**Please note that if you have a history of trauma, it is not necessarily recommended that you read about trauma and trauma therapy prior to consulting with a therapist who can give you guidance on what to read and when to read it. 

 

Books

Trauma

*The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

*Tapping In, Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.

*Getting Past Your Past, Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy, Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

Mindfulness, Anxiety, Depression
*Radical Acceptance,Tara Brach, Ph.D.

*Going to Pieces Without Falling Apart, Mark Epstein, M.D.

*The Happiness Trap:  How to Stop Struggling and Start Living, Russ Harris

*Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers, Robert M. Sapolsky 

*The User's Guide to the Human Mind,  Shawn Smith, Psy.D.

Caregiving

*Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent, A Guide For Stressed Out Children, Grace Lebow, Barbara Kane w/ Irwin Lebow

*The 36 Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for People Who Have Alzheimer's Disease, Related Dementias, and Memory Loss, Nancy L. Mace, MA and Peter V. Rabins, M.D., MPH

Adolescence, Parenting and Children

*Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance, Christopher McCurry, Ph.D.

*BRAINSTORM: An Inside-Out Guide to the Emerging Adolescent Mind, Ages 12-24, Daniel Siegel

*The Whole Brain Child, Daniel Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Couples

*ACT With Love, Russ Harris

*The Mindful Couple, Robyn Walser, Ph.D., Darrah Westrup, Ph.D. 

Links

*EMDR: http://www.emdria.org/  (roll over "Resources" tab to find information on EMDR/how it works, etc)

*Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):  https://www.actmindfully.com.au/upimages/Dr_Russ_Harris_-_A_Non-technical_Overview_of_ACT.pdf

*Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT): http://www.mindfulcompassion.com/

*Alcoholics Anonymous Meeting Information:  http://www.aa-dc.org/

*APA, Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse:  http://www.apa.org/topics/trauma/memories.aspx

*Meditation Resource, Tara Brach: https://www.tarabrach.com/

Videos

*The Space Between Self -Esteem and Self-Compassion, Kristin Neff at TedxCentennialParkWomen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvtZBUSplr4

"Talk Nicely To Yourself" with Dr. Paul Gilbert

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kF7FRy0_xs

Struggling With Internal Hijackers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdaCEO4WtDU

Phone:  301-452-7250

Lisa Garcia, MSW, LCSW-C

Psychotherapist/Certified in EMDR

2923-B Olney Sandy Spring Rd.  Olney, MD  20832