Therapy Resources

At Village Parenting NYC we are here to provide psychotherapy and counseling to help you with life's transitions, challenges and crises. Through the years, clients have often asked for books in order to read further on their own. Below is a sampling of books we highly recommend. Whether you are looking at adult therapy for life in general, parent counseling, child therapy, play therapy or teen therapy, we think you will find something helpful in the titles below.

For Adults:

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
Being Perfect by Anna Quindlin
A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlin
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

For Parents:

P.E.T. in Action by Thomas Gordon, Ph.D.
Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell
The Magic Years by Selma Fraiberg
How to Talk so Kids will Listen, How to Listen so Kids will Talk by A. Faber 
Not In Front of the Children by Lawrence Balter, Ph.D.
Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys by D. Kindlon and M. Thompson
The Difficult Child by Stanley Turecki and Leslie Tonner
The Challenging Child by Stanley L. Greenspan, MD

For Children:

Feelings by Aliki - for young children
Stepping Stone Stories by Lawrence Balter
Herman the Helper by Robert Kraus and Jose Aruego
Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus and Jose Aruego
What’s the Big Secret?: Talking about Sex with Girls and Boys by Laurie Krasny Brown and Marc Brown
What to Do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Hubner, Ph.D.

For Tweens and Teens:

Smart but Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD by Thomas E. Brown
Get Out of My Life, (but first could you drive me and Cheryl to the Mall?) by Anthony E. Wolf
Ready, Set, Grow by Lynda Madaras
The Care and Keeping of You - American Girl Library
Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships by Ruth Bell
Reviving Ophelia, Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.