Wellness Apps

Disclaimer: These apps are helpful to many people. However, the apps below are not affiliated with, nor endorsed by NCSSM's Counseling Services.  Before seeing our list of mental health apps, there are a few things we’d like you to keep in mind: 


NCSSM Counseling Services is not partnered or officially affiliated with the following products or companies clinically or financially. 

Like all forms of online information, the content and quality of these apps may change over time. NCSSM Counseling Services reviews the quality of these products approximately every 24 months. It is the user's primary responsibility to use their judgment and consult with their healthcare professional to ensure that apps are appropriate for their treatment.

Mental health apps are mainly meant to be used in conjunction with ongoing treatment by a qualified professional. They are not a replacement for qualified mental health treatment. When downloading or using mental health apps, there is a chance that you will transmit sensitive personal healthcare information to the company that owns the apps. NCSSM Counseling Services is not affiliated with such services and cannot guarantee the confidentiality of such information.

There may be financial costs associated with these apps via their direct purchase or in-app purchases. Such costs must be paid for on a person-by-person basis and are not covered by NCSSM.

Wellness and Mental Health Apps

Happify is our March App of the Month. You can download this app from the AppStore or PlayStore.  

Calm: Calm is an award-winning mindfulness app that's available for iOS, Android, and desktop. The app features hundreds of calming exercises, helpful breathing techniques, and sleep stories narrated by celebrities like Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba.

Happify: How you feel matters! Whether you're feeling sad, anxious, or stressed, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to help you take control of your feelings and thoughts. Our proven techniques are developed by leading scientists and experts who've been studying evidence-based interventions in the fields of positive psychology, mindfulness, and cognitive behavioral therapy for decades.

Headspace: Headspace is a mindfulness app with an easy-to-use interface that takes the seriousness and intimidation out of meditation.The app was co-founded by Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk who narrates a majority of the guided meditations. Although meditation itself is rooted in Eastern Buddhist tradition, Headspace isn’t tied to any singular religious identity.

MindShift CBT App: Free Evidence-Based Anxiety Relief - Is anxiety getting in the way of your life? MindShift® CBT uses scientifically proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help you learn to relax and be mindful, develop more effective ways of thinking, and use active steps to take charge of your anxiety. A new feature, the Community forum, now enables you to find and offer peer-to-peer support.

 Resilify (AppStore) or Resilify (PlayStore): By learning how to identify and challenge negative thought patterns, develop self-compassion, and practice mindfulness, users can cultivate greater resilience and improve their overall emotional well-being. Resilify understands the importance of building this capacity. The app's programs are designed to help users develop greater resilience by providing them with the necessary skills and strategies to bounce back from adversity.

Shine: Founded by two women of color on a mission to make taking care of your mental health easier, more representative, and more accessible, Shine is your space for daily self-care. It inspires users to look after their mental health with the help of meditation, gratitude exercises and journaling. The app sends users new motivational messages and articles daily, as well as a meditation session.