Library

Welcome to my bookshelf! This is a list of my favorite and most impactful mental health books. This list is ever growing, and many of these books I regularly recommend to my clients. I hope you find this helpful.

Boundaries and People Pleasing

Trauma

  • Boundaries // Anne Katherine
  • Where to Draw the Line // Anne Katherine
  • Codependent no More // Melody Beattie

  • The Body Keeps the Score // Bessel van der Kolk
  • Trauma and the Body // Pat Ogden et al.
  • Waking the Tiger // Peter Levine
  • Healing Trauma // Peter Levine
  • It Didn’t Start With You // Mark Wolynn
  • My Grandmothers Hands // Resmaa Menakem
  • Intergenerational Cycles of Trauma and Violence // Pamela Alexander
  • The Boy Who Was Raised As A Dog // Bruce Perry
  • The Drama of The Gifted Child // Anne Miller

Anger

  • The Dance of Anger // Harriet Lerner
  • Rage Becomes Her // Soraya Chemaly

Grief and Loss

  • Its Okay That You’re Not Okay // Megan Devine
  • Healing Through the Dark Emotions // Miriam Greenspan
  • Karuna Cards (Card Deck) // Claudia Coenen
  • Life Lessons // Elizabeth Kubler Ross & David Kessler

Relationships

  • Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships // John Welwood
  • The State of Affairs // Esther Perel
  • Mating in Captivity // Esther Perel
  • Attached // Amir Levine & Rachel Heller
  • Real Love // Sharon Salzberg
  • All About Love // bell hooks
  • I Need Your Love, Is that True? // Byron Katie
  • Nonviolent Communication // Rosenberg

Disordered Eating

  • Women, Food and God // Geneen Roth
  • When Food is Love // Geneen Roth
  • Feeding the Hungry Heart // Geneen Roth
  • Conversations with Anorexics // Hilde Bruch
  • Five Longings // David Richo

Memoirs

  • The Skeleton Cupboard // Tanya Byron
  • Untamed // Glennon Doyle
  • Love Warrior // Glennon Doyle Melton
  • Tuesdays with Morrie // Mitch Albom
  • Maybe You Should Talk to Someone // Lori Gottlieb
  • Group // Christie Tate

Depression and Anxiety

  • Its Not Always Depression // Hilary Jacobs Hendel
  • Guilt is The Teacher, Love is the Lesson // Joan Borysenko
  • Self Compassion // Kristin Neff
  • The Dance of Connection // Harriet Lerner
  • The Gifts of Imperfection // Brene Brown
  • Daring Greatly // Brene Brown
  • I Thought It Was Just Me // Brene Brown
  • Feeding Your Demons // Tsultrim Allione

Spirituality

  • Women Who Run with Wolves // Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  • Spiritual Misfits // Shahar Rabi

Clinging and Clutter

  • Your Spacious Self // Stephanie Vogt
  • Everything that Remains // The Minimalists

Narcissistic Parent

  • The Mother Wound // Bethany Webster
  • Mothers Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters // Susan Forward
  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents // Lindsay Gibson
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