Licensed Professional Counselor

There are several free Apps available for smart phones for sleep, relaxation, anxiety reduction, and for tracking moods.  Search any of these and try them to see what works for you.

CDs for Sleep and Anxiety Reduction:

Dr Jeffery Thompson:

Dr Martin Rossman

These are book resources that I frequently recommend to clients.  Please assess for yourself whether a particular book is a good fit for you.


Parenting Children with ADHD; 10 Lessons Medicine Cannot Teach, by Vincent J. Monastra, Ph.D.
Healing ADD, by Daniel Amen
The ADD Book by, William Sears, M.D. And Lynda Thompson, Ph.D.
ADHD For Dummies by Jeff Strong
The Gift of ADHD Activity Book: 101 Ways to Turn Your Child\’s Problems Into Strengths, by Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D.
The Gift of ADHD, by Lara Honos-Webb, Ph.D.
ADD/ADHD Drug Free, by Frank Jacobelli and L.A. Watson


Screamfree Parenting, by Hal Runkle
Try and Make Me, by Bill O\’Hanlon, Ph.D., and Ray Levy
Beyond Sibling Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Become Cooperative, Caring and Compassionate, by Peter Goldenthal, Ph.D.
Playful Parenting, by Lawrence J. Cohen
Raising Your Spirited Child, by Sheedy Kurcinka
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, by Richard Louv
The Parent\’s Handbook: by Don Dinkmeyer and Gary D. McKay
The Family Meeting Handbook: Achieving Family Harmony Happily, by Robert Slagle, Ph.D.


Hold Me Tight, by Sue Johnson

Mindful Loving: 10 Practices for Creating Deeper Connections, by Henry Grayson, Ph.D.
Screamfree Marriage, by Hal Runkel and Jenny Runkel
Getting the Love You Want Workbook, by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. And Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.
The 7 Best Things Happy Couples Do, by John C. Friel, Ph.D. And Linda Friel, M.A.
Loving In Flow: How the Happiest Couples Get and Stay That Way, by Susan K. Perry, Ph.D.

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

The Bipolar Child, by Demitri Papolos, M.D. And Janice Papolos
Survival Guide for Parenting Children with Bipolar Disorder, by George T. Lynn
Childhood Bipolar Disorder Answerbook, by Tracy Anglada and Shegy M. Hakala, MD
The Bipolar Workbook for Teens: DBT Skills to Help You Control Mood Swings, by
Sheri Van Dijk, MSW and Karma Guindon, MSW
The Bipolar Workbook: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings, by Monica Ramirez Basco, Ph.D.
The Depression Workbook, A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, by Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., with contributions by Matthew McKay, Ph.D.
Website: – graphs daily factors that effect moods

PTSD, Anxiety, and Anger

Stop the Anger Now, by Ron Potter-Efron, MSW, Ph.D.
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth, by
Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D.
The Stress Reduction Book for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress, by
Gina M. Bregal
Stopping the Pain: A Workbook for Teens Who Cut and Self-Injure, by Lawrence E. Shapiro


Dave Draxton is a licensed professional counselor and family therapist in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Dave sees persons as whole beings with immense potential for growth and learning.


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Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

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