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Holiday Gifts For Therapists – 2020 Edition

Let’s be honest, this year has been ridiculous. When I started thinking about my annual holiday gifts for therapists list, I wanted to acknowledge the wild ride we’ve all been on, the continuing chaos, and the hope for some sense of normalcy. Note: Most links are affiliate links which means we make a small commission without costing you anything extra.…

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The Expert Bookshelf: Trauma

For many of us, 2020 has been one trauma after another. Most therapists are seeing an increase in struggling clients or in the severity of symptoms people bring to our (virtual) couches. It’s more important now than ever for us to understand trauma. Today, Amanda Ann Gregory, a trauma therapist in Chicago, is sharing her expert recommendations for books on trauma.

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Amplifying Melanated Authors

2020 has been a year of upheaval in every way. Over the past few months, we’ve seen protests and a surge of resistance against racism and police brutality. In the midst of this cultural shift towards anti-racism there has been a cry to #amplifymelanatedvoices. It’s time that the people most impacted by the systems of racism are heard instead privileged…

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Maternal Mental Health Books

This week, May 4th – 10th, is maternal mental health week. Maternal mental health challenges, like postpartum depression or anxiety, are still stigmatized which means that parents struggle to get help and lives are at risk. This year, I think maternal mental health is especially relevant as the pandemic interferes with the support many new parents would have received and…

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Parenting Trauma Presentation

I’m excited to be speaking at the Trauma Education Association on Strategies for Identifying and Treating Parenting Trauma, a topic I’m passionate about. In my private practice, I focus on parents of kids with special needs or trauma histories. These clients often experience trauma while parenting and they can struggle with depression, anxiety and PTSD symptoms. They also tend to…

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The Courage to Suffer – Review

The Courage to Suffer: A New Clinical Framework for Life’s Greatest Crises by Daryl R Van Tongeren and Sara A. Showalter Van Tongeren Note: Most links are affiliate links which means we make a small commission without costing you anything extra. You can learn more here. In this case, the author sent me a complimentary copy to review but all opinions…

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The Expert’s Bookshelf – Children’s Books on Anger

Everyone gets angry at times, but some children really struggle to regulate their own emotions and control their anger. Truthfully, sometimes adults have difficulty with this, too! Amanda Robinson, LPC, RPT recently published a children’s workbook designed to help children learn to identify and manage their anger, as well as express it in healthy ways. Today, she shares with us…

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