To follow are some resources and books that I often recommend and that clients tend to find helpful. Some tend to be more “self-helpy” while others are more academic or theoretical. If appropriate and wanted, I will make book recommendations in the course of therapy that we can then discuss and reference in our work together.


Chopra, Deepak. The Path to Love. Spiritual Strategies for Healing (1997)

Gottman, John M. and Silver, Nan. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work (1999)

Johnson, Sue. Hold Me Tight: Your Guide to the Most Successful Approach to Building Loving Relationships (2008)

Patterson, Kerry. Crucial Conversations – Tools for Talking When the Stakes Are High (2011)

Richo, David. How to Be An Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving (2002)

Schnarch, David. Passionate Marriage, Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships (2009)

Parenting Resources

Greene, Ross W. The Explosive Child, A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children (2014)

Illsey Clarke, Jean. Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves, Parenting Our Children (1998)

McCurry, Christopher. Parenting Your Anxious Child with Mindfulness and Acceptance (2009)

Siegel, Daniel J. and Hartzell, Mary. Parenting from the Inside Out: How A Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive (2003)

Shapiro, Shauna and White, Chris. Mindful Discipline: A Loving Approach to Setting Limits and Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child (2014)

Other Areas

Begley, Sharon. Train Your Mind – Change Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to Transform Ourselves (2008)

Brown, Brene. Daring Greatly – How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent and Lead (2012)

Kabat-Zinn, Jon. Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life (2011)

Kreger, Randi. The Stop Walking on Eggshells Workbook: Practical Strategies for Living with Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder (2002)

Levine, Stephen. Unattended Sorrow: Recovering from Loss and Reviving the Heart (2005)

Manning, Shari. Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (2011)

Real, Terrence. I Don’t Want To Talk About It: The Secret Legacy of Male Depression (1998)

Sheffield, Anne. Depression Fallout: The Impact of Depression on Couples and What You Can Do to Preserve the Bond (2003)