Resources

In additional to therapy, self-help and outside reading can be valuable tools in your journey. Below are some resources you may consider:

Books

Eating Disorders/Body Image

Just Eat It: How Intuitive Eating Can Help You Get Your Shit Together Around Food
Laura Thomas

Transforming Body Image: Learning to Love the Body You Have
Marcia Germaine Hutchinson

Heath At Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight
Linda Bacon, Ph.D.

Child of Mine: Feeding With Love and Good Sense
Ellyn Satter

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women
Naomi Wolf

Lessons from the Fat-o-sphere: Quit Dieting and Declare a Truce With Your Body.
Kate Harding & Marianne Kirby

Couples and Families

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting
John Gottman

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
Sue Johnson

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
John Gottman

Families: Applications of Social Learning to Family Life
Gerald R. Patterson

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
Thomas W. Phelan

Mood and Anxiety

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think
Dennis Greenburger & Christine Padesky

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
Edmund Bourne

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, & Distress Tolerance
Matthew Mckay, Jeffrey Wood, Jeffrey Brantley

The Anger Workbook for Teens
Raychelle Cassada Lohmann MS LPC

Self-Help Groups/ Additional Resources

National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Related Disorders (ANAD)
http://www.anad.org/

Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDH)
https://www.sizediversityandhealth.org/

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org

Rape Victim Advocates
http://www.rapevictimadvocates.org/

Department of Child and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 25-ABUSE, or 217-524-2606
http://www.state.il.us/dcfs/child/index.shtml

Alcoholics Anonymous
http://www.aa.org

Narcotics Anonymous
http://www.chicagona.org/

Parents Anonymous
http://www.parentsanonymous.org/