- Hold Me Tight by Dr. Sue Johnson
- Love Sense. By Dr. Sue Johnson
- The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work. by Terrence Real
- The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert. By Dr. John Gottman
- Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage: America’s Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship. By Dr. John Gottman, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, Joan DeClaire
On Women’s issues:
- The Dance Of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships. By Dr. Harriet Lerner
- Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are. by Hillary L. McBride
On Self Esteem:
- Healing Your Emotional Self; A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame. By Beverly Engel
- Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself By Dr. Kristin Neff
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead. By Dr. Brene Brown
- 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing (8 Keys to Mental Health). By Babette Rothschild
Helpful Websites on Anxiety:
Helpful Apps for Mental Health:
- Virtual Hope Box
Sometimes it can be helpful to do some research on different types of therapies. Here are some of the different therapies we offer at Yale and some links to help you with research.
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
An important component of CBT is helping individuals change their unhelpful thinking patterns. Moving them towards better mood and functioning.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT uses a CBT approach and brings in an emotional component. Believing what is important is the balance our thinking and our emotions. DBT uses mindfulness practice and many emotional regulation techniques.
- Attachment based therapy
An attachment-based approach can be used in individual, family, and couple therapy, with both children and adults, to help clients mend or recover from fractured family relationships.
About Trauma Therapies:
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
EMDR is an effective tool for dealing with a variety of counseling issues. It is particularly helpful to resolve symptoms of trauma, post-traumatic stress and phobias.
- Internal Family Systems
IFS believes that we all have multiple parts of our personality that function in ways to protect us. Often formed early in life, these coping mechanisms attempt to be helpful in keeping us safe, but sometimes we carry these strategies into adulthood, where they can be less beneficial. The goal of IFS is to strengthen our true core self, developing self-leadership and learning to work with our protective parts in more compassionate and effective ways.
- Lifespan Integration
Lifespan Integration is a gentle, body-based therapeutic method which heals without re-traumatizing. Lifespan Integration relies on the innate ability of the body-mind to heal itself. LI is body-based, and combines active imagination, the juxtaposition of ego states in time, and a visual time line of memories to facilitate neural integration and rapid healing.
- One Eye Integration (OEI)
OEI is a tool to help reduce and resolve the impact of trauma. It can also be used to integrate any disparity of perception between the two eyes, which can occur in traumatic head injury, learning disabilities and strokes.
- The Gottman Method
Has relationship and marriage building tools and principles. This method has assessment and diagnosis procedures that have been used to predict marital stability with 94% accuracy. These new diagnostic tools can help identify the specific problems in the dynamics of the marital relationship.
- Emotionally focused couples therapy
EFT is a short-term structured approach to couples therapy. It incorporates attachment theory to further understand what is happening in the couple relationships and to guide therapists in helping them.