Books on Psychotherapy, Relationships, Families & Children

Recommended Readings

About Psychotherapy

• How Psychotherapy Really Works by Willard Gaylin, M.D.

• Love’s Executioner by Irvin D. Yalom

• The Fifty Minute Hour by Robert Lindner

• Dreams by C. G. Jung

• The Undiscovered Self by C.G. Jung

• Love and Will and the Discovery of Being by Rolo May

• Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankel


• Keeping the Love You Find by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

• The Relationship Cure: Strengthening Your Marriage, Family and Relationships by John Gottman

• Mindful Loving: 10 Practices for Creating Deeper Connections by Henry Grayson, Ph.D.

• Men Are From Mars, Women are From Venus by John Gray

• Women Who Love Too Much by Robin Norwood

• The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Patricia Evans

• Co-Dependent No More by Melody Beattie

•The Relationship Cure by John Gottman

•Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman

•Private Lies:Infidelity and the Betrayal of Intimacy by Frank Pittman

•After the Affair by Janis Spring
•Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

Improving Sexual Relationships

• Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch

• Sex for Dummies by Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer

Families and Children

• The Family Crucible – An Intensive Experience of Family Therapy by Augustus Y. Napier, Ph.D.

• The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

• When Someone You Love Has a Mental Illness by Rebecca Woolis, M.F.T.

• On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.

• The Mother Dance by Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

• My Sister, My Self – Sibling Relationships by Vikki Stark

• Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber

Child Sexual Abuse and Trauma

• The Courage to Heal – A Guide for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass

• Surviving Childhood Sexual Abuse by Carolyn Ainscough and Kay Toon

• Invisible Girls – The Truth About Sexual Abuse by Dr. Patti Feuereisen

• The Lost Boy by Dave Pelzer

• Ghosts in the Bedroom – A Guide for Partners of Incest Survivors by Ken Graben, M.A.

• The Untouched Key – Tracing Childhood Trauma and Creativity by Alice Miller

• Healing the Child Within – for Adult Children of Alcoholics by Charles L. Whitefield, M.D.

• Perfect Daughters – Adult Daughters of Alcoholics by Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.


• The Big Book and The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

• Still Waters – Sobriety, Atonement, and Unfolding Enlightenment by William Alexander

• Overcoming Addictions – The Spiritual Solution by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

• Addictive Thinking – Understanding Self-Deception by Abraham J. Twerski, M.D.

Eating Disorders

• The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness by Kim Cherin

• The Hungry Self: Women, Eating and Identity by Kim Cherin

• When Food is Love by Geneen Roth

• It’s Not About Food – Ending Your Obsession With Food and Weight by Carol Emery Normandi

• When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies – Freeing Yourself from Food and Weight Obsession by Jane R. Hirshman and Carol H. Munter

• Bulimia – A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn

• Bulimia – A Guide for Family and Friends by Roberta Trattner Sherman, Ph.D.

Natural Healing / Health

• 8 Weeks to Optimum Health – A Proven Program for Taking Full Advantage of Your Body’s Natural Healing Power by Andrew Weil, M.D.

• Spontaneous Healing by Andrew Weil, M.D.

• Meditation for Beginners by Jack Kornfield

• Our Bodies, Ourselves – The Boston Women’ Health Book Collective

• Instant Calm – Over 100 easy-to-use techniques for Relaxing the Mind and Body by Paul Wilson

• The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson, M.D.

Positive Thinking

• When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner

• Overcoming Life’s Disappointments by Paul Wilson

• How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie