Recommended Books

Relationships & Differentiation:

Intimacy & Desire - David Schnarch

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

Resurrecting Sex: Solving Sexual Problems and Revolutionizing Your Relationship - David Schnarch

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find -- and Keep -- Love - Amir Levine​



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

Trauma & Abuse:

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

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

Personal Development:

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

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types  - Don Richard Riso

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds - David Pollack

Emotion Regulation:

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

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:

Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World - Rosalind Wiseman

Iron John: A Book About Men - Robert Bly

Queen Bees and Wannabes, 3rd Edition: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boys, and the New Realities of Girl World - Rosalind Wiseman

Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype - Clarissa Pinkola Estes



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: An Interactive Guide to The Nurtured Heart Approach - Lisa Bravo


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

Books Recommended by The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology:

The Healing Path - Dan Allender

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


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