Resources

Dealing with end-of-life issues

For valuable help coping with challenges of the dying time, read the book Dying: Finding Comfort and Guidance in a Story of a Peaceful Passing, by Judy K. Underwood, Ph.D. Find details on the website PassingPeacefully.com.

Benefits of talk therapy

There is an excellent article in the August, 2011 Harvard Education Newsletter about the benefits of talk therapy at midlife.

Authentic happiness and positive psychology

There is useful information and helpful questionnaires on the website: www.authentichappiness.com

Self-help for depression

I highly recommend the book Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns, M.D. There is a great 4.5 minute video on YouTube.com called I had a black dog and his name was depression. It is excellent, clever and uplifting with useful information about depression.

Self-help for anxiety

I highly recommend the book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.

Communication skills

An excellent book for improving communication skills is Non-Violent Communication by Marshal Rosenberg, Ph.D. Couples can get two copies and each use a different color highlighter to mark important passages. Then trade copies and discuss.

Sexual desire issues

I highly recommend the book, Reclaiming Your Sexual Self by Kathryn Hall, Ph.D. for women who would like to increase their sexual desire.

For those seeking self knowledge and personal growth

In the book, The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D., the author guides readers gently through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.

For low-cost therapy in Fort Collins

The CSU Counseling Center offers low-cost therapy to members of the community. 970-491-6053.

You can also call Mental Health Connections 970-221-5551. They can give you a list of therapists who offer therapy on a sliding scale based on ability to pay.