My #1 Book Recommendation for Depression and Anxiety

My #1 Book Recommendation for Depression and Anxiety

Book Recommendation for Depression and Anxiety

There is one book I continually recommend to clients and that’s The Feeling Good Handbook by Dr. David Burns.  The book shows you how to overcome depression, conquer anxiety and enjoy greater intimacy.  Most of my clients in my Pembroke Pines therapy practice come to me for help with depression counseling, anxiety therapy or couples counseling.  Luckily, there is a book I can recommend to most of the clients that come to therapy.

What I love about this book is that you can use the parts of the book that work for you and skip over the other parts.  There are sections on mood management, depression, self-esteem, anxiety, strengthening relationships, medications and working with difficult clients.

The last chapter is wonderful for all therapists to read and review.  As therapists, we are going to experience difficult clients.  This chapter guides us on creative and innovative ways to establish rapport, create an agenda and utilize homework.  I purchased this book as a graduate student and I’ve used it ever since.  It is also a book a recommend to my supervisees as their Qualified Supervisor for LMHC’S in Florida.

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If you are looking for a self-help book for depression and anxiety, look no further.  Pick up your copy of Dr. Burns’ self-help book, The Feeling Good Handbook  You will experience relief in your symptoms in no time!


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Amanda Landry, LMHC, CAP decided to become a therapist while attending Nova Southeastern University. She saw the need to help people achieve the life they wanted to live, while creating a life of her own. She completed her master’s in Mental Health Counseling and started a career in the juvenile justice arena. Since then, she has started a private practice in Pembroke Pines, Florida, specializing in depression, anxiety relationship issues, and substance abuse. Amanda is a believer in holistic treatment and she practices veganism, meditation and yoga in her life. Find out more about her practice here. For a free 15-minute consultation, call or text Amanda at 954-378-5381 or email her at amanda@amandapattersonlmhc.com.

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