Community Resources

Anchored Counseling – Disordered Eating
Center for Connection and Wellness – Children/Adolescent Therapy
Doctor Christopher Motley – Alternative Medicine: Chiropractor/Kinesiology
Empowered Heart – Holistic Medication Management
Good Vibrations Holistic Healing – Holistic Sound Healing & Craniosacral Therapy
​Integrative Life Center – Inpatient/Intensive Out Patient Recovery Treatment Programs (Not Typical 12 Step Program)
Katie Parker Massage – Integrative Massage & Source Point Therapy
Mindful Nashville – Integrative Practitioners
Mindstream Integrative Medicine – Functional Medicine Practitioners
Melanie Joye, LMT – Integrative Bodyworker/Massage Therapist
Murray Nutrition – Eating Disorder and Disordered Eating Patterns
Nashville Autoimmune Nutrition – Functional Nutrition for Autoimmune and Chronic Illness
Nashville Child & Family Center – Medication Management for Adolescents & Teens
Redefining Roots – Holistic Medication Management
The Wellness Studio – Acupuncture
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) – Find a Meeting in Your Area


Journal Articles:

International Journal of Yoga Therapy – Yoga Therapy in Practice – Trauma Sensitive Yoga: Principles, Practice and Research
When Your Child “Comes Out”

PDF – Love Addiction – 40 Question Self Diagnosis

PDF – Suicide & Crisis Resources – Worldwide Listings

The following is a list of books by subject.


  • “Why Does He Do That?” by Lundy Bancroft
  • “Getting Free” by Ginny Nicarthy
  • “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker
  • “The Betrayal Bond.” By Patrick Carnes
  • “The Trauma Spectrum” by Robert Scaer
  • “I Never Called it Rape” by Robin Warshaw
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship

ADHD & Attention Concerns

  • Organizing from the Right Side of the Brain: A Creative Approach to Getting Organized
  • What Does Everybody Else Know That I Don’t?: Social Skills Help for Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Time Management for the Creative Person: Right-Brain Strategies for Stopping Procrastination, Getting Control of the Clock and Calendar, and Freeing Up Your Time and Your Life
  • Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution
  • Making the System Work for Your Child with ADHD
  • Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program Client Workbook (Treatments That Work)
  • Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents
  • Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder


  • Letting Go of Anger: The Eleven Most Common Anger Styles And What to Do About Them
  • Beating Anger: The Eight-Point Plan for Coping with Rage
  • How To Control Your Anger Before It Controls You
  • Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships

Assertiveness and Healthy Communication

  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life
  • The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate
  • Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships (9th Edition)
  • The Assertive Woman (Personal Growth)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents – Lindsay C Gibson
  • “Will I Ever Be Good Enough” by Karyl McBride
  • Understanding the Borderline Mother by Christine Ann Lawson
  • “Stop Walking On Eggshells” by Paul Mason and Randi Kreger
  • “I Hate You – Don’t Leave Me” by Jerold Kreisman

Childhood Sexual Abuse:

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse:

  • RAINN: Rape Abuse & Incest National Network
  • Hush: Moving From Silence to Healing After Childhood Sexual Abuse
  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, 20th Anniversary Edition
  • The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
  • Voices of Courage: Inspiration from Survivors of Sexual Assault

Ritual Abuse During Childhood:

  • Not Without My Sister: The True Story of Three Girls Violated and Betrayed by Those They Trusted

Male Incest Survivors:

  • A Beautiful World: One Son’s Escape from the Snares of Abuse and Devotion • Father’s Touch, Second Edition

Teen Survivors of Sexual Abuse:

  • It Happened to Me: A Teen’s Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse (workbook)
  • How Long Does It Hurt: A Guide to Recovering from Incest and Sexual Abuse for Teenagers, Their Friends, and Their Families


  • Sick and Tired of Feeling Sick and Tired: Living with Invisible Chronic Illness (New Edition)
  • How to Be Sick by Toni Bernhard
  • Everything Happens for a Reason: And other Lies I’ve Loved by Kate Bowler
  • Whats Wrong with Me? by Meghan O’Rourke
  • Befriending the Wolf by Milly Diericx


