by Nikki Schwartz, MA, NCC
Bottom Line: Unstuck is a great free app that can help you through frustrating moments when you are plagued by doubt, indecision, anxiety, distraction or lack of information. The user interface is brilliant, easy to use and the graphics are fun and well done. Excellent app. A must download. CONTINUE READING
How's an app gonna help me?
I guess that depends on the app. I find a lot of times that I am avoiding a situation when I feel stuck, maybe I want to change a bad habit or I can't seem to figure out how to start a project. I can get stuck because I'm overwhelmed or because I'm frustrated. I've used the Unstuck app myself several times, and with clients as well, and it seems to take some of the anxiety out of sorting through an issue.
Here's an example of a "Stuck Moment" (fictitious, of course.)
And your fortune says...
While it might seem like fortune telling, Unstuck is pretty accurate at "diagnosing" the source of your "stuck". Based on the type of "stuck" you're having, Unstuck offers several in-app tools to help you gain perspective. As well as links to other videos, stories, and other media customized for your situation.
Unstuck helps with...
Unstuck is extremely helpful for those with ADHD, it helps focus your thoughts, ideas and feelings into a cohesive, visual summary. I also suggest using for:
You'll love the price tag.
This is what blew me away as a therapist, this app is free . Yeah, I pay a lot for tools like this in kits or assessments. This could put me out of a job. Well, not really...
Is it as good as going to a therapist? Almost.
I think Unstuck is a great option to use in between sessions with a good counselor, but I don't think it will replace a good relationship with someone who can understand you here-and-now, walking with you through the tough things.
Let me know if you try it out.
Or if you know of any other great apps like it. I love to check out useful apps for clients with ADHD, Anxiety, Autism, and Asperger's. (I only work with diagnoses that start with "A"... Just kidding, I'll take letters A through D, as well. ;) Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of Unstuck.