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Recommended Reading

Take a look at these good reads from some of my favorite books on the issues I regularly encounter in my practice. These are the ones I often recommend to those who see me in therapy. They offer helpful ways to negotiate relationships, personality issues, addiction, depression, and ADHD.

Try The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman Ph.D., and Nan Silver. This book is at the top of my list because it’s an easy read and gives partners helpful approaches for resolving conflict.

Have a problem saying “no”? Social Psychologist Susan Newman offers 250 ways to do it in The Book of No: 250 Ways to Say It — And Mean It and Stop People-pleasing Forever. Get answers from many perspectives by experts, at your own pace, on your own time.

Marriage & Relationships

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert
by John Gottman Ph.D., and Nan Silver
Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love: 30 Minutes a Week to the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted
by Marcia Naomi Berger
The Relationship Handbook
by George Pransky, Ph.D.
Boundaries in Marriage
by Henry Cloud & John Townsend
All You Need Is Love and Other Lies About Marriage: How to Save Your Marriage Before It’s Too Late
by John W. Jacobs, M.D.
The Solution Focused Marriage: 5 Simple Habits That Will Bring Out the Best in Your Relationship
by Elliott Connie

Boundaries

The Book of No: 250 Ways to Say It — And Mean It and Stop People-pleasing Forever
by Susan Newman
Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

ADHD

The ADHD-Autism Connection: A Step toward More Accurate Diagnosis and Effective Treatment
by Diane M. Kennedy
The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents
by Nancy A Ratey
Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and John J. Ratey, M.D.
You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder
by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo

For Men

No More Mr Nice Guy
by Robert A. Glover
The Secrets of Happily Married Men: Eight Ways to Win Your Wife’s Heart Forever
by Scott Haltzman and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo
The Male Brain – A Breakthrough Understanding of How Men and Boys Think
by Louann Brizendine, M.D.

For Women

The Secrets of Happily Married Women: How to Get More Out of Your Relationship by Doing Less
by Scott Haltzman and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo
The Female Brain
By Louann Brizendine, M.D.

Introverts

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
by Susan Cain

Parenting

And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives
by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman
No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior
by Jed Baker
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
by Danie J. Siegel MD and Tine Payne Bryson
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind
by Daniel J. Siegel MD
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain
by Daniel J. Siegel MD
Parenting from the Inside Out 10th Anniversary edition: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive
by Daniel J. Siegel MD
The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
by Daniel J. Siegel MD
Yes, Your Teen is Crazy!: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind
by Michael Bradley
Have a new teenager by Friday – From mouthy and moody to respectful and responsible in 5 days
by Kevin leman
How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk
by Adel Faber

Addiction

Rewired: A Bold New Approach To Addiction and Recovery
by Erica Spiegelman
12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse through Self-Awareness and Right Action
by Allen Berger
12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone: Choosing Emotional Sobriety through Self-Awareness and Right Action
by Allen Berger
Stage II Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction
by Earnie Larsen
Stage II Relationships: Love Beyond Addiction
by Earnie Larsen

Anxiety and Depression

The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It
by Margaret Wehrenberg
The 10 Best-Ever Depression Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Depressed and What You Can Do to Change It
by Margaret Wehrenberg
Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy
by David Burns
Healing Anxiety & Depression
by Daniel Amen
I Want to Change My Life: How to Overcome Anxiety, Depression and Addiction
by Steven Melemis
Depression: Discover the No BS, Non-Drug Natural Approach to Overcome Depression – Mental Health, Depression Self Help, and Depression and Anxiety
by Angel Greene
Get It Done When You’re Depressed: 50 Strategies for Keeping Your Life on Track
by Julie A Fast & John D. Preston

Infidelity

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
by Janice A. Spring
How to Help Your Spouse Heal from Your Affair: A Compact Manual for the Unfaithful
by Linda MacDonald
Transcending Post-infidelity Stress Disorder (PISD): The Six Stages of Healing
by Denise Ortman
Unfaithful: Hope and Healing After Infidelity
by Gary Schriver
Not “Just Friends”: Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity
by Shirley Glass
Intimacy After Infidelity: How to Rebuild and Affair-Proof Your Marriage
by Steve D. Solomon & Lorie J. Teagno
The Secrets of Surviving Infidelity
by Scott Haltzman

Narcissist

Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed
by Wendy Terriebehary, LCSW

Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator

Type Talk at Work: How the 16 Personality Types Determine Your Success on the Job
by Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Thuesen
I’m Not Crazy, I’m Just Not You: The Real Meaning of the 16 Personality Types
by Roger R. Pearman & Sarah C. Abritton
Do What You Are: Discover the Perfect Career for You Through the Secrets of Personality Type
by Paul D. Tieger, Barbara Barron, Kelly Tieger
Just Your Type: Create the Relationship You’ve Always Wanted Using the Secrets of Personality Type
by Paul D. Tieger & Barbara Barron-Tieger
Type Talk: The 16 Personality Types That Determine How We Live, Love, and Work
by Otto Kroegner and Janet M. Thuesen