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Woebot, the virtual therapist

Alison Darcy, Psychologist

Woebot is a mobile app that gives one-on-one therapy and gets 2 million messages a week. But Woebot isn’t a person – it’s a chatbot. It was invented and developed by psychologist Alison Darcy, and it uses AI to guide users through a session, anytime, anywhere. Darcy believe that Woebot can help break the stigma of therapy and provide services to underserved people. But what happens when we remove the human therapist from therapy?


“Woebot is one step forward to stopping the negative spiral in someone’s head so they can get back on with their lives.”

— Alison Darcy