Suggested Reading List

Suggested Reading List – You can click on the titles and it will take you to for more information and to purchase the book if you like.

Addictions | Codependency

Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Families
John C. Friel Ph.D., Linda D. Friel M.A.
Co-Dependence: Misunderstood–Mistreated
Anne Wilson Schaef

Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives
Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells Miller Paperback

It Will Never Happen to Me: Growing Up With Addiction As Youngsters, Adolescents, Adults
Claudia A. Black

Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment and Fear
Claudia A. Black

Healing the Addictive Personality: Freeing Yourself from Addictive Patterns and Relationships
Lee L. Jampolsky

Passages Through Recovery: An Action Plan for Preventing Relapse
Terence T. Gorski

Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention
Terence T. Gorski, Merlene Miller

Understanding the Twelve Steps: A Guide for Counselors, Therapists, and Recovering People
Terence T. Gorski

Escape from Intimacy: Untangling the “Love” Addictions: Sex, Romance, Relationships
Anne Wilson

Facing Love Addiction: Giving Yourself the Power to Change the Way You Love
Pia Mellody, Andrea Wells
Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence
Pia Mellody

My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has a Disease: A Child’s View: Living with Addiction
Claudia Black

Don’t Call It Love: Recovery From Sexual Addiction
Patrick Carnes

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
Patrick J. Carnes


Attachment in Psychotherapy
David J. Wallin, Ph.D

Diary Of A Baby: What Your Child Sees, Feels, And Experiences
Daniel N.Stern

The Birth Of A Mother: How The Motherhood Experience Changes You Forever
Daniel N. Stern

The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
Daniel J. Siegel


Messages: The Communication Skills Book
Patrick Fanning (Contributor), et al;

The Messages Workbook: Powerful Strategies for Effective Communication at Work and Home
Matha Davis

Boundaries – Where You End And I Begin: How To Recognize And Set Healthy Boundaries
Anne Katherine

Contemporary Psychoanalysis

World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Robert D. Stolorow

Faces in a Cloud: Intersubjectivity in Personality Theory
Robert D. Stolorow

Contexts of Being: The Intersubjective Foundations of Psychological Life (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Robert D. Stolorow, Bernard Brandchaft and George E. Atwood
Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series) T
Robert D.Stolorow

Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical and Clinical Dimensions in Psychoanalysis
George Atwood, Donna Orange, and Robert D. Stolorow
Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Donna M. Orange, George E. Atwood, and Robert D. Stolorow

Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Robert D. Stolorow, George E. Atwood, and Bernard Brandchaft

Affect Regulation, Mentalization, and the Development of Self
Peter Fonagy

Thinking for Clinicians: Philosophical Resources for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and the Humanistic Psychotherapies
Donna M. Orange

Emotional Understanding: Studies in Psychoanalytic Epistemology
Donna M. Orange

A Dynamic Systems Approach to the Development of Cognition and Action (Cognitive Psychology)
Esther Thelen

Toward an Emancipatory Psychoanalysis: Brandchaft’s Intersubjective Vision (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Bernard Brandchaft

Resolving Impasses in Therapeutic Relationships
Sue Nathanson Elkind PhD

The Clinical Diary of Sándor Ferenczi
Sandor Ferenczi (Author), Judith Dupont (Editor), Michael Balint (Translator)

The Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sándor Ferenczi, Volume 1: 1908-1914 (Freud, Sigmund//Correspondence of Sigmund Freud and Sandor Ferenczi)

Mentalizing in Clinical Practice
Jon G. Allen, Peter Fonagy, Anthony Bateman

A Meeting of Minds: Mutuality in Psychoanalysis (Relational Perspectives Book Series) (v. 4)
Lewis Aron

Relational Psychoanalysis: The Emergence of a Tradition
Lewis Aron & Stephen A. Mitchell (Editor)

How Does Analysis Cure?
Heinz Kohut , Arnold Goldberg (Editor)

The Interpersonal World of the Infant: A View from Psychoanalysis and Developmental Psychology
Daniel N. Stern


The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to recognize it and how to respond
Patricia Evans

The Intimacy Factor: The Ground Rules for Overcoming the Obstacles to Truth, Respect, and Lasting Love [INTIMACY FACTOR] [Paperback]
Pia Mellody

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
Harriet Lerner

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
Janis A. Spring

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, 20th Anniversary Edition
Harville Hendrix

Getting the Love You Want Workbook: The New Couples’ Study Guide
Harville Hendrix

Getting Love Right: Learning the Choices of Healthy Intimacy (A Fireside/Parkside Recovery Book)
Terence T. Gorski

Boundaries and Relationships: Knowing, Protecting, and Enjoying the Self
Charles Whitfield

Death & Dying

On Death and Dying (Scribner Classics)
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Eating Disorders

Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation
Steven Levenkron

The Best Little Girl in the World
Steven Levenkron

Feeding The Hungry Heart – The Experience Of Compulsive Eating
Geneen Roth

When Food Is Love – Exploring The Relationship Between Eating And Intimacy
Geneen Roth

The Eating Disorders Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders (Sourcebooks)
Carolyn Costin

Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works
Evelyn Tribole, Elyse Resch

Manic Depression

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

Narcissism & Borderline Personality

Lost in the Mirror, 2nd Edition: An Inside Look at Borderline Personality Disorder
Richard A. Moskovitz M.D.


Parenting From the Inside Out
Daniel J. Siegel, Mary Hartzell

Stress – Health

The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook)
Martha Davis, et al;

So Stressed: The Ultimate Stress-Relief Plan for Women
Stephanie McClellan M.D. & Beth Hamilton M.D.

Guided Imagery by Belleruth Naparstek
Belleruth Naperstek has many cd’s & mp3’s for various relaxation & health issues. I have found her guided imageries for health concerns very helpful. Though have not heard her ones depression or self esteem.


Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections (Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series)
Robert D. Stolorow

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
Alice Miller

For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of Violence
Alice Miller

Breaking Down the Wall of Silence: The Liberating Experience of Facing Painful Truth
Alice Miller

The Untouched Key: Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructiveness
Alice Miller

Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation
Steven Levenkron

Healing the Shame That Binds You
John Bradshaw