books on teens, social media, millennials, and positive psychology


books on teens, social media, millennials, and positive psychology


The Millennial Mental Health Toolbox

Tips, Tools, and Handouts for Engaging Gen Y in Therapy

The Millennial Mental Health Toolbox

From TMI to FOMO, there is no doubt that millennials have a language of their own.

A generation as diverse as this demands a therapeutic toolbox that sheds light on the intricacies and complexities in working with and treating this unique population.

Written by Dr. Goali Saedi Bocci, millennial, psychologist, and author of a popular millennial-focused blog on Psychology Today, this workbook is filled with actionable worksheets, handouts, tech-guided meditations, and empowering tools requiring mere minutes a day to support the time-pressed client.

  • Solution-Focused Therapy Interventions for Quick-Fixes
  • CBT to Manage Rumination & Cognitive Distortions
  • Reducing Stress with Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Managing Loneliness & Feelings of Isolation
  • Decreasing Blue Light & Enhancing Sleep
  • Developing Self-Compassion
  • Overcoming Perfectionism in the Pinterest & Instagram Era
  • Texting, Social Media, & Well-Being

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Dr. Saedi Bocci has done it again! The Millennial Mental Health Toolbox is an excellent resource for therapists who work with millennials. Dr. Saedi Bocci has extensive experience as a clinical psychologist and millennial who can cut through negativity to help millennials succeed. Her new book explains issues common among millennials such as FOMO, burnout, and procrastination. It provides ideas for how to use strengths-based strategies to engage millennials in therapy. It also includes helpful worksheets and accounts from millennials in Dr. Saedi Bocci’s therapy practice. This is bound to be a crucial go-to guide for everyone who works with millennials.

Jennifer P. Wisdom, PhD, MPH, Licensed clinical psychologist and author of Millennials Guide to Work

If you’re a millennial or work with millennials, The Millennial Mental Health Toolbox is a total must-have! Filled with practical tips and tools that you can put into practice immediately, this book creatively blends cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, and solution-focused approaches to provide flexible pathways for meaningful change. Easy-to-use handouts and eye-catching graphics are an added bonus, and overall this book is an incredible resource for this often-misunderstood generation.

Jonah Paquette, PsyD, Author of Awestruck, Real Happiness, and The Happiness Toolbox

Dr. Goali Saedi Bocci’s latest workbook is the perfect addition to the growing niche of texts on millennials and mental health. This toolbox is full of handy ways to engage a millennial audience in crucial conversations that promote positivity.

Dr. Rebecca Housel, Expert on Resiliency and Longevity

The Positivity Workbook for Teens

Skills to Help You Increase Optimism, Resilience, and a Growth Mindset

Positivity Workbook for Teens

Discover the secret to positivity by tapping into your inner strengths!

As a teen, your brain is changing every day. You’re more aware of the challenges and difficulties of life. You’re questioning everything. And you can tell when grownups are being fake or dishonest. All of these sudden realizations can be overwhelming, and as a result, you may fall into a “negativity trap.” And while there’s nothing wrong with a little sarcasm or skepticism—after a while, negative thoughts have a way of turning inward, causing stress, damaging your self-esteem, and crushing your confidence. So, how can you start building the real positivity you need to be happy, healthy, and in control of your life?

You only need to look inside yourself.

In this unique workbook, you’ll learn to tap into the power of your own character strengths—such as bravery, creativity, being a good friend, perseverance, honesty, and more—in order to build self-confidence, boost a positive attitude, and cope with the inevitable stress of life. You’ll also find out how to spot strengths in those around you, such as friends, family, teachers, and more. Finally, you’ll discover how your own character strengths can help bolster your engagement in life, enhance positive and healthy relationships, give your life greater meaning, increase your accomplishments, and even improve your physical health.

This isn’t a workbook to help you be sunny and happy for the benefit of others. It’s not a workbook to help you ignore the difficulties and injustices of our world. What it is is a toolkit for finding your own inner strengths and using those strengths to be your very best. Imagine all you can accomplish with the power of real positivity—both for yourself and the world!

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The Positivity Workbook for Teens provides a treasure trove of activities for teens to learn about who they are at their best! This book shows teens how to use their strengths to thrive in the good times, navigate the bad times, and work on areas they want to improve. It is practical, relatable, doable, and, most importantly, it’s uplifting. The teen years are fraught with self-doubt and stress—this book offers an antidote. I highly recommend it for all teachers, parents, and teens.

Lea Waters, PhD, Author of The Strength Switch

The Positivity Workbook for Teens is a timely guide through the best of positive psychology. This book teaches essential skills in building resilience, and increasing happiness and well-being. By learning to know and use their character strengths, teens embark on a journey of self-development and personal growth. This workbook is an excellent resource for anyone working with teens to teach them positive skills to protect and build their well-being.

Carmel Proctor, PhD, Psychologist, Director of the Positive Psychology Research Centre

This book is packed with an abundance of powerful, research-backed tools to help teens take immediate action to improve their resilience, relationships, and their joy in life. I’ll be recommending this to the parents and teens that I work with!

