Wysa’s anonymity guarantee and focus on developing a system that actually has emotional intelligence make me excited for what they’ll accomplish. Their design choices make me wonder if a more Rogerian than CBT approach might be the secret to emotional intelligence in a therapybot.
Mend offers semi-personalized support for breakup recovery. The daily talks are helpful but the subscription price is high.
Woebot offers useful CBT coaching. But its chatbot interface is more distracting than helpful at this point, reflecting AI’s current inability to understand natural language.
The designers of this app have made some great choices around mood tracking and introducing core CBT skills. But they’ve also made some questionable choices around data capture and analytics.