Apps for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can result from exposure to traumatic events and affect your ability to cope with life events. This page identifies apps you can use on your own or as part of a treatment plan with your behavioral healthcare provider to better cope with and recover from PTSD.

Treatment-Companion Apps

Dream EZ
Created by DoD’s Defense Health Agency, this app is designed for use with nightmare reduction therapy for better sleep as part of your treatment with a mental healthcare professional. Available for both Apple and Android devices.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Coach
The CPT Coach app is designed for use with a mental healthcare provider who specializes in Cognitive Process Therapy (CPT) as part of your treatment for PTSD. The app offers readings, worksheets, and other resources to help track your symptoms and manage treatment. Available for both Apple and Android devices.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Coach
The ACT Coach app is intended for use with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as part of your overall treatment plan. It provides facts, tools, and other resources to help you work with your therapist and identify ways to cope with tough situations, feelings, and thoughts. Available for both Apple and Android devices.

Prolonged Exposure (PE) Coach
The PE Coach this app is for use with a healthcare provider who specializes in Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy. It includes relaxation and breathing exercises to help reduce stress. In addition, you can track therapy appointments and record sessions on your phone. Available for both Apple and Android devices.

Self-Help Apps

LifeArmor
This app offers self-assessments, tools, information, videos, and treatment options for 16 health issues, including anxiety, depression, sleep issues, and PTSD, as well as more everyday issues such as anger and child care. Available for both Apple and Android devices.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Coach
Created by the VA’s National Center for PTSD, this self-help app explores trauma-related symptoms, available treatments, and tools to cope with anxiety and track your symptoms. Available for both Apple and Android devices. A desktop version is also available.

PTSD Family Coach
From the VA’s National Center for PTSD, this app is designed for family members of patients with PTSD. Learn self-care strategies, ways to handle your relationships with other family members, and how to seek treatment for your Warfighter. Available for both Apple and Android devices.