Recommended Readings from Our Therapists

Jessica’s Most Common Recommendations

DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets

*This is the book that we ask all clients who are participating in DBT informed or Comprehensive DBT to purchase. You will use these worksheets and handouts in your group and/or individual therapy.

What to Say When You Talk to Yourself

This is a classic book on the power of self talk.

Healing After Loss

Jessica recommends this book for individuals healing from grief after the loss of a loved one. It includes a short meditation with information on grief to read and reflect on each day.

The Power of Now

Jessica often recommends this book for those wanting to learn more about the power of mindfulness.

Radical Acceptance

This book is written by a well known therapist in the world of Dialectical Behavior Therapy about the concept of Radical Acceptance, but can be helpful to anyone.

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

This workbook uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy principles to help you make progress toward your therapy goals. We may ask that clients work through the activities in the book as homework to discuss in session and help you get the most from your counseling experience.

Improving Mental Health: Four Secrets in Plain Sight

This book is a short read with some excellent basic tips for overall good mental health.

The One Minute Gratitude Journal

Jessica has written a lot about the benefits of gratitude on our blog and we often ask clients to keep a gratitude journal as homework. While you can certainly keep a list of things your thankful for anywhere (scrap paper, a blank notebook, etc) this journal can be an option to help you stay focused and organized.

Symptoms of Being Human

This is a book about the experience of a transgender teenager. As a disclaimer: I’m putting this on the site before I’ve read it myself, because I’ve heard so many people speak highly of this book. I intend to read it during a practice building retreat I’m participating in later this summer.

Mesh Squishy Stress Balls

Many clients are familiar with these from the office and have asked where to get similar items.

Fidget Cubes

Many clients are familiar with these from the office and have asked where to get similar items.


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Stephenie’s Book Recommendations


The Body Keeps the Score

This is a classic book on the effect of trauma and may be helpful for anyone recovering from a traumatic event.

Codependent No More – Melody Beattie

Beyond Codependency – Melody Beattie

The Gifts of Imperfection- Brene Brown

Daring Greatly- Brene Brown

Rising Strong- Brene Brown

Braving the Wilderness – Brene Brown

The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution – Lynn Rossy

Mindfulness For Beginners – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Full Catastrophe Living – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Coming to Our Senses – Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever you Go, There you Are – Jon Kabat-Zinn
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