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The following books, youtube links, or other referenced items are recommendations only. They are ones either myself or clients have found interesting and/or helpful. Their inclusion is not a substitute for treatment, nor is it intended to be a statement of endorsement of all the views of the authors.


The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, John P. Forsyth, Ph.D, Georg H. Eifert, Ph.D.

Full Catastrophe Living, Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Brain Lock, Free yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D.

Fear of Flying Workbook: Overcome Your Anticipatory Anxiety and Develop Skills For Flying With Confidence, David Carbonell, Ph.D.


Mind Over Mood, Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think, Dennnis Greenberger, Ph.D, Christine A. Padesky, Ph.D

I Don’t Want to Talk About It, Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression, Terrence Real.


How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies, Therese A. Rando, Ph.D.

Widow to Widow: Thoughtful, Practical Ideas for Rebuilding Your Life, Genevieve Davis Ginsburg, M.S.

Healing After Loss, Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief, Martha Whitmore Hickman.


The Body Keeps The Score, Bessel A. Van der Kolk, M.D.

Trauma and Recovery, Judith Herman, M.D.


Positive Discipline, Nelson, et. al (Step-family, teenagers, preschool…).

Positive Discipline A-Z, From Toddlers – Teens, Jane Nelson, Ed.D, Lynn Lott, M.A., M.F.C.C., and H. Stephen Glenn, Ph.D.

Beyond Acceptance, Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About Their Experiences, Carolyn Welch Griffin, Marlan J. Wirth, Arthur G. Wirth.

Inspirational Story

The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse, Charlie Mackery.

Who Moved My Cheese, Spencer Johnson.


The Seven Principles For Making Marriage Work, John M. Gottman, Ph.D, and Nan Silver.

Time For A Better Marriage, Jon Carlson, Don Dinkmeyer Sr.

Sex Begins In The Kitchen, Because Love Is An All-Day Affair, Dr. Kevin Leman.

We Love Each Other, But…, Dr. Ellen Wachtel.

Overcoming Jealousy & Possessiveness, Paul A. Hauck.

The Book Of Love, Every Couple’s Guide To Emotional And Sexual Intimacy, Laura Berman, Ph.D.

Love Sense, Dr. Susan Johnson.

Hold Me Tight, Dr. Susan Johnson.

Insecure in Love: How Anxious Attachment Can Make you Feel Jealous, Needy and Worried and What You Can Do About It, Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D.

Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Doug Abrams, John M. Gottman, Julie Gottman, and Rachel Carlton Abrams.

www.estherperel.com, Esther Perel, Author, Therapist, Speaker

It’s Not About The Nail
– Jason Headley
Making Relationships Work
– Dr. John Gottman
The Laws of Love

– Dr. Susan Johnson

Personal Growth

The Birth Order Book, Why You Are the Way You Are, Kevin Leman, Ph.D.

How You Feel Is Up To You, The Power of Emotional Choice, Gary D. McKay, Don Dinkmeyer.

Quiet, The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain.

Help Thanks Wow, Anne Lamott.

The Power of Kindness, The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life, Piero Ferrucci.

Flow, The Psychology of Optimal Experience, Steps Toward Enhancing the Optimal Experience, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

The Gifts of Imperfection, Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, Brene’ Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions, Gloria Steinem.

“All the Single Ladies” Unmarried Women and the Rise of An Independent Nation, Rebecca Traister.

The Courage To Be Imperfect, Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs’ Speech.

Revenge of the Introvert, Laurie Helgoe Ph.D., September 2010, Psychology Today.

The Power of Vulnerability – Brené Brown

The Psychology of Alfred Adler: Superiority, Inferiority, and Courage


When Life Becomes Precious, A Guide for Loved Ones and Friends of Cancer Patients, Elise NeeDell Babcock.

Beyond Addiction, A Guide for Families, How science and Kindness Help People Change, Jeffrey Foote, Ph.D., Carrie Wilkens, Ph.D, and Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D, with Stephanie Higgs.

The 30-Day Sobriety Solution: How to Cut Back or Quit Drinking in the Privacy of Your Own Home, Jack Canfield and Dave Andrews.

Quit Like a Woman – The Radical Choice to not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol, Holly Whitaker

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