What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There

What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There
A 24/7 Guide to Coping With Life on Your Own

Written by Nina Danielson, MSW

Category: Self Help; Self-Help - Personal Growth; Psychology & Psychiatry
Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: July 11, 2006
ISBN: 978-1-57826-226-7 (1-57826-226-7)

You Can't Live in Your Therapist's Office

If you've ever wandered through the self-help section of a bookstore and wondered whether you need the textbook on codependence or the treatise on self-esteem, the encyclopedia on anxiety or the reference on grief – and you certainly don't have time to read them all – then this book is for you. In our fast-paced reality-TV talk-show world, it seems everyone's got issues. Do you have the tools to deal most effectively with yours?

Whether your therapist is away, can't be reached by phone, or you're simply not in therapy at the moment, this is the guide that tells you What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There. A sensitive and intelligent, yet humorous and practical introduction to everyday psychological issues, the book can help you:

  • break out of self-defeating patterns
  • stop getting stuck in dysfunctional relationships
  • gain deeper insight into how to deal with your depression, traumatic life experiences, or fears of intimacy

Find out why you do what you do, and feel what you feel – and how you can better cope. On almost every page, you will find examples that you can readily relate to and simple tools that are relevant and useful to you.

What To Do When Your Therapist Isn't There brings together all the information you need to break through your mental blocks and master your emotional life in a readable and user-friendly guide. Learn to take charge of your life in and out of your therapist's office.


Nina Danielson, MSW, is a seasoned therapist and lecturer with 40 years of experience in the mental health field. An advisor for the Compassionate Friends, a support network for bereaved parents and siblings, she earned her master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. She maintains a private practice on Cape Cod, where she lives with her husband, Norman, and their three-and-a-half dogs. (They share custody of a granddog with one of their sons.) The Danielsons have three children and two grandchildren.