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The following resource links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources. Dr. Savoy is not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites.

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • The Confidence Gap: A Guild to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt by Russ Harris

  • The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living by Russ Harris

  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety By John P. Forsyth, George H. Eifert

  • The Reality Slap: How to Find Fulfilment When Life Hurts by Russ Harris






Depression and Anxiety


General Mental Health Resources


LGBTQ Affirming Care Sites - NC and National




LGBTQ Websites


QTPOC Resources



  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman.  

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson

  • ACT with Love:  Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Russ Harris


Resources for Professionals




Suicide Prevention and Lifelines


​Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming (TGNC) Websites


Transgender: Theory & Experience (Books)

  • Bornstein, Kate (1994). Gender Outlaw: On men, women and the rest of us. New York: Routledge.

  • Cromwell, Jason (1999). Transmen & FTMs: Identities, Bodies, Genders & Sexualities. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

  • Erickson-Schroth, L. (ed.) (2014). Trans Bodies Trans Selves. Oxford University Press. 

  • Erickson-Schroth, Laura & Jacobs, Laura A."You're In the Wrong Bathroom!": And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People. 

  • Evans. Cheryl B. What Does God Think? Transgender People and the Bible. (for Christian family members of transgender people)

  • Transgender Warriors: The Making of History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman by Leslie Feinberg

  • Girschick, Lori B. (2008). Transgender Voices: Beyond Women and Men. Hanover: University Press of New England.

  • Serano, Julia (2007). Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity. Emeryville: Seal Press.

  • Mock, Janet (2014). Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. New York: Atria.

  • Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey & Sheridan, Vanessa. Transgender Journeys. (for Christian transgender people to accept themselves)

  • Stryker, Susan & Aren Aizura, eds. (2013). The Transgender Studies Reader 2. New York: Routledge.

  • Stryker, Susan & Stephen Whittle (2006). The Transgender Studies Reader. New York: Routledge.

  • Valerio, Max Wolf (2006). The Testosterone Files: My Hormonal and Social Transformation from Female to Male. Emeryville: Seal Press.

  • Green, Jamison (2004). Becoming a Visible Man. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.

  • Namaste, Vivian K. (2000). Invisible Lives: The Erasure of Transsexual and Transgendered People. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

  • Rose, Donna (2003). Wrapped in Blue: A Journey of Discovery – a memoir. Round Rock: Living Legacy Press.

  • Thor, Laura. "Living in the Image of God: Transgender People in Pastoral Counseling/Spiritual Direction” -

  • Valentine, David (2007). Imagining Transgender: An Ethnography of a Category. Durham: Duke University Press.

  • Wilchins, Riki (2004). Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer. Los Angeles: Alyson Books.

  • Yarhouse, M. Understanding Gender Dysphoria. (for Christian individuals attempting to reconcile questions of faith with gender identity)


Transgender: Health, Medical, and Psychology (Books)

  • Ettner, Randi, Monstrey, Stan, & Eyler, A. Evan (Eds.) (2007). Principles of Transgender Medicine and Surgery. New York: The Haworth Press.  Second Edition (2016), Ettner, Monstrey, & Coleman, Eli (Eds.)

  • Lev, Arlene Istar (2004). Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working With Gender-Variant People and their Families. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Clinical Practice Press.


Transgender: Children and Adolescent (Books for Adults)


Transgender: Books for Children 


Transgender: Books for Teens

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