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

(517) 332-9310


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 ​​​Campus Village

1151 Michigan Ave.   

Office #110 

 East Lansing,

Michigan 48823

Telka Arend-Ritter  CBT Tools

Free  CBT Workbook

Enjoy your complimentary materials, available by downloading. Please note that these materials are not intended to replace medical care. Please consult your physician, or health care professional for treatment of illness.  

In celebration of her 10 year anniversary in private practice, Click here for a free Dowload Telka's 250 page workbook (15.2 MB file) contains the materials and instruction used in Telka's popular solution focused therapy services.  (This is a work in progress, without professional editing.)

Telka's Quick Reference Guide:

Watch and share these pdf 's and videos to help with life's most common concerns:

Making changes, where to start.  Telka's Creating best results pdf

Stress Management: 

Kelly Mcgonigal: How to Make Stress Your Friend: 14min 

Understand YOURSELF: Feelings are what we have the most of and know the least about; handle them or they will handle you (18 min)

How stress affects your brain - Madhumita Murgia Ted.ed (5 min)

Worry, anxiety, fear and panic resources: 

Dawn Huebner Rethinking anxiety: Learning to face fear  (18 min Ted talk)                                                                          What is a panic attack? 4 minute video,                                                                                                                How to handle a panic attack 4 minute video                                                                                              Harnessing fear and worry Martha Beck video 9 min  


Referencing  the movie “Inside Out,” this video explains how embracing uncomfortable emotions rather than avoiding, shaming  or fearing them, is the healthy way to cope with moods. (6 min)  

30 min video, Andrew Solomon

Anger Resources: 

Telka's  Emotional Onion Tools for managing difficult emotions pdf

Anger, Compassion: What It Means To Be Strong | Russell Kolts | TEDxOlympia  (13 min) 

What we need to teach our sons (11 min) 

Relationship resources:  

Anatomy of Trust Brene Browb PhD  Super Soul Sunday  24 min 

The person you really need to marry  (14 min Tedx video)

Skills for Healthy Romantic Relationships | Joanne Davila | TEDxSBU (16 min) three evidence-based  relationship skills – insight, mutuality, and emotion regulation.

Telka's Healthy dating rules pdf    

Telka's Healthy trust pdf

Why Facts do not convince people: Brain stuff- Published on Sep 24, 2017 And what you can do about it. 3 min (via Social Good Now)

Addiction info 

Telka's Substance abuse pdf

Everything I Needed to Know I Learned in a Mental Hospital” Tedx talk by Glennon Doyle Melton for (17 min)     

​​Understand YOURSELF: Feelings are what we have the most of and know the least about; handle them or they will handle you (18)  

Adult Attention Deficit Disorder,  

ADHD sucks, but not really Published on Dec 18, 2015 Tedx  14 min.

The Trouble with Normal: My ADHD the Zebra | Emily Anhalt Tedx (14min) 

Book recommendation: Freed,J  4 Weeks to an Organized Life


What we need to teach our sons: changing how we role model emotions  (11 min)  

Teach girls bravery, not perfection (13 min) 

Anger, Compassion: What It Means To Be Strong | Russell Kolts | TEDxOlympia  (13 min) 

Jennifer Senior: Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? (18 min)

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message For twenty Somethings: (15 min)

“Keep them alive til 25?”  Jill Bolte Taylor helps understand the adolescent brain (17 min)

What is it like to raise a child who's different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)?


Ali Carr-Chellman studies the most effective ways to teach kids and to make changes at school: (13 min)

What is Khan Academy?  Saul Khan's Ted talk (10 min)

Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes (10 min)

Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. (20 min) 

Parents  stop defining  children's success via grades and test scores (15 min)

Telka's Free Tools: Download CBT Resources