We have collected some informative and potentially valuable resources for visitors to our website. These are in several formats, from links to pdf documents.

 Links

National Institute of Mental Health

Children and adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

National Eating Disorders Association

American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists

Dr. Laura Berman , Sex educator/therapist

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

Tests
Therapy is not only a place to just fix problems, it is also an arena of growth and self-understanding. No one can tell you that you need therapy. It is a decision you have to make yourself. The following tests are tools to help you with that important decision. NOTE: THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT STANDARDIZED PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS

Anxiety Screening Test (pdf)

Sexual Addiction Screening Test (pdf)

Depression Screening Test (pdf)

Articles – These are pdf files written by our own Kay Allen LPC

Eating Disorders and Disordered Eating

To Parents of Teens

Stress Reduction

To Couples

Adolescents with ADHD and ADD

 

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Self Help Reading Suggestions

Aspergers

Look Me in the Eye: My Life with
Aspergers
John Elder Robison

Asperger’s Answer Book: The Top 275 Questions Parents Ask

Anger Management

When Someone You Love Is Angry
W. Doyle Gentry

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate
Relationships
Harriet Lerner

Anger: How to Recognize and Cope With It
Leo Madow

A classic in the field.

Anger-Free: Ten Basic Steps to Managing Your Anger
W. D. Gentry

Adolescents

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
Mary Pipher

Real Boys : Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood
by William Pollack (Author), Mary Pipher (Foreword)

Anxiety

Thoughts & Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your life: A Workbook
of Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

Mathew McKay

Codependency

Loving the Self-Absorbed: How to Create a More Satisfying Relationship with a Narcissistic Partner
Nina Brown

Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
Pia Mellody (Author), Andrea Wells Miller (Author), Keith Miller (Author)

Daily meditations for women who love too much
Robin Norwood

Death Dying and Loss
Books on death, dying, loss and grief counseling

The Grieving Garden: Living with the Death of a Child
Suzanne Redfern

On Death and Dying
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Depression
Self help books on depression

What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed
Mitch Golant and Susan K. Golant

The Freedom from Depression Workbook (Minirth Meier New Life Clinic Series)
Les Carter and Frank Minirth

On the Edge of Darkness: Conversations about Donquering Depression
Kathy Cronkite
This book is written by Walter Cronkite’s daughter. In it, she interviews famous people who have struggled with depression. In addition to chronicaling famous peoples’ experiences of depression, she goes on to include common treatments for how to manage depression. This book is
inspirational. Mental illness does prevent a person from achieving success.

Manic: A Memoir
Terri Cheney
This is a wonderful book for someone to read who is bipolar, or for someone who wants to learn more about what life is actually like for someone with bipolar.

Divorce/Separation
Books on divorce and separation

Unexpected Legacy of Divorce, The: A 25 Year Landmark Study
Judith S. Wallerstein

Drugs & Alcohol
Books about overcoming drugs and alcohol.

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines
Nick Sheff

Enough Already!: A Guide to Recovery from Alcohol and Drug Addiction
Bob Tyler

Dry: A Memoir
Augusten Burroughs
Alcoholism: a memoir. This book is an excellent, quick, read.

Broken
William Cope Moyers

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction
David Sheff

Eating Disorders
Self help books on overcoming an eating disorder.

Treating Bulimia in Adolescents: A Family-Based Approach
Daniel le Grange (Author), James Lock (Author)

Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too
Jenni Schaefer (Author), Thom Rutledge (Author)

Eating With Your Anorexic
Laura Collins

Grief
Self help books on overcoming grief

Walking in the Garden of Souls
Anderson & Baron

Finding hope.

The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion

The death of a spouse

The Courage to Grieve: The Classic Guide to Creative Living, Recovery, and Growth Through Grief
Judy Tatelbaum

On Death and Dying
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

In Lieu of Flowers: A Conversation for the Living
Nancy Cobb

How We Grieve: Relearning the World
Thomas Attig

Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief
Martha W. Hickman

A Grief Like No Other: Surviving the Violent Death of Someone You Love
Kathleen O’Hara
Overcoming the death of someone you love who died by homicide or suicide.

Sex and Love Addiction

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
Patrick J. Carnes

Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery
Patrick J. Carnes

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You
Love

Pia Mellody (Author), Andrea Wells Miller (Author), J. Keith Miller
(Author)

Daily meditations for women who love too much
Robin Norwood

Contrary to Love: Helping the Sexual Addict
Patrick Carnes

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Why Is It Always About You? : The Seven Deadly Sins of Narcissism
Hotchkiss and Masterson

Trapped in the Mirror
Elan Golomb

The Destructive Narcissistic Pattern
Nina W. Brown

Loving the Self-Absorbed: How to Create a More Satisfying Relationship with a Narcissistic Partner
Nina Brown

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-up’s Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents
Nina Brown

Parenting
Parenting Books: Learn from other parents on tips, tricks and secrets of how to raise children.

Setting Limits with Your Strong-Willed Child : Eliminating Conflict by Establishing Clear, Firm, and Respectful Boundaries
Robert J. MacKenzie Ed.D.

Screamfree Parenting: The Revolutionary Approach to Raising Your Kids by Keeping Your Cool
Hal Edward Runkel

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
Faber & Mazlish

Postpartum Depression
Books on postpartum depression

Why I Jumped: My True Story of Postpartum Depression, Dramatic Rescue & Return to Hope
Tina Zahn; Wanda Dyson

What Am I Thinking? Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression
Karen Kleiman

Understanding Postpartum Psychosis: A Temporary Madness
Teresa M. Twomey

Therapy and the Postpartum Woman: Notes on Healing Postpartum Depression for Clinicians and the Women Who Seek Their Help
Karen Kleiman

The Journey to Parenthood: Myths, Reality and What Really Matters
Diana Lynn Barnes & Leigh G. Balber

SorrowS Web: Hope Help And Understanding For Depressed Mothers And Their Children
Anne Sheffield

Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide
Cheryl Tatano Beck, Jeanne Watson Driscoll

Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders: Perspectives and Treatment Guide for the Health Care Practitioner
Susan Dowd Stone and Alexis E. Menken

Non Pharmacologic Treatments for Depression in New Mothers
Kathleen Kendall-tackett

Infanticide: Psychosocial and Legal Perspectives on Mothers Who Kill
Margaret G. Spinelli (Editor)

Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
Brooke Shields

Daughter’s Touch: A Journey of a Mother Trying to Come to Terms with Postpartum Depression
Sylvia M. Lasalandra

Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding And Treating Prenatal And Postpartum Depression
Shoshana S. Bennett & Pec Indman

Marital and Relationship Problems
Self help books on overcoming marital or relationship problems. Tips on saving a marriage.

The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
Relatio

John M. Gottman

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
John M. Gottman (Author), Nan Silver (Author), John Gottmann (Author)

Not “Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity
Shirley P. Glass

Loving the Self-Absorbed: How to Create a More Satisfying Relationship with a Narcissistic Partner
Nina Brown

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
Harville Hendrix

Getting the Love You Want Workbook: The New Couples’ Study Guide
Hendrix and Hunt

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
by Pia Mellody (Author), Andrea Wells Miller (Author), J. Keith Miller (Author)

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
Janis Abrahms Spring

Sexual Intimacy
Self help tips on overcoming a sexual dysfunction.

Sharing Sexual Intimacy
Barbach, L.

For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy
Lonnie Barbach

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
by Pia Mellody (Author), Andrea Wells Miller (Author), J. Keith Miller
(Author)

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
Janis Abrahms Spring