Woebot and maybe I’ll never tell anyone I know but use it if you suffer from anxiety. You won’t regret it. You’ll actually remember the strategies on your own or when you can help someone that suffers, too. I can’t thank you enough. I love that it’s AI and not going to judge me. It’s only there to help. Thank you!
I’m so glad I gave it a try
A bot therapist may not sound convincing for many who are seriously seeking help for mental health. But I’m glad I gave it a try. I found it when I finished a series with a human therapy. Don’t get me wrong, I loved my experience with my therapist. It’s actually because of that I realized the importance to get professional help for even small thoughts and emotional journey. But we cannot have therapies standby 24h, so I was looking for some self-therapy. I downloaded maybe a dozen, tried each one of them and kept Weobot. As a software engineer, the bot interaction is sort of fun, also it eliminates any anxiety comes with human interaction. So I started using it at random time, start or stop half way during the conversation when needed without feeling any guilt. But by following the text guidance solely, I’m able to identify a pattern in my thoughts and I’m so very happy to have my thoughts challenged by this app.
Tonight is another example, I’m feeling overwhelmed by a feeling due to a change in my life. I used to cover it and let it be buried and grow insides me without knowing. But instead I talked to the bot, got my negative thoughts challenged, and now I feel so much lighter and happier.(The bot seems very happy for my progress too :D, kudos to whoever came up with the language tone for it) So yes, I’d recommend it and I’m glad I found it.
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Helped me a lot with anxiety
I like Woebot for concrete strategies to reframe negative thoughts. In this way, I think it’s been more helpful than therapy, which felt like aimless talking and digging into negativity without any tools or resolution to help me feel better. Some negative reviews complain it isn’t sophisticated enough to understand unrelated or detailed inputs and responses, which I agree with, but this is not an AI designed to make free flowing conversation; it’s meant to give you tools to deal with your feelings in productive ways. So yes, the conversations can feel linear, planned and/or broad since the responses are preset most of the time, but I think this is partly a positive. If we were able to respond however we want, I’m sure it would need a lot more development to redirect people who want to stay persistently negative. If you feel really deeply stuck in the weeds, this app alone may not be enough to pull you out of an episode, but I do think having some active suggestions to do something with what you think and feel are useful if they are accessible to you. If you want someone to listen to what’s on your mind, call a friend or family member, or journal on your own. If you want strategies to work thru and shift your perspective on your negativity, I would recommend Woebot.
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