Recommended Readings

It is Dr. Saedi’s philosophy that psychoeducational readings can be one of the greatest augments to psychotherapy and personal growth. While there are an abundance of excellent resources and books available to readers, below are some of her personal favorites and most frequently recommended titles. She has personally read and can vouch for nearly every text on this list, and those she has not read are eagerly waiting on her nightstand to be attended to!

Additionally, below you will find some of the commonly used workbooks that she employs with her teen and tween clients. Workbooks are not a one-size-fits-all recommendation that she uses with all clients. However, she finds that they can be useful tools for teaching skills as well as starting dialogue on often challenging topics.


A Disease Called Childhood by Marilyn Wedge, PhD

Adolescence and Neuropsychology

Brainstorm by Daniel Siegel, MD

Anxiety and Mindfulness

Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer, PhD


Healing Depression the Mind-Body Way by Nancy Liebler, PhD and Sandra Moss, MSPH

The Mindful Way Through Depression by Mark Williams PhD, John Teasdale, PhD and Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD


Wise-Minded Parenting: 7 Essentials for Raising Successful Tweens and Teens by Laura Kastner, PhD

The Conscious Parent by Shefali Tsabary, PhD

Perfectionism, Vulnerability and Change

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown, PhD

Rising Strong by Brene Brown, PhD

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown, PhD

Personality and Temperament

Quiet by Susan Cain, JD

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron, PhD

Sports and Wellness

Body, Mind and Sport by John Douillard, DC

Teens and Technology

Alone Together by Sherry Turkle, PhD

The Mirror Effect: How Celebrity Narcissism is Seducing America by Drew Pinsky, MD

Teen Workbooks

The ADHD Workbook for Teens by Lara Honos-Webb, PhD

The Anxiety Workbook for Teens by Lisa Schab, LCSW

The Social Success Workbook for Teens by Barabara Cooper, MPS and Nancy Widdows, MS

Beyond the Blues by Lisa Schab, LCSW

Stopping the Pain (cutting workbook) by Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD

Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety, by Christopher Willard, PsyD

Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens by Sheri Van Dijk

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