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Suggested Books

by Terrie Towle, LCPC, RN

ADDICTION & CODEPENDENCY

Any AA, Al-anon, or Alateen publications or groups

Beyond Codependency by Beattie

Codependent No More by Beattie

Courage to Be Me...Living with Alcoholism (for teens) from Al-Anon

Facing Co-dependence by Mellody & Miller

Facing Love Addiction by Mellody

Getting Them Sober by Drews

Kicking Addictive Habits Once and for All by Daley

Killing the Bear: Surviving Teen Addiction by Tennison

The Language of Letting Go by Beattie

Stop Smoking Naturally by Keats

Talk, Trust, and Feel...Keeping Codependency Out of Your Life by Beattie

Teens Under the Influence...The Truth about Kids, Alcohol, and Other Drugs—How to

Recognize the Problem and What to Do about It by Ketcham & Pace

ANGER MANAGEMENT

Angry All the Time... An Emergency Guide to Anger Control by Potter-Efron

From Anger to Forgiveness by Larsen & Hagarty

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life...Replace Tension, Anger, Illness and Fear with

Inner Peace, Well-being, and Confidence by Jampolsky

Letting Go of Anger—The Eleven Most Common Anger Styles and What to Do about

Them by Potter-Efron

ANXIETY

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook (CBT) by Bourne

Badass Ways to End Anxiety & Stop Panic Attacks—A Counter-intuitive Approach to

Recover and Regain by Verschaeve

DARE—The New Way to End Anxiety and Stop Panic Attacks by McDonagh

DARE Workbook by McDonagh

Don't Feed The Monkey Mind—How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear & and Worry

by Shannon

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Men by Carlson

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff—Simple Ways to Keep Your Cool in Stressful Times by

Carlson

The Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Workbook...Exercises, Questions, and Self-Tests to

Help You Keep the Little Things From Taking Over Your Life by Carlson

Everyday Mindfulness for OCD: Tips, Trick, and Skills for Living Joyfully by

Hershfield

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Jeffers

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living by Carnegie

Is Fred in the Refrigerator?: Taming OCD and Reclaiming My Life by Nicely

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety (ACT) by Eifert & Forsyth

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness (ACT) by

Flemming & Kocovski

Relief from Sleep Disorders by Becker

The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook (CBT) by Antony & Swinson

The Worry Control Workbook by Copeland

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER

All about Attention Deficit Disorder (book/video) by Phelan

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Amen

Driven to Distraction (child/adult ADD) by Hallowell & Ratey

Is It You, Me, or Adult ADD? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone you Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder by Pera

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy (adult ADD) by Kelly & Ramundo

CAREER & WORK ISSUES

Do What You Are by Tieger & Barron-Tieger

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff at Work by Carlson

How to Enjoy your Life and Your Job by Carnegie

How to Say It at Work—Putting Yourself Across with Power Words, Phrases, Body

Language and Communication Secrets by Griffin

The Pathfinder—How to Choose or Change Your Career for a Lifetime of Satisfaction

and Success by Lore

Save Your Job—The 30-Minute Guide to Job Security by Timm

CARETAKING AGING PARENTS & CHALLENGING ADULT CHILDREN

Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent—a Guide for Stressed-Out Children by Lebow

&Kane

E state Planning Is Dead! --Asset Protection Planning Is Alive and Well by Scott

How to Care for Aging Parents—a One-Stop Resource for All Your Medical, Financial,

Housing, and Emotional Issues by Morris

Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children—6 Steps to Hope and Healing for

Struggling Parents by Bottke

CHILDREN & TEEN BOOKS

6 Steps to an Emotionally Intelligent Teenager by Windell

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Covey

The Bipolar Workbook for Teens—DBT Skills to Help You Control Mood Swings by

Dijk & Guindon

Bullies Are a Pain in the Brain (children's book) by Romain

Courage to Be Me (for teens; alcoholism with family or friends) from Al-Anon

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life for Teens—Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills

for Helping you Manage Mood Swings, Control Angry Outbursts, and Get Along with

Others by Dijk

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Teenagers—Simple Ways to Keep you Cool in Stressful

Times by Carlson

Finding Your Way... A Book about Sexual Ethics (book for teens & young adults) by

Terkel

How Kids Make Friends—Secrets for Making Lots of Friends, No Matter How Shy You

Are (for children) by Michelle

Let's Be Friends—A Workbook to Help Kids Learn Social Skills & Make Great Friends

by Shapiro & Holmes

Social Success Workbook for Teens—Skill-building Activities for Teens with Nonverbal

Learning Disorder, Asperger's Disorder & Other Social-skill Problem s by Cooper

Study Strategies Made Easy by Davis & Sirotowitz

Teen Yoga... A Complete Yoga Program for Teen Health, Strength, and (DVD)

CHRONIC ILLNESS & PAIN

The Anatomy of Hope—How People Prevail in the Face of Illness by Groopman

A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (diet plan) by Laird

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life...Replace Tension, Anger, Illness and Fear with

