Reading Resources


Your Perfect Right, Robert E. Alberti and Michael J. Emmons, 8th Ed., Impact Publishers, 2001.

Couples/ Relationships

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Dr. Sue Johnson.

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy for Dummies. Brent Bradley, Ph.D., and James Furrow, Ph.D., Wiley and Sons, 2013.

Love Sense. Dr. Sue Johnson, Ph.D., Little, Brown and Company, 2013.

An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples. Veronica Kallos-Lilly, Ph.D.,  and Jennifer Fitzgerald, Ph.D., Routledge, 2015.

A Couples Guide to Communication, John Gottman, Ph.D.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman, Ph.D., and Nan Silver, Three Rivers Press, 1999.

The Porn Trap: Overcoming Problems Caused by Pornography, Wendy Maltz, LCSW and Larry Maltz, LCSW, Harper, 2010.

Divorce and Change

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, Bruce Fisher, Ed.D. Impact Publishers, 2005.

Rebuilding Workbook: When Your Relationship Ends, Bruce Fisher, E.D., Jere Bierhaus, Impact Publishers.

The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions So You and Your Children Can Thrive., Robert Emery, Ph.D., Viking, 2014.Grieving


On Death And Dying, by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Simon and Schuster, 1997.


Parenting: Everyday Blessings: The Innter Work of Mindful Parenting, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Myla Kabat-Zinn, 1997, Hyperion.

The Whole Brain Child, Dan Siegel, M.D., and Tina Bryson, Random House, 2011.

Gifts of the Imperfect Parent, Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, Sounds True, 2013.


A Gentle Path Through the Twelve Steps, Patrick Carnes, CompCare Publishers, 1989.

Recovery From Compulsive Behavior: How to Transcend Your Troubled Family, Lane Lasater, Ph.D., Health Communications, 1988.

It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up With Addiction as Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults, MAC Publishing, 2002.

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction, Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., CompCare Publishers.


Letting Go of Shame: Understanding How Shame Affects Your Life, Ronald Potter-Efron and Patricia Potter-Efron, Hazelton, 1987.

The Gifts of Imperfection, Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, Hazelden, 2010.

Daring Greatly, Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, Penguin, 2012.

The Power of Vulnerability, Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, Sounds True, 2013.

Men, Women and Worthiness, Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, Sounds True, 2013.

Rising Strong, Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, Random House, 2015.

Stress Management/Meditation

Full Catastrophe Living, John Kabat-Zinn, Random House, 1990.

Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and Our World, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Hyperion Books, 2005.

A Path With Heart: A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life, Jack Kornfeld, Bantam Books, 1993.

The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness, Pema Chodron, Shambhala Press, 1991.

The Now Effect, Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., Simon and Shuster, 2013.

Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness-Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear and Panic, Jeffrey Brantley and Jon Kabat-Zinn, New Harbinger Publications, 2003.

Trauma Recovery

The Courage to Heal, Ellen Davis and Laura Bass.

The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Laura Davis.

Well being: Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Moods, Outlook

Bipolar Disorder: Family Focused Treatment Approach, David Miklowitz and Michael J. Goldstein, Guilford Press, 1997.

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know, Guilford Press, 2002.

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, David Burns, M.D., Avon Books, 1999.

The Feeling Good Handbook, David Burns, M.D., Avon Books, 1999.

Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life, Martin Seligman.

Mind Over Mood: Change How You Feel By Changing the Way You Think, Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky, Guilford Press, 1995.

Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times, Pema Chodron, Shambhala Publications.

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pema Chodron, Shambhala Publications, 1997.


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