Resources

Here are Some of My Favorite Resources

I’m a big believer in Bibliotherapy. Sometime’s it’s helpful to read a book that resonates with what you’re going through. It’s not a substitute for therapy, but books have the power to enhance therapy and help you identify issues that you want to work on in session.

Here are some of my favorites resources–many of which inform my work with clients.


Anxiety

“Rewire your Anxious Brain” by Catherine Pittman, PhD

“The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety” by John P. Forsyth, PhD


Depression

“Michael Rosen’s Sad Book” by Michael Rosen

“Hyperbole and a Half” by Allie Brosh


Trauma

It Didn’t Start with You” by Mark Wolynn

The Body Keeps the Score” by Bessel van der Kolk

“Trauma and Recovery” by Judith Herman


Creativity Development

The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown

Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert

The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron

Steal Like an Artist” by Austin Kleon

“The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri

“The Creativity Challenge” by Tanner Christensen

“Taking Flight” by Kelly Rae Roberts

“Creating Mandalas” by Suzanne F. Fincher


Self-Care & Self-Compassion

The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself” by Kristin Neff

Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown

Rising Strong” by Brene Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection” by Brene Brown (this one fits in two categories)

“Succulent Wild Woman” by SARK

“Journal of a Solitude” by May Sarton

“Reclaiming Beauty Journal and Wisdom Deck” by Heidi Andersen

“The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo

“Heart and Brain” by The Awkward Yeti

The Highly Sensitive Person” by Elaine Aron


Finding your Path

The Crossroads of Should and Must” by Elle Luna

The Desire Map” by Danielle LaPorte 

Spilling Open” by Sabrina Ward Harrison

Brave on the Rocks” by Sabrina Ward Harrison

“Necessary Losses” by Judith Viorst