From the Therapists at Central Iowa Psychological Services
In this world of growing technology, there are tons of apps out there. Our clinicians and staff came up with these 12 diverse apps to help your mental health and your overall quality of life. Information about the apps came straight from their online descriptions.
1. Headspace: Meditation and Sleep
Headspace is your personal guide to health and happiness. It can help you focus, breathe, stay calm, and create conditions for a better night’s sleep by practicing meditation and mindfulness. When you need some stress relief or lessons on creating better sleep conditions, Headspace can help. Just download this free meditation, mindfulness, and sleep app, then sit back, relax, and breathe.
Diet plan, food diary, macro calculator, calorie counter & healthy recipes, all in one convenient place. Reach your weight loss goals with food tracker Lifesum!
Keto diet, high protein or maybe vegan? We’ll help you find a diet plan best suited to you. Need a health tracker to keep you going? Fear not. We’ve got an intuitive food diary, macro calculator & diet tips to give you a helping hand.
Your AI Assistant for helping you monitor and improve your emotional health through quick conversations based on therapy and meditation. Feel your best, beat stress, depression, and anxiety.
Great people always have an assistant by their side. Thousands of users are using Youper as their Emotional Health Assistant. You’ll love it too! 🤩
4. Quit That!
Are you looking for a totally free app to help you quit stuff without pesky ads, limits, or annoying prompts? Quit That! is a simple app to track all of the stuff you are trying to quit. Want to quit smoking? Quit That! Looking to stop drinking soda? Quit That! too.
Quit That! is easy to use, has a modern interface, and focuses on the ability to track as many things as you want.
5. Smiling Minds
Smiling Mind is a unique web and app-based program developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to people’s lives.
Just as we eat well and stay fit to keep our body healthy, mindfulness meditation is about mental health and looking after the mind.
Smiling Mind is a 100% not-for-profit organization that works to make mindfulness meditation accessible to all.
Our vision is to help every mind thrive.
Our mission is to provide accessible, life-long tools to support healthy minds.
6. Bear Focus Timer
Tom is a friendly bear, except when you can not concentrate. He will do his best to help you focus on something!
Just place your screen face down and focus on what you do.
A variety of white noise will help you focus more.
If you concentrate well, Tom will praise you.
You can change the session time in the settings.
You can reset the timer by pressing Tom’s belly button.
Please keep in mind that Tom can also enjoy fishing when you are focused.
7. Moment-Screen Time Control
Moment enables you to use your phone in a healthy way, giving you back time for the parts of life that matter most.
• See how much time you’re spending on your phone and which apps you’re using most.
• Rethink the way you use your phone, one day at a time, through guided coaching sessions at your own pace.
8. What’s Up?
What’s Up? is a fantastic free app utilizing some of the best CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy) methods to help you cope with Depression, Anxiety, Anger, Stress and more! With a beautiful, modern design, simple heading and easy-to-follow methods, you can get to what helps you the most in seconds!
Wunderlist helps millions of people around the world capture their ideas, things to do and places to see. Whether you’re sharing a grocery list with a loved one, working on a project, or planning a vacation, Wunderlist makes it easy to share your lists and collaborate with everyone in your life. Wunderlist instantly syncs between your phone, tablet and computer, so you can access your lists from anywhere.
10. Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)
SAM is a friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.
SAM has been developed by a university team of psychologists, computer scientists and student users. Established methods of self-help have been combined with high standards of usability to provide an engaging, flexible, and practical resource.
11. Quotes: Daily Inspiration and Wisdom with wallpapers
ENLIVEN Daily Motivational Quotes App is a FREE inspiring App that shows you a new Motivational Quote on a daily basis, at a time of your choosing. You can Favorite, Share and Comment any of the thousands of inspirational Quotes available. Plus, you can use our unique Meditation technique at any time of the day to help you achieve Mindfulness
Sure, you’ve played trivia before. But, have you played a trivia where you can post about your interests on your favorite topic, make your own quiz and connect with millions of users who share your interest, worldwide?
Join millions of players in a brain teaser that combines social network and trivia- QuizUp!
Learn, grow and have fun challenging friends and players online on interests you’re best at.
What’s more? Play and earn badges that prove you’re the best in the world at your favorite topic