Osika & Scarano Psychological Services, P.C. 

Community Resource Links

Behavioral Health Services North

Committed to strengthening individuals and families by providing essential, responsive, and cost-effective services.

Families First in Essex County

Brings hope and support to families who have children with mental health issues.

Northern Rivers

Empowers children, adults, and families to change their lives and build stronger communities.

Schenectady Community Action Program

Alleviating poverty by helping people to help themselves.

Single Point of Access (SPOA)

Identifies individuals most in need of services, and manages service access and utilization.

Recommended Self-help Books


Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff, by Tuck Canfield, Mark Victor- Hanson, and Kimberly Kinberger

Have a Nice Life: Start Here, by Scarlette MacDougal


Girls Like Us, by Rachel Lloyd

Autobiography of escaping sex trafficking.

I Do, Now What?, by Giuliana and Bill Rancic

Comedy book on relationships.

What Color is Your Parachute, by Richard N. Bolles.

A manual for people who don’t know which route to go regarding their career.

The Scarred Soul, by Tracy Alderman

Self-help for self-harming behavior.

When Good People Have Affairs, by Mira Kirshenbaum

Sometimes Therapy is Awkward: A Collection of Life-Changing Insights for the Modern Clinician, by Nichole Arzt


Personality Disorders

The Sociopath Next Door, by Martha Stout, Ph.D.
Co-dependent No More, by Drs. H. Cloud and J. Townsend

Will I Ever Be Free of You, by Karly McBride, Ph.D.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Healing the Shame that Binds You, by John Bradshaw.
The Four Agreements, by Don Miquel Ruiz

Freeing yourself of negativity.

The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, by Edmund Bourne, Ph.D.

Eating Disorders

Body Image Workbook: by Thomas Cach, MD

Life Without ED: by Jenni  Schaefer

The Body Image Workbook by Thomas F. Cash, Ph.D.

Pornography Addiction

Thank you for Sharing

A movie about how a spouse can recover from a porn addiction.

DBT Therapy

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, by Matthew McKay, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Wood, Psy.D. 

Behavioral Detectives, by Bobby Newman and Dana Reinecke.

Overcoming Trauma and PTSD, by Sheela Raja, Ph.D.

The PTSD Workbook, by Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D. and Soili Poijula, Ph.D.

90 Minutes in Heaven, by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey

Raising a Sensory Smart Child, by Dindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L and Nancy Peske

Boundaries in Dating, by Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Struggling for Intimacy, by Janet Geringer Woititz, Ed.D.

Beautiful Women, by Nancy  Bruno

Assertiveness: How to Stand Up for Yourself & Still Win the Respect of Others, by Judy Murphy

The Rape Recover Handbook: Step-by-Step, by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D


Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault, by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.