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3 Books for Recovery

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Looking to add some tools to your mental health toolbox? Our in-house therapist, Kira Denney, shares her top recommendations for those recovering from eating disorders, anxiety, and depression.

Rising Strong

Brene Brown is a social scientist who is an expert on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. In her book, Rising Strong, she creates space for readers to not only recover from their failures but share the importance of trying again, despite resistance and fears.

More Than a Body

Lindsay Kita, PhD and Lexie Kita, PhD are identical twins and authors of the incredible book, Mora Than a Body. The book explores freeing self from objectification and finding body image resilience, a powerful part of eating disorder recovery.

The Body Keeps Score

Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk is a psychiatrist, professor, and researcher who has dedicated their work to the area of posttraumatic stress, trauma, and the impact it has on one's developmental, neurobiological, somatic, and interpersonal makeup. While this book is not an easy read, it can provide readers with a better understanding of the connection trauma has on the mind, body, and soul.


Therapists may recommend a variety of books to read in addition to therapy, depending on the individual's needs and journey. Mental health books can serve as supplementary material to enhance one's mental and emotional development, and should never be used as a means to self-diagnose or treat any illness. If you're looking for growth in your recovery journey, working with a treatment team can be helpful. Our in-house treatment team offers therapy and nutrition services for adults in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Florida, and California through telehealth services. Reach out to schedule a complimentary consultation call and see if our team is the right fit for you.

With Pearls of Wisdom,

Eden & Kira

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