Therapy is only one piece of the puzzle.
It's an important piece, yes! But still just one.
We know it's also helpful to have resources that help you learn more and stay on track between sessions.
So we've compiled a list of our favorite books, articles, and videos to support you on your journey.
We are in this with you!
Important Disclaimer! True North Counseling Group is committed to providing exceptional care to our clients and community. However, we do not assume any liability for the use (or misuse) of information obtained on this site.
Information obtained on this website, does not constitute a therapist-client relationship and is in no way a substitute for clinical treatment by a therapist. Likewise, any initial email or phone calls exchanged with True North staff or therapists prior to the completion of new client paperwork (including informed consent) and meeting with a therapist does not constitute a therapist-client relationship. True North Counseling Group does not assume responsibility for a therapist-client relationship until a client meets with his/her therapist and completes all necessary paperwork.
Resources (including reading recommendations and links to other websites) are provided on this site as a courtesy and True North Counseling Group is not responsible for the content in these resources.
By: Peg Dawson, EdD and Richard Guare, PhD
By: Russell Barkley, Ph.D.
By: Lidia Zylowska MD
By: Kathleen Nadeau, PhD, Ellen Littman, PhD and Patricia Quinn, MD
By: Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD and Laurie Dietzel, PhD
By: Melissa Orlov, and Nancie Kohlenberger, LMFT
By: John Ratey, MD with Eric Hagerman
By: Edward Hallowell, MD
By: Tim Harford
By: Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen
Coping with Emotions Resources
By: Amelia Nagoski, DMA and Emily Nagoski, PhD
By: M. Williams, Ph.D.
By: Kirk Strosahl, PhD and Patricia Robinson, PhD
By: Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.
Gary McKay, PhD and Don Dinkmeyer, PhD
By: Robert Enright
The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why Being Your Whole Self--Not Just Your "Good" Self--Drives Success and Fulfillment
By: Todd Kashdan, PhD and Robert Biswas-Diener, PhD
The Myths of Happiness: What Should Make You Happy, but Doesn't, What Shouldn't Make You Happy, but Does
By: Sonia Lyubomirsky, PhD
By: Sarah Ivens, PhD
Article by: Jim Robbins
By: Kristen Weir
By: Florence Williams
By: Joan Vorderbruggen
Science of Happiness
A Free online course that explores the roots of a happy and meaningful life. Students engage with some of the most provocative and practical lessons from this science, discovering how cutting-edge research can be applied to their own lives.
Compassion & Empathy Resources
By: Kristin Neff, PhD
By: Brené Brown
By Kristin Neff, the world's leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program.
When you're caring so much for other people, how do you deal with your own stress?
By Brené Brown
Hotlines & Websites
Child Abuse Hotline to Report Abuse
CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence
Huckleberry House Teen Crisis Center
Adult Suicide Hotline
Senior Suicide Hotline
Teen Suicide Hotline
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
988 or 1-800-273-8255
Netcare Access: 24-Hr. Line
Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio SARNCO
24-Hr. HelpLine (614) 267-7020
The Trevor Project
Eating Disorder & Body Image
By: Debra Katzman, MD and Leora Pinhas, MD
Article by: Tchiki Davis, PhD
The Trevor Project 866-488-7386 Crisis intervention and suicide prevention services for LGBTQ youth.
Q Chat Space A Community for LGBTQ+ Teens
Spectrum A queer community app, to arm queer people who are isolated, closeted, or at-risk with the tools to manage their mental health, find resources and information, and connect with the community.
Refuge Restrooms Trans led organization that provides safe restroom access for transgender, intersex, and gender nonconforming individuals.
Quist - Today in LGBTQ History provides users with information about LGBTQ and its events throughout history.
Mindfulness & Meditation Resources
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
By: Gina M. Biegel, LMFT
By: Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
By: Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
By: Sharon Salzberg
By: Bhante Gunaratana
Info About Kids offers a variety of resources compiled by the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families (CSICYF)
Everyday Parenting a free online parenting course provides how-to videos explaining parenting techniques that address problem behaviors at home and school.
Resilience Booster: Parent Tip Tool provides parents and caregivers with tips on how to boost children's resilience in the face of adverse experiences
By: Pat Harvey, LCSW and Britt Rathbone, LICSW
By: Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
By: Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
By: Daniel Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
By: Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay
By: John Gottman, Ph.D.
By: Christine Carter, PhD
Article by: Olga Khazan
By: Christa Craven
By: Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo
By: Diane Ehrensaft, PhD
By: Elijah Nealy, PhD, MDiv, LCSW
Postpartum & Motherhood Resources
Postpartum Support International
HelpLine: 1-800-944-4773 or Text "Help" to 800-944-4773 (English) //Text En Espanol 971-203-7773 (Spanish)
By: Frans Plooij, PhD and Hetty van de Rijt, PhD
By: Karen Kleinman, MSW and Amy Wenzel, PhD
By: Shoshana Bennett PhD and Pec Indman EdD
By: Karen Kleiman, LCSW and Valerie Raskin, MD
Attached: Are you Anxious, Avoidant or Secure? How the science of adult attachment can help you find - and keep - love
By: Amir Levine, MD and Rachel Heller, MA
By: John Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver
By: Bruce Patton, Douglas Stone, and Sheila Heen
By: D. Merilee Clunis, PhD and G. Dorsey Green, PhD
By: Sue Johnson, Ph.D.