U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

app icon


Average: 3.7 (26 votes)


Skills Training in Affective & Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR) is an evidence-based psychotherapy designed to help with emotion regulation and interpersonal relationship problems that people commonly experience after a trauma. STAIR Coach is an app for people who are engaged in STAIR therapy with a mental health professional. The app will guide you through the exercises assigned by your therapist and allows you to track and record your progress. STAIR Coach includes tools for self-care, a mood journal, and a training plan to help you understand and regulate your emotions and improve your relationships with others.

STAIR Coach was created by VA’s National Center for PTSD.

I accidentally stumbled across this app and it's the best thing that I ever did.”

Dec 2023


  • In-depth information about Skills Training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation (STAIR)
  • Interactive tools for emotion and behavior management
  • Mood journal and symptom assessments to track emotions, mood, and PTSD symptoms
  • Customizable reminders
  • Quick links to support


For help with this app, contact the National Center for PTSD at:
Email: MobileMentalHealth@va.gov

Provide App Feedback

Feedback submission is anonymous.

(Please note: we will be unable to respond to you, even if you leave contact information)