Depression/Emotion Regulation:

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression by William Knaus
Unmasking Male Depression by Archibald Hart
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay
Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and … by Sheri Van Dijk MSW
The Gift of Anger: Seven Steps to Uncover the Meaning of Anger and Gain Awareness, True Strength, and Peace by Marcia Cannon, PhD


The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne
The OCD Workbook by Hyman, Ph.D. and Pedrick, RN
Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar Chansky
Freeing Your Child From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Tamar Chansky

Asperger’s Disorder:

The Complete Guide to Aspergers Syndrome by Tony Attwood
Aspergers From the Inside Out by John Carley
Helping a Child with Nonverbal Learning Disorder or Asperger’s Disorder: A Parent’s Guide by Kathryn Stewart
The Social Success Workbook for Teens: Skill-Building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal Learning Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, and Other Social-Skill Problems by Cooper and Widdows


10 Myths About ADHD and Why They Are Wrong – article by Dr. Thomas Brown
ADDitude Magazine
A Shared Focus:
Help for AD/HD website:
Children and Adults with AD/HD (CHADD):
Focus MD (Group medical practice specializing in AD/HD):
Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach by Dawson and Guare
Straight Talk about Psychiatric Medications for Kids, Third Edition by Timothy Wilens, MD
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder by Hallowell
The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps by Orlov
Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Barkley
Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents (Revised Edition) by Barkley

Oppositional and Defiant Children and Adolescents:

Your Defiant Teen, Second Edition: 10 Steps to Resolve Conflict and Rebuild Your Relationship 2nd Edition by Russell Barkley, PhD, ABPP
The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child by Alan Kazdin, Ph.D.
The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children, by Ross Greene, Ph.D.
Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child, by Ross Greene, Ph.D.
What Your Explosive Child is Trying to Tell You, by Douglas Riley

Parent Resources:

Parenting with Love and Logic by Cline and Fay
SOS: Help for Parents by Lynn Clark
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen…And Listen So Kids Will Talk by Faber and Mazlish
Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids by Braten, PhD and Felopulos, PhD

What clients are saying

“Dr. Chad Kraska has been instrumental in our family dynamic through counseling as well as educational and psychological assessments since 2014.  Not only have two of our children (teen and preteen) benefited, but we have gained great insight for understanding our children’s strengths and struggles in navigating the increasingly complex day to day responsibilities of growing up and discerning life’s challenges. We wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Kraska and his team and will be forever grateful for all they have done for us.”
Alan and Leigh Ann Wong
“Dr. Kraska is such a phenomenal psychologist! I’ve been seeing him for over two years now and he’s been a true lifeline to making progress in my life. He not only is the one who diagnosed me as being on the Autism Spectrum, but he helped me through figuring out how to be my most authentic self when around other people. If it weren’t for his consistent guidance and ease of conversation, I would still be spending all my time struggling to understand myself. My life is permanently improved due to the expertise and talent Kraska has in talking to people on the Spectrum.”

“Chad Kraska is a phenomenal resource with incredible expertise in so many areas and most specifically girls on the Autism Spectrum. So many girls go undiagnosed and Dr. Kraska is very well-versed and perceptive of the differences that present with these girls. He was the first to suggest ASD for our high-functioning daughter. His insight into my precious girl was the flagpole moment that saved our daughter and our family. I recommend Dr. Kraska to all of my clients for educational testing as well as suspected ASD in our high-functioning girls.”

Lindsay Leiviska, MA Teaching, Founder, A Heart for All Students
“Dr. Kraska is everything you would want in a Child Psychologist. We have been more than pleased with him. I recommend him to all my friends and family. He is great at what he does and an asset in our lives.”
Jessica Hartman DeVore
“Dr. Kraska is an excellent communicator and attentive to detail. He provides thorough diagnostic evaluations and individualized recommendations to help set his clients up for success.”
Dr. Melissa Karp, Au.D., Audiology and Hearing Services of Charlotte
“I know Chad to be a person of integrity. He is well trained, experienced and does excellent work. I look forward to referring him clients whenever the need arises.” 
Dr. John T. Magee, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
“Chad has been a friend and colleague for several years and as such, I had the privilege to watch him work. He was a great resource for me for many things but especially questions related to testing, children and adolescents. While he is very intelligent, he is also very easy to relate to. Simply put, he is an all around excellent therapist.”
Mr. Mike Vaughn, MA, LCMHCS, CSAT

Thank you to Amy, Sarah and Stephanie for making my experience here very comfortable in a chaotic time of my life. If you are on the fence about working with this team or their services, I believe it is worth every penny for the clarity and insight they will provide.

Heather Stockdale, Customer

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