Wednesday, January 1, 2014

4 Unconventional Ways Technology Is Improving Counseling

Technology makes it possible to research and get help for many life problems online. With savvy search engines, narrowing down the right arena for you makes it easy to seek out help for common problems. Technology is also taking it a step further with some out-of-the-ordinary approaches to finding help.

1. Support Through Smartphone Apps

One can find smartphone apps for both iPhone and Android phones that can help with everything from cognitive behavior therapy to alleviating anxiety to battling addiction.

Cognitive Diary CBT Self-Help – Developer Excel At Life offers this free app to help you “Improve your life by changing your thinking.” If you feel the pressures of anxiety, anger or low self-esteem, this app first helps you recognize triggers and helps you set goals to change these behaviors and moods. It also includes a diary which was developed by a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience.