Recommended Reading

The following book recommendations are listed are designed to provide you with resources and additional mental healthcare information . They should not be used as a substitute for counseling, medical advice or psychological evaluations.  We’ve tried to highlight a few of our favorite books, as well as books that our clients have found helpful. If you see a book that’s missing from our list, please let us know!

Adult – ADHD

Mastering Your Adult ADHD: A Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment Program Therapist Guide (Treatments That Work) by Steven A. Safren, Carol A. Perlman, Susan Sprich & Michael W. Otto

The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents by Nancy A. Ratey


7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey

Shut up and Go!: A Millennial’s Guide to Figuring Out What You Want and How To Get It  by Brandon Dempsey

Adult – Abuse

The Courage To Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse  by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

Family and Friends Guide to Domestic Violence: How to Listen, Talk and Take Action When Someone You Care About Is Being Abused by Elaine Weiss

When Love Goes Wrong: What To Do When You Can’t Do Anything Right by Ann Jones & Susan Schechter

Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse by Gregory L. Jantz & Ann McMurray

Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond by Patricia Evans

Adult – Anger

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships  by Harriet Lerner

The Gift of Anger: Seven Steps to Uncover the Meaning of Anger and Gain Awareness, True Strength, and Peace by Marcia Cannon

Rage: A Step By Step Guide to Overcoming Explosive Anger by Ronald Potter-Efron

Facing the Fire: Experiencing and Expressisng Anger Appropriately by John Lee & William Stott

Women, Anger and Depression by Lois Frankel

Adult – Anxiety

Mindful & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by John P. Forsyth & George H. Eifert

Overcoming Anxiety, Panic and Depression: New Ways to Regain Your Confidence by Arthur H. Bell & James Gardner

Worry: Hope and Help for a Common Condition by Edward Hallowell

Adult – Codependency

Codependant No more: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

Women Who Love Too Much: When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He’ll Change by Robin Norwood

Co-Dependence: Misunderstood – Mistreated by Anne Wilson Schaef

Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families by Charles L. Whitfield

Grandchildren of Alcoholics: Another Generation of Co-Dependency by Ann Smith

Understanding Co-Dependency by Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse

Adult – Depression

Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life: The New Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Stephen Hayes

Adult – Divorce

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends by Bruce Fisher

Adult – Eating Disorders

The Tao of Eating: Feeding Your Soul Through Everyday Experiences with Food by Linda R. Harper

Feeding the Hungry Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth

Hope, Health and Healing for Eating Disorders: A New Approach to Treating Anorexia, Bulimia and Overeating by Gregory L. Jantz

When Food is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy by Geneen Roth

Fat Is a Family Affair: How Food Obsessions Affect Relationships by Judi Hollis

Breaking Free from Compuslive Eating by Geneen Roth

Adult – Gambling Addiction

Losing Your Shirt: Recovery for Compulsive Gamblers and Their Families by Mary Heinemann

When Luck Runs Out: Help for Compulsive Gamblers and Their Families by Robert Custer & Harry Milt

Adult – Grief and Loss

Losing a Parent: Passage to a New Way of Living by Alexandra Kennedy

How to Survive the Loss of a Parent: A Guide for Adults by Lois F. Akner

How to Surive the Loss of a Child: Filling the Emptiness and Rebuilding Your Life by Catherine Sanders

Adult – Men

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

Adult – Partners of Abused Adults

Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child by Laura Davis

Ghosts in the Bedroom: A Guide for the Partners of Incest Survivors by Ken Graber

Outgrowing the Pain Together by Eliana Gil

Adult – Sexual Addiction

Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery by Patrick Carnes

Beyond the Mask: Shattering Porn Addiction by Larry Pierce

Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time by Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, & Mike Yorkey

False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction by Harry Schaumburg

Living with Your Husband’s Secret Wars by Marsha Means

When His Secret Sin Breaks Your Heart by Kathy Gallagher

When Good Men Are Tempted by Bill Perkins

Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time (The Every Man Series) by Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, & Mike Yorkey

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction by Patrick Carnes

Borderline (For Family)

Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul Mason & Randi Kreger

Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living with Borderline Personality Disorder by Jerold J. Kreisman & Hal Straus