  • Unconditional Parenting: Moving from Rewards and Punishments to Love and Reason
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
  • Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind
  • Getting to Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies for Parenting Tweens + Teens
  • Parenting Teens With Love And Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood, Updated and Expanded Edition
  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers, Revised 3rd Edition: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting
  • Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
  • Parents, Teens and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line
  • If Your Adolescent Has an Anxiety Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents (Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands’ Adolescent Mental Health Initiative)
  • All Grown Up And No Place To Go: Teenagers In Crisis, Revised Edition
  • “1,2,3 Magic” by Thomas Phelan
  • “Scream Free Parenting” by Hal Edward Runkel
  • “The Boy Who was Raised as a Dog” by Bruce Perry
  • “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel P Goleman
  • “Parenting from the Inside Out” by Daniel Siegel
  • Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes” by Peter Levine and Maggie Kline
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish



  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
  • Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships
  • Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last

All Romantic Relationships:

  • What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal
  • The Science of Trust: Emotional Attunement for Couples
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind – and Keep – Love
  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition
  • The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts
  • “I love you. Talk to Me.” Don Harvey
  • “The Anatomy of Peace”
  • “Dealing with Difficult People” Alan Godwin
  • After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring

Sex & Intimacy:

  • Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship
  • Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence
  • Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships • The Return of Desire: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion

Infidelity & Affairs:

  • After the Affair, Updated Second Edition: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
  • Torn Asunder: Recovering From an Extramarital Affair
  • Shattered Vows: Hope and Healing for Women Who Have Been Sexually Betrayed
  • Breakups, Separation, and Divorce
  • Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship
  • Dinosaurs Divorce (A Guide for Changing Families)
  • The Boys and Girls Book About Divorce
  • Should I Try to Work It Out?: A Guidebook for Individuals and Couples at the Crossroads of Divorce
  • The Divorce Remedy: The Proven 7-Step Program for Saving Your Marriage


Resources for Adult Survivors of Child Abuse and Neglect Adult Children of Alcoholics

  • Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
  • Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents
  • If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace with Your Past and Take Your Place in the World
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents


  • The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & … Tolerance (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
  • Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow
  • The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)
  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (Shambhala Classics)
  • The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings Are Trying to Tell You


Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

National Mental Health Emergency Help Line:  811

  • Overcoming Depression: A Cognitive Therapy Approach Workbook (Treatments That Work)
  • Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry: Workbook (Treatments That Work)
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
  • Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (A New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)


  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
  • The Self-Esteem Workbook
  • Ten Days to Self-Esteem
  • The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence: Using Compassion-Focused Therapy to Overcome Shyness and Social Anxiety (The New Harbinger Compassion-Focused Therapy Series)

disordered eating & Body Image

  • Health At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
  • Dying to Be Thin: Understanding and Defeating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia–A Practical, Lifesaving Guide
  • Beautiful You: A Daily Guide to Radical Self-Acceptance
  • Intuitive Eating
  • Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life
  • Overcoming Your Eating Disorders: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach for Bulimia Nervosa and Binge-Eating Disorder Workbook (Treatments That Work)
  • Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder
  • Full and Fulfilled


  • On Death and Dying
  • A Grief Observed
  • On Children and Death: How Children and Their Parents Can and Do Cope With Death
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith
  • Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good People
  • When Someone You Love Dies
  • For Survivors of Suicide
  • After Suicide Loss: Coping with Your Grief
  • Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide
  • Healing After the Suicide of a Loved One
  • Unfinished Conversation: Healing from Suicide and Loss
  • Black Suicide: The Tragic Reality of America’s Deadliest Secret
  • “Grief, Dying and Death” by Therese Rando
  • “Treating Complicated Mourning” by Therese Rando
  • “The Mourning After’ by Catherine Sanders
  • “Tear Soup” by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen (for children and families)


  • Coming Out of Shame: Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives
  • Is It a Choice? Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gay & Lesbian People, Third Edition
  • The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities
  • The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing Up Gay in a Straight Man’s World, Second Edition
  • Straight Parents, Gay Children: Keeping Families Together


  • Happy
  • Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
  • The ART OF LIVING CONSCIOUSLY: The Power of Awareness to Transform Everyday Life
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha


  • Trapped in the Mirror: Adult Children of Narcissists in their Struggle for Self • Emotional Vampires: Dealing with People Who Drain You Dry
  • Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed
  • Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers


  • Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Revised Edition)
  • The Woman Who Thought too Much: A Memoir


  • Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race
  • White Privilege: Essential Readings on the Other Side of Racism
  • What Are You?: Voices of Mixed-Race Young People
  • Dim Sum, Bagels, and Grits: A Sourcebook for Multicultural Families
  • Adolescent Ethnic and Racial Identity Development (presentation)


