Reading List


  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, by Ellen Bass
  • The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, by Laura Davis
  • Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child, by Laura Davis
  • Outgrowing the Pain, by Eliana Gil
  • Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse, by Mic Hunter


  • The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, by John Forsyth & Georg Eifert
  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, by Tara Brach
  • The Chemistry of Calm, by Henry Emmons
  • The Practicing Happiness Workbook: How Mindfulness Can Free You from the Four Psychological Traps That Keep You Stressed, Anxious, and Depressed, by Ruth Baer and Mark Williams
  • The Mindful Path Through Worry and Rumination, by Sameet Kumar
  • The Mindful Way Through Anxiety, by Susan Orsillo & Lizabeth Roemer


  • Loving Someone with Anxiety: Understanding and Helping Your Partner, by Kate N. Thieda


  • The Power of Attachment: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships, by Diane Poole Heller
  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love, by Levine & Heller
  • Insecure in Love: How Anxious Attachment Can Make You Feel Jealous, Needy, and Worried and What You Can do About It, by Becker-Phelps
  • Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build and Build a Secure Relationship, by Stan Tatkin
  • Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate, by Stan Tatkin
  • We Do: Saying Yes to a Relationship of Depth, True Connection, and Enduring Love, by Stan Tatkin


  • The Depression Workbook, by Mary Ellen Copeland
  • New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder, by Jan Fawcett, Bernard Golden & Nancy Rosenfield


  • Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner, by Julie A. Fast


  • Where To Draw The Line, by Anne Katherine
  • Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin, by Anne Katherine


  • The New Codependency, by Melody Beattie
  • Codependent No More, by Melody Beattie
  • The Language of Letting Go, by Melody Beattie
  • Let Go Now!, by Karen Casey
  • Codependence and The Power of Detachment, by Karen Casey


  • Hold Me Tight, by Sue Johnson
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman and Nan Silver
  • The Relationship Cure, by John Gottman
  • Marriage Rules, by Harriet Lerner
  • ACT With Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, by Russ Harris
  • Developing Habits for Relationship Success: A Step-By-Step Guide for Improving Your Relationship (Version 4.6), by Brent Atkinson (purchase here:


  • The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron
  • Simple Abundance, A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, by Sarah Ban Breathnach


  • Get it Done When You’re Depressed, by Juli Fast
  • Overcoming Depression One step at a Time, by Addis & Martell
  • The Chemistry of Joy, by Henry Emmons
  • The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, & Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Practicing Happiness Workbook: How Mindfulness Can Free You from the Four Psychological Traps That Keep You Stressed, Anxious, and Depressed, by Ruth Baer and Mark Williams
  • Winter Blues, by Norman Rosenthal
  • Mind Over Mood, by Greenberger & Padesky
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, by David Burns
  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy Workbook, by David Burns
  • Not Today, Celeste!: A Dog’s Tale about Her Human’s Depression, by Liza Stevens


  • Depression Fallout: The Impact of Depression on Couples and What You Can Do to Preserve the Bond, by Anne Sheffield
  • What to Do When Someone You Love Is Depressed, Second Edition: A Practical, Compassionate, and Helpful Guide, by Susan K. Golant
  • How You Can Survive When They’re Depressed: Living and Coping with Depression Fallout, by Anne Sheffield


  • The Good Divorce, by Constance Ahrons


  • Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships, by Patricia Paper
  • The Stepfamily Handbook, by Patrica Paper
  • The Family Book, by Todd Parr (for younger kids)
  • Dinosaurs Divorce, by Marc Brown (for younger kids)


