Helpful Resources

Below, I have posted resources (books, websites) that I have found particularly helpful and often make use of in my work.

General Information about Therapy

What is Therapy?

What to Expect in Your First Session

The Elements of Good Therapy

Ethical Principles of Psychologists

Mindfulness/Meditation

Jon Kabat-Zinn states, "Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally...simply the act of conscious living." Read more about the benefits of mindfulness here.

The following websites provide free guided meditations.

UCSD Center for Mindfulness

UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center

Tara Brach's guided meditations

The following books are also excellent resources.

Mindfulness for Beginners, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life, Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems, Ronald D. Siegel

Radical Acceptance, Tara Brach

When Things Fall Apart, Pema Chodron

Self-Compassion

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

The Mindful Path of Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, Christopher K. Germer

The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown

Trauma Recovery

Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman

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