Recommended Books

Veteran Therapy


  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver
  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson
  • How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving by David Richo
  • The Exceptional Seven Percent: The Nine Secrets of the Worlds Happiest Couples by Gregory Msw Popcak
  • Struggle for Intimacy (Adult Children of Alcoholics series) by Janet Geringer Woititz
  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix

Abuse & Neglect

  • Conspiracy of Silence: The Trauma of Incest by Sandra Butler
  • Soul Survivors: A New Beginning for Adults Abused as Children by J. Patrick Gannon
  • The Emotional Incest Syndrome: What to do When a Parent’s Love Rules Your Life by Dr. Patricia Love
  • Running on Empty: Overcome Your Childhood Emotional Neglect by Jonice Webb Ph.D
  • Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life by Susan Forward
  • Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw
  • Malignant Self-Love: Narcissism Revisited by Sam Vaknin
  • The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout


  • Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet G. Woititz
  • Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time by Melody Beattie
  • Getting Them Sober: You Can Help! by Toby Rice Drews
  • ‘It Will Never Happen to Me!’ Children of Alcoholics: As Youngsters – Adolescents – Adults by Claudia Black
  • Twelve Jewish Steps to Recovery by Kerry M. Olitzky
  • Obsessive Love: When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go by Susan Forward
  • The Craving Brain by Ronald A. Ruden
  • Addictive Thinking: Understanding Self-Deception by Abraham J Twerski M.D

Aging/Mid Life

  • Dying Well by Ira Byock MD
  • Midlife: Meditations for Women by Maureen Brady
  • The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Midlife by Dr. James Hollis
  • Still Here: Embracing Aging, Changing, and Dying by Ram Dass
  • The New Ourselves, Growing Older by Paula B. Doress-Worters and Diana Laskin Siegal

Mental Illness

  • An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Brilliant Madness: Living with Manic Depressive Illness by Patty Duke and Gloria Hochman
  • Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Moodswing by Ronald Fieve
  • When Someone You Love is Depressed: How to Help Your Loved One Without Losing Yourself by Laura Epstein Rosen
  • Brain Lock: Free Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
  • Meditations for Compulsive People by Leo Booth
  • Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers by by E. Fuller Torrey
  • I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality by Jerold J. Kreisman and Hal Strauss
  • Surviving a Borderline Parent by Kimberlee Roth, Freda B. Friedman and Randi Kreger
  • The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America by John D. Gartner

Eating Disorders/Cutting

  • A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain by Marilee Strong
  • Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn M.A.T.
  • Food Addiction: The Body Knows by Kay Sheppard
  • Appetites: Why Women Want by Caroline Knapp
  • The Deadly Diet: Recovering from Anorexia and Bulimia by Terence J. Sandbeck


  • After Suicide by John H. Hewett
  • Beyond Grief: A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One by Carol Staudacher
  • Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide by Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Men and Grief: A Guide for Men Surviving the Death of a Loved One by Carol Staudacher
  • On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies by Therese A. Rando
  • How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Peter McWilliams, Harold H. Bloomfield, Melba Colgrove


  • Fire in the Belly: On Being a Man by Sam Keen
  • Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly
  • Men and Anger by Murray Cullen
  • Silent Sons: A Book for and About Men by Robert Ackerman
  • Wounded Male by Steven Farmer
  • The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field by Nathaniel Branden
  • Staying the Course by Robert S. Weiss
  • Man Enough: Fathers, Sons and the Search for Masculinity by Frank Pittman
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell


  • The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self by Alice Miller
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children by Wendy Mogel Ph.D.
  • Remembering Mother, Finding Myself: A Journey of Love and Self-Acceptance by Patricia Commins
  • Making Peace with Your Parents by Harold Bloomfield M.D. and Leonard Felder Ph.D.
  • Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell
  • It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear: A Read-Together Book for Parents and Young Children During Divorce by Vicki Lansky

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