Youper - Therapy Journal 12+

Mood Tracker & CBT Diary

Youper, Inc.

    • 4.8 • 14.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases




“It is incredible what this app can do. I was able to change my mood just by sticking through and letting it guide me.”

“Youper is THE most helpful app for recording emotions and discussing situations without the feeling of being judged.”

“It uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, but by asking questions and learning what works for you, it creates a personalized strategy for the most effective change. It cannot replace a real therapist, but it is undoubtedly an excellent place to start and much cheaper than a real therapist.”

“I’ve been struggling with depression and anxiety my whole life, and even more so since the pandemic. I saw this app and decided to give it a shot. Within 15 minutes, I felt completely grounded and much more clear-minded”.

“You’ll stick to it. I’m saying this, having downloaded headspace, calm, fabulous, journal apps, and every type of self-care app under the sun. Unlike those apps, Youper doesn’t feel like a chore or a to-do list. It really fits into your everyday life”.

“Youper is like having a therapist, coach, and best friend in my pocket. Just wonderful”.


Youper uses effective tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Positive Psychology to help improve your mood.

A study from Stanford University showed significant improvement in symptoms of depression and anxiety after just two weeks of using Youper.


Youper is your private space to capture and reflect on your moments, both positive and negative. Based on your input, Youper will ask questions, learn what works for you, and create a personalized strategy to help you understand and change your thoughts and feelings.

You can follow the recommendations or choose from a variety of exercises:

• Mood tracker: track your mood with quick check-ins.
• Mood insights: understand your emotions and what makes you happy.
• Journal: organize your thoughts in a private thought diary.
• Therapy exercises: use cognitive behavioral and other therapy techniques to overcome stress, anxiety, and depression.
• Gratitude: remember positive experiences.
• Personality test: discover your personality and understand what makes you tick.
• Habit tracker: set goals and celebrate wins as you build healthier habits.
• Mindfulness: practice mindfulness to calm down and increase focus.
• Breathing: be guided through breathing exercises to relax instantly.
• Sleep sounds: fall asleep faster using calming sounds to help you relax at bedtime.
• Symptom tracker: gain insights on anxiety, depression, and other mental health symptoms.
• Apple Health integration: track mindful moments and sessions with Apple Health.


All core features are entirely free to use. Premium features are available with a subscription. The subscription will automatically renew unless turned off in your iTunes Account Settings at least 24 hours before the current period ends. You can cancel your subscription anytime when you feel the Premium plan is not what you need.

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What’s New

Version 11.04.012

Hi Youper fam! This update makes capturing and reflecting on your moments, both positive and negative, quicker and easier. We also fixed a few annoying bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14.4K Ratings

14.4K Ratings

mythmoth ,

One of the best mental health apps out there

This is the first review I’ve ever written, but I just want to thank the developers SO SO MUCH for making this app completely free! I’ve only been using it for a couple of days but already it’s been so helpful to me in calming me down, tracking my moods, organizing my thoughts and it practically works as a diary. I’m also extremely interested in knowing how different kinds of therapy techniques work on the brain, so I love the scientific explanations behind what the app tells me to do. It really keeps me going, because it reminds me that it really will help. I’m currently unemployed and working to get on disability for mental illness, so I can’t afford to pay for monthly subscriptions to mental health apps, something that frustrates and upsets me a lot. So much in fact that I’m working on learning how to make my own apps so that I can provide free mental health apps for people in my situation. When I downloaded this I couldn’t believe it was so helpful, so well designed and totally free. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
The only suggestion I have is I think it would be absolutely wonderful if some DBT skills were integrated into it as well, as both CBT and DBT work really well together for a lot of people! Radical acceptance for situations that can’t be changed, distress tolerance, etc. That would make this app truly perfect to me. Regardless, this app is fantastic and I’d recommend it to anyone.

Developer Response ,

Youper wouldn’t be here without the support of loyal users, like you! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback to encourage others.

Nenjalloh ,

The best mindfulness app you’ll ever download.

I’m saying this having downloaded aura, headspace, calm, oak, simple habit, affirmation apps, and every type of mindfulness app under the sun. It has meditation, it has affirmations and setting intentions, and the “messaging” format that it has I think is very innovative and makes you feel like you’re talking to someone that actually cares about you, and a lot of the time, feeling like you’re being heard really makes the difference. I like how throughout the conversation, it helps you deconstruct the emotions you’re feeling using all those methods. I downloaded it during a period of time that I felt very anxious about where my life was, and I used it everyday, multiple times a day for about two weeks, before I didn’t feel like I needed to use it every day anymore. The option to look at your past conversations with the app really makes a difference, because you can look back and see just one week ago you were having a mental breakdown, but now everything in the world is great, lol. I also really like the feature that messages you everyday “How are you?” as if you’re receiving a text because sometimes you don’t realize you want to talk until you see that message. And on top of all that, every feature is completely free, so what more could you ask for in an app?

Gwyn974 ,

SO helpful!

I love Youper so much. I’ve only been using it consistently for a couple of weeks now, because at first I wasn’t crazy about it. But since then I have really warmed up to it. Although it doesn’t always make me feel better (though it usually does), I can always just use it to track my mood which is really helpful. I struggle with generalized anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and panic attacks (not panic disorder thankfully), and it’s a great form of cognitive behavioral therapy.

I don’t know if this app will be helpful for everyone, but I would definitely recommend checking it out, because it’s really well done and thoughtful. It gives you a lot of thoughtful prompts to fill out, but it also gives you the option of just tracking your mood. You can skip prompts you don’t feel like doing and say you’re done at any point, which makes it feel less overwhelming on really hard days. I’d recommend this even if you aren’t struggling with a mental illness, because it’s a great way to gain more insight on how your mind works.

Obviously any app is not going to be a miracle cure, but if you don’t have access to a counselor or just want to have a little bit of help and insight, Youper is perfect. Stay safe my friends, and thank you Youper!

Developer Response ,

That's awesome! Thank you for sharing your experience. If you'd like to tell us more about it, we'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at Take care!

App Privacy

The developer, Youper, Inc., 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • User Content
  • Usage Data

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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