I Hate You–Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality by Jerold J. Kreisman & Hal Straus

Lost in the Mirror: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder by Richard Moskovitz

The Drama of the Gifted Child: Search for True Self by Alice Miller

Adult - Trauma

The Body Keeps Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma By Bessel Van der Kolk, MD 


Blue Day Book for Kids: A Lesson in Cheering Yourself Up by Bradley Trevor Greive

Children – Adoptive/Foster

The Night Dad Went to Jail: What to Expect When Someone You Love Goes to Jail (Life’s Challenges) by Melissa Higgins & Wednesday Kirwan

Kids Need to Be Safe: A Book for Children in Foster Care (Kids Are Important) by Julie Nelson

Maybe Days: A Book for Children in Foster Care by Jennifer Wiglocki & Marica Kahn Wright

Children – Anger

How to Take the Grrrr Out of Anger (Laugh and Learn) by Elizabeth Verdick & Marjorie Lisovskis

Children – Anxiety

Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt

Children – Attachment

I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa Mccourt & Cyd Moore

Children – Divorce

Dinosaurs Divorce by Marc Brown and Lauri Kransny Brown

Was it the Chocolate Pudding by Sandra Levins and Bryan Langdo

Standing on my own two feet byTamara Schmitz

My Two Homes by Clair Masurel and Krady MacDonald Denton

I Don’t Want to Talk About it by Jeanie Franz Ransom

Children – Feelings

Feelings to Share from A to Z by Todd & Peggy Snow

Children – Grief

Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss by Pat Schwiebert & Chuck DeKlyen

When Something Terrible Happens: Children Can Learn to Cope With Grief by Marge Heegaard

Children – Mindfulness

Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being by Thich Nhat Hanh

Buddah at Bedtime: Tales of Love and Wisdom for You to Read with Your Child to Enchant, Enlighten and Inspire by Dharmachari Nagaraja

Children – Self-esteem

Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg

Couples – Affair Recovery

After The Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis Abrahms Spring & Michael Spring

How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To by Janis A. Spring

Forgiving the Unforgiveable: Overcoming the Bitter Legacy of Intimate Wounds by Beverly Flanigan

Couples – Christian

The Love Dare (From Fireproof) by Stephen Kendrick

Couples – General

The 5 Love Languges: The Secret to Love That Lasts by Gary D. Chapman

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John M. Gottman & Nan Silver

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Stay In or Get Out of Your Relationship by Mira Kirshenbaum

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud & John Townsend

Safe Haven Marriage by Dr. Archibald Hart

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Sue Johnson

The new Rules of Marriage: What You need to Know to Make Love Work by Terrence Real 

Couples – Money

Smart Couples Finish Rich: 9 Steps to Creating a Rich Future for You and Your Partner by David Bach

Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

Couples – Sex and Intimacy

Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch

Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women by Stephanie S. Covington

Families – Attachment

I Love You Rituals by Becky A. Bailey


Momfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion and Grace by Denise Roy

The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate by Susan Kaiser Greenland

The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D. Chapman & Ross Campbell

And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives by John M. Gottman & Julie Schwartz Gottman

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children by Ross W. Greene

Beyond Consequences, Logic and Control  by Heather T. Forbes

Odd Girl Out, Revised and Updated: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

Parenting – Adoptive/Foster

Adopting a Child with Trauma & Attachment Disruption History: A Practical Guide by Theresa Ann Fraser

20 Things Adopted Kids Wish Their Adopted Parents Knew by Sherrie Eldridge

The Connected Child: Bring Hope and Healing to Your Adoptive Family by Karyn B. Purvis, David R. Cross & Wendy Lyons Sunshine

Building the Bonds of Attachment: Awakening Love in Deeply Troubled Children by Daniel A. Hughes

Another Place at the Table by Kathy Harrison

Parenting – Autism Spectrum

Autism Spectrum Disorders: The Complete Guide to Understanding Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, and Other ASDs (Edition 1) by Chantal Sicile-Kira

Professionals – Play Therapy

Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship by Garry L. Landreth

Professionals – Trauma

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist’s Notebook–What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love and Healing by Bruce Perry & Maia Szalavitz