In my clinical practice, I often recommend to my teenage clients different books, workbooks, and cards that can supplement and reinforce the therapeutic work we do together. These resources offer activities, exercises, and information that can be helpful for adolescents aged 13 to 17.
It is important to keep in mind that the books do not replace seeking professional help from a psychologist, psychiatrist, psychotherapist or other health professional, especially for more severe and complex problems. Rather, these recommended resources can be a good place to start and can complement the services you are receiving.
Topics covered by the books listed below include: relaxation techniques; mindfulness and meditation; self-esteem building exercises; learning to focus on the positive; strategies to cope with depressed feelings, stress, or anxiety; skills to improve communication and relationships, and much more.