What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There

What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There

by Nina Danielson MSW


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578262267
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication date: 07/24/2006
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Nina Danielson, MSW, is a seasoned therapist and lecturer with 40 years of experience in the mental health field. An advisor for the Compassionate Friends, a support network for bereaved parents and siblings, she earned her master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. She maintains a private practice on Cape Cod, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their three-and-a-half dogs. (They share custody of a granddog with one of their sons.) The Danielsons have three children and two grandchildren.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

Prologue: If I Believe in Therapy, Why Write a Self-Help Book?

Chapter 1: I Can Do It Myself
I don’t want to take medication for depression, anxiety, ADD, etc.

Chapter 2: Understanding the Psyche
A peanut butter sandwich

Chapter 3: Quick! Get the Plunger!
Overflowing anxiety: The origin of obsessions, compulsions and addictions

Chapter 4: The Knight in Shining Armor
Am I really being defensive?

Chapter 5: Abandon Ye All Hope
Why am I depressed?

Chapter 6: Am I Depressed or Am I Grieving?
What is the difference? It sucks either way!

Chapter 7: Letting Go
Experiencing “good grief” for our many losses

Chapter 8: This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both of Us
The fight for self-esteem

Chapter 9: The Rotten Banana
The danger of seeing only the “good” in people

Chapter 10: The Most Misunderstood Emotion
I’m not angry, I’m just…well, anything but angry

Chapter 11: Sorry, Officer, I Didn’t See the Signal
Why do we ignore the danger signals?

Chapter 12: Growing Up on the Streets of Laredo
You need to learn how to protect yourself

Chapter 13: It’s the Same Old Story
Why do I repeat the same mistakes over and over?

Chapter 14: What Is Codependency Anyway?
I know I’m doing it, but I don’t really know what “it” is

Chapter 15: Float Like a Butterfly– Sting Like a Bee
Is it truly narcissism, or is it the self-centeredness of ADD?

Chapter 16: A Deer Caught in the Headlights (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
I know I’m an adult but sometimes I feel like a scared child

Chapter 17: If You Should Lose Me, Oh Yeah, You’ll Lose a Good Thing
Why should I give up my defenses and face my feelings?

Chapter 18: Emotional Intimacy– The Goal
If I never eat ice cream, I won’t have to feel the pain of what I’ve missed all my life


Emergency Contact Sheet

Types of Therapists and Therapy

Paying for and Choosing a Therapist





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Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this book. I keep it in the bathroom and read different sections depending on what I need. It truly is a portable counselor....Even if you're not into therapy or in therapy, this book helps you understand your dynamics, the dynamics of others, and how to stop sabotaging yourself. Read it on your road to success!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Reading this book was definitely a big turning point in my life. It is extremely well written, easy to read. Highly recommended. Sharon...
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very logical, down-to-earth, and almost too easy to just read through. Its real value is exactly what it claims: each chapter, with summary, warning signs, and coping strategies, is perfect for jarring our memories toward clear thinking in our inevitable times of confusion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent read. Danielson's style makes it approachable. The information is presented in a way that allows continual reality checks. The important stuff for me just zinged! The suggestions were straightforward and extemely helpful. I can recommend this to you whole-heartedly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw myself,my friends,my relatives in this one book.I see life more clearly.