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New offering! Affirmations for Survivors:  Powerful tools for challenging unhelpful thoughts and inspiring you everyday.

Book Shelf

 Resource/information list of helpful downloads   

*The information sheets don't substitute for good therapy but can give you some tools;)
Tools
Taking a Break

 Depression Info 

Stars Tattoo

 Sleep Info 

Laying on Sofa

 Insomnia Info 

Student in Library

 Study tips 
ffor Anxiety & ADHD 

Shadow

Anxiety

Confident Curvy Woman

Self Esteem

Graphic Sweatshirt

 Feeling Wheel 

Pro Boxing Gloves

 Coping with Anger 

Brief 2min Mindful Breathing Exercise

OpenFocusbreathing
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RESOURCE RECOMMENDATIONS

 

 

Georgia Crisis and Access Line: 1.800.715.4225

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: call or text 988

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800.799.7233

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services: 1.800.662.4357

 

 

 

 

Books

Mindfulness

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Steven Hayes, 2005

Wherever You Go, There You Are
- Jon Kabat-Zin, 1994

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance
- Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley, 2007

A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook
- Bob Stahl, 2010

 

Anxiety & Depression

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
- Edmund Bourne, 2015

Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach Workbook (Treatments That Work)
- Mark Gilson, PhD, 2009

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance
- Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley, 2007

ADHD

Time Management for the Creative Person: Right-Brain Strategies for Stopping Procrastination, Getting Control of the Clock and Calendar, and Freeing Up Your Time and Your Life- Lee Silber, 1998

Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD
- Peter S. Jensen, MD, 2004

Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program Client Workbook (Treatments That Work)
- Steven A. Safren (Author), Susan Sprich (Author), Carol A. Perlman & Michael W. Otto, 2005

Trauma

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and body in the healing of Trauma

What Happened to You: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience & Healing

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 20th Anniversary Edition
- Ellen Bass, 2008

The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
- Laura Davis, 1990

Voices of Courage: Inspiration from Survivors of Sexual Assault
- Michael Domitrz, 2005

Intergenerational Trauma

My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts & Bodies

- Resmaa Menakem, 2017

It Didn't Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

- Mark Wolynn, 2017

Managing Emotions

SOS Help for Emotions: Managing Anxiety, Anger, and Depression

-Lynn Clark, 1997

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance
- Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley, 2007

Imposter Syndrome

The Middle Finger Project: Trash Your Imposter Syndrome and Live the Unf*ckwithable Life You Deserve-

The Imposter Cure: How to stop feeling like a fraud and escape the mind-trap of imposter syndrome

Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers, and Create Success on Your Own Terms-

The Gifts of Imperfection

-Brené Brown, 2010; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/7015403-the-gifts-of-imperfection?ref=nav_sb_ss_1_12

Joy

The Four Agreements - A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
- Don Miguel Ruiz, 1997

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World

- Dalai Lama XIVDesmond TutuDouglas Carlton Abrams, 2016

 

Friendships and Social Relationships

Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make--and Keep--Friends

Franco PhD, Marisa G.

Friendship in the Age of Loneliness: An Optimist's Guide to Connection

Poswolsky, Adam Smiley

Sisterhood Heals: The Transformative Power of Healing in Community

Harden Bradford PhD, Joy

Resources for Women

Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
- Harriet Lerner, 2014

Women Who Run with the Wolves
- Clarissa Pinkola Estés PhD, 1996

Bad Feminist
- Roxane Gray, 2014

Love in My Language
- Alexandra Elle, 2014

Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto

Tricia Hersey, 2022

Thick: And Other Essays

-Tressie McMillan Cottom, 2019;  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40365093-thick?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=M4o42KcAkq&rank=1

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers her Superpower

  • Brittney Cooper, 2018

Communion: The Female Search for Love

  • bell hooks, 2002

Longing to Tell: Black Women Talk About Sexuality and Intimacy
- Tricia Rose, 2004

 

Resources for Men

Heavy: An American Memoir

  • Kiese Laymon, 2018

I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression

  • Terrence Real, 1997

 

Racial Stress

America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing

- Dr. Joy Degruy, 2005

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

- Michelle Alexander, 2020

Between the World and Me

- by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015

The Racial Healing Handbook: Practical Activities to Help You Challenge Privilege, Confront Systemic Racism & Engage in Collective Healing

