Recommended Books

Relationships, Boundaries, & Differentiation:

Intimacy & Desire - David Schnarch

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

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment - Amir Levine​

Unwanted - How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing - Jay Stringer

Reconnect: Insights & Tools for Cultivating Meaningful Connection in your Marriage - Steve Call

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No - Henry Cloud

Eight Dates - John/Julie Gottman & Abrams 

Depression & Grief:

Lost Connections - Johann Hari

The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression - Andrew Solomon

Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide to Finding Your Way Through Life's Ordeals - Thomas Moore

Staring at the Sun: Being at Peace with Your Own Mortality - Irvin Yalom

Finding Meaning: The Sixth Stage of Grief - David Kessler

Trauma & Abuse:

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel Van Der Kolk

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma - Peter Levine

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness - Peter Levine

The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse - Dan Allender

The Journey from Abandonment to Healing - Susan Anderson

Healing from Hidden Abuse...The Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse - Thomas Shannon

Personal Development:

The Developing Mind - Daniel Siegel

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking - Susan Cain

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose - Eckhart Tolle

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds - David Pollack


The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to...Growth for the Nine Personality Types  - Don Riso

The Enneagram of Belonging: A Compassionate Journey of Self-Acceptance - Christopher Heuertz 

Essential Enneagram: The Definitive Personality Test and Self-Discovery Guide - David Daniels

The Enneagram in Love: A Roadmap for Building & Strengthening Romantic Relationships - Stephanie Hall

Emotion Regulation:

Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage & Healing from Abandonment  - Susan Anderson

Nonviolent Communication - Marshall Rosenberg

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You - Elaine Aron

Stop Overreacting: Effective Strategies for Calming Your Emotions - Judith Siegel
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself - Melody Beattie


Healing the Shame that Binds You - John Bradshaw

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" - Brene Brown

The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves - Curt Thompson

Gender Roles:

The Mask of Masculinity: How Men Can Embrace Vulnerability, Create Strong Relationships... - Lewis Howes

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope... - Rosalind Wiseman

Iron John: A Book About Men - Robert Bly

Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boys - Rosalind Wiseman

Women Who Run with the Wolves - Clarissa Pinkola Estes

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


Parenting from the Inside Out - Daniel Siegel

The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind - Daniel Siegel

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting - John Gottman

Transforming the Difficult Child Workbook: The Nurtured Heart Approach - Lisa Bravo


Maybe You Should Talk to Someone - Lori Gottlieb

On Being a Therapist - Jeffrey Kottler

Bad Therapy: Master Therapists Share Their Worst Failures - Jeffrey Kottler

The Heart of Psychotherapy - George Weinberg

The Gift of Therapy: An Open Letter to a New Generation of Therapists and Their Patients - Irvin Yalom​

Love's Executioner: & Other Tales of Psychotherapy - Irvin Yalom

Every Day Gets a Little Closer: A Twice Told Therapy - Irvin Yalom

On Becoming a Person: A Therapist's View of Psychotherapy - Carl Rogers 

Good General Books: 

A Shining Affliction: A Story of Harm and Healing in Psychotherapy - Annie Rogers

A Little Manual for Knowing - Esther Lightcap Meek

A General Theory of Love - Thomas Lewis

Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life - Irwin Kula

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts - Brene Brown


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