“The best I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.”
– David Bailey

Helpul Resources

Often times much of the work of therapy is done outside of the therapy session.  I may ask clients to do things between sessions that help them to reach their goals more efficiently, and for those who enjoy reading and find it helpful, I will suggest appropriate resources that allow clients to expand their knowledge and assist with healing.  By no means exhaustive, here are some that I find most helpful:

General Reading

  • The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, MD
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  • Living a Life That Matters by Harold S. Kushner
  • Voice of the Heart by Chip Dodd


  • ScreamFree Parenting by Hal Edward Runkel, LMFT
  • Parenting From the Inside Out by Dan J. Siegel, MD and Mary Hartzell, M Ed

Self-acceptance & mindfulness

  • Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach, Ph D
  • Buddha’s Brain by Rick Hanson, Ph D

Domestic abuse

  • Why Does He Do That? by Lundy Bancroft
  • The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans

Divorce & post divorce

  • For Better or for Worse: Divorce Reconsidered by E. Mavis Heatherington and John Kelly
  • Boundaries by Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend
  • The Good Divorce by Constance Ahrons, Ph D
  • Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud


  • Will I Ever Be Good Enough? by Dr. Karyl McBride, Ph D
  • The Everything Guide to Narcissistic Personality Disorder by Cynthia Lechan Goodman and Barbara Leff


  • Getting Past Your Past by Francine Shapiro, PhD
  • Healing Developmental Trauma by Laurence Heller, PhD and Aline LaPierre, PsyD (for clinicians only)
  • The Body Never Lies by Alice Miller