Our Favourite Books For Adults

Healthy Relationships

Gottman, J., &Silver, N. (2015). The seven principles for making marriage work: A practical guide from the country’s foremost relationship expert. Harmony.

Anything by Dr. John Gottman online or in print.

Anything by Terrence Real, more information about him and a list of his publications can be found here.

CBT for Depression, Anxiety, Stress, etc.

Greenberger, D. & Padesky, C. (1995). Mind over mood: Change how you feel by changing the way you think. The Guilford Press.



Behary, W. (2013). Disarming the narcissist: Surviving and thriving with the self-absorbed (2nd ed.). New Harbinger Publications.


Perfectionism and/or Shame

Martin, S. (2019) The CBT workbook for perfectionism: Evidence-based skills to help you let go of self-criticism, build self-esteem, and find balance. New Harbinger Publications.

Anything by Brene Brown online or in print.



Jose, S. (2016) Progressing through grief: Guided exercises to understand your emotions and recover from loss. Althea Press.

Perkins J. (2007). How to help a child cope with grief: A book for adults who live or work with bereaved children. Foulsham & Company Limited.

Schwiebert, P., & DeKlyen, C. (2005). Tear soup: A recipe for healing after loss. Grief Watch

Anything by Dr. Alan Wolfelt online or in print.


Shapiro, F. (2013). Getting past your past: Take control of your life with self-help techniques form EMDR therapy. Rodale Books.



Kurcinka, M. (1998). Raising your spirited child workbook. William Morrow Paperbacks



Hyman, B. & Pedrick, C. (2010). The OCD workbook: Your guide to breaking free from obsessive-compulsive disorder. New Harbinger Publications



Burns, D. (1999). Ten days to self-esteem. William Morrow Paperbacks.

Jelkovsky, M. (2021). The gift of self-love. Blue Star Press



Petracek, L. (2004). The anger workbook for women: How to keep your anger from undermining your self-esteem, your emotional balance, and your relationships. New Harbinger Publications.


Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Davis, M., Eshelman, E., & McKay, M. (2008). Relaxation and stress reduction workbook. New Harbinger Publications.

Neff, K., & Germer, C. (2018). The mindful self-compassion workbook. Guilford Press.

Stahl, B., & Goldstein, E.(1998). A Mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook. New Harbinger Publications.

Anything by Dr. Kristin Neff, John Kabat-Zinn or Jack Kornfield online or in print.


Body Image

Cash, T. (2008) The body image workbook: An eight-step program for learning to like your looks. New Harbinger Publications.


Parts Work/IFS

Weiss, B (2011). Freedom from your inner critic: A self therapy approach. Pattern System Books.



Bourne, E. J. (2010). The anxiety and phobia workbook (5th ed.). New Harbinger Publications.


Our Favourite Books For Adolescents

Dobosz, L. (2016). Perfectionism workbook for teens. New Harbinger Publications.

Nelson, . (2008). What’s eating you? New Harbinger Publications.

Schab, L. (2008). The anxiety workbook for teens. New Harbinger Publications.

Schab, L. (2008). Beyond the blues. New Harbinger Publications. (For Depression)

Schab, L. (2008). The self-esteem workbook for teens. New Harbinger Publications.


Our Favourite Books For Children

Huebner, D. (2006). What to do when you worry too much. Magination Press.

Huebner, D. (2007). What to do when your brain gets stuck: A kids guide to overcoming ocd. American Psychological Association.

Toner, McDonell and Freeland. (2015). What to do when mistakes make you quake: A kid’s guide to accepting imperfection. American Psychological Association.


Center for Loss & Life Transition

Andrea Warnick Consulting

Julien’s House

Canadian Alliance for Grieving Children and Youth


Anxiety, Depression and Other Issues




Disarming the Narcissist

Mindfulness, Meditation and Self-Compassion

True North Insight

Spirit Rock Meditation Centre

Self-Compassion, Dr. Kristin Neff


Healthy Relationships

The Gottman Institute


Shame and Perfectionism

Brené Brown

Distress Centre of Windsor-Essex County

Free, anonymous, confidential helpline that provides emotional support by trained volunteers 365 days/year.

