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Books, Videos, Resources

A list of resources I recommend in my practice

No sense in reinventing the wheel. If it's been said, and said well, I'd rather point you toward those resources and devote our session time to discussing things that are particular to you. In that spirit, here is a list of books, videos, and apps that I recommend and use in my practice.

If you're in crisis and need help right away please jump to the bottom of this page for emergency resources.

Books

On Stress:

  • Why Zebras Don't get Ulcers by Robert Sapolsky PhD
  • In this Moment: Five Steps to Transcending Stress using Mindfulness and Neuroscience by Kirk Strosahl, PhD and Patricia Robinson, PhD
  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

On Anxiety:

  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, Vol 2 by John Forsyth, PhD and George Eifert, PhD
  • Things Might go Terribly, Horribly Wrong: A Guide to Life Liberated from Anxiety by Kelly Wilson, PhD and Troy DuFrene, PhD

On Depression:

  • The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression by Alex Korb, PhD
  • The Happiness Trap by Dr. Russ Harris
  • Lost Connections by Johann Hari

On Love and Relationships:

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment by Amir Levine, MD and Rachel Heller, MA
  • ACT with Love by Dr. Russ Harris
  • Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson, PhD
  • Opening Up: A Guide to Creating and Sustaining Open Relationships by Tristan Taormino
  • More than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory by Franklin Veaux and Eve Rickert

On Sexuality:

  • Come As You Are by Emily Nagoski, PhD
  • The Guide to Getting it On by Paul Joannides
On Sexual Trauma and Abuse:
  • The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Wendy Maltz
  • Healing Sex by Staci Haines
  • Queering Sexual Violence by Jennifer Patterson

On Self-Compassion:

  • The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, PhD
  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neff, PhD
  • Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach, PhD

On Trauma:

  • The Complex PTSD Workbook by Arielle Schwartz, PhD
  • Healing From Trauma: A Survivor's Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life by Jasmin Lee Cori
  • Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving by Pete Walker
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD
  • Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, MD

On Addiction:

  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate, MD
On Communication Skills:
  • Nonviolent Communication: Life-changing Tools for Healthy Relationships by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD

Apps and Websites

Videos

Check out my YouTube channel for videos, TED talks, and more.

For Parents

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Dan Siegel, MD

as well as other videos and resources on Dan Siegel's website

Emotion Coaching video series from the Gottman Institute

Wise-Minded Parenting and other books and videos from Laura Kastner, Phd

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life (workbook for teens) by Sheri Van Dijk, MSW

Help Right Now

If you are in crisis right now and feel like you're not able to keep yourself safe or alive please go to your nearest hospital emergency department.

To reach someone by phone or online for a non-life threatening emergency:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255

Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): 800-656-4673

Crisis Text Line: text "HOME" to 741741

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