Engaging teenagers in therapy can be difficult. While some are more than happy to share their story to a trusted adult, establishing that trust with some teenagers can take a lot of time. Additionally, therapy is hard work, and some teenagers can become easily overwhelmed. Mental health apps have become very popular with teenagers and young adults and can be used between therapy sessions to build on specific skills, track progress, or explore coping skills. Although not a replacement for therapy, it is something I have suggested to clients to utilize between sessions or to keep them on track when discontinuing services because treatment goals have been met.
Here are 5 Mental Health Apps I have suggested that clients have found helpful.
*Please note these apps are used as aids in supporting treatment but do not replace it.
Written by Clinical Counsellor with Wildflowers, Ashley Carlson.