Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Austin--Depression, Anxiety & Anger IPhone Apps

Having trouble dealing with depression, anxiety, and/or anger? ICounselor for your IPhone can help.

These apps were written by a licensed psychotherapist with 25 years of counseling experience.

They have simple directions:

1. Rate the level of your emotion on a color coded scale of 0 to 10.

2. Select one of ten different calming activities to perform.

3. Select 1 of 10 ways to change your thoughts. Changing your thoughts in order to change your feelings is the basis of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, the most widely practiced evidence based form of psychotherapy.

4. Select one type of solution for the problem that triggered your anger

The content of these apps are for your information only. It is not a substitute for professional counseling or medical advice.

Check these apps out

If you're needing help with depression, anxiety or anger, you can reach me at 512-795-0402. I am located at 5808 Balcones Dr., Austin, Texas, 78731

8 comments:

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Parents often wonder if their children with anxiety will outgrow their anxiety or if they will get worse over time. Some anxious children, if encouraged to face their fears, develop coping skills on their own as they mature. In that sense, they do outgrow their fears. On the other hand, children with anxiety that avoid their fears can become quite disabled by them. With prolonged avoidance of age-appropriate activities, valuable skills are lost and the children with anxiety become increasingly dependent on the few people to whom they relate. Often, family conflicts result due to poor coping skills. With increased family conflict and decreased ability to keep up at school and with peers, their self-esteem plummets.

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Sage Therapy said...

This iphone app will be quite helpful too though. If they don't have time enough to seek real help, atleast they can resort to this method and it might just help in some cases.

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