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August 1, 2023

What Would a Therapist Recommend? Part 3

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, and part 2 here.

August Recommendations

You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid, Or Crazy?! Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with ADD, by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo

“A good book to check out – I’ve found that it can be really helpful with helping adults diagnosed with ADHD to contextualize and better understand their symptoms” – Julia Christy, MSW, LCSW, Chapel Hill – Franklin Street

How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi

“My #1 recommendation to white clients, colleagues, and friends interested in starting an anti-racist journey.” – Elizabeth Tate, LCMHC-A, Charlotte – Southpark | Fairview Road

Quick Hits!

On relationships, conflict resolutions, and intimacy, try reading… Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Dr. Sue Johnson, recommended by Brooke Owens, LCSW-A, LCAS, Raleigh – Avance Behavioral Health at Centers of Excellence

On women’s sexual health and wellbeing, try reading… Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life, by Emily Nagoski, PhD, recommended by Amanda Burrafato, LMFT, LCAS, Wake Forest – Capital Blvd | Stadium Drive

On changing behavior and thought patterns, try reading… Healing the Addictive Mind: Freeing Yourself from Addictive Patterns and Relationships, by Lee Jampolsky, recommended by Rob Garland, LCSW, LCAS, Durham – Hillsborough Road

On sleep, stress, and relaxation, try the app… The Tapping Solution, recommended by Carin Parker, MSW, LCSW, Garner – Timber Drive


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