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Reviews Elsewhere – 7 Books That Are Almost as Good as a Therapy Session

I stumbled upon this list from the Next Big Idea Club, and in the interest of always sharing relevant information about mental health resources when I find them, I thought I’d share their list of recommended books as well.

As they describe the list themselves:

Just about anyone could benefit from some time with a therapist. They can help us manage stress, improve our relationships, and so much more—but therapy is expensive. So if you don’t have the resources to speak with a professional, what should you do?


Fortunately, the seven superb books below contain many key insights that you might receive from a therapist. Reading them may not provide all the benefits of seeing a shrink, but until you’re ready to try therapy, checking out these books might be the next best thing.

No, reading them won’t be the same as going to therapy, and I can’t say that I have read them all myself, but if you’ve read any of them, let us know what your thoughts were on the book.

On the other hand, I was glad to see the first book on the list is one that talks about setting boundaries, which is a very real struggle for so many child abuse survivors. That’s a good sign. 😉

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