Recommended Books


  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk – Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (any age)
  • The Think Space – Calvin and Carolyn Richert (early childhood)
  • Try and Make Me! – Ray Levy, Bill O’Hanlon, & Tyler Norris Goode (2-12)
  • Parenting Teens With Love and Logic – Foster Cline and Jim Fay
  • Parenting from the Inside Out – Daniel J Siegel, MD, &  Mary Hartzell, MEd
  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 – Thomas W Phelan PhD
  • Take Back Your Kids- Confident Parenting in Turbulent Times – William J Doherty
  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind – Daniel J Siegel, MD
  • The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children -Ross W. Greene, Ph.D.


  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – John Gottman
  • Anything else by John Gottman
  • Love Busters – Willard Harley
  • Fighting for Your Marriage – Howard Markman, Scott Stanley, and Susan Blumberg
  • Take Back Your Marriage: Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart – Dr William Doherty
  • The Great Marriage Tune-Up Book: A Proven Program for Evaluating and Renewing Your Relationship – Jeffrey H. Larson
  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love – Dr Sue Johnson
  • The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman
  • The New Rules of Marriage: What you Need to Know to Make Love Work – Terrence Real

Mental Health

  • The Power of Focusing: A practical guide to emotional self healting– Ann Weiser Cornell, PhD
  • The Last Self Help Book You’ll Ever Need – Paul Pearsal
  • The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom: Why the Meaningful Life is Closer Than You Think – Jonathan Haidt
  • Spontaneous Happiness – Andrew Weil, MD
  • The NOW effect: How this moment can change the rest of your life -Elisha Goldstein, PhD
  • Radical Acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha– Tara Brach, PhD


  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – Peter Levine with Ann Frederick
  • Trauma-Proofing Your Kids: A Parent’s Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy, and Resilience – Peter Levine and Maggie Kline
  • Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary miracle of Healing – Peter Levine and Maggie Kline


  • Beyond Anger: A guide for Men – Thomas Harbin
  • The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships – Orbach and Lerner
  • Anger: How to Live With it and Without it – Albert Ellis
  • Love Without Hurt: Turn Your Resentful, Angry, or Emotionally Abusive Relationship Into a Compassionate, Loving Relationship – Steven Stosny