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Parenting Books

The Teens Guide to Social Media and Mobile Devices:  21 Tips to Wise posting in and Insecure World, Jonathon McKee

It’s Complicated:  The Social Lives of Networked Teens, Danah Boyd

Sex, Likes and Social Media:  Talking to our Teens in the Digital Age, Allison Harvey

Social Media Wellness;  Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, Ana Homayoun

Magic 1-2-3: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, Thomas Phelan

What to Do with a Problem, Kobi Yamanda

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Michael Rierqa, PhD

Boundaries with Teens, Dr John Townsend

How to Talk to Your Kids About Really Important Things, Schafer and DiGeronimo

The Transgender Child, Brill and Pepper

Relationship Books

The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman

The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook, Kreger and Shirley

10 Lessons to Transform Your Marriage, Gottman and Gottman

The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Dr Patricia Evans

Psychopath Free, J. Mackenzie

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough”, Brene Brown, PhD

Grief/Loss Books

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, Fisher and Albert

Good Grief Rituals, Childs-Gowell

Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good Grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss, Mundy and Alley

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, Kubler-Ross, Kessler

When You Grandparent Dies: A Child’s Guide to Good Grief, Ryan and Alley

How to Survive the Loss of a Parent: A Guide for Adults, Lois F Akner

Coping Books

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition:  When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life, Henry Cloud

Empath:  Highly Sensitive Person’s Handbook for Mastering Your Gift, Setting Your Boundaries and Thriving, Rozella Hart

Boundaries for Your Soul:  How to Turn Your Overwhelming Thoughts and Feelings into Your Greatest Allies, Allison Cook

Adult Coloring Books, Joy Ting

The 90 Day Gratitude Journal, S.J. Scott

The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown

Stop Overreacting, J. Siegel

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Davis, Eshilman, McCay

Calming the Emotional Storm, Sheri Van Dijk

You Are Not Your Brain, Schwartz and Gladding

Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet You Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame, Beverly Engel

Depression Books

Conquering the Beast Within – How I Fought Depression and Won and How You Can Too. One Teenagers Inspiring Story, Cait Irwin

The Feeling Good Handbook, David Burns

The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, Mark Williams

The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs, Stephen S. Ilardi

Anxiety Books

The Anxiety Toolkit, Alice Boyes, Ph.D

Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Patrick Fanning and Mathew McCay

Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Martha Davis

Helping Your Anxious Child, Rapee, Spence, Cobham, Wignall

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, E Bourne

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide, Tessa Watt

Thriving With Social Anxiety: Daily Strategies for Overcoming Anxiety and Building Self-Confidence, Cooper and MacDonald

Anger Books

Healing the Angry Brain: How Understanding the Way Your Brain Works Can Help You Control Anger and Aggression, Ronald Potter-Efron, MSW, PhD

Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life, Thomas J. Harbin

Anger: Taming a Powerful Emotion, Gary Chapman

Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion, Carol Tarvis


10 Percent Happier, Dan Harris

10 Days to Self-Esteem, David Burns

The Body Image Workbook, T. Cash

Real Happiness – Proven Paths for Contentment, Peace and Well-Being, Jonah Paquette

You Can Be Happy No Matter What, Richard Carlson

Trauma Books

The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk, MD

Healing From Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life, Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC

Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image and the Capacity for Relationship, Laurence Heller, PhD and Aline Lapierre, PsyD

Complex PTSD From Surviving to Thriving: A Guide and Map for Recovering From Childhood Trauma, Pete Walker

EMDR Books

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy, Francine Shapiro, PhD

EMDR: The Breakthrough “Eye Movement” Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma, Francine Shapiro, PhD

Goals Books

Don’t Shoot Yourself in the Foot, Dr. Daniel Amen

In Pursuit of Excellence, Terry Orlick

A Life Without Limits, Chrissie Wellington

The Power of Intention, Dr. Wayne Dyer

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck




Training Board Self-Regulation

DBT Mindfulness Tools

DBT Emotion Regulation Skills

DBT Distress Tolerance Tools

DBT Interpersonal Relationship Tools

Guided Breathing with Jacob the Frog

National Institute of Mental Health – NIMH is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorder.

American Psychological Association – The the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

American Psychiatric Association – Promotes the rights and best interests of patients and those making use of psychiatric services for mental illness, including substance use disorders.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – SAMHSA is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation.

Psychology Today – The latest from the world of psychology:  from behavioral research to practical guidance on relationships, mental health and addiction. – Provides information, resources, and treatment for people battling addiction and related conditions.

What makes a healthy relationship?
Why do people abuse relationship boundaries?
Setting emotional boundaries in relationships.

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Anxiety screening tool based on the GAD-7

This assessment is entirely confidential and the results will be emailed to you.

Over the last two weeks, how often have you been bothered by the following problems?

1. Feeling Nervous
2. Not being able to stop or control worrying
3. Worrying too much about different things
4. Trouble relaxing
5. Being so restless it is hard to sit still
6. Becoming easily annoyed or irritable
7. Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen

This is not intended to diagnose or to replace the care of a health care professional.  This is a screening measure to help you determine whether you might have Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  Developed by Drs. Robert L Spritzer, Janet B.W. Williams, Kurt Kroenke and colleagues.  Available in the public domain.

Email required to send results.


What makes a healthy relationship?
Why do people abuse relationship boundaries?
Setting emotional boundaries in relationships.

Get Your Free e-book: Boundaries in Relationships