Recommended Reading

I recommend reading as a useful adjunct to therapy. Changing our behavior, feelings, and thoughts takes more practice than one hour a week can provide. Anytime you’re feeling stuck, or need a boost to keep on the path toward achieving whatever life changes you’re working on,grab that book you picked up for the support, reminders, and new ideas that expert authors can offer on that journey. It’s available any time you need it, the cost is relatively small, and the investment in time is worth it. The following books are ones I have recommended many times in my years as a therapist.

Single and Looking-
Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment, by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
Intimate Connections, by David Burns

Marriage and Sex-
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman
Resurrecting Sex: Resolving Sexual Problems and Rejuvenating your Relationship, by David
The Truth About Love: The Highs, the Lows, and How You Can Make It Last Forever, by Pat
Love Sense by Dr. Sue Johnson

Parenting Issues-
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12, by Thomas Phelan
The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by John Gottman

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, by David Burns
Happier, by Tal Ben-Shahar

Becoming Assertive-
When I Say No, I Feel Guilty, by Manuel J. Smith

Overcoming Addiction-
Don’t Let The Bastards Get You Down: 50 Things Every Alcoholic and Addict in Early
Recovery Should Know, by Georgia W.

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A Step by Step Program, by William Knaus

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