Distress Line: 519-256-5000, 12:00pm-12:00am

Text Line: 741741, 2:00pm-2:00am

Online Chat


Teen Health Centre

Confidential healthcare for youth between the ages of 12 to 24.

1361 Ouellette Avenue, Suite #101

Monday-Friday: Various hours (see website)



Canadian Mental Health Association

Offers a wide range of free services and programs to support individuals experiencing mental health challenges.

1400 Windsor Ave

Monday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm



Community Crisis Centre

Free, confidential crisis intervention provided by professional crisis workers

24/7 Phone Crisis Line and/or Walk in Services


Windsor Regional Hospital

(Ouellette Campus)

Emergency Department

1030 Ouellette Ave. Windsor, ON


Traditional Stability Centre

Free, confidential walk-in services provided by professional mental health support workers.

744 Ouellette Ave., Windsor, ON

Open 7 days a week 8am-8pm



Hiatus House

Emergency shelter in a safe and secure building for women experiencing abuse and their children.

250 Louis Avenue
Windsor, Ontario N9A 1W2

Phone: (519) 252-1143

24-Hour Crisis Line: (519) 252-7781

Toll Free: 1-800-265-5142

TDD: (519) 252-2768



Bounce Back Ontario

Bounce Back Ontario is a free skill-building program managed by (CMHA). It is designed to help adults and youth 15+ manage low mood, mild to moderate depression, and anxiety, stress, or worry. Delivered over the phone with a coach and through online videos, individuals will have access to tools that will support them on their path to mental wellness.




Trans Wellness Ontario

Trans Wellness Ontario provides a wide variety of mental health and wellness services to persons who identify as LGBTQIA2S+, including peer mentorship support, counselling services, and a support line.

1435 Tecumseh Rd. E.

Windsor, ON





Useful if looking for a specific type of service. Offers information on social, community, health and government services in Southwest Ontario.


Sexual Assault Crisis Centre

Free confidential services

1770 Langlois Ave,  Windsor, ON   N8X 4M5


519-253-3100 / 1-844-900-7222

24 HOUR CRISIS LINE   519-253-9667


GECDSB has a great page for parents seeking resources for children and families

Mental Health Programs & Services for Children & Youth


Kid’s Help Phone

Kid’s Help Phone offers supportive counselling, referrals, and text-based services to youth aged 29 and under who are in crisis or distress. This service is available 24/7 during the pandemic by phone at 1-800-668-6868 or by text at 686868.



Maryvale offers a number of mental health and wellness programs for children/youth, including counselling and mental health treatment programs. 519-419-1397

3640 Wells Street

Windsor, ON


Teen Health Centre

Teen Health offers confidential healthcare, nutrition counselling, and individual/group therapy provided by a community healthcare team for youth between the ages of 12 to 24.


1361 Ouellette Avenue, Suite #101

Windsor, ON


Children First

Children First offers mental health services for young children and their families. Services include a wide range of preventative and treatment interventions, including child and family assessments, brief therapy and counselling, and other supports.


105-2565 Ouellette Ave

Windsor, ON


Regional Children’s Centre

The Reginal Children’s Centre provides quick and confidential access to mental health services for children and youth ages 18 and under and their families/guardians. As a result of COVID-19, RCC is offering walk-in counselling clinic services by phone from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays and from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Fridays free of charge.


3901 Connaught St

Windsor, ON


Mental Health Programs & Services for Older Adults


Life After Fifty

Life After Fifty provides free telephone assurance and social contact to older adults through weekly phone calls from a screened volunteer.


West Side Centre: 635 Mc Ewan Ave, Windsor, ON

East Side Centre: 8787 McHugh, Street Windsor, Ontario

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