Arlene McCoy Ph.D

Recomended Reading

Professional experience has taught me that effective transformation only happens when a patient is engaged in the process and is proactive in putting sound advice to practice. This means you will have work to do outside of our sessions together. If you are already exploring a psychological topic that is personal to you, I recommend the following material by experts whose insight I respect:


  • Anxiety’s Inner Voice, by Clo Nickel (foreward by Dr. Evelyn Goodman)
  • Dancing with Fear, by Paul Foxman
  • Don’t Panic, by Reid Wilson
  • Facing Panic, by Reid Wilson
  • Free from Fears, by Seagrave and Covington
  • Master Your Panic, by Denise Beckfield
  • Panic Attacks Workbook: A Guided Program for Beating the Panic Trick,
    by David Carbonell, Ph.D.
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook and Healing Fear, by Edmund Bourne
  • When Panic Attacks, by David Burns


  • Tom Wootton at Bipolar Advantage has released an on-line course called
    “Moving From Bipolar Disorder to Bipolar IN Order”. It is certified by the
    California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


      • Helping Your Anxious Child, by Rapee, Spence, Cobham Wignall
      • The Shy Child, by Ward K. Swallow
      • The Worried Child, by Paul Foxman
      • Your Anxious Child: How Parents and Teachers Can Relieve Anxiety in Children,

    by John S. Dacey and Lisa B. Fiore


  • You Can Beat Depression, by John Preston


  • Brain Lock, by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  • Stop Obsessing!, by Edna Foa and Reid Wilson


  • I Can’t Get Over It, by Aphrodite Matsakis


  • Diagonally Parked in a Parallel Universe, by Signe Dayhoff
  • Dying of Embarrassment, by Markway, Carmin, Pollard, Flynn
  • Overcoming Shyness & Social Phobia, by Ronald Rapee
  • The Hidden Face of Shyness, by Schneider & Welkowitz


  • Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, by Brian Luke Seaward
  • The Dance of Fear, by Harriet Lerner

I sought therapy from Dr McCoy several years ago. She put me back together and on the right track after just a few sessions. More recently I needed help again, and I am so glad I kept her card! From the first session and continuously since, she has given me tools and insights that I would not have developed on my own, and I am grateful for that. It is evident she is passionate about her profession, but even more importantly I think she truly cares about her patients’ well-being. Highly recommended.

Client, New Cannan, CT