  • The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, by McKay, Wood & Brantley
  • The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anxiety: Breaking Free from Worry, Panic, PTSD, and Other Anxiety Symptoms, by Alexander L. Chapman
  • The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: : Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance, by Matthew McKay
  • The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook for Anger: Using DBT Mindfulness and Emotion Regulation Skills to Manage Anger, by Alexander L. Chapman
  • DBT® Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets, Second Edition 2nd Edition, by Marsha M. Linehan (NOTE: this is a more clinical book)
  • DBT Made Simple: A Step-by-Step Guide to Dialectical Behavior Therapy, by Sheri Van Dijk
  • Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Your Life, by Sheri Van Dijk
  • The Practicing Happiness Workbook: How Mindfulness Can Free You from the Four Psychological Traps That Keep You Stressed, Anxious, and Depressed, by Ruth Baer and Mark Williams


  • It’s Not Okay to Be a Cannibal: How To Keep Addiction from Eating Your Family Alive, by Andrew Wainwright & Robert Poznanovich
  • The Struggle for Intimacy, by Janet Woititz
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics, by Janet Woititz


  • Running on Empty, by Jonice Webb
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents, by Lindsay D. Gibson
  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
  • The Emotionally Absent Mother: How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect, by Jasmin Lee Cori


  • Will I Ever Be Good Enough: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers, by Karyl McBride
  • Mama Drama: Making Peace with the One Woman Who Can Push Your Buttons, Make You Cry, and Drive You Crazy, by Denise McGregor
  • Mothers Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters, by Susan Forward & Donna Frazier Glynn


  • Children of the Self-Absorbed, by Nina Brown
  • Trapped in the Mirror, by Elan Golumb
  • Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life, by Susan Forward & Craig Buck
  • Growing Yourself Up, by Jenny Brown


  • Growing Yourself Up, by Jenny Brown


  • The Heart and the Bottle, by Oliver Jeffers
  • Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman


  • Surviving Infidelity, by Rona Subotnik and Gloria Harris
  • After the Affair, by Janis Abram Spring
  • Mating in Captivity, by Esther Perel
  • The State of Affairs, by Esther Perel


  • Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Mark Williams & Danny Penman
  • Wherever You Go, by There You Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Coming To Our Senses, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Mindfulness Meditation CDs, Series 2, by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Naikan: Gratitude, Grace, and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection, by Gregg Krech
  • Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, by Shunryu Suzuki
  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha, by Tara Brach


  • Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child, by John Gottman
  • Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children, by Thomas Gordon
  • How To Raise Emotionally Healthy Children: Meeting The Five Critical Needs of Children…And Parents Too!, by Gerald Newmark
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, by Daniel J. Siegel Tina Payne Bryson
  • How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk, by Faber & Mazlish
  • How to Talk so Teens Will Listen & Listen so Teens Will Talk, by Faber & Mazlish
  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, by Thomas W. Phelan
  • 1-2-3 Magic for Kids: Helping Your Children Understand the New Rules, by Thomas W. Phelan


  • Be the Person You Want to Find, by Cheri Huber
  • Zen and the Art of Falling in Love, by Brenda Shoshanna


  • Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, by Emily Nagoski
  • The Guide To Getting It On, by Paul Joannide
  • The Joy of Sex: The Ultimate Revised Edition, by Alex Comfort
  • The Joy of Lesbian Sex, by Emily Sisley
  • The Joy of Gay Sex, by Charles Silverstein
  • Sexual Awareness, by Barry and Emily McCarthy
  • Men’s Sexual Health: Fitness for Satisfying Sex, by Barry McCarthy & Michael Metz
  • The Elusive Orgasm, by Vivienne Cass
  • Becoming Orgasmic, by Heiman & LoPiccolo
  • Intimacy & Desire, by David Schnarch
  • Passionate Marriage, by David Schnarch
  • The Sexual Crucible, by David Schnarch


  • I Thought it Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Telling the Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power, by Brené Brown
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brené Brown
  • The Power of Vulnerability, by Brené Brown
  • Daring Greatly, by Brené Brown
  • The Drama of the Gifted Child, by Alice Miller
  • There is Nothing Wrong With You: Going Beyond Self Hate, by Cheri Huber
  • Healing the Shame That Binds You, by John Bradshaw
  • Healing the Inner Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families, by Charles Whitfield