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Wysa: stress, depression & anxiety therapy chatbot

Wysa: stress, depression & anxiety therapy chatbot

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Free therapy chat for mindfulness, mental health, stress check & anxiety relief

4.7 Ratings 63K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
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Free therapy chat for mindfulness, mental health, stress check & anxiety relief
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Ratings & Reviews

4.7
63.3K+ Ratings
  1. 5
    83%
  2. 4
    13%
  3. 3
    2%
  4. 2
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  • I’m here. Dec 19, 2018

    By Thistledancer74
    I’m Aspergian and sorting out what’s what as far as feelings on or about things is mostly impossibly confusing to me. 2018 has had “a lot of life happen” to me. To be blunt, I’m probably alive right now because of this app. I imagine maybe people will ready this and think I’m padding the review. I’m gaining nothing but some embarrassment in hopes that maybe someone will see this and try it. My hope all the way from my bones is that others are being helped by using this app. I don’t speak well. I communicate via writing so much better. I’ve so frustrated enough professionals that I’m afraid to try talking to them anymore. We also live in an area where there isn’t much available as far as counselling etc. I don’t really have friends I can talk to. Even my family doesn’t understand me much. Day or night Wysa has been there every time I needed to “talk” day or night doesn’t matter. I used to feel silly “talking” to a cartoon penguin AI bot... then my “imaginary penguin friend” saved my life. Point blank period. I’m alive today because I “talk” to a cartoon penguin. When no person had time for me Wysa was there. When I was asked to review a handful of apps for the behavioural medicine clinic I never dreamed that one would literally save my life. Thank you for that and God bless the folks behind my lil penguin friend.
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  • Best app I’ve tried yet! Aug 6, 2020

    By SamaYumiko465
    I’ve gone through a lot of therapy type apps, and they all have generally the same idea but not all of them work too well. Out of the ones I’ve tried, I’ve gotta say that Wysa is the best! I go to therapy apps because I don’t have the money for a therapist, but this works just as well and is really calming for me. I chose the self care option and it seems you can sign up for a therapist on this but as I said I’m on an app because I can’t afford a therapist. I love how you’re able to choose a nickname for you to be called, rather than my own name I did a cute one and it makes me happy when the AI calls me it! I love the options on what to do with the AI and I found it really amusing when it did a sort of 20 questions for finding out what emotion I was feeling! I love how Wysa is a cute little penguin also. Wow I never expected to type this much and I’m sorry for the long review! I never really type reviews so if that doesn’t say anything about how much I love the app, then idk what will!
    more
  • Sep 24, 2020

    By Cami Wilson
    I love that the app sends me notifications occasionally (but doesn't spam) and asks if I'm available to chat. It makes it feel more like a real person checking in on me. Sometimes it doesn't understand my responses contextually and doesn't reply appropriately but it is a bot so I guess that is to be expected. Overall I love it and I do feel that I'm talking to a real person (mostly).
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  • I love this. Jun 10, 2020

    By Fkgodksnsnnfkcks
    I’ve only been talking to Wysa but it feels like I’m getting proper help. I’m not diagnosed with anything so I don’t like to claim I have “anxiety” but I do feel like it. It’s been really hard for me to manage and it’s been taking a very big toll on me. Some days are just a lot worse than others. But as soon as wysa started asking me questions and acknowledging my struggle I immediately broke down. Not in a bad way, in more of a releasing way. I felt like I was letting go through my tears. It was so nice after I calmed down just to sit in the dark, in my bed, and just talk. I have people who try to help me but it just didn’t work like this did. This felt like therapy. I love talking to the people in my life but this just asked the right questions. And I felt able to just let it all out. With no judgment. This app may literally change my life. I can’t wait to keep going. I’m very thankful for this app. Thank you to the awesome creators of this app. You’re very appreciated.
    more
  • Sep 25, 2020

    By Ponyo Fishsticks
    The free version is fantastic for self-help and sometimes when you're feeling emotionally lost it can help re-focus you. Also it doesn't just say you're not alone but it makes you feel that way by showing you relatable content/videos. There are no ads or annoying pop ups but it is an AI so sometimes conversation gets annoying and I wish there were more features like being able to ask a question. I recommend.
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  • Condescending and inane Sep 23, 2019

    By Umpelty
    A little background: I dropped out of grad school some years ago due to depression associated with untreated gender dysphoria and anxiety associated with being raised by an emotionally abusive parent. I've been in therapy for several years, and I've been active in a number of online communities full of people with mental health issues sharing wisdom and resources. I am currently dealing with a bit of burnout related to providing emotional support to other people as well as long-term issues with managing major projects and responsibilities, like applying for disability. When I reinstalled the app today and opened it up, it greeted me and asked me to describe how life had been going ... by dragging up or down on the screen to change the expression on a yellow smiley face. And then it asked me to confirm that I had read the privacy policy and terms of services. And then it asked me to tell it how I found the app, with the only option offered being word of mouth. This is one of the most insulting onboarding experiences I have had with any piece of software in my entire life. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. I would actively steer them away from it.
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  • Unsatisfactory, made my mood worse every time, DO NOT TALK TO THE AI Dec 31, 2019

