counseling resources links and books


Introduction to EMDR Therapy : Video

The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brene Brown : Video

Listening to Shame, Dr. Brene Brown : Video

Polyvagal Theory Explained Simply, Sukie Baxter : Video

Rethinking Anxiety: Learning to Face Fear – Dawn Huebner : Video

How to Cope with Anxiety – Olivia Remes : More Info

Overcome Anxiety in Seven Minutes – Mel Schwartz : More Info

Be The Warrior Not The Worrier – Fighting Anxiety & Fear – Angela Ceberano : Video

How to End Stress, Unhappiness, and Anxiety to Live in a Beautiful State – Preetha J : Video


Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World, by Max Lucado

Becoming the Narcissist’s Nightmare: How to Devalue and Discard the Narcissist While Supplying Yourself, by Shahida Arabi 

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Traumaby Bessel van der Kolk, Sean Pratt, et al.  

Boundaries, Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by John Townsend, Henry Cloud, et al.

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brainby Daniel J. Siegel MD  

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for YourselfMelody Beattie 

Coping with Trauma-Related Dissociation: Skills Training for Patients and Therapists (Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology)by Suzette Boon, Kathy Steele   

The D Word, by Julia Cook, Phillip W Rodgers

Finish : Give Yourself the Gift of Doneby Jon Acuff 

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

I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality by Jerold J. Kreisman, Hal Straus, et al.

No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mindby Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson   

Permission to Feel, by Marc Brackett, PhD 

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?by Rick Warren and Zondervan 

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expertby John Gottman PhD, Nan Silver  

Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parentsby Russell A. Barkley  

Trauma Bonding: Understanding and Overcoming the Trauma Bond in a Narcissistic Relationship: Narcissistic Relationship Recoveryby Lauren Kozlowski 

The Trauma Heart: We Are Not Bad People Trying to Be Good, We Are Wounded People Trying to Heal–Stories of Survival, Hope, and Healing, by Judy Crane

You Are Not Your Brain: The 4-Step Solution for Changing Bad Habits, Ending Unhealthy Thinking, and Taking Control of Your Lifeby Jeffrey M. SchwartzRebecca Gladding   

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts, by Gary Chapman   

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen. R. Covey 

Suggested order for Brenè Brown’s work: 

  • The Gifts of ImperfectionBrenè Brown, PhD 
  • Daring GreatlyBrenè Brown, PhD 
  • Rising StrongBrenè Brown, PhD

Other books by Brenè Brown: 

  • Dare to Lead is putting Daring Greatly and Rising Strong into practice at work. It’s tactical, actionable, and great for team/group/org reads. There are free downloadable workbooks and tools on our Dare to Lead Hub. 
  • Braving the Wilderness is a book about belonging in a polarized culture and it stands on its own. You can read it anywhere in the progression.  
  • I Thought It Was Just Mewas Brenè’s first book, and it’s a deep dive into women and shame. If you’re looking for detailed information on women and shameBrenè recommends starting with The Gifts then moving to I Thought It Was Just Me.