resources for understanding Anxiety
Burns, D. When Panic Attacks
Bourne, E. J. (2005). The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook (4th Edition).
Caldwell, P. (2005). Anxiety Disorders: Everything You Need to Know.
Craske, M. G. & Barlow, D. H. (2006). Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook (2nd edition).
Hope, D. A., Heimberg, R. G., Juster, H. A., & Turk, C. L. (2004). Managing Social Anxiety: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach: Client Workbook.
resources for understanding Depression
Burns, D. Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
Burns, D. D. (1999). The Feeling Good Handbook.
Addis, M. E. & Martell, C. R. (2004). Overcoming Depression One Step at a Time: The New Behavioral Activation Approach to Getting Your Life Back.
Knaus, W. J. & Ellis, A. (2006). The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step by Step Program.
McQuaid, J. R., Carmona, P. E., & Segal, Z. V. (2004). Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression.
Williams, J. M. G., Teasdale, J. D., Segal, Z. V., & Kabat-Zinn, J. (2007). The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness.
resources for living with PTSD AND TRAUMA
Allen, J. G. (2004). Coping with Trauma: Hope through Understanding (2nd Edition).
Burgess, M., Marks, I., & Gill, M. (2001). Self-Help for Nightmares: A Book for Adults with Frequent Recurrent Bad Dreams. Blue Stallion Publications.
Follette, V. & Pistorello, J. (2007). Finding Life Beyond Trauma: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Heal from Post-Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Related Problems.
Matsakis, A. (1998). Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors and ThoseWho Love Them.
resources for SEXUAL ASSAULT survivors
Maltz, W. (2001). The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Revised edition).
Matsakis, A. (2003). The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-By-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault.
Allender, D. (1995). The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse.
resources for living with GRIEF
Zonnebelt-Smeenge. Getting to the Other Side of Grief: Overcoming the Loss of a Spouse.
Smedes. How Can It Be Alright When Everything is All Wrong.
Kushner. When Bad Things Happen to Good People
Shiff. The Bereaved Parent
Westberg. Good Grief
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Online Therapeutic Resources
National Institute of Mental Health
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the leading federal agency for research on mental disorders. Visit the website here.
Healthy Place is the largest consumer mental health site, providing trusted information on mental health disorders and psychiatric medications from both a consumer and expert point of view. Healthy Place provides online psychological tests, breaking mental health news, mental health videos, unique tools like a "mood journal" and more. I have found their blog site to be particularly helpful in developing a deeper understanding of mental health. Visit their blog here.
Psychology Today is a robust online tool for mental health providers across the United States. Over the years, I have searched their blog site in times of need, and I have always been able to find a helpful resource or article. Visit their blog here.