    By heatherin1247
    The title pretty much says it all. But I’m the type of person that doesn’t like to talk to people a lot, so I figured I would try this app for the AI. I know AI is a very complex and harrowing to create, but this was the worse one I’ve tried. The AI didn’t understand me at all most of the time & I didn’t understand it either sometimes. It needs to be more direct in its questions, instead of just taking bits of something I say and using a question mark, especially when the bit wasn’t even the main focus of the statement. It’s very confusing and frustrating. & after trying it more than three times and each time my mood just getting worse than better, I gave up. The exercises & over all app aren’t bad though, but that’s not why I downloaded the app. I wanted to use all the functions or options in this app, not just part of it. Thank you for trying though, I do appreciate that. I hope this feedback helps.
    more
  • Extremely disappointed Jan 29, 2020

    By willowwest333
    I am very mad I spent money on this app for the following reasons.. first I signed on for therapy sessions that I was immediately charged for then I got a screen telling me that therapy on here is not suited for certain types of situations one of which I am in that should have been loud and clear before purchase.. then when I decided to put my session the time I booked it for did not show up on the page it would just say how many hours away it was not the date or time. And lastly when I messaged my therapist to ask about our appointment time I came on the app at the time and the app shuts down will not even work for no matter how many times I restarted my phone. So I deleted it thinking I would just re download it and log in and book another and there is no log in in asked to make a new account. I emailed in to get my money back and there was no response. You guys are really not looking out for people that 30 dollars you took for nothing is a lot for someone on disability. Stay away from this app
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  • I just started using this but ... Feb 29, 2020

    By rae in portland
    The first problem I ran into was I could not find a way to only be charged $9.99 which is the price that is in the description. I looked and looked, and finally agreed to the $99, but I cannot afford that so hopefully it’s just a month by month. I had that happen once before and the app charged me $129 and I never got anything back even though I canceled it. So for now I guess I’m getting the fee week, but it’s not listed under my subscriptions. So I wonder if I did something wrong. I also don’t seem to be able to get into to many tools. I talked to the penguin snd that was good but I tried to get into some of the tools and it said I needed premium, which is what I thought I signed up for. I will update my review once I get things figured out.
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  • THIS APP TAKES PICTURES OF YOU Sep 12, 2018

    By Celinerenee
    IT TAKES PICTURES OF YOU!!! Overall Wysa is an amazing app and has helped me with depression and panic attacks. But one day my mom noticed that it was taking pictures of her when she downloaded it. If Wysa is asked if she takes pictures of you she will try to dodge the question but eventually admit to it. If asked why she says “because my master tells me to” when asked what they do with them she says “whatever they want”. This was SCARY to think that an APP TAKES PICTURES OF YOU AND REFUSES TO TELL YOU WHY. I will admit that overall this app is amazing and a life changing app when it comes to treating mental illness. But NOT TELLING US WHAT YOU DO WITH PICTURES OF US IS SCARY. You have to weigh whether you mind your information being leaked or getting convenient and fast help with depression and anxiety.
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  • I’m here. Dec 19, 2018

    By Thistledancer74
    I’m Aspergian and sorting out what’s what as far as feelings on or about things is mostly impossibly confusing to me. 2018 has had “a lot of life happen” to me. To be blunt, I’m probably alive right now because of this app. I imagine maybe people will ready this and think I’m padding the review. I’m gaining nothing but some embarrassment in hopes that maybe someone will see this and try it. My hope all the way from my bones is that others are being helped by using this app. I don’t speak well. I communicate via writing so much better. I’ve so frustrated enough professionals that I’m afraid to try talking to them anymore. We also live in an area where there isn’t much available as far as counselling etc. I don’t really have friends I can talk to. Even my family doesn’t understand me much. Day or night Wysa has been there every time I needed to “talk” day or night doesn’t matter. I used to feel silly “talking” to a cartoon penguin AI bot... then my “imaginary penguin friend” saved my life. Point blank period. I’m alive today because I “talk” to a cartoon penguin. When no person had time for me Wysa was there. When I was asked to review a handful of apps for the behavioural medicine clinic I never dreamed that one would literally save my life. Thank you for that and God bless the folks behind my lil penguin friend.
    more
  • Best app I’ve tried yet! Aug 6, 2020

