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Best Apps for Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders. There are different types of anxiety disorders, but the common symptoms are excessive worry, excessive nervousness, fear of losing control, and avoidance. Occasional anxiety is also a part of people’s life. Someone with an anxiety disorder has a difficult time with the anxiety going away and it interferes with every aspect of their lives. 

There are many apps now that use behavioral exercises and relaxation techniques to help with anxious thoughts and feelings. The apps work in different ways to help reduce anxiety symptoms.  If you have been diagnosed with anxiety or suffer from anxiety symptoms, here are three apps that can help. Two have a monthly fee, but one of the apps is free. 


Headspace is an app that offers guided meditation, sleep meditation, and breathing exercises. You are able to learn mindfulness skills. Headspace helps you learn how to relax, manage stress, and focus your energy to become a more centered and well-rested person.

Price: free 14-day trial with an annual plan for $69.99; free 7-day trial at $12.99 monthly. Student and work plans are available.


Mindshift is a free self-help anxiety relief app, that helps you reduce worry, stress, and panic by following CBT evidenced based-strategies. Some of the strategies include writing, journaling, listening to calming audio, challenging yourself, learning how to reframe your thoughts, practicing mindfulness, and staying grounded. 

Price: FREE 


Calm is a great app for beginners wanting to learn about mindfulness. Calm helps you tackle everyday stresses like anxiety, lack of sleep, and productivity. You are able to track your progress with daily streaks and mindful minutes. 

Price: free for limited services, $14.99/month for premium content, $69.99/year.

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Daymar Blanco, LPC Associate

I have experience in working in agency setting as well as private practice. My clients range from children, adolescents, young adults and adults. My experience has involved working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem, life transitions, and identity. I’m passionate about my work and establishing a framework of acceptance, empathy, and compassion. I prioritize creating this safe space in order to empower my clients.


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