Maribel’s Rainy Day


Maribel’s Rainy Day is a story about coping with worry. It is meant to help kids weather the storms of bad memories and daily worries that keep them from reaching their fullest potential.

Maribel's story is a fun and imaginative way to learn to cope with stress and worry. It features a non traditional family as they try to work through problems in their life.

This book is a great resource for parents, teachers, counselors and anyone working with children.

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“What a delightful book for children! Delight is what children will experience while enjoying Maribel’s Rainy Day. This is the chance for children to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. A valuable exercise, indeed. At the end of Maribel’s Rainy Day, the authors have included some wonderful little exercises to further cement the primary message of the story: to think positive.”

Viga Boland for Readers' Favorite


Maribel's Rainy Day is an inspirational book that shows kids how to cope with fears and situations that seem overwhelming. I loved seeing how the authors use the metaphor of an umbrella on a rainy day to help kids learn to cope with the insecurities and fears everybody experiences at some point in their lives by giving them positive affirmations. Maribel's Rainy Day is most highly recommended.”

Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite


Authors Leanne Richter and Shauna Havlina are professional family therapists who counsel children and have put their experience into this wonderful book to help children deal with worries and negative thoughts. This is a potent and positive way to help any child cope with the stress of pressure and negativity. Great concept and well written/edited. This should be required reading for all schools!

Melinda Hills for Readers' Favorite

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Photo: Jeremiah McDaniel Photography

Photo: Jeremiah McDaniel Photography

Leanne Richer

Leanne is Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working with children and families in Los Angeles County. Leanne received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Leanne is currently working as a clinical supervisor and enjoys creating materials to assist clinicians in making therapy fun.

Shauna Havlina

Shauna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) offering counseling services in Redding, California and surrounding areas. Her therapy office is conveniently located in downtown Redding, in the beautiful McCormick Mansion. She specializes in therapy with families, couples, and children and has devoted years of education and training to issues of stress, trauma, and loss.

Ceth Ashen

Ceth is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years experience. She specializes in child and adolescent issues, including depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse and academic issues. She implements evidenced-based practices such as Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Incredible Years (IY) and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in schools (CBITS).

Published in 2018 by Leanne Richter, Shauna Havlina and Ceth Ashen.
Illustrations by Ignacio G. / Cover Design & Book Layout by Jeffrey Vallis.