Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Nationa Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Be More Confident, by Paul Jenner
  • The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance -What Women Should Know, by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
  • The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused - and Start Standing Up for Yourself, by Beverly Engel
  • On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety, by Andrea Petersen
  • Beat the Blues Before They Beat You: How to Overcome Depression, by Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D.
  • Fire In My Heart, Ice In My Veins: A Journal for Teenagers Experiencing a Loss, by Enid Samuel Traisman
  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
  • Grief is Like a Snowflake, by Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita OuFalla
  • Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety, by Robert Butera PhD, Erin Byron MA, and Staffan Elgelid PhD, P.T.
  • Reiki for Life, by Penelope Quest
  • Moody Cow Meditates, by Kerry Lee MacLean (recommended for children)
  • Angry Octopus: A Relaxation Story, by Lori Lite, Illustrated by Max Stasuyx (recommended for children)
Marriage and Relationships
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John M. Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver
  • What Makes Love Last?, by John M. Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver
  • Some Bunny To Talk To: A Story About Going to Therapy, by Cheryl Sterling, Paola Conte, and Larissa Labay, illustrated by Tiphanie Beeke
  • ADH-Me!, by Dr. John S. Hutton, Illustrated by Lisa Griffin
  • I'm Not Happy by Sue Graves, Illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini
  • Not Fair, Won't Share by Sue Graves, Illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini
  • Who Feels Scared by Sue Graves, Illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini
  • But Why Can't I? by Sue Graves, Illustrated by Desideria Guicciardini
  • But It's Not My Fault by Julia Cook, illustrated by Anita Dufalla
  • My Mouth Is A Volcano! by Julia Cook, illustrated by Carrie Hartman
  • I Just Don't Like the Sound of No! (How about Maybe?): My story about accepting 'No' for an answer and disagreeing...the right way!, By Julia Cook, Illustrated by Kelsey De Weerd
  • Starving the Anger Gremlin: A Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Workbook on Anger Management For Children Aged 5-9 by Kate Collins-Donnelly
  • What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger, by Dawn Huebner, PhD, illustrated by Bonnie Matthews
  • Two Homes by Claire Masurel, Illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton
  • A Terrible Thing Happened by Margaret M. Holmes, Illustrated by Cary Pillo
  • Somebody Cares: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Neglect by Susan Farber Straus, PhD, Illustrated by Claire Keay
  • Healing Days: A Guide for Kids Who Have Experienced Trauma by Susan Farber Straus, illustrated by Maria Bogade
  • Becoming A Superhero: A Book For Children Who Have Experienced Trauma by Miri Bar-Halpern, PsyD, illustrated by Maagali Laitem, PsyD
  • My Body Belongs To Me from My Head to My Toes, by pro familia, Illustrated by Dagmar Geisler (preface by International Center for Assault Prevention (ICAP)
  • Don't Feed The WorryBug, by Andi Green
  • A Feel Better Book for Little Worriers, by Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen, illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez
  • Wilma Jean the Worry Machine Activity and Idea Book, by Julia Cook
  • Take Control of Asperger's Syndrome by Janet Price and Jennifer Engel Fisher
  • Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression, by Lisa M. Schab, LCSW
  • Raising Cooperative Kids: Proven Practices for a Connected, Happy Family, by Marion Forgatch, PhD, Gerald Patterson, PhD, and Tim Friend
Additional Reading Recommendations
  • The Time Cure: Overcoming PTSD With The New Psychology of Time Perspective Therapy, by Philip Zimbardo, Richard Sword, and Rosemary Sword
  • The Four Agreements: A Toltec Wisdom Book, by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl
  • The Intuitive Eating Workbook: 10 Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food, by Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN

LGBTQ+ Resources

Ruth Ellis Center - Michigan
Crisis Hotlines
University of Michigan Comprehensive Gender Services Program
Transcend The Binary
Additional LGBTQ+ Resource Websites

Next Steps...

Feel free to contact Lia Jamerson, MA, LPC, NCC at 248-385-2320 or [email protected] if you have any questions and to schedule your intake session.