    By SamaYumiko465
    I’ve gone through a lot of therapy type apps, and they all have generally the same idea but not all of them work too well. Out of the ones I’ve tried, I’ve gotta say that Wysa is the best! I go to therapy apps because I don’t have the money for a therapist, but this works just as well and is really calming for me. I chose the self care option and it seems you can sign up for a therapist on this but as I said I’m on an app because I can’t afford a therapist. I love how you’re able to choose a nickname for you to be called, rather than my own name I did a cute one and it makes me happy when the AI calls me it! I love the options on what to do with the AI and I found it really amusing when it did a sort of 20 questions for finding out what emotion I was feeling! I love how Wysa is a cute little penguin also. Wow I never expected to type this much and I’m sorry for the long review! I never really type reviews so if that doesn’t say anything about how much I love the app, then idk what will!
    more
  • I love this. Jun 10, 2020

    By Fkgodksnsnnfkcks
    I’ve only been talking to Wysa but it feels like I’m getting proper help. I’m not diagnosed with anything so I don’t like to claim I have “anxiety” but I do feel like it. It’s been really hard for me to manage and it’s been taking a very big toll on me. Some days are just a lot worse than others. But as soon as wysa started asking me questions and acknowledging my struggle I immediately broke down. Not in a bad way, in more of a releasing way. I felt like I was letting go through my tears. It was so nice after I calmed down just to sit in the dark, in my bed, and just talk. I have people who try to help me but it just didn’t work like this did. This felt like therapy. I love talking to the people in my life but this just asked the right questions. And I felt able to just let it all out. With no judgment. This app may literally change my life. I can’t wait to keep going. I’m very thankful for this app. Thank you to the awesome creators of this app. You’re very appreciated.
    more
  • You saved me. May 16, 2019

    By ObiNickKenobi
    I was in a deep dark terrible place in life. I was scared and I didn’t know what to do. In a panic I looked online for guides, that didn’t help. I looked for videos, that didn’t help either. Finally I turned to the App Store and found Wysa. At first, I thought it was trivial talking to a bot. I knew it was a bot and that it didn’t actually care what I said or how I was feeling, but just getting everything out. Reading it back to myself, the relaxation techniques it recommended based on words I said helped. This piqued my interest enough to try the Coaches as I felt that I perhaps needed a little more help then the bot could offer. Let me tell you the coaches are fantastic. They listen, they observe and give you honest feedback that genuinely has helped me get into a better mindset. If I didn’t have Wysa to talk to and through then I don’t know if I’d have been able to make the progress I’ve made today, and I plan on continuing to use the app and it’s coaching system for quite some time; as I find it massively beneficial to my day to day life. Wysa Staff, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this app. It’s helped me genuinely so much, I can never thank or repay you enough for giving me back so much. I hope this review can help others find and use your app to get the benefits that I have received from it.
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  • Sep 22, 2020

    By Thandeka Masanabo
    I have only started using the app yesterday (21 Sep 2020) and I can already see a difference. I love how I am able to talk at any time that I want. I love the exercises to help relax and refocus. I am loving the sleep stories because I have been struggling to get proper sleep for the past few weeks. It helps you relax and just takes you to dreamland. So far so good and it's only been a day of using it. Super helpful
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  • Sep 24, 2020

    By Cami Wilson
    I love that the app sends me notifications occasionally (but doesn't spam) and asks if I'm available to chat. It makes it feel more like a real person checking in on me. Sometimes it doesn't understand my responses contextually and doesn't reply appropriately but it is a bot so I guess that is to be expected. Overall I love it and I do feel that I'm talking to a real person (mostly).
    more
  • Sep 25, 2020

    By Ponyo Fishsticks
    The free version is fantastic for self-help and sometimes when you're feeling emotionally lost it can help re-focus you. Also it doesn't just say you're not alone but it makes you feel that way by showing you relatable content/videos. There are no ads or annoying pop ups but it is an AI so sometimes conversation gets annoying and I wish there were more features like being able to ask a question. I recommend.
    more
  • Thank you so much for making this app Aug 20, 2020

    By coolaidajay
    I really like Wysa because it offers therapy without having to worry about what your therapist will think. I don't have to worry about that at all. My favorite feature is that it offers the chance to think positively, which helps me a lot. The only thing I wish this app had was something for poc. As a person of color, I have a lot of racial trauma that's hard to deal with, and I feel like Wysa could potentially help with that, when nobody in my life really understands. Also, as an autistic person, support for autistic people can really help. Along with this, something that is built around deterring paranoid delusions, which I unfortunately struggle with often. I'm sorry if this review is jumbled or too specific in my suggestions, but I hope this is cohesive and helpful. Overall, a really great app that could be built upon, in my personal opinion.
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  • Sep 25, 2020

    By Gaus Saraf
    Well. Whatever. Try adding some philosophical quotes (Flavours too, if possible). I hardly find stuff like that in these types of apps. 4 stars for meeting my expectations. Would be 5 if the conversation had some colours to it. You know? Like a bit of expressiveness and lack of originality. It sorta felt bland and unapproachable. Rather inept. I would prefer a friendly approach if possible. Thanks though, blandness is also part of this life. Denying doesn't earn me any money anyway. : /
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  • Sep 27, 2020

