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Tina Arnoldi

Tina Arnoldi is a licensed professional counselor with a practice in Charleston South Carolina who primarily treats depression and anxiety. As a former technology director, she is especially interested in the impact of the internet on mental health. Read her Psych Central book reviews and learn about her practice at

Articles by Tina Arnoldi:

  • Book Review: Mindful Eating
    06 Mar 2018

    How long does it take you to eat lunch? 10 minutes? 15 minutes? Have you ever found yourself sitting at your desk or in front of the TV, realizing that […]

  • Book Review: The DBT Solution for Emotional Eating
    05 Feb 2018

    Do you eat because you are hungry? While our automatic response may be “yes, of course,” many of us, in fact, eat due to stress or to deal with other […]

  • Book Review: Play & Creativity in Psychotherapy
    28 Dec 2017

    In Play and Creativity in Psychotherapy, Terry Marks-Tarlow, Marion Solomon, and Daniel J. Siegel demonstrate that play can have a significant role in the healing process. Taking the time to […]

  • Book Review: The Secret Lives of Introverts
    03 Dec 2017

    What’s wrong with you? Are you upset? If you are an introvert, these are questions that you’ve heard at some point in your life, whether you’ve been at a party, […]

  • Book Review: Another Kind of Madness
    30 Nov 2017

    “There are times that I wish I had cancer.” It is difficult to imagine that anyone would wish for cancer. But through the eyes of someone diagnosed with a mental […]

  • Book Review: Helping Groups Heal
    18 Oct 2017

    Leading a group is not an easy task. Whether it’s a group of clients in your counseling practice or peers in your church, there are challenges anytime you bring a […]

  • Book Review: 201 Positive Psychology Applications
    02 Sep 2017

    “You just need to be more positive and look on the bright side.” Unfortunately, anyone who has ever experienced depression has probably received this misguided advice of recovery through positive-thinking. As […]

  • Book Review: The Transformative Power of Ten Minutes
    24 Jul 2017

    How much can we accomplish in ten minutes? Perhaps we can answer a few emails, or load the dishwasher, but could it really be enough time to do something to help […]

  • Book Review: Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind
    13 Jul 2017

    Comparing our thought process to that of a monkey may feel a little insulting at first. We like to think that we can easily keep our thoughts under control, but the […]

  • Book Review: No Time Like the Present
    08 Jul 2017

    Although our culture implies that we should be able to control everything, the truth is that we cannot. We cannot predict illness or disasters. As a result, our lives are […]

  • Book Review: Solitude
    04 Jul 2017

    Admittedly, I read Solitude with a very strong bias. I absolutely love this topic. Even though I worked in the technology field for years, there are times when I definitely […]

  • Book Review: The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook
    03 Jul 2017

    Is it really possible to transform ourselves in just fourteen days? Tim Desmond, author of The Self-Compassion Skills Workbook believes it is. Desmond provides an overview of what self-compassion is before presenting his fourteen […]

  • Book Review: The Worry-Free Mind
    09 May 2017

    What do you worry about? Is it your family? Finances? Relationships? We all have things that we worry about at times but the good news is that we can train […]

  • Book Review: The Stress-Proof Brain
    29 Apr 2017

    Who wouldn’t love a stress proof brain? The title of this book, The Stress-Proof Brain, is enough to intrigue anyone going through a stressful time. Melanie Greenberg provides background on […]

  • Book Review: Weight, Diet & Body Image
    14 Apr 2017

    When is the last time you were at an event that did not involve food? Perhaps it was a Monday morning committee meeting or church activity on Thursday night. Because […]

  • Book Review: Changing to Thrive
    08 Jan 2017

    Change is hard. If it wasn’t, the diet pill industry alone would go out of business overnight. People who are desperate to make a change look for that quick fix […]

  • Book Review: Retrain Your Brain
    31 Dec 2016

    People who are in a dark depression or overwhelmed by anxiety are not inclined to pick up a book to go through a self-guided program. However, people who recognize that […]

  • Suicide Is Our Modern Day Leprosy
    30 Nov 2016

    When I was preparing a talk about suicide prevention for a local church, there were moments when I become emotional just thinking about the subject matter. I felt confident when […]

  • Book Review: All or Nothing
    23 Nov 2016

    Type-A personality: The person who is always driven to achieve, even at the expense of everything else. If you are not that person, you probably know someone who operates that […]

  • The Importance of Self Care During the Holidays
    21 Nov 2016

    “The most wonderful time of the year.” Unfortunately, that’s not the experience for many people during the holiday season.  There is often an increase in depressive feelings as time and […]

  • Book Review: Attachment Disturbances in Adults
    17 Nov 2016

    Seven hundred fifty-two pages does not make for a light read. However, Attachment Disturbances in Adults: Treatment for Comprehensive Repair, by Daniel P. Brown and David S. Elliott, does offer […]

  • Book Review: You 1, Anxiety 0
    18 Sep 2016

    In her new self-published book, You 1, Anxiety 0: Winning Your Life Back From Fear and Panic to Keep Calm in a Crazy World, Jodi Aman presents ways to get […]

  • Book Review: The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety
    27 Aug 2016

    When you experience anxiety, worry, or fear, have you ever thought about embracing it rather than running away from it? In The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, John P. […]

  • Book Review: Coping with Anxiety
    05 Aug 2016

    Reading that caffeine can contribute to our anxiety made me feel anxious. Give up or even cut down on my coffee? Not sure I’m willing to make that sacrifice. Although […]

  • Book Review: Why Can’t I Stop?
    05 Jul 2016

    What if you had a pint of ice cream for dinner last night and spent three hours on social media? You probably wouldn’t hear any judgment at work the next […]

  • Essential Psychopathology & Its Treatment, 4th Ed.
    17 May 2016

    Although this 720-page textbook does not make for light reading, it does come in handy as a reference on mental disorders. In Essential Psychopathology and Its Treatment, Mark D. Kilgus, Jerrold S. Maxmen, and […]