Recommended Video Links: As a 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. 


Change Your Thoughts, Heal Your Life

CBT Resources                        

Local Community Resources: Help with Marriage, Family, Parenting and Divorce:

Jonathan Blair Ph.D offers parenting and couples workshops              

 Retrouvaille offer couple's retreats       Nami Lansing

Second Saturday Programs women's divorce workshop                          Women's Shelter Eve's House

Womens's Center of Greater Lansing

Health & Wellness Resources:

Karen Giles-Smith MS,RDN, nutrition counseling    Eating for Wellbeing flyer 2017.pdf         

Michigan Rehabilitation Services, employment for disabled adults

Partial Hospitalization Program Sparrow             Playmakers:Run.Walk. Live 

More Video LInks, Recommended Authors and Resources  
Telka's treatment philosophy is influenced and inspired by the following resources:

For Inspiration and Motivation: Living with Dignity:    
Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie  

Brene Brown,  Rising Strong and assorted works
Steven Covey, The Eighth Habit
Harold Kushner When Bad Things Happen To Good Peopleand  assorted works
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

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

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

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




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Telka Arend-Ritter CBT psychotherapy services  by appointment only:  

(517) 332-9310


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