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.
Smart but Scattered
By: Peg Dawson, EdD and Richard Guare, PhD
Taking Charge of ADHD
By: Russell Barkley, Ph.D.
The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD
By: Lidia Zylowska MD
Understanding Girls with ADHD
By: Kathleen Nadeau, PhD, Ellen Littman, PhD and Patricia Quinn, MD
Late, Lost, & Unprepared
By: Joyce Cooper-Kahn, PhD and Laurie Dietzel, PhD
Couples Guide for Thriving with ADHD
By: Melissa Orlov, and Nancie Kohlenberger, LMFT
Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
By: John Ratey, MD with Eric Hagerman
Driven to Distraction at Work: How to Focus and Be More Productive
By: Edward Hallowell, MD
Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives
By: Tim Harford
The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World
By: Adam Gazzaley and Larry Rosen
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
National resource on ADHD
Dr. Russell Barkley-leading researcher and authority on ADHD
ADDitude's podcast series about all things ADHD - recognizing symptoms, researching treatment, raising children, living better with attention deficit, and much more.
All THE Things ADHD
Podcast for professional women diagnosed later in life with ADHD
Scientifically optimized music to help you focus.
Download the app to block distracting websites and apps on mobile devices
Coping with Emotions Resources
Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle
By: Amelia Nagoski, DMA and Emily Nagoski, PhD
A Mindful Way Through Depression
By: M. Williams, Ph.D.
The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Depression
By: Kirk Strosahl, PhD and Patricia Robinson, PhD
An Unquiet Mind
By: Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.
How You Feel is Up to You
Gary McKay, PhD and Don Dinkmeyer, PhD
8 Keys to Forgiveness
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
Forest Therapy: Seasonal Ways to Embrace Nature for a Happier You
By: Sarah Ivens, PhD
Ecopsychology: How Immersion in Nature Benefits Your Health
Article by: Jim Robbins
By: Kristen Weir
The Nature Fix
By: Florence Williams
Wild Calm: Finding Mindfulness in Forest Bathing: A Guided Journal
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.
The Anxiety Coaches
How lifestyle changes can help you deal with anxiety, panic and PTSD
Compassion & Empathy Resources
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself
By: Kristin Neff, PhD
Gifts of Imperfection
By: Brené Brown
The Three Components of Self-Compassion
By Kristin Neff, the world's leading researcher of self-compassion and founder of the Mindful Self-Compassion program.
Being Kinder to Yourself
When you're caring so much for other people, how do you deal with your own stress?
Why Your Critics Aren't The Ones Who Count
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
Help for Eating Disorders: A Parent's Guide to Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments
By: Debra Katzman, MD and Leora Pinhas, MD
Article by: Tchiki Davis, PhD
Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)
PFLAG (Parents, Family, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays)
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
Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children
By: Thich Nhat Hanh
The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens
By: Gina M. Biegel, LMFT
Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
By: Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
Mindfulness for Beginners
By: Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD
Loving-Kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
By: Sharon Salzberg
Loving-Kindness in Plain English: The Practice of Metta
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
Dear Greater Good
Greater Good's video advice column for kinder, happier kids.
Research-based insights to guide your kids toward making choices that serve the greater good
Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions
By: Pat Harvey, LCSW and Britt Rathbone, LICSW
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
By: Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Siblings Without Rivalry
By: Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Whole Brained Child
By: Daniel Siegel, MD and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
Parenting with Love and Logic
By: Foster Cline, MD and Jim Fay
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting
By: John Gottman, Ph.D.
Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents
By: Christine Carter, PhD
No Spanking, No Time-Out, No Problems
Article by: Olga Khazan
Reproductive Losses: Challenges to LGBTQ+ Family-Making
By: Christa Craven
This is a Book for Parents of Gay Kids: A Question & Answer Guide to Everyday Life
By: Dannielle Owens-Reid and Kristin Russo
The Gender Creative Child
By: Diane Ehrensaft, PhD
Transgender Children and Youth: Cultivating Pride and Joy with Families in Transition
By: Elijah Nealy, PhD, MDiv, LCSW
Postpartum & Motherhood Resources
POEM (Perinatal Outreach and Encouragement for Moms) Resources and Support Groups (Central OH)
Postpartum Support International
HelpLine: 1-800-944-4773 or Text "Help" to 800-944-4773 (English) //Text En Espanol 971-203-7773 (Spanish)
Help for Queer & Trans Parents
Return to Zero: HOPE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Groups (online)
The Art of Positive Parenting Classes (online) through Action for Children
Peanut app to Connect with women who are at a similar stage in life-from fertility, pregnancy and motherhood through to menopause.
The Wonder Weeks app to help parents track the developmental mental leaps your child will go through in their first 20 months.
The Wonder Weeks
By: Frans Plooij, PhD and Hetty van de Rijt, PhD
Dropping the Baby and Other Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood
By: Karen Kleinman, MSW and Amy Wenzel, PhD
Beyond the Blues: Understanding and Treating Postpartum Depression and Anxiety
By: Shoshana Bennett PhD and Pec Indman EdD
This Isn't What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression
By: Karen Kleiman, LCSW and Valerie Raskin, MD
Six Ways to Be a Better Listener
By Greater Good
Insights for reducing polarization and promoting more constructive dialogue.
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
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
By: John Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver
Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most
By: Bruce Patton, Douglas Stone, and Sheila Heen
Lesbian Couples: A Guide to Healthy Relationships
By: D. Merilee Clunis, PhD and G. Dorsey Green, PhD
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
By: Sue Johnson, Ph.D.
14 Nights to Better Sleep Program sign up to receive daily sleep tips and challenges via email for 14 consecutive nights.
Insomnia Coach Insomnia coach offers a science based, five-week training plan to improve sleep. Includes a sleep tracker and education about sleep hygiene and tips to improve it.