resources for clients to learn psychotherapy topics

Useful Resources for you to Explore

There are a range of resources listed below that my clients often find useful in the therapy process. Many of my clients use such resources to increase their knowledge and sense of mastery over their situation. I find that self help books can complement therapy nicely for many clients.

Clients who read books that apply to the emotional challenges in their lives tend to bring new insights into therapy, thereby enhancing the process and solidifying their learning and growth.

Readings on Mental Health Concerns

  • The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
  • This classic book and its companion workbook is a valuable resource for women who were sexually abused as children. It is clearly written and filled with writing exercises and self-assessments focused on the healing process.

  • When Your Child Has Been Molested: A Parents Guide to Healing and Recovery by Kathryn Brohl and Joyce Case Potter
  • This book offers current research on the nature and effects of molestation on boys and girls as well as techniques proven for healing.

Challenges in Living

  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life by Abigail Trafford
  • This book charts the emotional journey of the breakup of a marriage identifying the common phases that lead to separation, divorce, and eventually a new life. A common-sense self help book about the crazy process that more than half of us go through.

  • Mom's House, Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Child by Isolina Ricci
  • The author advises separated, divorced or remarried parents about setting up a good working relationship with the ex-spouse to create two loving homes for the children. She provides practical advice on the legal, financial and emotional realities of divorce.

  • The Good Divorce by Constance R. Ahrons
  • Based on two decades of research, the author shows that couples can move beyond the early stages of breakup and learn to deal with the transition and continue to meet the needs of the children.


Personal Growth