Author page: Le Shepard

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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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The Primed Planner – review

The Primed Planner created by Michelle Hardman, MBA, MEd, NCC, LPC 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 are my honest thoughts about the book SUMMARY: The Primed Planner is…

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ACT on Your Business – Review

ACT on Your Business: Braving the Storms of Entrepreneurship and Creating Success Through Meaning, Mindset, and Mindfulness by Lee Chaix McDonald 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 are my…

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Emotionally Focused Therapy Books

I thought I liked emotionally focused therapy when I learned about it in my couples class during grad school but over the last year I have fallen head over heels in love with EFT. It absolutely fits who I am as a person and a therapist so everything EFT has been filling up my bookshelf. These are a few of my favorites. You’ll also find info on an upcoming EFT training below.

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