Leaves Shadow


This working list is non-exhaustive but is a working document to support clients in various areas that I find come up in therapy. Please take what you need, and leave what is not helpful or supportive for you. Check back if you need as it will be continually updated, and feel free to share with others who might benefit from these resources. 

This is not meant to be a replacement for therapy, and may not be reflective of my personal views. 

Crisis Resources (City of Toronto)


  • Toronto Distress Centre 24 hour crisis line 416-408-4357 (408-HELP)

  • Gerstein Centre 24 hr crisis line 416-929-5200

  • Kids Help Phone 24 hour crisis line 1-800-668-6868

  • Assaulted Women’s Helpline (24 hrs) 1-866-863-0511

  • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre crisis support 416-597-8808

  • Women’s College Hospital 24hr Sex Assault/Domestic Violence care: 76 Grenville St. room 1305, 416-323-6885

  • Gerstein Centre mobile crisis team 416-929-5200

  • St. Elizabeth mobile crisis team 416-4980043

  • St. Mike’s and St. Joe’s mobile crisis teams call 911 and ask for mobile crisis team

  • Location of CAMH emergency: 250 College St.


Self-Help General 

Social Justice, Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression 

  • My Grandmother’s Hands - Resmaa Menakam - (book) 

  • Me and White Supremacy - Layla Saad - (book) 

  • How to be an AntiRacist - Ibram X Kendi - (book)

  • Hood Feminism - Mikki Kendall

  • The Inner Work Of Racial Justice - Rhonda Magee 

  • We Should All Be Feminists - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (book) 

  • White Fragility - Robin DiAngelo - (book) 

  • The Good Ally - Nova Reid (book) 

  • Beloved - Toni Morrison (book) 

  • A Promised Land - Barack Obama  (book) 

  • Go Tell It On The Mountain - James Baldwin (book) 

  • Black Fatigue - How Racism Erodes the Mind Body & Spirit - Mary Frances Winters (book) 

  • Embrace Yoga's Roots - Susanna Barkataki (book) 

  • Radical Dharma - (book)

  • Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man - YouTube/videos 

  • Good Ancestor (podcast) 


Indigenous Specific Organizations & Books 

  • Truth & Reconciliation Calls to Action

  • IllumiNative

  • NDN Collective 

  • Indian Residential School Survivors Society

  • The Native Wellness Institute

  • 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act (book) 

  • Five Little Indians - 

  • The Witness Blanket (book & interactive website)

IFS Resources 


  • No Bad Parts - Richard Schwartz (book)

  • Transcending Trauma - Frank Anderson (book)

  • Mosaic Mind - Empowering The Tormented Mind of Child Abuse Survivors - (book)

  • You are the one you’ve been waiting for - Richard Schwartz - (book) 

  • Many Minds, One Self - Richard Schwartz, Bob Falconer

  • Parts Work - Tom Holmes 

  • Self Therapy (workbook) 

  • Features podcasts with Richard Schwartz 

  • The One Inside Tammy Sollenberg (podcast) 

  • Brown Girls Don't Do Therapy (Diviya Lewis) (podcast)

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion 

Trauma in the Body/Somatic Psychotherapy 






Attachment & Relationships 





Habits & Boundaries


LGBTQ2S+, Gender & Sexuality 

For Educators, Organizations, and other Service Providers