Suggested Reading

“One must always be careful of books and what is inside of them, for words have the power to change us.”
–Casandra Clare


The following list includes books that myself and/or my clients have found helpful.


Couples & Relationships

Hold me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love.

Dr. Sue Johnson


Created for Connection: The “Hold Me Tight” Guide for Christian Couples.

By: Dr. Sue Johnson with Kenneth Sanderfer


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide fro the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

By: Dr. John M. Gottman and Nan Silver


An Emotionally Focused Workbook for Couples: The Two of Us

By: Veronica Kallos-Lilly and Jennifer Fitzgerald


Not Just Friends: Rebuilding Relationships and Recovering Sanity After An Affair

By: Shirley Glass Ph.D.

After the Affair

By: Janis Abrams-Spring

Love Sense

Dr. Sue Johnson



The Gifts of Imperfection

By: Brene’ Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

By: Brene’ Brown

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy

By: Francine Shapiro


Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

By: Kristin Neff

The Highly Sensitive Person

By: Elaine N. Aron

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

By: Gary Chapman

Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

By: Edmund J. Bourne


Change Your Brain, Change Your Life: The Breakthrough Program for Conquering Anxiety, Depression, Obsessiveness, Anger and Impulsiveness

By: Daniel G. Amen, M.D.



The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind

By: Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

By: Sean Covey

How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

By: Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish


Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain

By: Daniel J. Siegel MD



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