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Life Threatening medical emergency 9-1-1Community Resources 2-1-1Domestic Violence Hotline 1-888-DVLINKS (1-888-385-4657)
Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-344-6000Elder Abuse Hotline 1-800-510-2020
Access and Crisis Line 1-888-724-7240If you are having thoughts of harming yourself call one of the following numbersimmediately 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
Anxiety, Stress and WorriesScared and Worried: James J. Crist, PhD. A Guide for parents and children aged 8 and olderBedtime Fears: Scary Night Visitors by Irene Wineman Marcus and Paul Marcus, PhD. PreschoolBrave, Brave Mouse by Michaela MorganAddresses risks and limits and it’s ok to say “no” (ages 5 and up)The Carrot Seed by Ruth KraussAddresses confidence, persistence and importance of determination (ages 5 and up)Something Might Happen by Helen LesterAddresses the unknown and how to work with child’s resources (ages 4 and up)Wanda’s Monster by Eileen SpinelliAddresses worries and fears and how a child is capable of managing these feelings (age 4 and up)What I Like About Me by Allia Zobel Nolan (ages 3 and up)Addresses self-esteemThe Secret Lives of Teen Girls: by Evelyn Resh, addresses anxiety, rebellion and acceptance(teens and moms)The Trouble With Secrets- by Karen JohnsonFocuses on when to share and when to keep secrets. Talks about responsibility for making decisionsand mistakes are “ok”Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: by Tamar Chansky, Phd. (adolescents and parents)
BullyingCaps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina Ages 3-7When Fuzzy Was Afraid of Losing His Mother by Inger Maier, PhD Ages 3-7Addresses sepration anxiety, fear and shynessLittle Toot by Hardie Gramatky Ages 5-8The Playground Bully by Bernice Chardiet and Grace Maccarone Ages 6-8King of the Playground by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Ages 4-8The Magic Box by Sederman and Epstein Ages 3-7Sibling Issues: Oh, Brother…Oh, Sister. A Sister’s Guide to Getting Along Ages 8 and upThe Berenstein Bears Get in A Fight Ages 5 and up
MilitaryAbsent Parent: While You Are Away by Eileen Spinelli Ages 4 and upI’m A Hero Too by Jenny Sokol Ages 4-7
Behavior IssuesAlways In Trouble by Corrine Demas Ages 5-8Letters to Sam by Daniel GottliebA genuine and beautiful story of a grandfather/grandson bringing our compassion, hope and tolerance(Pervasive Development Disorder/Autism) Aged 12 to 99
Loneliness Grumpy Cat by Britta Teckentrup Ages 4-7
Sharing Family Time/Family/New BabyOn Mother’s Lap by Ann Herbert Scott Ages 4-7New Baby: What to Expect When the New Baby Comes Home by Heidi MurkoffBabies Don’t Eat Pizza by Dianne Danzig Ages 5 and olderAll Kinds of Families by Hoberman and Boutavant (up to 6 years of age) - Teaches about what makes up different familiesDo I Have A Daddy? By Lindsay and MoffettTeaches about honesty and assists in understanding when dads are absent, unknown or deceased.
TraumaWaking the Tiger-Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine (adult)Trauma Proofing Your Kids- A Parents Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy and Resilience by Peter A Levine and Maggie Kline - Recognizes different kinds of trauma children face. (parents/adults)Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline Addresses trauma from infancy through adolescence
DivorceMom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for Your Child: by Isdina Ricci, PhDParenting After Divorce: by Philip M. Stahl, Phd
Parenting Your ChildJust Tell Me What To Say: Sensible Tips and Scripts for Perplexed Parents by Betsy Brown BraunYou’re Not The Boss of Me: Brat Proofing Your Four to Twelve Year Old Child by Betsy Brown BraunThe Blessing of a Skinned Knee by Wendy Mogel, PhD.
Raising Self-Resilient Children Eight Year Old: Lively and Outgoing by Ames and HaberYour Three Year Old: Friend or Enemy by Louise Bates Ames, PhD and Frances Ilg, MD.Your Four Year Old-Wild and Wonderful by Ames and Haber
Marriage and RelationshipsThe Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, PhDAfter The Fight: Using your disagreements to build a stronger relationship by Daniel B. WileThe Lost Art of Listening- how listening can improve relationships by Michael Nichols PhDHold Me Tight- An approach to building loving relationships by Dr. Sue JohnsonReconcilable Differences: Hope and healing troubled marriages by Virginia Todd Holeman
Work Place RelationshipsToxic Co-Workers: How to Deal with Dysfunctional People on the Job by Alan Cavaiola, PhD. and Neil Lavender, PhDWhen Women Work Together by Carolyn Duff
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Therapy is a challenging process. If you are reading this page your curiosity and possibility of a therapeutic process is within arms reach. Therapy can be a daunting process with its challenges and commitments. Individuals have a belief-system that is their own and unique to whom they are. Changing a belief system is not easy nor is it expected. However, having the opportunity to understand one’s belief system, life experience and choices an individual makes can strengthen an understanding of “who you are.” Understanding “self” is a critical component in making change and working towards creating a satisfying relationship with yourself and others in your life.
Starting therapy is challenging. We truly believe that the only obstacle to overcoming challenges in life is a commitment to yourself to reach your goals, no matter how difficult or distant they might be. You may come to me with a very serious challenge that takes time to address or your challenge may be resolved in only a few sessions. Together, we will determine which path is best for you and work towards achieving your goals.
“We shall not cease from explorationAnd the end of all our exploringWill be to arrive where we startedAnd know the place for the first time.”
~T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets