Counseling Resources

Shirley Nicholson Counseling
Life Coach, Psychotherapist (retired)
Hendersonville, NC 28792

828-242-7806 — Author Gary Chapman’s website about couples’ love languages — Seven Conversations for a Life- time of Love.

Hold Me Tight

    – Author Susan Johnson’s book for marriage enrichment and enhancement: science, stories and simple exercises.

National Association for Mental Illness (NAMI)

    National association for education and support for individuals and their families.

American Mental Health Association

    Free factsheets about mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, and much more.

Depression — free screening for symptoms

Seniors – Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

Jung Personality Typology Test — Similar to the Myers- Brigg Personality Tests, this is a free personality inventory based on the works of Carl Jung.

Carolyn Myss, Ph.D. — Learn about energy, archetypes, healing, sacred contracts with our interior archetypes or inner voices.

Women’s Empowerment – Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes — read or listen to anything by this remarkable Jungian pschotherapist, poet and author. She is the internal, eternal essence of the feminine: instinctive, intuitive, primitive, powerful. You can find her on a blog — The Moderate Voice. She is author of Women Who Run With The Wolves. She can be reached through Maven Productions.

Miraculous Messages from Water — About Masaru Emoto’s fascinating research on the effect of energy, words, ideas and music on water molecules.

Emotional Intelligence — Author Daniel Goleman, PhD draws on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research to show factors at work when people of high IQ flounder and those of modest IQ do well. A different way of being smart is”emotional intelligence”. Full of practical insights for parents and teachers.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

5-4-3-2-1 Technique — Simple technique to help combat anxiety.

Gift From Within — A non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post traumatic stress disorder.

What is the secret? — click to view trailer or watch ‘The Secret’ online…

Audio Meditations — includes guided audio meditation for walking, mindfulness, kabbalah, mantra, labyrinth, lovingkindness, Sufi, insight, centering prayer, rosary, chakra.

Domestic violence — Mainstay (Hendersonville) 693-3840

Sexual Abuse – The Healing Place — provides crisis intervention,support, and counseling in Hendersonville 828-692-3931

Al-Anon — Care about someone who drinks? Al Anon meetings here.

Full Catastrophe Living – Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn’s book based on his renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, shows you how to use natural, medically proven methods to soothe and heal your body, mind and spirit. You can learn to manage chronic pain resulting from illness and/or stress-related disorders…discover the roles anger and tension play in heart disease…reduce anxiety and feelings of panic…improve overall quality of life and relationships.

Anger Management – Anger …wisdom for cooling the flames by Thich Nhat Hanh

Aging — Aging with Grace …What the Nun Study teaches us about leading, longer, healthier and more meaningful lives by Dr. David Snowdon

Dr. Martin Seligman’s website (( many self-tests, including one to identify your personal signature strengths, plus books by Dr. Seligman providing helpful cognitive strategies leading to healthy functioning: Learned Optimism, Authentic Happiness and What You Can Change and What You Can’t.

The Gottman Institute has over 20 years of research on healthy relationships and 7 steps to a happy marriage. Why Marriages Succeed or Fail …and how you can make yours last.

Passionate Marriage…keeping love & intimacy alive in committed relationships by Dr. David Schnarch based on personal growth and individuation within the marriage/partnership.

Spiritual Divorce…divorce as a catalyst for an extraordinary life — author Debbie Ford’s insights into working through divorce.

“Six Pillars of Self-Esteem” – Part I of this amazing book by Nathaniel Branden demonstrates why self-esteem is basic to psychological health, achievement and positive relationships. It issues a summons to the hero within each of us. Part II introduces the six pillars themselves. These chapters are filled with powerful exercises for gradually increasing personal awareness and effectiveness. Part II explores the importance of self-esteem in key life areas: the workplace, parenting, education, psychotherapy, and society at large. It provides concrete guidelines for teachers, parents, managers, and therapists.

Life Coach, Psychotherapist (retired) – Hendersonville, NC