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Therapeutic Book Clubs

 Therapeutic Book Clubs are meant to inspire meaningful connections through reading and discussion.  The goal is to combine the love of books, personal growth, and therapeutic readings into an accessible place for people to feel and do better. Led and hosted by a licensed mental health professional, the book club meets virtually on Zoom Thursdays for 6 weeks to discuss the latest book.

If you are looking to be part of a community of individuals interested in actively building mental health, self awareness, coping skills, and knowledge -

this is the book club is for you.

What to expect...

The Book Club Facilitator will welcome everyone and encourage participant introductions.  Club rules surrounding confidentiality will be addressed.

Portions of the book will be selected for in-depth discussion.  Some participants feel comfortable sharing how the book affected them, reflect on how it complemented their views, provided perspective to core beliefs, or how it provided a new skill or opportunity to learn.  This sharing is encouraged but not required.

The book club lasts for 6 weeks - so there is no expectation that you read the entire book before the book club starts.  The discussion may help in augmenting the meaning and exploration of the book themes.

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What it is not...

It is not group therapy.  Therapeutic Book Clubs  can be a great compliment to therapy, though – if you’re already in treatment.  It is also a great way to prioritize yourself - dedicating time and attention to your emotional and internal needs in a safe and accepting community.

DISCLAIMER: The purpose of Therapeutic Book Clubs is to provide education and information for participants. Though hosted by a licensed mental health professional, they are not a substitute for psychotherapy or group counseling.


6 weekly meetings* via Zoom

*4 session minimum


$25 per meeting

Date and time is subject to change with each session.

Upcoming Books....

Burnout by Emily Nagoski & Amelia Nagoski


Our next session will be focused on burnout in women-identified persons in the helping professions, with special focus on teachers.

facilitated by Ashleigh Rakestraw, LCSW

Thursdays, from 7-8pm

starting October 6th, 2022

Registration is currently still open - sign up today!              

                              Register now

Burnout. Many women in America have experienced it. What’s expected of women and what it’s really like to be a woman in today’s world are two very different things—and women exhaust themselves trying to close the gap between them. How can you “love your body” when every magazine cover has ten diet tips for becoming “your best self”? How do you “lean in” at work when you’re already operating at 110 percent and aren’t recognized for it?


How can you live happily and healthily in a sexist world that is constantly telling you you’re too fat, too needy, too noisy, and too selfish?


Sisters Emily Nagoski, PhD, and Amelia Nagoski, DMA, are here to help end the cycle of feeling overwhelmed and exhausted.

*excerpt from

Colorful Books
Image by Kimberly Farmer
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