Here is a list of some of the books that I’ve found to be helpful for different issues. I always suggest that you browse for titles that stand out for you as well. There are some great resources out there and these are some that I like.


“Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls” by Mary Pipher
“Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls” by Rachel Simmons
“Zones of Regulation” by Leah Kuypers


“Feel the fear and do it anyway” by Susan Jeffers
“The Anxiety and phobia workbook” by Edmund Bourne
“The Relaxation Response” by Herbert Benson
“Full Catastrophe Living” by John Kabat-Zinn
“Stopping the noise in your head: The new way to overcome anxiety and worry” by Reid Wilson

Anxiety in Children

“The feelings book” by Lynda Madison
“Relax” by Catherine O’Neill and Toni Goffe
“Sitting Still like a Frog” by Eline Snel
“There’s a Bully in my Brain” by Kristin O’Rourke
“What to do when you worry too much” by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews
“Helping your anxious child” by Rapee, Spence and Lyneham
“Freeing your child from Anxiety” by Tamar Chansky
“Anxious kid, Anxious parents: 7 ways to stop the worry cycle and raise courageous and independent children” by R. Wilson and L. Lyons

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

“Helping your Hyperactive/Attention Deficit Child” by John Taylor
“When an Adult You Love has ADHD: Professional Advice for Parents, Partners and Siblings” by Russell Barkley
“Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents” by Russell Barkley
“Driven to Distraction” by Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey
“The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform your Child’s Problems into Strengths” by Lara Honos-Webb and Scott Shannon


“Thinking in pictures” by Temple Grandin
“The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome” by Tony Attwood
“Asperger’s Syndrome: The Oasis Guide” by Patricia Romanowski Bashe
“Helping the child who doesn’t fit in” by Marshall Duke and Stephen Nowicki

Binge eating/Compulsive overeating

“Why Weight?” by Geneen Roth
“Women Food and God” by Geneen Roth
“Don’t Diet, Live It!” by Andrea Wachter and Marsea Marcus
“Overcoming Binge Eating” by Christopher Fairburn
“Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth about your Weight” by Linda Bacon
“Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight” by Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor

Couples & relationships

“7 Principles for making marriage work” by John Gottman
“Why marriages succeed or fail” by John Gottman
“Passionate marriage” by David Schnarch
“Getting the love you want” by Harville Hendrix
“Extraordinary relationships” by Roberta Gilbert
“The 5 Love languages: The secret to love that lasts” by Gary Chapman
“Take back your marriage” by William Doherty
“Not just friends: Rebuilding trust and recovering your sanity after infidelity” by Shirley Glass and Jean Coppock Staeheli
“After the Affair” by Janis Spring
“Healing from infidelity” by Michele Weiner Davis

Emotionally Focused Therapy

“Hold me tight” by Sue Johnson
“Love sense” by Sue Johnson
“The Love Secret” by Sue Johnson
“An Emotionally Focused workbook for couples” by Veronica Kallos-Lilly and Jennifer Fitzgerald
“Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy for Dummies” by Brent Bradley and James Furrow


“Conscious Uncoupling: 5 steps to living happily even after” by Katherine Woodward
“The Good Divorce” by Constance Ahrons
“The Divorce Remedy” by Michele Weiner-Davis

Divorce and parenting

“The Co-parenting Handbook” by Karen Bonnell
“What about the Kids?” by Judith Wallerstein


“Freeing your Child from Negative Thinking” by Tamar Chansky
“Feeling Good Handbook” by David Burns
“Loving What is” by Byron Katie
“The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing yourself from Chronic Unhappiness” by Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Mind over Mood” by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky

Eating disorders

“Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women can Transform Their Relationship with Food Though Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling” by Anita Johnston
“8 keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder” by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb
“Life without Ed” by Jenni Schaefer
“Good-bye Ed, Hello Me” by Jenni Schaefer
“Intuitive Eating” by Evelyn Tribole
“The Body Image Workbook” by Thomas Cash
“Appetite Awareness Workbook” by Linda Craighead
“Eat, Drink and Be Mindful” by Susan Albers

Eating disorders and Families

“Eating Disorder Sourcebook” by Carolyn Costin
“Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Families and Friends” by Michele Siegel
“Help your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder” by James Locke and Daniel Le Grange
“Brave Girl Eating” by Harriet Brown

Grief and loss

“Grief Recovery Handbook” by John W. James and Russell Friedman
“Tear Soup” (for kids) by Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert
“Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy” by Sheryl Sandberg


“Peace is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Than
“Full Catastrophe Living” by Jon Kabat-Zinn
“Arriving at Your Own Door” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

“Freeing your Child from OCD” by Tamar Chansky
“Brain Lock” by Jeffrey Schwartz
“OCD in Children and Adolescents” by John March
“Getting over OCD” by Jonathan Abramowitz


“Parenting From the Inside Out” by Daniel Siegel
“Brainstorm” by Daniel Siegel
“Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child” by John Gottman
“Parenting with Love and Logic” by Foster Cline and Jim Fay
“Explosive Child” by Ross Greene