Bloom: Therapy and CBT Journal (iOS Version 1.10)

Synopsis of the App: Described as “your hyper-personalized digital therapist,” Bloom provides video therapy, guided journaling and AI-driven emotional analysis.

Price and Platform: Free. Apple only.

RDN Score: 5/5

Pro

  • Easy-to-use platform with excellent video production quality.
  • More than 300 video therapy sessions and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) exercises designed to help decrease stress and anxiety and increase happiness.
  • Uses AI-driven emotional analysis to improve your mental well-being.
  • Includes guided breathing exercises, journaling and interactive activities such as a brain drain to inform and keep users engaged.
  • Provides daily personalized sessions designed to help reduce stress, boost mood and calm anxieties.
  • Covers cognitive distortions, quieting the inner critic, mindfulness and more.
  • Revisit exercises, sessions and answers at any time.
  • Includes a library of resources related to your goals. Users have access to in-depth content such as the “Relief of Worry” chapter covering the science of worry, misconceptions, catastrophizing and personalization.
  • Offers a seven-day free trial.

Cons

  • Signing up via email or Facebook may cause privacy concerns for users.
  • $59.99 per year for the premium app.

Bottom Line: Although not a substitute for therapy with a health professional, Bloom offers a wide range of resources and activities that may help users change their patterns of thinking and the way they feel.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at marisamoore.com. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.