|Top Smartphone Apps for Therapists|
by Miranda Palmer, LMFT of ZynnyMe.com
Those old mobile phones that have served therapists for so many years are slowly breaking and dying. Technophobic therapists everywhere are being “encouraged” to upgrade to Smartphones, whether it be an Android, a Blackberry, or an iPhone. While they may quickly decide it is nice to be able to check email, most of them are not sure what all the fuss is about. I am going to share a few Apps (or mini software programs) that are available free or cheap on your SmartPhone that may just get you finally saying to yourself, "A-hah! I get it now."
Smartphone apps are about making your life easier, but have you ever thought about using an app in your clinical practice? Remember, your clients are currently using those Smartphones to buy merchandise, have text fights, get bullied, and procrastinate. Let’s help them shift their phone into something that is actually healthy for them!
These are 5 of my favorite apps for therapists:
Client focused apps are a wonderful way to help clients translate skills that I teach in session into their daily lives. Have some fun with that Smarthone today!
Miranda Palmer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Modesto, CA who specializes in working with trauma clients. She is also a co-creator of ZynnyMe.com and committed to helping small business owners find and use the best technology. If you are interested in more App Reviews, be sure to join their mailing list at http://zynnyme.com.
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