– Anneliese Singh, 2019

Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts

- Resmaa Menakem, 2017

Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience

– Sheila Wise Rowe, 2020

I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

– Austin Channing Brown, 2019

Men We Reaped:

- Jesmyn Ward, 2013

Resources for Couples

Fierce Intimacy: Standing up to One Another with Love

  • Terry Real, 2018

Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
- Sue Johnson, 2008

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
- John Gottman, 2015

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships
- Sue Johnson, 2013

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
- Gary D. Chapman, 2015

The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
- Gary Chapman, 2004

The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You're Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate
- Harriet Lerner, 2002

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
- Melody Beattie, 1986

Codependent No More Workbook
- Melody Beattie, 2011

I Hate You Don’t Leave Me
- Jerold Kreisman, MD and Hal Straus, 1991

Love is a Choice: The Definitive Book on Letting Go of Unhealthy Relationships
- Paul Meier M.D., Dr. Frank Minirth, Dr. Robert Hemfelt, 2003

 

Navigating Work/Professional relationships

Esther Perel's podcast series on work: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hows-work-with-esther-perel/id1497580407

Grief/Death & Life’s transition spaces

On Grief & Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss 

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, David Kessler, 2014

On Death & Dying: What the Dying have to Teach Doctors, Nurses, Clergy and Their Own Families

- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Ira Byock, 2014

Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, A Young Man, and Life's Great Lesson

- Mitch Albom, 2002

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

The Year of Magical Thinking

- Joan Didot, 2007

Grief Quiz:  https://psychology-tools.com/test/inventory-complicated-grief

 

Resource for caring for/understanding older adults

Center for Mental Health & Aging: https://www.mentalhealthandaging.com/common_topic_categories/mental-health-and-aging-guides/

 

App Recommendations

 

Mindfulness & Meditation:

Shine app (https://www.theshineapp.com/): mindfulness app voiced by BIPOC.

DBT- Diary Card app (https://www.diarycard.net/): app for portable DBT skills and accessible Diary Card.

Ten Percent happier (https://www.tenpercent.com/): mindfulness app with various meditation courses

CALM https://www.calm.com/): app with variety of options for sleep meditations, stress reduction, various timed breathing exercises and more

Insight Timer: (https://insighttimer.com/) Insight Timer has a huge library of content: over 80,000 free guided meditations from over 10,000 teachers on topics like stress, relationships, healing, sleep, creativity, and more.

Healthy Mind: (https://hminnovations.org/meditation-app) The Healthy Minds Program app wants to help you develop the skills for a healthy mind—by strengthening mental focus, decreasing stress, and growing resilience, compassion, and better immune health.

 

Podcast Recommendations

 

Ten percent happier – Dan Harris integrating mindfulness into daily life, with interviews

Therapy for Black Girls – Dr, Joy Harden - podcast designed to promote mental wellness for Black women

Where Shall We Begin? – Esther Perel - renowned relationship expert Esther Perel interviews real couples who present with their challenges for her help

On Purpose – Jay Shetty – health-oriented podcast designed to inspire, give practical skills for life change and connect to meaningfulness

 

Other Resources

 

Psychiatric Referrals

Emory University Psychiatric Services

 To make an appointment: 404-778-5526 8am – 5pm Monday – Friday

Mindful Health Solutions

470 N Sessions St. NW
Marietta, GA 30060

Call Bakari Vickerson (470) 280-0390

Additional Clinical Referrals

Heavenly Therapeutic Services

Individual, Couples & Adolescents/Children: 

Tel: 770-946-2312

Email: info@theheavenlytherapy.com

https://www.theheavenlytherapy.com/services

Couples Counseling ATL

Online & in person appointments available: https://www.counselingatl.com/ Call  678.999.3390

Atlanta Couple Therapy

Call (404) 496-8070 for appointment or make appointment online https://www.atlantacoupletherapy.com/

Storiebrook Therapy &  Consulting

Dr. Rachel Anne Kieran

StorieBrook Therapy & Consulting, LLC – LGBTQ+ affirming, sex-positive, polyamory-friendly and kink-knowledgeable

4268 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066

e-mail: rachel@storiebrook.comvoicemail: 404-695-1100

https://www.storiebrook.com/

 

Open Path Collective

The Loveland Foundation

Trauma Specific Resources

Cognitive Process Therapy video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8a-dVIHumE

Prolonged Exposure Video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWtc5UzyTD8

EMDR brochure here.

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