Our Favourite Books For Adults
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.
Cash, T. (2008) The body image workbook: An eight-step program for learning to like your looks. New Harbinger Publications.
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
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
The Gottman Institute
Shame and Perfectionism
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
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
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
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
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.
211 SOUTH WEST REGION ONTARIO
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
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
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
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
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
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
Have a question? Please contact us or leave any questions through our online contact form!