Therachat, a smart journaling tool for therapists and their clients, today launched the next generation of its HIPAA-compliant platform designed to augment therapy sessions. The smart journaling application provides therapists with a customizable platform to assign homework to clients (like journaling and emotion tracking), direct messaging and text message analysis, powered by artificial intelligence (AI).
Recent data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) found that one in five adults in the US (43.8 million people) suffer from mental illness each year. To understand the process and best practices for managing mental health conditions, Therachat met with hundreds of therapists and their clients as well as with consumers who are coping with mental health disorders without a therapist. As such, it created its smart journaling platform to be easily accessible on iOS and Android devices and to function independently or in conjunction with treatment plans.
Therachat’s therapist dashboard offers real-time insights and analysis to inform in-person therapy sessions and keep clients engaged in-between visits.
Key features include:
- Analytics dashboard provides a view into progress per client, including text sentiment analysis from journaling
- Direct messaging with clients in a HIPAA-compliant way increases touch points in-between sessions. Clients will receive and be notified of messages on mobile devices
- Customizable activities that therapists can schedule for clients on mobile devices. For example, activities could entail reading an article, answering a question or prompt, filling out a survey or rating the therapy session
- Easy to access, advanced insights on how clients are progressing towards therapy goals. The view offers symptom tracking of emotions
“Our goal is to create a technology that enables anyone suffering from a mental health issue to take a proactive approach to emotional wellness, and to offer a non-intrusive way for therapists to integrate data into their practice,” said Kouris Kalligas, CEO and Co-founder, Therachat.
“With its ability to detect patterns and measure progress, Therachat’s new features open the door for a more efficient process. In doing so, we are making mental healthcare more accessible and taking a step forward in modernizing the industry,” Kalligas added.
Furthermore, Therachat’s mobile app provides smart journaling and emotion tracking, which leverages AI technology, to help users develop coping mechanisms for anxiety. Its customizable chatbot personality incentivizes engagement and match user personal preferences. The app also tracks emotion, anxiety and distress to offer a view into personal progress and triggers. It also includes live textual analysis that enables users to reflect, refocus and reframe negative into positive thoughts.