Our primary mission is to empower our clients to take control of challenging/ difficult areas in their lives through the use of skill-based, present-focused, goal-oriented, and scientifically-proven treatments.

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Books

Eating Disorder Books

  1. “Brave Girl Eating: A Family’s Struggle with Anorexia” by Harriet Brown
  2. “Life Without Ed” by Jenni Schaefer
  3. “Overcoming Binge Eating” by Christopher Fairburn
  4. “Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder, Second Edition” by Daniel Le Grange and James L. Sherley, MD. Ph.D.
  5. “My Kid Is Back: Empowering Parents to Beat Anorexia Nervosa” by Daniel Le Grange and June Alexander

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Books

  1. “Loving Someone with OCD: Help for You and Your Family” by Karen J. Landsman
  2. “Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  3. “Treating Your OCD with Exposure and Response (Ritual) Prevention Therapy: Workbook” by Edna B. Foa, Elna Yadin, and Tracey K. Lichner

 Body Dysmorphic Disorder Books

  1. “The Broken Mirror: Understanding and Treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder” by Katharine A Phillips
  2. “Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual 1st Edition” by Sabine Wilhelm, Katharine A. Phillips, and Gail Steketee

Social Phobia Books

  1. “The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven, Step-by-Step Techniques for Overcoming Your Fear” by  Martin M. Antony Ph.D., Richard P. Swinson MD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Books

  1. “Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience: A Prolonged Exposure Treatment Program Workbook” by Barbara Rothbaum, Edna B. Foa, and Elizabeth A Hembree

General Books

  1. “Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself” by Kristin Neff
  2. “The Perfectionist’s Handbook: Take Risks, Invite Criticism, and Make the Most of Your Mistakes” by Jeff Szymanski
  3. “The Feeling Good Handbook” by David D. Burns
  4. “Reinventing Your Life: The Breakthrough Program to End Negative Behavior and Feel Great Again” by Jeffrey E. Young, Janet S. Klosko, Aaron T. Beck

Empirical Research Articles

Couturier, J., Isserlin, L., & Lock, J. (2010). Family-Based Treatment for Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa: A Dissemination Study. Eating Disorders18(3), 199-209. doi:10.1080/10640261003719443

Karbasi, A. L. (2010). Enhanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) for Eating Disorders: Case Study of a Client With Anorexia Nervosa. Clinical Case Studies9(3), 225-240. doi:10.1177/1534650110372541

Supplemental Material for The Efficacy of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. (2017). Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. doi:10.1037/ccp0000245.supp

Zandberg, L., Kaczkurkin, A. N., Mclean, C. P., Rescorla, L., Yadin, E., & Foa, E. B. (2016). Treatment of Adolescent PTSD: The Impact of Prolonged Exposure Versus Client-Centered Therapy on Co-Occurring Emotional and Behavioral Problems. Journal of Traumatic Stress29(6), 507-514. doi:10.1002/jts.22138

Supporting a loved one in recovery during the holiday

Supporting a loved one in recovery during the holiday

Holidays can be a time of high stress: routines are disrupted, extended family is often together, and there can be heightened expectations about socializing during and after big meals. This holiday season, we want to provide resources to all people who are supporting their loved ones through eating disorder recovery. It’s not just those going… […]

Setting yourself up for success during the holiday season

Setting yourself up for success during the holiday season

Written by Amanda Turco, Therapist The holidays are fast approaching, which comes with both excitement and for many, some (or a lot of) anxiety. Holidays are centered around food, celebration, and family and friends. For those struggling, it can also be a time centered around a change in routine, triggers, and intrusive thoughts. You may… […]

Magical Thinking OCD

Magical Thinking OCD

Written by Paulina Syracuse, Advanced Doctoral Extern Scene 1: You’re taking a walk with your loved one when, all of the sudden, you have a thought of your loved one getting into an accident and dying. Your anxiety and fear spikes at the thought and possibility of this terrible event occurring. To reduce this anxiety,… […]

Trusting yourself in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Trusting yourself in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Written by Amanda Turco, Therapist Our practice uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidenced based model of treatment that has been studied and proven to be effective in treating many mental health diagnoses. With the mindset that therapy should not be a forever thing, we want to provide you with the skills you need to… […]

Eating disorders and the pandemic

Eating disorders and the pandemic

By Amanda Turco, Therapist As I reflect on the past year and the clients that have come to work with me, I can’t help but notice a trend. “When did you start noticing this become a problem?” I ask. “During the pandemic” is the most frequent answer. The pandemic has caused all types of mental… […]

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