Recommended Reading

Codependency and Recovery

  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie
  • Facing Codependency by Pia Mellody
  • The Intimacy Factor by Pia Mellody
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet G. Woititz
  • The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive... by Williams, Rebecca E. and Kraft, Julie S.
  • Sex, Drugs, Gambling & Chocolate: A Workbook for Overcoming Addictions by A. Thomas Horvath


  • Fighting For Your Marriage by Howard J. Markman
  • The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate by Gary Chapman
  • Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love and Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships by David Schnarch
  • The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work by Real, Terrence
  • Intimacy and Desire by David Schnarch
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work : A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John M. Gottman, Nan Silver
  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • After the Affair by Janis Abrahams Spring
  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel
  • Intimacy After Infidelity by Steven Soloman
  • Not “Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by Shirley P. Glass


  • The Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne
  • A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook by Bob Stahl and Elisha Goldstein
  • Mind Over Mood by Dennis Greenberger, Christine Padesky
  • Learned Optimism: How to Change Your Mind and Your Life by Martin Seligman
  • When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy That Can Change Your Life by David D. Burns
  • Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Personalized Recovery Program for Living with Uncertainty by Jonathan Grayson

Eating Issues/Body Image

  • When Food Is Love: Exploring the Relationship Between Eating and Intimacy by Geneen Roth
  • Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth
  • Feeding the Compulsive Heart: The Experience of Compulsive Eating by Geneen Roth
  • Overcoming Binge Eating by Christopher Fairburn, Ph.D.
  • When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies: Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession  by Jane Hirschmann
  • Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling by Anita Johnston Ph.D

Grief and Loss

  • Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations For Working Through Grief by Hickman, Martha W
  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth and Kessler, David
  • I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One by Brook Noel
  • The Grief Recovery Handbook by John W. James and Russell Friedman
  • How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Peter McWilliams, Harold H. Bloomfield, Melba Colgrove

Men’s Issues

  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real
  • Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life by Thomas J. Harbin
  • Way of the Superior Man by Dan Deida
  • Finding Our Fathers: How a Man’s Life Is Shaped by His Relationship with his Father by S. Osherson
  • When Good Men Behave Badly: Change Your Behavior, Change Your Relationship by David B. Wexler
  • Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse by Mike Lew


  • Get out of your mind and into your life by Steven Hayes
  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Coming to our Senses: Healing ourselves and the world through Mindfulness by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Power of Focusing: A practical guide to emotional self-healing by Ann Weiser Cornell
  • The Radical Acceptance of Everything by Ann Weiser Cornell


  • Smart Love: The Compassionate Alternative to Discipline That Will Make You a Better Parent and Your Child a Better Person by Martha Pieper
  • Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel
  • I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You!: A New Understanding of Mother-Daughter Conflict by Roni Cohen, Phd, Michelle Sandler, Roni Sliver, Michelle Cohen-Sandler
  • Positive Discipline for Teenagers: Empowering Your Teens and Yourself Through Kind and Firm Parenting by Jane Nelsen, Lynn Lott
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber
  • Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensi tive, Perceptive, Persistent, and Energetic by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher

Self Esteem

  • Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind by Kristin Neff
  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
  • Healing Your Emotional Self: A Powerful Program to Help You Raise Your Self-Esteem, Quiet Your Inner Critic, and Overcome Your Shame by Beverly Engel
  • Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant

Sexual Issues

  • Intimacy & Desire: Awaken the Passion in Your Relationship by David Schnarch
  • The Sex-Starved Marriage: Boosting Your Marriage Libido: A Couple’s Guide by Michele Weiner-Davis
  • The Return of Desire by Gina Ogden
  • Hot Sex by Tracy Cox
  • I Love Female Orgasm by Solot and Miller
  • For Women Only: A Revolutionary Guide to Overcoming Sexual Dysfunction and Reclaiming Your Sex Life by Laura Berman, PhD
  • The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse by Wendy Maltz
  • Sex Matters for Women by Foley, Kope, Sugrue
  • Rekindling Desire by Barry and Emily McCarthy
  • Hot Monogamy by Pat Love
  • The SEX-STARVED Marriage by Michelle Weiner
  • Great Sex by Michael Castleman

Women’s Issues

  • Self-Nurture: Learning to Care for Yourself as Effectively as You Care for Everyone Else by Alice Domar & Henry Dreher
  • Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause by Ann Louise Gittleman
  • The Wounded Woman: Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship by L. Schierse Leonard
  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by E. Bass & L. Davis
  • The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner
  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing by Christiane Northrup