Suggested Books

These are all books I keep in my office library and often recommend to clients.  While I do recommend these as resources, I am not responsible for their content.


Mating In Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

Please Understand Me: Character & Temperament Types by David Keirsey & Marilyn Bates

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For A Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson

The Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman, Ph.D. & Nan Silver

The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work by Terrence Real

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart by William J. Doherty Phd

Coming Apart: Why Relationships End & How to Live Through the Ending of Yours by Daphne Rose Kingma

The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity by Esther Perel

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


Becoming the Parent You Want to Be: A Sourcebook of Strategies for the First Five Years by Laura Davis & Janis Keyser

Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel

Postive Discipline by Jane Nelsen

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Joan Declaire, and Daniel Goleman

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

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

Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them by Ross W. Greene Ph.D.

Parenting a Child Who Has Intense Emotions: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Help Your Child Regulate Emotional Outbursts and Aggressive Behaviors by Pat Harvey ACSW LCSW-C  & Jeanine Penzo LICSW

Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher Ph.D

Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help your Children Live Together so You Can Live Too by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Speaking Of Boys: Answers to the Most Asked Questions about Raising Sons by Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

Talking with Children About Loss: Words, Strategies and Wisdom to Help children Cope with Death, Divorce and Other Difficult Times by Maria Trozzi with Kathy Massimini


The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively by Gary Chapman

Supporting Adolescents – Hand In Hand Parenting Booklet

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, Third Edition by Michael Riera

Adolescent Depression: A Guide For Parents by Francis Mark Mondimore, M. D.

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent’s Guide to the New Teenager by Anthony E. Wolf Ph.D.

Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls by Rachel Simmons

Positive Discipline for Teenagers by Jane Nelsen, Ed. D. and Lynn Lott, M. A.

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping your daughter suvive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence by Rosalind Wiseman

The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults by Frances E Jensen

Yes Your Teenager is Crazy!: Loving your Kid Without Losing Your Mind by Michael J. Bradley


The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens: Updated for the Digital Age by Sean Covey

A Teen’s Guide to the 5 Love Languages: How to Understand Yourself and Improve All Your Relationships by Gary Chapman and Paige Haley Drygas

Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills for Helping You Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts…(Instant Help Book for Teens) by Sheri Van Dijk MSW


Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns M.D

When Good Men Behave Badly: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Relationship by David B. Wexler

Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model by PhD. Richard C. Schwartz

You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For (Internal Family Systems) by Richard C. Schwartz PhD

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

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression (Second Edition) by Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., M.A.

Yoga For Depression: A Compassionate Guide to Relive Suffering through Yoga by Amy Weintraub

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy by David Burns M.D.

An Unquiet Mind: Memoirs of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking Paperback by Susan Cain

Help Me Live, Revised: 20 Things People with Cancer Want You to Know by Lori Hope

Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control by Scott E. Spradlin

The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating by Kiera Van Gelder

Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder by Paul Mason MS & Randi Kreger

Beautiful Boy: A Father’s Journey Through His Son’s Addiction by David Sheff

Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines by Nic Sheff

The Courage to Grieve: Create Living, Recovery & Growth through Grief by Judy Tatelbaum

Nothing Was the Same: A Memoir by Kay Redfield Jamison

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande

Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison


Kids in the Syndrome Mix of ADHD, LD, Autism Spectrum, Tourette’s, Anxiety, and More! by Martin L. Kutscher

Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents: A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare

Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary “Executive Skills” Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential by Peg Dawson & Richard Guare

Smart but Scattered Teens: The “Executive Skills” Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential by Richard Guare, Peg Dawson & Colin Guare

Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD by Russell A. Barkley

Driven to Distraction (Revised): Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder by Edward M. Hallowell M.D. & John J. Ratey M.D.

ADHD Heroes by Judy Brenis

Socially Curious and Curiously Social: A Social Thinking Guidebook for Bright Teens and Young Adults by Michelle Garcia Winner and Pamela Crooke

Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)by Liane Holliday Willey

The Autistic Brain by Temple Grandin

The Loving Push: How Parents and Professionals Can Help Spectrum Kids Become Successful Adults by Temple Grandin Ph.D. & Debra Moore Ph.D.

Developing College Skills in Students with Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome by Sarita Freedman

Look Me In the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s by John Elder Robison

Be Different: My Adventures with Asperger’s and My Advice for Fellow Aspergians, Misfits, Families, and Teachers by John Elder Robison

The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man’s Quest to Be a Better Husband by David Finch

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon


The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff…and it’s all small stuff by Richard Carlson, PH.D.

Forgive for Good: A PROVEN Prescription for Health & Happiness by Dr. Fred Luskin

Happiness Is An Inside Job by Sylvia Boorstein, Ph,D.

I Thought We’d Never Speak Again: The Road From Estrangement to Reconciliation by Laura Davis

It’s Easier than You Think by Sylvia Boorstein

Live the Life You Love by Barbara Sher

Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie

My Grandfather Blessings: Stories of Strength, Refuge, and Belonging by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.


Awakening the Heroes Within: Twelve Archetypes to help us Find Ourselves and Transform our Worlds by Carol S. Pearson

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

Breaking Free from Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth

The Dance of Anger; A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph.D.

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D