What is Trauma?

An explanation of how traumatic events can cause changes in our physical and psychological responses to stress. 

What is Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)?

EMDRIA is the EMDR International Association is a membership organization of mental health professionals dedicated to the highest standards of excellence and integrity in EMDR therapy. EMDR is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. 

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, one of the world’s foremost experts on trauma, has spent over three decades working with trauma survivors. In this book, he uses recent scientific advances to show how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, and explores innovative treatments—from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga—that offer new paths to recovery by activating the brain’s natural neuroplasticity.


What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)?

Marsha Linehan, the founder of DBT, developed Behavioral Tech, LLC to train mental health care providers and treatment teams who work with complex populations to use compassionate, scientifically valid treatments and implement and evaluate these treatments in their practice setting.

DBT Skills Manual for Adolescents

This manual provides tools for treating adolescents with emotional or behavioral problems using five modules: Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Walking the Middle Path (a family-based module developed by the authors specifically for teens), Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness.

Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce

A book for divorced parents that breaks down the latest research-based strategies for helping children survive and thrive before, during, and long after their parents' divorce. 


Anxiety Disorders Association of America
A resource for information on mental health conditions such as Social Anxiety Disorder, OCD, and Panic Disorder.  Contains information on treatments, living with anxiety, and understanding anxiety.

Depression Guide

This comprehensive depression guide outlines symptoms, causes and types, and treatment care. 


Gottman Institute
Learn about this evidence based treatment designed to improve the quality of your marriage or relationship, and take a brief quiz to assess the state of your current relationship.  

Emotion Focused Therapy
Another evidence based treatment for couples and families that has proven successful at helping to create more positive, satisfying relationships for couples and families.

Mating in Captivity

Couples in long-term relationships may find themselves secure in connection but unsatisfied with intimacy. In this approachable book, Esther Perel invites us to explore the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire.

Wired for Love

This book, by Stan Tatkin, Psy.D., is a helpful guide to understanding your partner’s brain and enjoying a romantic relationship built on love and trust. Synthesizing research findings on how and why love lasts drawn from neuroscience, attachment theory, and emotion regulation, this book presents ten guiding principles that can improve any relationship.



I encourage my clients to be well informed about the issues they may be facing, and the services and treatments I offer.  Below you will find a variety of links to information about the research basis for my therapeutic approaches that may be useful. 

© 2016 by Paige Pires de Almeida, MFTI