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​​​ Local  Resources:  A Guide to More Services:  Marriage, Family, Parenting and Divorce

Jonathan Blair Ph.D offers parenting and couples workshops     Therapy Today: Same day therapy services        Ele's Place

Michigan State University Student Mental Health        Perspectives Therapy Services           Community Mental Health CEI

 Retrouvaille        NAMI Lansing     Small Talk Children's Assessment Center        The Firecracker Foundation  

Second Saturday Programs women's divorce workshop    Women's Shelter Eve's House    Women's Center of Greater Lansing 

Parents of Teens Group      Adolescent Group for Depressed Teens     Family Growth Center

Health & Wellness Resources: Search for free books and audiobooks at Michigan Electronic Library: Mel.org

MSU Health 4 U        Playmakers: Run.Walk. Live          Creative Wellness                      Self Realization Meditation

Michigan Rehabilitation Services, employment for disabled adults        Partial Hospitalization Program Sparrow     

More Video Links, Recommended Authors and Resources  
Telka's treatment philosophy is influenced and inspired by the following resources:
To improve understanding of the human mind listen to NPR The Hidden Brain
For Inspiration and Motivation: Living with Dignity:    
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie  

Brene Brown,  Rising Strong and Braving the Wilderness,  actually, everything Brene is awesome!
Steven Covey, The Eighth Habit    and all things Covey.
Harold Kushner When Bad Things Happen To Good Peopleand  all things Kushner
Victor Frankl MD.,  Man's Search for Meaning
Gretchen Rubin The Happiness Project
Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In  ​   Option B
Marianne Williamson, assorted works

For Healing and Overcoming Shame, Anxiety and Stress 
Amit Sood MD The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress-Free Living
Martha BeckSteering by Starlight

Brene Brown PhD,Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, assorted works
David Burns MD.When Panic Attacks
Susan Cain The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

​Pema Chodron

Dan Harris,10% Happier 

Glennon  Doyal Melton assorted works

Harriet Lerner PhD, assorted works, Dance of Anger
Kristen Neff  Self Compassionassorted works

Tamar Chansky,PhD Freeing Your Child from Anxiety

Shonda Rhimes, The Year of Yes

For Relationships/Parenting/Families

​The Secrets of Happy Families

Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfect parenting

Helping your children understand emotions and improve coping skills:Movie, Inside Out

Help for parents with worried or anxious children: Dawn Huebner assorted works.

Parents: Help with parenting college students is found at http://www.collegeparentsmatter.org

John Gottman Phd,  Seven Principles For Making A Marriage Work
Harvey Karp MD., Happiest Toddler on the Block
Lisa Damour PhD.,  Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood
Cline and Fay,   Parenting Teens with Love and Logic
Jill Bolte-Taylor Teenage Brain 
Hands Free Mama 
Glennon Dolyal Melton Blog Momastery
Humor,  Art and Smart Stuff:
*Brian Andreas Story People

Disclaimer. The resources included in this Website were compiled from a variety of sources and are subject to change without notice as are any services, programs or offerings described in this Website. Telka Arend-Ritter has no representation or warranty regarding the completeness, quality, or adequacy of the resources listed.   Material on this website is not intended to substitute for medical care or advice. Consult with your health care provider for best results. 

Recommended Video Links: As a TED.com fan,  I highly recommend using their site. I have included some of my favorite links below and I added some of my material and recommended readings. The recommendations on this site are not intended to substitute medical care. Discuss these resources with your health care professional. 

Telka's Resources

Change Your Thoughts, Heal Your Life

CBT Resources                        

Psychotherapist Telka Arend-Ritter  offers  counseling in East Lansing by appointment only:  Weekdays  8:30a to 5:30p   

(517) 332-9310

Email: telkaar@comcast.net


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