Therapist Reading List

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Last year I read Van Der Kolk’s The Body Keeps the Score and it was brilliant and fascinating and spurred a brand new reading project. This year, I have chosen six books related to mental health and counseling that I’ve either been meaning to read or are Foundational Texts in the field. Just like any other challenge I’ve chosen, the books are subject to change but currently my plan is to read:

Building a Life Worth Living: A Memoir, Marsha M. Linehan
Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Dr. Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski
Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, Lori Gottlieb
Man’s Search For Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl
Reason and Emotion in Psychotherapy, Dr. Albert Ellis
My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Resmaa Menakem

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