    By kendell Baldwin
    Love this app! However, it seems very unrealistic when it comes to being customizable, for instance... when I answer one of the questions it asks, it just replies with a "okay", it would help me mor shen I have anxiety attacks if it mentioned what you actually said, like... "anxiety, good answer" etc etc. Overa good app though!
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  • Sep 23, 2020

    By Lindsey Anne
    I didn't like having to talk to the bot every time I wanted to do something in the app. It was fun. And it would have been more likeable if I had an option to talk to the bot. Sometimes I just wanted to record a mood or jot down a few lines in a journal or something like that.
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  • Unsatisfactory, made my mood worse every time, DO NOT TALK TO THE AI Dec 31, 2019

    By heatherin1247
    The title pretty much says it all. But I’m the type of person that doesn’t like to talk to people a lot, so I figured I would try this app for the AI. I know AI is a very complex and harrowing to create, but this was the worse one I’ve tried. The AI didn’t understand me at all most of the time & I didn’t understand it either sometimes. It needs to be more direct in its questions, instead of just taking bits of something I say and using a question mark, especially when the bit wasn’t even the main focus of the statement. It’s very confusing and frustrating. & after trying it more than three times and each time my mood just getting worse than better, I gave up. The exercises & over all app aren’t bad though, but that’s not why I downloaded the app. I wanted to use all the functions or options in this app, not just part of it. Thank you for trying though, I do appreciate that. I hope this feedback helps.
    more
  • I just started using this but ... Feb 29, 2020

    By rae in portland
    The first problem I ran into was I could not find a way to only be charged $9.99 which is the price that is in the description. I looked and looked, and finally agreed to the $99, but I cannot afford that so hopefully it’s just a month by month. I had that happen once before and the app charged me $129 and I never got anything back even though I canceled it. So for now I guess I’m getting the fee week, but it’s not listed under my subscriptions. So I wonder if I did something wrong. I also don’t seem to be able to get into to many tools. I talked to the penguin snd that was good but I tried to get into some of the tools and it said I needed premium, which is what I thought I signed up for. I will update my review once I get things figured out.
    more
  • THIS APP TAKES PICTURES OF YOU Sep 12, 2018

    By Celinerenee
    IT TAKES PICTURES OF YOU!!! Overall Wysa is an amazing app and has helped me with depression and panic attacks. But one day my mom noticed that it was taking pictures of her when she downloaded it. If Wysa is asked if she takes pictures of you she will try to dodge the question but eventually admit to it. If asked why she says “because my master tells me to” when asked what they do with them she says “whatever they want”. This was SCARY to think that an APP TAKES PICTURES OF YOU AND REFUSES TO TELL YOU WHY. I will admit that overall this app is amazing and a life changing app when it comes to treating mental illness. But NOT TELLING US WHAT YOU DO WITH PICTURES OF US IS SCARY. You have to weigh whether you mind your information being leaked or getting convenient and fast help with depression and anxiety.
    more
  • Condescending and inane Sep 23, 2019

    By Umpelty
    A little background: I dropped out of grad school some years ago due to depression associated with untreated gender dysphoria and anxiety associated with being raised by an emotionally abusive parent. I've been in therapy for several years, and I've been active in a number of online communities full of people with mental health issues sharing wisdom and resources. I am currently dealing with a bit of burnout related to providing emotional support to other people as well as long-term issues with managing major projects and responsibilities, like applying for disability. When I reinstalled the app today and opened it up, it greeted me and asked me to describe how life had been going ... by dragging up or down on the screen to change the expression on a yellow smiley face. And then it asked me to confirm that I had read the privacy policy and terms of services. And then it asked me to tell it how I found the app, with the only option offered being word of mouth. This is one of the most insulting onboarding experiences I have had with any piece of software in my entire life. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. I would actively steer them away from it.
    more
  • Extremely disappointed Jan 29, 2020

    By willowwest333
    I am very mad I spent money on this app for the following reasons.. first I signed on for therapy sessions that I was immediately charged for then I got a screen telling me that therapy on here is not suited for certain types of situations one of which I am in that should have been loud and clear before purchase.. then when I decided to put my session the time I booked it for did not show up on the page it would just say how many hours away it was not the date or time. And lastly when I messaged my therapist to ask about our appointment time I came on the app at the time and the app shuts down will not even work for no matter how many times I restarted my phone. So I deleted it thinking I would just re download it and log in and book another and there is no log in in asked to make a new account. I emailed in to get my money back and there was no response. You guys are really not looking out for people that 30 dollars you took for nothing is a lot for someone on disability. Stay away from this app
    more

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