Jennifer Phillips, LCSW Counseling

Compassionate Counseling and Therapy for Adolescents and Adults In The Memphis Area

Recommended Readings and Resources for Counseling Clients

Often, counseling can be enhanced by outside resources. Sometimes I use some of these materials in our sessions, and sometimes, I may even ask that you use them outside of our sessions.....as in, for homework (I know, homework is gross, but stay with me). When you come to a therapy session in my office, you are typically here for an hour or less one day of every week. For enduring change and progress to occur, it can be helpful to work towards that goal outside of your sessions as well. I have listed some of my favorite resources below for your convenience. Because my practice is a work constantly in progress, so are my list of supplemental counseling resources. This list will likely evolve over time, and I am also always open to suggestions from both clients and non-clients! Please contact me if you would like to see any additions made. 


Child Trauma Resources:

  • The National Child Traumatic Stress Network is a wonderful website full of wonderful information about the effects of trauma on children, resources for parents, and helpful links. It is well worth exploring. Visit www.nctsn.org. 
  • A Terrible Thing Happened, by Margaret M. Holmes. Recommended as a book for helping to normalize children's reactions to trauma and to increase their understanding of the effects of trauma. 

Coping With Infertility:
  • Unsung Lullabies: Understanding and Coping with Infertility , by Janet Jaffe, et al.  

Parenting:
  • The Whole Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, by Daniel J. Siegel 
  • No Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm The Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, by Daniel J. Siegel

General Trauma and PTSD Resources:
  • The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind, and Body In The Healing Of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, MD
  • Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal , by Donna Jackson Nakazawa  

Relationships and Attachment:
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment, by Rachel Heller