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


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)

Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDH)

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Rape Victim Advocates

Department of Child and Family Services Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 25-ABUSE, or 217-524-2606

Alcoholics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous

Parents Anonymous