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BEFORE USING THE TOOL:

* NEVER submit private, identifying, confidential information.
*Remember, this is a TOOL.  Any results you receive should be used as a starting point, and should never take the place of personal judgement, decision making, and consultation with a real life therapist, counselor, or social worker, as appropriate.

* The Almost A Therapist Tool is not responsible for any undesired outcomes resulting form the user's application of information provided by the tool.

THIS IS ONLY A TOOL.  IF YOUR SITUATION IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911. ALWAYS SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FOR MENTAL HEALTH, MEDICAL, AND HEALTH RELATED QUESTIONS. 

HOW TO USE THE CHATBOT:

- Chat with the tool as if you were talking to a trusted friend, family member, or mentor.

- Each time you chat with the tool it remembers what has been talked about during that session, so you can continue a conversation as you would while texting someone.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS:

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- I'm not feeling that great right now and I don't know what to do.

- My husband and I seem to argue all of the time, even over little things. How can we make things like they used to be?

- I get really nervous when I am around people and start sweating and shaking.  How can I stop this?.

- I don't feel motivated to do anything lately.  I literally just lay in bed all day and scroll TikTok.  Sometimes I cry but I don't know why.

- I feel really bad about myself most of the time, and the only time I feel better is when I pinch myself really really, really hard.

- What are 5 ways I can calm myself down when I get a little nervous in class or around new people?

 

It is important that you are fully informed about our conversations:

Limitations of AI: In most cases, AI cannot replace human professionals for complex emotional or crisis situations.

Informed Consent: By continuing our conversation, you're providing consent to engage with an AI for support, acknowledging the limitations of this interaction.

Data Usage: I am designed to respect your privacy; therefore, your data is not stored or used beyond our current conversation.

Confidentiality: To ensure your privacy, it's best not to share any confidential or personal information with me.

Cultural Sensitivity: I will try to be mindful of cultural diversity and adapt our conversation to your background and preferences as much as possible within my programming.

AI Limitations and Human Support: While I can provide assistance, there may be points where you might benefit more from human intervention. I can guide you to appropriate resources or encourage you to seek help from a human therapist if necessary.

Client Well-being: Your well-being is a priority, so please let me know how I can best support you within my capabilities as an AI.

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