Best Mental Health Resources That Therapists Recommend to Their Clients

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As a therapist, you’re always giving your clients the best advice based on what you learnt at college and through experience. You know what works, what doesn’t, and what works for some and maybe not for everyone. You also know that there’s plenty out there when it comes to supplementing your sessions with clients. Here are some of the best mental health resources I recommend to clients in addition to their therapy sessions.

Treating Anxiety and Stress

Here are a few resources I can highly recommend when it comes to treating stress and anxiety:

Books

The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns

Change Your Brain-Change Your Life by Daniel Amen

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Anxiety Relief For Teens by Regine Galanti

The Ten Best Ever Anxiety Management Techniques by Margaret Wehrenberg

Apps

Youper

CBT-I Coach

MindDoc

Videos

Lessons from the Mental Health Hospital

Gifts

THE MINDFULNESS GAME

STRESS RELIEF AND ANTI-ANXITY TOOLS

MINDFULNESS DESK SCULPTURE

Treating Grief and Loss

The following supports can help guide your clients when they’re not in sessions with you:

Books

It’s OK That You’re Not OK by Megan Devine

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief by David Kessler

Through the Eyes of a Lion by Levi Lusko

The Other Side of Sadness by George A. Bonanno 

A Grace Disguised by Jerry L. Sittser

Videos

We don’t move on from grief, we move forward with it

Treating Mood Disorders

These are my best mental health resources when helping clients regain emotional stability in their lives:

Books

Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky

The Anger Workbook by Frank Minirth and Les Carter Good

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

The Bipolar Survival Guide by David J Milkowitz

I Hate You Don’t Leave Me by Erin Johnston

Apps

MoodTools

FearTools

Videos

How to Practice Emotional First Aid

Gifts

FEELINGS WHEEL 

Relationship Advice

These mental health resources explore the dynamics of relationship patterns for growth, clarity, and a deeper understanding of interpersonal communication.

Books

Love is Never Enough by Aaron Beck

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie Marriage by David Schnarch  

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

Everybody Wins by Gary Chapman

Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix

After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring

Love Me Don’t Leave Me by Michelle Skeen

Gifts

OUR MOMENTS Couples: 100 Thought Provoking Conversation Starters

 APPS

Gottman Card Decks

Treating Trauma

These resources help clients learn skills to help them cope as they process traumatic experiences.

Books

The Body Keeps Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Getting Past Your Past by Francine Shapiro

Waking the Tiger by Peter Levine

The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

Healing Collective Trauma by Thomas Hubl

Healing Developmental Trauma by Laurence Heller Ph.D and Aline LaPierre

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing by Susan Anderson

APPS

CPT Coach

Breathe2Relax

Learning and Promoting Self-Care

Books

Give Yourself a Break by Kim Fredrickson 

The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care by Anna Borges

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Henry Cloud

APPS

Headspace

Calm

Bloom

Gifts

AROMATHERAPY DIFFUSER AND OIL SET

WELLNESS ESSENTIAL OIL ROLLERBALL SET

Podcasts

THE ADULT CHAIR

Imposter Syndrome

These resources offer clients tips and tricks to address their distorted thoughts and tear down the faulty feelings of fraud.

Books

The Middle Finger Project by Ash Ambirge

The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women by Valerie Young

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Videos

The Power of Vulnerability 

The Surprising Solution to the Imposter Syndrome

Sue English, LCSW, CADCSue English | Practice of the Practice Blog Contributor | Top Takeaways from 2020

Sue is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in trauma, self-defeating thoughts/behaviors, and mood disorders. She works in private practice in the Chicagoland area. Sue has extensive experience working with teens, adults, couples, and families through counseling, teaching, and in inpatient and outpatient mental health settings, including; psychiatric units, detox centers, and a residential treatment facility for women. When not trying to save the world, she enjoys running and, spending time with her children, husband, and retired racing greyhounds.

Visit Sue’s Website: www.englishmeadows.org
Get in touch with Sue: sue@englishmeadows.org

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