The 24/7 guide to coping with life without your therapist. If you've ever wandered through the self-help section of a bookstore and wondered whether you need the tome on depression or the treatise on codependence, the textbook on anxiety or the reference on grief, this book is for you. As the only simple introduction to psychological stressors and issues, "What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There" by Nina Danielson helps you understand the problems you may face and offers practical steps for dealing with them on your own. "What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There" discusses common problems from depression to codependence to fear of change, along with their warning signs and ways to cope with them. A general encyclopedia of psychological subjects, allowing the reader to self-diagnose without having to thumb through several complicated volumes on each subject, "What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There" brings together all the information you need in one, easy-to-use guide written in an easy-to-understand way. Though self-help books cannot and should not replace the therapeutic process, "What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There" can help you break through your mental blocks and get unstuck to live a fuller and happier emotional life.
You Can't Live in Your Therapist's Office If you've ever wandered through the self-help section of a bookstore and wondered whether you need the textbook on codependence or the treatise on self-esteem, the encyclopedia on anxiety or the reference on grief - and you certainly don't have time to read them all - then this book is for you. In our fast-paced reality-TV talk-show world, it seems everyone's got issues. Do you have the tools to deal most effectively with yours? Whether your therapist is away, can't be reached by phone, or you're simply not in therapy at the moment, this is the guide that tells you "What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There." A sensitive and intelligent, yet humorous and practical introduction to everyday psychological issues, the book can help you:
Nina Danielson, M.S.W., is a seasoned therapist and lecturer with 30 years of experience. An advisor for The Compassionate Friends, a support network for bereaved parents and siblings, she earned her Masters of Social Work from Columbia University. She maintains a private practice on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and three children.
Table of Contents: Prologue: If I Believe in Therapy, Why Write a Self-Help Book? Chapter 1: I Can Do It Myself I don't want to take medication for depression, anxiety, ADD, etc. Chapter 2: Understanding the Psyche A peanut butter sandwich Chapter 3: Quick! Get the Plunger! Overflowing anxiety: The origin of obsessions, compulsions and addictions Chapter 4: The Knight in Shining Armor Am I really being defensive? Chapter 5: Abandon Ye All Hope Why am I depressed? Chapter 6: Am I Depressed or Am I Grieving? What is the difference? It sucks either way! Chapter 7: Letting Go Experiencing "good grief" for our many losses Chapter 8: This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both of Us The fight for self-esteem Chapter 9: The Rotten Banana The danger of seeing only the "good" in people Chapter 10: The Most Misunderstood Emotion I'm not angry, I'm just…well, anything but angry Chapter 11: Sorry, Officer, I Didn't See the Signal Why do we ignore the danger signals? Chapter 12: Growing Up on the Streets of Laredo You need to learn how to protect yourself Chapter 13: It's the Same Old Story Why do I repeat the same mistakes over and over? Chapter 14: What Is Codependency Anyway? I know I'm doing it, but I don't really know what "it" is Chapter 15: Float Like a Butterfly Sting Like a Bee Is it truly narcissism, or is it the self-centeredness of ADD? Chapter 16: A Deer Caught in the Headlights (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) I know I'm an adult but sometimes I feel like a scared child Chapter 17: If You Should Lose Me, Oh Yeah, You'll Lose a Good Thing Why should I give up my defenses and face my feelings? Chapter 18: Emotional Intimacy The Goal If I never eat ice cream, I won't have to feel the pain of what I've missed all my life Conclusion Emergency Contact Sheet Types of Therapists and Therapy Paying for and Choosing a Therapist Resources Glossary Bibliography Index