Affirmations Psychological Services, LLC

Core Competencies

Core Competencies

Our Team has the capacities and clinical experiences to help clients navigate the challenging and exciting Environment surrounding you. Our core competencies developed through educational training along with clinical and life experiences. Furthermore, we are bonded by our desires to be life-long learners and grow throughout our professional careers. Instead of describing diagnoses and presenting problems, Our Team consolidated a list of resources that have been influential, motivating, and inspiring for our past and current growth as clinicians. In other words, the resources reveal the nature of how we developed the core competencies necessary to help our clients. In fact, various resources emerged out of our work with clients because we cannot grow in our work without learning from our clients. The history of Affirmations informs the continued growth and journey of Affirmations into the future. Optimistically, you will sense our talent and uniqueness throughout this list.




Acceptance and Change in Couple Therapy, Neil Jacobson and Andrew Christensen
Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation,  Charles Barber
DBT Skills Training Manual, Marsha Linehan
Decoding the Ethics Code, Celia Fisher
Driven to Distraction, Ned Hollowell
Encounter Groups, Carl Rogers
The Ethical Slut, Dossie Easton & Janet Hardy
Get Out of Your Mind & Into Your Life, Steven Hayes
The Gift of Anger, Marcia Cannon
The Gift of Fear, Gavin de Becker
The Gift of Therapy, Irvin Yalom
The Happiness Trap: How to Stop Struggling and Start Living: A Guide to ACT, Russ Harris
Health at Every Size, Linda Bacon
The High Conflict Couple, Alan Fruzzetti
The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron

Hold Me Tight, Susan Johnson
Joining Forces, Howard Fradkin
Life Without Ed, Jenni Schaefer
Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate, Emily K. Sandoz and Troy DuFrene
Motivational Interviewing, Stephen Rollnick and William Richard Miller
Necessary Losses, Judith Viorst
The Psychology of Religion and Coping, Kenneth Pargament
The Seat of the Soul, Gary Zukav
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Kristin Neff
Sex at Dawn, Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha
Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy, Kenneth Pargament
Thoughts Without A Thinker, Mark Epstein
Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, Erickson-Schroth
You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay
Why People Die by Suicide, Thomas Joiner
The 5 Love Languages, Gary Chapman