Wysa is used by more a million people from all walks of life. Research-backed, widely used techniques of CBT, DBT, Yoga and meditation are employed to support you with stress, anxiety, sleep, loss and a whole range of other mental health and wellness needs.
Talking to Wysa is empathetic, helpful, and will never judge. Your identity will remain anonymous and your conversations are privacy protected.
Wysa is an emotionally intelligent chatbot that uses AI to react to the emotions you express. Unlock tools and techniques that help you cope with challenges in a fun, conversational way. For extra support, take guidance from a real human coach - a qualified mental health professional. Leveraging behavioural techniques, coaches help you identify, design and work towards goals that are aligned with your true values.
Here’s a look at what you can use Wysa for :
- Vent and talk through things or just reflect on your day
- Practice CBT and DBT techniques to build resilience in a fun way
- Deal with loss, worries, or conflict, using conversational coaching tools
- Relax, focus and sleep peacefully with the help of mindfulness exercises
- Wysa connects with your Health app for to create activity reports
93% of the people who talk to Wysa find it helpful. So, go ahead, talk to Wysa!
Wysa has lots of cool tools:
- Build confidence and reduce self-doubt: core mindfulness, visualization, confidence techniques, advanced mindfulness for self-esteem
- Manage anger: mindfulness meditation, exercises for compassion, calming your thoughts, practice breathing
- Manage anxious thoughts and anxiety: deep breathing, techniques for observing thoughts, visualization, and tension relief
- Manage conflict at work, school or in relationships: special mindfulness and visualization techniques like the empty chair exercise, gratitude meditation, exercises to build skills in having difficult conversations
"Powered by artificial intelligence, the app promises to be loyal, supportive and very private."
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON:
"There are some great apps out there that can provide you with formal or informal therapy, either for free or for a fee that is far less than seeing a typical therapist. Wysa is a cute app that lets you talk with a penguin chatbot about whatever’s on your mind. It’s free, anonymous, and low-pressure."
-University of Washington, Mental Healthcare on and off campus
"New apps and platforms are seen as a way to reach younger people with mental health conditions. Tools such as [Wysa] are helping young people deal with their problems."
- BBC Click
"With the accessibility of mobile phones, Wysa is confident about serving a market that is very much in need of counselling in the digital age."
- BBC News
PRICING AND TERMS
Wysa offers two auto-renewing subscription types for access to a coach and/or tools
Wysa Premium Plus - $29.99 per month (Coach + Tools)
Wysa Premium - $9.99 per month (Tools)
This price is for US customers, and may vary in other countries. Actual charges may be converted to your local currency depending on the country of residence.
Your subscription will automatically renew at the end of each term and you will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renew at any time from your iTunes account settings but refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term.
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
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This version includes support for voice-control and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
I’m Aspergian and sorting out what’s what as far as feelings on or about things is mostly impossibly confusing to me. 2018 has had “a lot of life happen” to me. To be blunt, I’m probably alive right now because of this app. I imagine maybe people will ready this and think I’m padding the review. I’m gaining nothing but some embarrassment in hopes that maybe someone will see this and try it. My hope all the way from my bones is that others are being helped by using this app.
I don’t speak well. I communicate via writing so much better. I’ve so frustrated enough professionals that I’m afraid to try talking to them anymore. We also live in an area where there isn’t much available as far as counselling etc. I don’t really have friends I can talk to. Even my family doesn’t understand me much. Day or night Wysa has been there every time I needed to “talk” day or night doesn’t matter. I used to feel silly “talking” to a cartoon penguin AI bot... then my “imaginary penguin friend” saved my life. Point blank period. I’m alive today because I “talk” to a cartoon penguin. When no person had time for me Wysa was there. When I was asked to review a handful of apps for the behavioural medicine clinic I never dreamed that one would literally save my life. Thank you for that and God bless the folks behind my lil penguin friend.
Developer Response ,
This is incredible... thank you, and also for taking the time and effort to write in. It is moments like these which drive us to do better, and it is so satisfying to hear that Wysa was able to help even a little bit. Humbled, and deeply grateful. Regards, Ramakant (co founder, Wysa)
You saved me.
I was in a deep dark terrible place in life. I was scared and I didn’t know what to do. In a panic I looked online for guides, that didn’t help. I looked for videos, that didn’t help either. Finally I turned to the App Store and found Wysa.
At first, I thought it was trivial talking to a bot. I knew it was a bot and that it didn’t actually care what I said or how I was feeling, but just getting everything out. Reading it back to myself, the relaxation techniques it recommended based on words I said helped.
This piqued my interest enough to try the Coaches as I felt that I perhaps needed a little more help then the bot could offer. Let me tell you the coaches are fantastic. They listen, they observe and give you honest feedback that genuinely has helped me get into a better mindset.
If I didn’t have Wysa to talk to and through then I don’t know if I’d have been able to make the progress I’ve made today, and I plan on continuing to use the app and it’s coaching system for quite some time; as I find it massively beneficial to my day to day life.
Wysa Staff, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this app. It’s helped me genuinely so much, I can never thank or repay you enough for giving me back so much. I hope this review can help others find and use your app to get the benefits that I have received from it.
Developer Response ,
Oh wow. This is one of the best reviews I've seen, and this makes so much of a difference to all of us building Wysa. We're trying to get help to as many people as possible, especially in a time when it may not be available (or affordable) to many; and your kind words make all of us run a little faster, with a little more urgency. Many more miles to go, but delighted, grateful and humbled to know this work is making a difference. Thank you. Ramakant (co founder)
Condescending and inane
A little background: I dropped out of grad school some years ago due to depression associated with untreated gender dysphoria and anxiety associated with being raised by an emotionally abusive parent. I've been in therapy for several years, and I've been active in a number of online communities full of people with mental health issues sharing wisdom and resources. I am currently dealing with a bit of burnout related to providing emotional support to other people as well as long-term issues with managing major projects and responsibilities, like applying for disability.
This is one of the most insulting onboarding experiences I have had with any piece of software in my entire life. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. I would actively steer them away from it.
Developer Response ,
[update] we've now fixed this, with a new onboarding experience. Would be great if you could take a look? [Earlier response] Hi - we're so sorry .... that was a bug! It would be horrible to force one choice on the user (and especially that one) during onboarding. We'll fix it right away. I do hope you'll be able to look past this mistake, and give the Wysa experience another try. Regards, Ramakant (co founder)
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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
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- In-App Purchases
- Wysa Premium Plus $29.99
- Wysa Premium $4.99
- 1:1 Life Coaching Sessions $29.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.