Rachelle Plummer, PsyD, Child Psychologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

The Social Media Workbook for Teens

Skills to Help You Balance Screen Time, Manage Stress, and Take Charge of Your Life

Social Media Workbook for Teens

Social media has drastically changed how we communicate with one another. In many ways this is a good thing. For example, it’s easier than ever to stay connected to family and friends who live far away. But social media can also become addictive, stressful, and even alienating. If you’re like many teens, you probably check your smartphone several times throughout the day to stay up to date on the news from friends. But what happens when you’re so worried about missing the latest posts on your feed that you end up missing out on real life adventures and connections?

Grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), this unique and relatable workbook will help you manage the stress and anxiety that can result from excessive screen time. You’ll discover how to choose friends over followers, find tips for navigating cyberbullying, and discover new ways to get back in touch with your own life—without your smartphone or other devices.

Social media has an important place in your life—but it shouldn’t rule your life. It’s also important to remember that the “highlight reels” you see of your friends’ lives aren’t necessarily the “real” truth. If you’re ready to reduce social media stress, gain confidence in yourself, and become more engaged in the world around you, this workbook will show you how.

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Heads up! That’s Saedi Bocci’s shout out to teens and their parents. Look up from your screens and live. And, the simple and sensible strategies in The Social Media Workbook for Teens will help teens and parents do just that. Highly recommended.

Michael A. Tompkins, PhD, ABPP, Coauthor of The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens

This book is for typical teens (and adults) who frequently experience FOMO, stress, low self-esteem, and sadness when using social media. The book offers simple steps for choosing when and how to use social media. This book will support you in finding more happiness and freedom both online and IRL.

Amy Saltzman, MD, Author of A Still Quiet Place for Teens

Teens need this book! The Social Media Workbook for Teens is an excellent source that promotes mindful device use and social media participation. The book is user-friendly with deep, guiding questions for teens needing to balance their online presence with off-line recreational activities and face-to-face interactions. The book fills teens’ toolboxes with tips, a process for creating action and backup plans, as well as the encouragement of self-care.

Joanne Broder, PhD, Former president of the Society for Media Psychology and Technology


The Smart Girl’s Guide to Graduate School Success


PhDiva is by no means your average guide to graduate school. Marked by wit, intelligence, with just a splash of sass, this graduate school must-have aims to inspire and elevate.

Whether you are a college student flirting with the idea of graduate school, a fresh newbie, or in the trenches, you’ll find a wise voice to encourage you. Divided into 4 parts: Priming, Primping, Polishing, and A Touch of Powder to Set, you’ll be ready to go wherever you may be in the process. No more sleepless nights, worrying about graduate school drama, or how to deal with your advisor, while wondering where your life is going.

With practical tips at the end of every section, this book teaches you how to be your own personal cheerleader and conquer every challenge with grit and grace. No need to break a nail, or break a sweat. Find your inner PhDiva and thrive!

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Charming! Dr. Saedi’s knack for serving up practical advice with generous splash of quick wit makes for a deliciously functional read. I found myself wishing I had such a candid peak at the road ahead of me when I was pondering doctoral programs. As an educator of master s students, I was very appreciative of the Your Turn action plan guides at the end of each chapter, and I will be heartily recommending this book to my students who are contemplating pursuing a Ph.D. Thank you for keeping it real Dr. Saedi!

Abby Bjornsen, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha

With humor, honesty and her experience as a graduate student and a psychologist, Saedi guides the reader through this academic marathon called graduate school. She is tirelessly encouraging and positive without being naive about the realities of applying to and succeeding in graduate school and beyond. Readers will find their identity as intelligent women affirmed by this therapist and girlfriend’s confident mentorship.

Michael Lau, PhD, Assistant Professor, Teacher's College, Columbia University

Dr. Saedi provides the reader with an inside look into the exclusive country club known as academia. She does a magnificent job of outlining how to manage all of the demands of graduate school, providing strategies in each chapter, for how to maintain one’s sanity!

Claytie Davis III, PhD, Director of Training, Counseling & Psychological Services, University of California, Berkeley

Digital Detox Card Deck

56 Practices to Help You Detox, De-Stress, Distract and Discover!

Digital Detox Card Box

Now available, this therapy card deck features four key steps to mastering your own digital detox, and creating healthier boundaries with social media while prioritizing self-care!

Buzzing, pinging and grasping for our attention, our phones and screens can cause significant distress, as we lose touch with reality and the importance of self-care and emotional well-being.

Take advantage of the 56 practices inside to detox from your devices, feel rejuvenated, find healthier coping skills, and embrace the present moment.

  • Detox: Practices to help you dump your devices, simplify and soar!
  • De-stress: Learn to relax instead of letting social media and FOMO stress you out.
  • Distract: Instead of turning to your devices for comfort, practice new coping skills.
  • Discover: An amazing, meaningful world unfolds when you take your eyes off the screen!

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