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    Many clients find the following books and videos to be helpful supplements to couples and family counseling, sex therapy, trauma work and individual counseling. I have also included local resources for more support.


    • Hold Me Tight: Seven conversations for a lifetime of love, by Dr. Sue Johnson
    • Love Sense: The revolutionary new science of romantic relationships, by Dr. Sue Johnson
    • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John Gottman and Nan Silver
    • After the Affair: Healing the pain and rebuilding trust when a partner has been unfaithful, by Janis Abrahms Spring
    • Getting Past the Affair: A program to help you cope, heal, and move on – together or apart, by Douglas K. Snyder, Donald H. Baucom, and Kristina Coop Gordon
    • Taming the Cycle by Sharon Mead, LMFT –
    • Soothing the Threatened Brain, Dr. Sue Johnson –

    Individuals and Self Empowerment

    • Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown
    • The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown
    • Warrior Goddess Training: Become the Woman You Are Meant to Be, by Heather Ash Amara
    • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing yourself from destructive thoughts and emotions, by Christopher K. Germer
    • Radical Acceptance: Embracing your life with the heart of a Buddha, by Tara Brach
    • I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the secret legacy of male depression, by Terrence Real

    Family and Parenting

    • The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs, by Stephen S. Ilardi
    • Helping Teens Who Cut, Second Edition: Using DBT® Skills to End Self-Injury, by Michael Hollander
    • The Secrets of Happy Families, by Bruce Feiler
    • Parenting With Love And Logic, by Foster W. Cline

    Transitioning Clients and Families

    Sex Therapy

    • Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life, by Emily Nagoski
    • Women’s Anatomy of Arousal, by Sheri Winston
    • The Return of Desire: A guide to rediscovering your sexual passion, by Gina Ogden
    • Sex Matters for Women: A complete guide for taking care of your sexual self, by Sallie Foley, Sally Kope, and Dennis Sugrue
    • Men’s Sexual Health, by Barry McCarthy and Michael Metz
    • The New Male Sexuality, by Bernie Zilbergeld
    • Sex, God, and the Conservative Church: Erasing Shame from Sexual Intimacy, by Tina Schermer Sellers
    • Getting the Sex You Want: Shed your inhibitions and reach new heights of passion together, by Tammy Nelson
    • Mating in Captivity: Unlocking erotic intelligence, by Esther Perel
    • Rekindling Desire: A step-by-step program to help low-sex and no-sex marriages, by Barry and Emily McCarthy
    • Enduring Desire: Your guide to lifelong intimacy, by Michael E. Metz and Barry W. McCarthy

    Trauma and Abuse

    • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivor’s of Child Sexual Abuse, by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
    • Victims No Longer: The classic guide for men recovering from sexual child abuse, by Mike Lew
    • The Sexual Healing Journey, by Wendy Maltz
    • Outgrowing the Pain: A book for and about adults abused as children, by Eliana Gil
    • Wings Foundation –
    • Adult Children of Alcoholics –