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Adjunct to Counseling

Use these resources to help make counseling as time-efficient and productive as possible.

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Skill-Building and Self-Help

Draw on these materials to gain strength and new skills in addressing various challenges.

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Understand and Help Others

Gain insight to strengthen your ability to understand and support others in their challenges.

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Helping Professionals

Draw on these resources to help your own clients, or to guide their work between sessions.

Woman Learning 288x329Many people find that when they have the right information in their hands, they can launch significant growth in themselves and in their families - even if they're not in professional counseling at the time.  In fact, self help can often be the most powerful engine of change.  When you wrestle personally with an issue, finding or developing solutions to your own problems, you tend to value the answer much more than if someone just handed it to you.   

Use these resources to research, study out, and investigate solutions.   Practice the skills you learn, consistenly and diligently, over the process of time.   As you do so, you will find that you can improve much in your own situation.  And, if at some point you do choose to seek help from someone else, you will be much better prepared to share with that other person what you've already done, and where you ran into trouble, and need additional guidance.   Help and instruct yourself first, as much as you can - then, others can be of even more assistence to you. 

kind male-counselor288x329The information on this site can also provide helpful reference materials for counselors, clergy, and interns - both to guide their own healing efforts, and to be a direct resource they can refer to those they serve.   These materials are designed to share with others - so please feel free to use these materials to educate yourself, and to pass on to your clients.   

And, if you encounter a book, webisite, quotation, or other resource you feel may be helpful to others, for inclusion in this website, please send your idea to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   This website was created to create broad awareness of the best resources for those struggling with personal or relationship problems, and for those helping them.   So if you encounter another resource, please feel free to pass it on so that what you have learned may likewise benefit others. 

counselingSelf-help resources can greatly expedite the process of therapy, saving time and money, helping you and your therapist identify the most efficient, effective road to recovery, providing guidance along the way.

Use these resources for homework between sessions.  You can study a handout, locate and read a book, follow an article series, fill out a worksheet, or search out a topic, to make good use of your time during the hours and days until your next session.  When you return for additional counseling, you will be even better prepared to learn from what your therapist has to teach you.  And you will have resources and reminders to catch your therapist up on how your week has gone, what you have learned since the last session, and what roadblocks you may have run into, so you can receive further customized guidance through your therapy session. 

 

Carrie Wrigley LCSWCarrie M. Wrigley, LCSW, the creator of this site, is a counselor in private practice at Morning Light Counseling in Sandy, Utah. There, she specializes in treating depression, anxiety, addiction, marriage and family conflicts, wellness issues, and a range of other concerns.  She developed this site initially as a resource for her counseling clients and students, but is happy to share it with others as well.  

Carrie believes in the human capacity for physical and emotional healing, and finds that people have great power to heal themselves and their relationships, when given access to effective information. Over her 30+ years as a counselor, she has identified many resources that have proven helpful to her clients.  She is hopeful that these resources can be useful to others as well, by means of this website.


BookshelvesWelcome to the Morning Light Counseling Library!
 

This online mental health resource library, created by Carrie Maxwell Wrigley, LCSW,  contains information designed to help you help you find effective, practical solutions to problems such as depression, anxiety, pornography addiction, and marital conflict. It is also designed to point you to resources that can create more resilience, wellness, and joy in life.  

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This online resource library can function for you in several different ways:

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1) As an adjunct to counseling. Self-help resources can greatly expedite the process of therapy - saving time and money, and helping you and your therapist to identify the most efficient, effective road to recovery.

2) For self-help. Many people find that when they have the right information in their hands, they can set in motion some significant growth in themselves and in their families - even if they're not in professional counseling at the time.

3) For helping others. Many find that, though they may not be struggling themselves, they can be helped by educating themselves about struggles afflicting others - so they may be useful in providing support, direction, and understanding.

4) For professional helpers, students, and interns. The information on this site can be helpful reference material - both to guide their own healing efforts, and to be a direct resource they can refer to those they serve.

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There are several different ways you can access information on the site: 

- First, explore the Menu Bars at the top.  These are organized by topic, and make it easy to locate what you're looking for. 
- Or, search for what you're seeking directly by using the Search bar on the top right, under the menu bar.  
- Finally, you can browse the Home Page, where we will provide links to articles and resources that may interest you. 

-- We hope you find the resources here useful.  Browse and enjoy!  --


Morning Light Counseling
MLC logo medium is the private practice of Carrie M. Wrigley, LCSW, who created this site.  It is located in Sandy, Utah, but serves clients (in person, or by phone or Zoom) from a range of geographic areas. 

Clients at Morning Light Counseling learn skills to manage a variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, sexual addiction, and marital conflict.  This library was created initially as a resource between sessions for those clients, to build upon and expand what they were learning in their sessions.

Later, it was recognized that these same resources could be useful to individuals in counseling with other counselors or clergy - as well as to those simply seeking information directly, to help themselves or a loved one.  

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Note: Many MLC clients are LDS, and are greatly helped by incorporating spirituality, consistent with their religious values, into their counseling process.  For that reason, various LDS-oriented resources are included in this site, along with those with more general application.  

The majority of articles on the site are appropriate for people of all backgrounds.

 

 


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One of our major objectives for this site is to identify quality resources to help you and your loved ones to resolve emotional and relationship challenges.  Books are one of the cheapest but most powerful ways to solve problems, expand the benefits of therapy sessions, and facilitate self-help. So we have created 2 resources to help identify books we regard as the most helpful, on a variety of therapeutic topics:

1) Bookstore 
This specialized, topically organized, online mental health bookstore is made available through links to Amazon.com. It provides a comprehensive list of books carefully selected by Morning Light Counseling on a variety of topics. 

2) Best Books 
Find this as the top article in each topic area on the site. Each provides a "short list" with links to books we most often refer to, and regard as "the best of the best."  Often, research on a given topic can be greatly facilitated by studying these book listings online - even if no purchase is made. 

We hope you will find these resources useful, as you seek to master the challenges of your life,
and find joy and positive growth in the process. 

 

How Can a Resource Library Be Useful?

1. Adjunct to Counseling

Self-help resources can greatly expedite the process of therapy, saving time and money, helping you and your therapist identify the most efficient, effective road to recovery, providing guidance along the way. 

2. Skill Building and Self - Help

Many people find that when they have the right information in their hands, they can set in motion some significant growth in themselves and in their families, even if they're not currently in professional counseling.  

3. Understand and Support Others

Many find that, though they may not be struggling themselves, they can educate themselves about struggles afflicting others, so they can effectively help provide support, direction, and understanding.

4. Helping Professionals

The information on this site can also provide helpful reference materials for counselors, clergy, and interns - both to guide their own healing efforts, and to be a direct resource they can refer to those they serve.

Contact Info

9055 S. 1300 E. Suite 24, 
Sandy, Utah, 84094
Phone: 801-598-4175

Email:  carrie@counselinglibrary.org
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