Books by James LaCroce, Ph.D.
Dr. LaCroce writes and illustrates books for both creative expression as well as to offer help to young people. Some of the topics his books cover are: LGBT adoption, community violence, and the going to psychotherapy.
Chimpy and Matthew Chicken return for the third installment of the illustrated series chronicling their adventures. In A Chimp and a Chicken Go to Therapy the celebrated duo each are encouraged by their fathers, Juan and Benji, to start psychotherapy for different reasons. Their experiences reflect the different paths that individuals can take in therapy and the approaches therapists may utilize in order to help. Dr. LaCroce uses humor and illustrations to show the value of psychodynamic, as well as, cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment. Drawing on his experiences helping people of diverse ages and backgrounds, Dr. LaCroce shows the challenges and value that psychotherapy can present. This fun, cartoon-style comic is sure to appeal to children and adults alike.
Chimpy and his best pal, Matthew Chicken, attempt to protect their neighborhood from violence targeting the LGBT community and end up having another adventure. In Chimpy Saves the Neighborhood James LaCroce takes on the serious issue of violence against the LGBTQ community through use of words and drawings that is engaging for people of all ages.
Chimpy Discovers His Family is the story of an orphan who dreams of being adopted. When Chimpy meets his ideal parents, Juan and Benji, he is confused to find that they can't adopt him because they are gay. Refusing to accept this, Chimpy begins an amazing journey. Chimpy Discovers His Family affirms that it doesn't matter who your parents are as long as they love, understand, and accept you. It's a story for anyone who has ever felt different. James LaCroce uses drawings and words to bring Chimpy's journey to life.