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In my experience as a counselor in St. Louis, I’m frequently asked for additional mental health resources that individuals can access outside of our sessions.  Often this may be for family members or friends to educate themselves and learn how to best support their loved ones.  Many times, these resources may also help clients themselves.  I’ve suggested various books and therapy resources below.


In addition, I have provided a list of websites that allow users to search for St. Louis counseling options based upon specialty (i.e. therapy for eating disorders, anxiety, PTSD) or specific location.  Hopefully these sites will make the therapy search process a little less burdensome or overwhelming.


The last section lists telephone resources for individuals who may be in crisis.  Oftentimes, it is difficult to coordinate therapy treatment or make that initial counseling appointment, and yet critically important to reach out and get needed support that may even save a life.

mood, anxiety and depression
The Self Esteem Workbook

The Self Esteem Workbook

Glenn R. Schiraldi

Depressed and Anxious

Depressed & Anxious 

Marra Thomas

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Edward Bourne

Mastery of Stress

Mastery of Stress

Paul Skye

The Dance of Anger

The Dance of Anger

Harriet Goldhor Lerner



Choose from hundreds of meditation sessions designed to help you stress less, focus more, and feel better.


10% Happier

Explore 10% Happier Courses, an exclusive library of video lessons and guided meditations that help you improve your relationships, work, and health.



Sleep better, boost confidence and reduce stress and anxiety, all with the help of guided meditations, soothing music, and bedtime stories.


Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a free meditation app developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to the lives of kids and adults.


Insight Timer

Guided meditations and talks led by the world's top meditation and mindfulness experts, neuroscientists, psychologists and teachers.

The Dance of Intimacy | Relationship Therapy

The Dance of Intimacy

Harriet Goldhor Lerner

Children of the Self Absorbed

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents

Nina W Brown EdD LPC 

The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work | Relationship Therapy

7 Principles of Making Marriage Work

John Gottman & Nan Silver

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls

Lisa Damour Ph.D.

Daring Greatly | Relationship Therapy

Daring Greatly

Brene Brown

Emotional Muscle | Relationship Therapy

Emotional Muscle

Jack Novick and Kerry Kelly Novick 

Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the 7 Transitions into Adulthood


Lisa Damour Ph.D.

disordered eating and nutrition
Lying in Weight | Eating Disorders

Lying in Weight

Trisha Gura, PhD

Intuitive Eating | Recommended Therapy Resources

Intuitive Eating

Evelyn Tribole

National Eating Disorders Association


Support for individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder

When Your Child Has an Eating Disorder

Abigail H. Natenshon

Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery

Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery

Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn

The Anorexia Workbook | Eating Disorder Therapy

The Anorexia Workbook

Michelle Heffner and

Georg H. Eiffert

The F*ck It Diet | Recommended Therapy Resources

The F*ck It Diet

Caroline Dooner

Intuitive Eating | Nutrition Blog

Intuitive Eating

This blog is written by an experienced Registered Dietician who has a great philosophy about eating, your body and your relationship to both.

Eating Disorder Therapists


This site is great source of information for individuals ranging from treatment providers to relevant articles.

The Body Betrayed | Eating Disorder Therapy

The Body Betrayed

Kathryn J. Zerbe

Food Psychology Podcast: Intuitive Eating

Food Psych

Podcast discussing topics related to health at every size and intuitive eating in our diet-culture world.

substance abuse and addiction
Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction

Judith Grisel

trauma and recovery
Awakening your Sexuality | A Guide for Recovering Women

Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women

Stephanie Covington, PhD

Love Is Respect Sexual Assault Support

Love is Respect

Provides text, phone and online support for teens that covers sexual assault and consent. 

Safe Trauma Recovery

8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery

Babette Rothschild

The Body Keeps the Score | Trauma Recovery

The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

RAINN Sexual Assault Support


Sexual assault support site with a confidential help line and information on safety and prevention.

Sexual Abuse Support for Men

1 in 6

Site geared toward male survivors of sexual trauma.

Male Survivor Sexual Abuse Website

Male Survivor

Resource for male survivors of sexual abuse including articles  support group information.

Psychology Today | Therapist Finder

Psychology Today

Find local counselors, social workers and psychologists.

Give An Hour | Mental Health Services for U.S. Military

Give an Hour

Provides contact information for free counseling and mental health services for U.S. military personnel and their families.

Therapy Tribe | Therapist Finder

Therapy Tribe

Find local counselors, social workers and psychologists.

Growing American Youth Support for LGBTQ Youth

Growing American Youth

Provides a support group and various programs for LGBTQ youth.

Good Therapy Nationwide Therapist Search

Good Therapy

Allows an individual to conduct a nationwide search for a therapist.

SAFE Alternatives Self Harm Support

S.A.F.E. Alternatives

Assists individuals who struggle with self-harm symptoms.

The Schiele Clinic | St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute

The Schiele Clinic

Local therapy provider which offers sliding scales when necessary.

podcasts and video
Mental Illness Happy Hour Pocast

Mental Illness Happy Hour

Weekly online podcast exploring mental illness, trauma, addiction and negative thinking.

Body Kindness Podcast

Body Kindness 

Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN talks to people from all walks of life about their journey to a better wellbeing. 

The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma

Can't stop looking at your phone? You're not alone. Explore the obsessive appeal of social networking.

Maintenance Phase Podcast | Nutrition Advice

Maintenance Phase

Debunking the junk science behind health fads, wellness scams and nonsensical nutrition advice.

Headspace: Guide to Sleep

Headspace Guide to Sleep

Explore the biggest myths about sleep and learn an easy wind-down technique. 

Headspace: Guide to Meditation

Headspace Guide to Meditation

Headspace takes a friendly, animated look at the benefits of meditation.

Ask Lisa | Psychology of Parenting Podcast

Ask Lisa

Dr. Lisa Damour & Dr. Reena Ninan blend expert knowledge with their own experience and struggles as parents to tackle real-life questions sent in by listeners.

telephone resources

National Mental Health Hotline: 988

Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE
Teen Hotline: 1-877-332-7333
LGBTQ Hotline: 1-800-4UTREVOR
Behavioral Health Resources 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 800-811-4760

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