Below are books frequently suggested for clients, couples, and families. These are recommended for those interested in education and to maximize the therapeutic experience.
The Process of Therapy
The Gift of Therapy - Irvin Yalom, MD
The Heroic Client: A Revolutionary Way to Improve Effectiveness Through Client-Directed, Outcome-Informed Therapy - Barry Duncan, Scott Miller, & Jacqueline Sparks
A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters: Steven C. Hayes, PhD
Mind Over Mood, Second Edition: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think - Dennis Greenberger, PhD & Christine A. Padesky, PhD
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy - David D. Burns, MD
Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves, and Our Societies Thrive - Marc Brackett, Ph.D
Trauma & Healing
What Happened to You? Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing - Bruce D. Perry and Oprah Winfrey
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Body, and Mind in the Healing of Trauma: Bessel van der Kolk, MD
The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - Ellen Bass & Laura Davis
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: and Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Love, Loss & Healing - Bruce D. Perry MD
Transforming Trauma: The Path to Hope and Healing - James S. Gordon, MD
It Happened to Me: A Teen's Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse - Wm. Lee Carter, Ed. D.
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide for Caring for Self While Caring for Others - Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky
Unbound: My Story of Liberation and the Birth of the Me Too Movement - Tarana Burke
The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Pattern of Intimate Relationships - Harriet Lerner, PhD.
The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts - Gary Chapman
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples - Harville Hendrix, Ph.D
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents - Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD
Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day - Anne Katherine, M.A.
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself - Melody Beattie
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most Out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder - Edward M. Hallowell, MD & John J. Ratey, M.D.
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life - Judith Kolberg & Kathleen Nadeau, PhD
You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?! The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder - Kate Kelly & Peggy Ramundo
Substance Use & Recovery
Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception (2nd Ed.) - Abraham J. Twerski, MD
Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism - Katherine Ketcham & William F. Asbury
Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention - Terence T. Gorski & Merlene Miller
It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up with Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults - Claudia Black, Ph.D
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic - Sam Quinones
Dr. Bob and the Good Oldtimers - Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.
Alcoholics Anonymous (4th Ed.) - Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc.
Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions - Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc.
The Craving Mind - Judson Brewer
Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction - David Sheff
Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood - Koren Zailckas
Body Acceptance & Eating Disorder Recovery
More Than a Body: Your Body is an Instrument, not an Ornament - Lindsay Kite, PhD and Lexie Kite, PhD
Life Without Ed - Jenni Schaefer
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Anti-Diet Approach - Evelyn Tribole, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, and Elyse Resch, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S, FAND
The Intuitive Eating Workbook: Ten Principles for Nourishing a Healthy Relationship with Food
The Body is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self Love - Sonya Renee Taylor
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay
Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive - Kristin Neff, PhD
Healthy and Happy Kids
1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, & Happy Parenting - Thomas W. Phelan, PhD
The Optimistic Child: A Proven Program to Safeguard Children Against Depression and Build Lifelong Resilience - Martin E.P. Seligman
The Triple Bind: Saving Our Teenage Girls from Today's Pressures and Conflicting Expectations - Stephen Hinshaw, PhD & Rachel Kranz
Prodigal Sons and Material Girls: How to Not Be Your Child's ATM - Nathan Dungan
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk - Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Emotional Intelligence in Young Children (Stories and Board Books for Kids)
Hands Are Not for Hitting - Martine Agassi
I Am Yoga - Susan Verde
I Am Peace - Susan Verde
Feelings - Aliki
Calm-Down Time - Elizabeth Verdick
I'm Gonna Like Me: Letting Off a Little Self-Esteem - Jamie Lee Curtis
In My Heart: A Book of Feelings - Jo Witek
Persistent Mental Illness
I'm Not Sick I Don't Need Help! - Xavier Amador, Ph.D
Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness - Pete Earley