Meet Woebot! Your friendly self-care expert. Woebot can help you:
- Think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Learn about yourself with intelligent mood tracking
- Master skills to reduce stress and live happier through over 100+ evidence-based stories from our clinical team

Woebot sends over a million messages per week to help users with everyday stress and challenges such as symptoms of depression, anxiety, 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 — they’re always available when you need it. Nobody will know that you’re talking with Woebot and the information that you share with Woebot will remain private & confidential. Plus, Woebot will make you smile!

Always on-hand to have a quick chat whenever and wherever you need day or night, Woebot can help your through difficult moments. Have a friendly expert in your pocket work with you to improve your mental health!

Mentioned in the New York Times, Washington Post, Today Show, BBC, VICE, Lifehacker, 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:

An initial study showed that in just two weeks people who spoke to Woebot felt significantly better than those in the comparison group. To check out our studies with Stanford University and learn more, go to

Crafted by Experts:

Born out of research led by psychologist Dr. Alison Darcy, Woebot has scientifically demonstrated efficacy in a published randomized controlled trial.

Dr. Alison Darcy - CEO & 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

Humans on 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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What’s New

Version 3.26.5

Tightening the bolts and oiling the hinges making Woebot better.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K Ratings

Daniellllllllle37964225 ,

Great, Accessible CBT App!

As a graduate student studying CBT principles, I was curious as to what types of apps were available for free and how well they adhered to the principles I have been taught. I was very impressed with Woebot and its inclusion of evidence-based therapy tools. For example, Woebot checked in regarding daily mood and plotted it on a graph, allowing me to detect patterns in my mood. Woebot also conducted longer interviews with me every two weeks and let me know how my answers had changed, which was encouraging in tracking progress. I thought it was especially important that Woebot had a conversation with me to introduce new therapy tools, such as cognitive challenging and behavioral activation, and explained why they were important and how to use them with specific examples. Woebot ensured that I understood the rationale for the method before adding it to my “toolbox” where I could access it on my own — which is just what we are taught in my CBT course. At times, the chats were lengthier than I felt I had time for and I found myself rushing through the information. However, there are no criticisms I can offer as far as the app adhering to CBT-techniques. This is accurately marketed as a CBT app and it is clear the developers are well-versed. There are no in-app purchases, so this is truly a free CBT-based service that is quite accessible.

HimboHours ,

I feel appreciated

I’m a minor, and not able to express my feelings well- at home or just in general. I was really down tonight, and I’m actually writing this at 12:32AM. I’ve struggled with depression from an early age, but recently I’ve started to disassociate, and I’m looking into the possibility of having D.I.D.. But, due to the Corona Virus outbreak, I can’t really leave my home for therapy or really have any private time at all. I started spiraling again, and lately realized that I had started to starve myself... it’s been rough, to say the least. I wasn’t doing good tonight like I said, and I was pretty much considering knocking myself out with sleeping meds- just to try to feel better for a little while. Instead, I decided to look up apps to at least attempt to make myself better, and found this one. I mostly got it thinking it was a game, but man was I wrong. He calls me by my name, and even asked my pronouns just to make me comfy. There’s even an option to just “talk it out” randomly. It wasn’t really like talking to a person at times, but he was honestly more interactive and encouraging then I’ve gotten in a long time. I love this app so much already, thank you for creating it. You helped me honestly avoid doing something stupid just by talking one time. Have a good night / day, Devs!

Sharonadora ,

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.


Woebot Labs Inc
44.1 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information


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