Therapeutic Resources

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.

Couples/Partners

  • 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 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qt4VhRHsjm8
  • Soothing the Threatened Brain, Dr. Sue Johnson – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J6B00d-8lw

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 – https://www.wingsfound.org
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics – http://www.coloradoacaintergroup.com/find_a_meeting/
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