Often individuals will ask for book recommendations on specific self-help topics. Below is a list of books that have helped others I have worked with.

Subject Title Author
ADHD/ADD Healing ADD: The Breakthrough Program That Allows You to See and Heal the 6 Types of ADD Daniel G. Amen, M.D.
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Anxiety Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway Susan J. Jeffers
Overcoming Obsessive Thoughts: How to Gain Control of Your OCD Christine Purdon
The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques to Overcoming Your Fears Martin Antony & Richard Swinson

The Spirituality of Imperfection: Storytelling and the Journey to Wholeness

Ernest Kurtz & Katherine Ketcham
Assertiveness Coping with Difficult People: The Proven-Effective Battle Plan That Has Helped Millions Deal with the Troublemakers in Their Lives at Home and at Work Robert M. Bramson
How to Be an Assertive (Not Aggressive) Woman in Life, in Love, and on the Job Jean Baer
Verbal Judo: The Gentle Art of Persuasion George J. Thompson

Childhood trauma

Healing the Shame that Binds You John Bradshaw
Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living Pema Chodron
Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantage of a Painful Childhood Wayne Muller
How Do I Love Me? Helen M. Johnson

Depression & Bipolar

Depression Is Contagious: How the Most Common Mood Disorder Is Spreading Around the World and How to Stop It Michael D. Yapko
The Tao of Bipolar
Using Meditation and Mindfulness to Find Balance and Peace
Alexander & Annellen Simpkins
Divorce & Marriage
Caught in the Middle Carla Garrity & Mitchell Baris
Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again Michele Weiner-Davis
Divorce Poison Richard Warshak
Children Held Hostage: Dealing with Programmed and Brainwashed Children Stanley S. Clawar, & Brynne V. Rivlin
How to Help Your Spouse Heal From Your Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful Linda J. MacDonald
Grief & loss The Magical Thoughts of Grieving Children (Death, Value, and Meaning) James A. Fogarty
Children Also Grieve: Talking About Death And Healing Linda Goldman
Happiness & Meaning HAPPY: the movie, the movement Award Winning Documentary

Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being

Martin Seligman

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Jonathan Haidt
Low Self-Esteem Experience Your Good Now!  Learning to Use Affirmations Louise L. Hay
Self-Esteem for a Lifetime: Raising a Successful Child From the Inside Out Ingrid Schweiger

Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind

Kristin Neff
Drug-Induced Dementia: A perfect crime Grace E. Jackson
The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth Irving Kirsch
Medication Madness: The Role of Psychiatric Drugs in Cases of Violence, Suicide and Murder Peter Breggin
Your Drug May Be Your Problem, Revised Edition: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications Peter Breggin & David Cohen


Suzan Summers
Feed Your Need Corinne J. Peachment
The Wisdom of Menopause: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing During the Change Christiane Northrup
Pain The Pain Survival Guide: How to Reclaim Your Life Dennis Turk & Frits Winter
Parenting Boundaries with Kids: How Healthy Choices Grow Healthy Children Henry Cloud & John Townsend
The Childhood Roots of Adult Happiness Edward M. Hallowell
Transforming The Difficult Child: True Stories of Triumph Howard Glasser, Jennifer Easley, Chris Howell, & Michael Kichler
Have a New Kid by Friday Kevin Leman
Raising Children Compassionately: Parenting the Nonviolent Communication Way Marshall B. Rosenberg
The Optimistic Child Martin E. Seligman
Personality Disorders Loving Someone with Borderline Personality Disorder: How to Keep Out-of-Control Emotions from Destroying Your Relationship Shari Y. Manning
I Hate You--Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality Jerold J. Kreisman & Hal Straus
Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder Paul T. Mason, Randi Kreger
Procrastination Getting Things Done David Allen
The 60-Second Shrink: 101 Strategies for Staying Sane in a Crazy World Arnold Lazarus & Clifford Lazarus
One Small Step Can Change Your Life: The Kaizen Way Robert Maurer
Seven Habits of Highly Effective People Stephen R. Covey
Procrastination: Why You Do It, What To Do About It Now Jane B. Burka & Lenora M. Yuen
Relationships The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert John M. Gottman & Nan Silver
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts Gary Chapman
Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime Sue Johnson
Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller, & Keith Miller
Sex In The Shadows of The Net: Breaking Free from Compulsive Online Sexual Behavior Patrick Carnes, David L. Delmonico, Elizabeth Griffin, & Joseph M. Moriarity
Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic Esther Perel
Sex Smart: How Your Childhood Shaped Your Sexual Life and What to do About It Aline Zolbrod
Tantric Orgasm for Women Diana Richardson
Smoking The Easy Way to Quit Smoking Allen Carr
Weight loss The Belly Fat Cure Sugar & Carb Counter: Discover which foods will melt up to 9 lbs. this week Jorge Cruise
Eat Right for Your Type Peter D'Adamo & Catherine Whitney



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