National Sexual Assault Hotline | 1.800.656.HOPE(4673)

  • The Rape Recovery Handbook: Step-by-Step Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault
  • Recovering From Rape
  • Journey to Wholeness: Healing from the Trauma of Rape
  • If She is Raped
  • The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Revised Edition)
  • Recovery: How to survive sexual assault for women, men, teenagers, their friends and families
  • I Can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors
  • Acquaintance Rape
  • I Never Called It Rape: The Ms. Report on Recognizing, Fighting, and Surviving Date and Acquaintance Rape


  • Surviving Schizophrenia, 6th Edition: A Family Manual
  • The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness
  • How to Live with a Mentally Ill Person: A Handbook of Mentally Ill Strategies
  • Coping with Schizophrenia: A Guide for Families


  • Painfully Shy: How to Overcome Social Anxiety and Reclaim Your Life
  • Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques
  • The Compassionate-Mind Guide to Building Social Confidence: Using Compassion- Focused Therapy to Overcome Shyness and Social Anxiety (The New Harbinger Compassion-Focused Therapy Series)
  • Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety and Phobia
  • Diagonally-Parked in a Parallel Universe: Working Through Social Anxiety

Sex & Love Addiction

  • “Women, Sex, and Addiction” by Charlotte Kasl Ready to Heal by Kelly McDaniel
  • Love warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton
  • Facing Love Addiction – Pia Melody The Intimacy Factor – Pia Melody


  • Man’s Search for Meaning
  • A New Earth – Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
  • The Last Lecture
  • The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Search for Meaning
  • “Soul Repair” by Jeff Vonvanderen
  • “Angry Conversations with God” by Susan Isaacs
  • God and the Gay Christian – Matthew Vines
  • The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
  • The ART OF LIVING CONSCIOUSLY: The Power of Awareness to Transform Everyday Life
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind
  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha


  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
  • Wherever You Go, There You Are


  • “One Hour At A Time,” a free podcast by Mary Woods
  • Al-Anon: Support and Resources for Family and Friends of People with Drug or Alcohol Problems
  • NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness (Resources and Support for Family and Friends)
  • Everything Changes: Help for Families of Newly Recovering Addicts
  • Demystifying Psychiatry: A Resource for Patients and Families
  • Talk Therapy TV – Videos about the warning signs, symptoms, and treatment options for mental illnesses and addictions.


  • When You’re the Partner of a Rape or Incest Survivor


  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (Prevention, Recovery, and Treatment)
  • Online Recovery Resource Directory
  • Tips for Reducing Alcohol Consumption
  • The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous
  • My Name Is Bill W
  • Twenty Four Hours a Day
  • A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps: The Classic Guide for All People in the Process of Recovery
  • 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone: Choosing Emotional Sobriety through Self-Awareness and Right Action
  • 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action
  • Trauma and Addiction: Ending the Cycle of Pain Through Emotional Literacy
  • Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
  • “Addiction and Grace” by Gerald May
  • “Into the Shadows” by Patrick Carnes


  • The Journey From Abandonment to Healing
  • Recovery of Your Inner Child by Lucia Cappchione
  • Accessing the Healing Power of the Vagus Nerve by Stanley Rosenberg
  • What Happened to You? by Oprah Winfrey and Dr Bruce Perry
  • In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness
  • Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing by Peter Levine
  • The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment (Norton Professional Book)
  • The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel Van der Kolk, MD Getting Past Your Past – Francine Shapiro
  • It Didn’t Start With You – How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle – Mark Wolynn
  • Waking The Tiger by Peter Levine
  • Befriending Your Nervous System by Deb Dana
  • Polyvagal Exercises for Safety and Connection by Deb Dana
  • The Deepest Well – Nadine Burke Harris


  • Becoming the One – Sheleana Aiyana
  • Co-Dependant No More – Melody Beattie
  • Boundaries – Henry Cloud
  • The Gifts of Imperfection – Brene Brown
  • Daring Greatly – Brene Brown
  • Braving the Wilderness – Brene Brown
  • The Betrayal Bond – Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships by Patrick Carnes
  • Love is a Choice by Dr. Robert Hemfelt (Author), Dr. Frank Minirth (Author), Paul Meier M.D. (Author)
  • Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
  • Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t
  • Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life


  • “Motivational Interviewing: Preparing People for Change” by Miller and Rollnick • “Changing for Good” by DeClemente and Prochaska
  • Reinventing Your Life by Jeffery Young
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