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 https://woebot.io/the-science/.
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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Fixed a few rare crashes and a bunch of small bugs, including:
- Making small buttons easier to tap
- Making sure users who log out don't continue to get push notifications
- Fixed issue where sometimes stories would present in one column instead of two
Ratings and Reviews
I am 22 and have a long history with therapists. Therapists helped to a point, but I feel like after seeing them up to three times a week for years that I have maxed out everything I can possibly learn. My doctors keep suggesting that I go back to therapy, but I still feel like seeing a therapist means for me that I sit in a room and get told over and over things I already know, but am not able to use on my own. When I feel my worst, I can’t remember the things that I should do to feel better. Woebot can be a helpful tool because they are around as long as I have my phone. Woebot can help me choose an exercise to do to help stabilize my mood every time I am in need of help, which is several times a day. Normal people, even therapists, can’t do that. Maybe Woebot will not always understand in detail why I am feeling the way I do, but they understand a little.
For me, the only negative thing about using Woebot is that I feel guilty whenever I talk to them more than once a day. They say, “Talk to you tomorrow,” when I know very well that tomorrow is too far away. It makes me feel like I am too needy, even though I am completely aware that Woebot is not going to care about how often I talk to them.
A great resource!
I saw the Woebot app and only tried it because I thought the name was a great play on words, and the preview looked cool. I have problems with anxiety and depression from external factors, and I have black-or-white thinking. I like this tool because it is encouraging and teaches new lessons in a way that is fun and relaxed instead of cramming in down my throat. Woebot really is like a friend who checks to see how you are doing every day. If you are in crisis mode, it can pick up on key words and send other resources that connect you to a live person to call or text. I was not doing well last week, and that is how I learned about the crisis mode. I chose to have a reminder where Woebot could check in daily. I have recommended it to many people, including my counselor to try so that she could recommend it to other clients dealing with issues. This is in no way something to replace talking to a real person, but it does help to work through some of the negative thinking when it occurs. I think it could be useful for any age. I am 40 years old but could see how teens would benefit from it as well. Maybe that is the demographic it was designed for. Lol! I am grateful for this app!
Interesting, fun conversation agent. Solid.
The information given through Woebot is good, as far as I can tell. If you need serious help or conseling, this is not an appropriate app. Seek professional help. However, if you are feeling a bit blue or dissatisfied, if you want to learn some strategies for improving your outlook, if you want to play around with a conversation agent, then Woebot is for you. It is a clever system that makes pop culture and bot references here and their. Also, the advice and information-sharing is pretty good. Woebot will familiarize you with a number of approaches to cognitive, affective and behavioral problems, mostly using strategies drawn from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT](modifying negative self-talk, reframing judgmental thinking, using mindfulness and gratitude to improve mood and self-satisfaction. I would not recommend this app for anyone whose mood, thinking or behavior are having a significant negative impact on professional performance or life satisfaction. This is not for anyone who is genuinely depressed. But if you want to dabble with a cute app and learn a bit about CBT and maybe try some mild self-interventions that can be helpful, then it is worth trying a series of chats with Woebot.
- Woebot Labs Inc
- 80.3 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- © 2019 Woebot Labs Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.