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July 19, 2023

What Would a Therapist Recommend? Part 2

It’s a great “problem” to have as a therapist – there are countless resources available to us, but limited time to check them all out, whether it’s in the form of a book, podcast, or smartphone app. Avance Care Behavioral Health is a growing team of providers with a variety of specialties and interests, and as a team, we regularly ask each other for recommendations. It helps us to fill the gap between what we’ve read and what our clients are seeking! Whatever the format, these resources can provide information, empowerment, a sense of belonging and community, practice exercises, and so much more. Come back monthly for more resources on a variety of topics from a variety of therapists! View part 1 of our therapists’ recommendations here.

July Recommendations

Lost Connections: Why You’re Depressed and How to Find Hope, by Johann Hari

“It’s about depression. Hari is an excellent writer, who takes a global perspective and approaches each topic with sensitivity.” – William Hitt, LCMHC-S, Raleigh – Oberlin Road

Loving the Self-Absorbed: How to Create a More Satisfying Relationship with a Narcissistic Partner, by Nina Brown, EdD, LPC

“It’s about helping someone who is trying to manage a relationship with a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder without cutting off the relationship entirely.” – Dr. Daniel Hauschild, Psy.D, HSPP, Associate Vice President of Behavioral Health at Avance Behavioral Health

Quick Hits!

On grief and aging, try reading… Blue Nights, a memoir by Joan Didion, recommended by Marley Alexis, MSW, LCSW, Cary – Amberly | McCrimmon Parkway

On trauma, healing, and somatic experiences, try reading… Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, by Peter Levine and Ann Frederick, recommended by Brooke Owens, LCSW-A, LCAS, Raleigh – Avance Behavioral Health at Centers of Excellence

On parenting, mindfulness, and emotional intelligence, try reading… 10 Mindful Minutes: Giving Our Children and Ourselves the Social and Emotional Skills, by Goldie Hawn and Wendy Holden, recommended by Carin Parker, MSW, LCSW, Garner – Timber Drive

On gender identity, dysphoria, and transgender care, try the podcast… Gender: A Wider Lens, with Stella O’Malley and Sasha Ayad, recommended by Susan Kornett, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS, Raleigh – Avance Behavioral Health at Centers of Excellence


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