Recommended Reading

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of CBT which focuses on "emotional regulation". DBT is helpful when patients, often in their teens, have trouble managing intense feelings. It may be difficult (and expensive) to find therapists who are well versed in DBT and I recommend the book "The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook" by McKay, Wood & Brantley as a great first step.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy which helps patients to identify the irrational and unreasonable self talk which leads to depression and anxiety. CBT teaches patients how to identify and then change this negative self-talk in a simple and effective manner. The booklet "Psychotherapy: A Cognitive Approach" will show you how and is available free of charge simply by pressing the red button below.