Recommended Books


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma By Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body, and Society By Bessel A. van der Kolk MD, Alexander C. McFarlane MD, Lars Weisaeth (Editors)

Understanding and Healing Emotional Trauma: Conversations with pioneering clinicians and researchers
By Daniela F. Sieff

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror By Judith L. Herman

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma By Peter A. Levine (Author), Ann Frederick (Contributor)


I Hate You–Don’t Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline Personality

By Jerold J. Kreisman Hal Straus

Stop Walking On Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About Has Borderline Personality Disorder Paperback
By Paul Mason, MS and Randi Kreger

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & … Tolerance
By Matthew McKay, Jeffrey C. Wood, Jeffrey Brantley


An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
By Kay Redfield Jamison

The Secret of Parenting: How to Be in Charge of Today’s Kids–from Toddlers to Preteens–Without Threats or Punishment
By Anthony E. Wolf 

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
By Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish


Book of Human Emotions : An Encyclopedia of Feeling from Anger to Wanderlust By Tiffany Watt-Smith

The Emotion Code By Bradley Nelson

Emotions Revealed: Recognizing Faces and Feelings to Improve Communication and Emotional Life By Paul Ekman

A General Theory of Love
By Thomas Lewis, Fari Amini, and Richard Lannon

Unmasking the Face : A Guide to Recognizing Emotions from Facial Expressions
By Paul Eckman, Ph.D., and Wallace V Friesen

Deep Dark Fears
By Fran Krause

The Language of Emotions: What Your Feelings are Trying to Tell You
By Karla McLaren

Feel the Fear… and Do It Anyway
By Susan Jeffers


Rising Strong
By Brene Brown

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
By Brené Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
By Brene Brown


Don’t Be Nice, Be Real: Balancing Passion for Self with Compassion for OthersBy Kelly Bryson

Born for Love : Why Empathy is Essential–and EndangeredBy Bruce D. Perry and Maia Szalavitz


The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety: A Guide to Breaking Free from Anxiety, Phobias, and Worry Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
By John P. Forsyth (Author), Georg H. Eifert (Author)

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
By Edmund Bourne, Ph.D.


The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite
By David A. Kessler

The Binge Eating and Compulsive Overeating Workbook: An Integrated Approach to Overcoming Disordered Eating
By Carolyn Ross


 What Makes Love Last?: How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal
By John Gottman Ph.D. and Nan Silver

The Science of Trust: Emotional Attunement for Couples By John M. Gottman Ph.D.

What Am I Feeling? By John Gottman, Ph.D.


Nothing Was the Same By Kay Redfield Jamison

I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One By Brook Noel, Pamela D Blair

The GriefWork Companion – Activities for Healing By Fran Zamore, LCSW, LMFT, Ester Leutenberg

Sad Isn’t Bad: A Good-grief Guidebook for Kids Dealing with Loss By Michaelene Mundy