Inner Peace, Well-being, and Confidence by Jampolsky

The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes by Fuhrman

Fibroymyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain: A Survival Manual by Copeland

Less Pain, Fewer Pills—the Dangers of Prescription Opiods and Gain Control over

Chronic Pain by Darnall

Your Personal Paleo Code—The 3-step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay

Fit and Healthy for Life by Kresser

The Tapping Solution for Pain Relief—a Step-by-Step Guide to Reducing and

Eliminating Chronic Pain by Robins

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series I: A Complete Guided Mindfulness meditation

Program (audio CD) by Jon Kabat-Zinn

You Are Not Your Pain (an 8-week program) by Burch and Penman

You Are Not Your Illness by Topf & Bennett

COMMUNICATION, ASSERTIVENESS, BOUNDARIES, & SOCIAL SKILLS

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, To take Control of Your Life by

Townsend

Boundaries with Teens—When to Say Yes, How to Say No by Townsend

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Assertiveness by Davidson

Emotional Intelligence by Goleman

How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends by Gabor

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Carnegie

Messages—the Communication Skills Book by McKay, Davis, & Flanning

People Power—How to Succeed by Tapping the Power of People around Us! By Noe

Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children—6 Steps to Hope and Healing for

Struggling Parents by Bottke

The Social Skills Guidebook—Manage your Shyness, Improve Your Conversations, and

Make Friends, without Giving Up Who You Are by Macleod

When I Say No, I feel Guilty—How to Cope Using the Skills of Systematic Assertive

Therapy by Smith

Where You End and I Begin by Katherine

DEPRESSION & BIPOLAR CHALLENGES

Battlefield of the Mind (christian-based) by Meyer

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide...What You and Your Family Need to Know by

Miklowitz

The Bipolar Disorder Workbook—Powerful Tools and Practical Resources for Bipolar II

and Cyclothymia by Forster

Call Me Anna (bipolar disorder) by Patty Duke

Change Your Mind, Change Your Life...Replace Tension, Anger, Illness, and Fear with

Inner Peace, Well-being, and Confidence by Jampolsky and Cirincione

Change Your Words, Change Your Life: Understanding the Power of Every Word You

Speak (christian-based) by Meyer

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Book for Bipolar Disorder: Using DBT to

Regain Control of Your Emotions and Your Life by Dijk & Segal

The Feeling Good Handbook—Using the New Mood Therapy in Everyday Life (CBT)

by Burns

Getting Past Your Past—Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from

EMDR Therapy by Shapiro

Living Beyond Your Feelings: Controlling Emotions So They Don't Control You

(christian-based) by Meyers

Living with Depression and Manic Depression by Copeland

The Depression Workbook: A Guide For Living with Depression and Manic Depression

by Copeland

Hack Your Depression by Thomas

The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression (ACT) by Robinson

Talking to Yourself—How Cognitive Behavior Therapy Can Change Your Life by Butler

DEALING WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE

Avoidant...How to Love (or Leave) a Dismissive Partner by Kinnison

Breaking Free: A Way Out for Adult Children of Narcissists by SQ

Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships by Carnes

Controlling People...How to Recognize, Understand, and Deal with People Who Try to

Control You by Evans

Coping with Your Difficult Older Parent—A Guide for Stressed-Out Children by Lebow

and Kane

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship by Engel

Emotional Blackmail—When people in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to

Manipulate you by Forward

Fool Me Once: Should I Take Back My Cheating Husband? ByMadden

The Gift of Fear...and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence by Becker

Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World by McGrawen (Dr. Phil)

Men who Hate Women and the Women who Love Them by Forward

Mothers Who Can't Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters by Forward

Nasty People—How to Stop Being Hurt by Them without Stooping to their Level by

Carter

Obsessive Lover—When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go by Forward

Stop Walking on Eggshells—Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care About

Has Borderline Personality by Mason

Surviving a Borderline Parent: How to Heal Your Childhood Wounds and Build Trust ,

Boundaries, and Self-Esteem by Roth

T oxic Inlaws—Loving Strategies for Protecting Your Marriage by Forward

Toxic Parents—Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life by Forward

The Verbally Abusive Relationship by Evans

When Your Lover Is a Liar by Forward

Women who Love Too Much—When You Keep Wishing and Hoping He'll Change by

Norwood

When Men Batter Women: New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships by

Gottman and Jacobson

The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family by Payson

DIVORCE, BREAK-UP & CO-PARENTING

101 Ways to Be a Long-distance Super Dad—or Mom, Too by Newman

Child Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex by Ross &

Corcoran

Collaborative Divorce... The Revolutionary New Way to Restructure Your Family

Resolve Legal Issues, and Move on with Your Life by Tesler & Thompson

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Surviving Divorce by Weintraub, Hillman, and

Kesselman

Conscious Uncoupling—5 Steps to Living Happily Even After by Thomas

The Co-parenting Survival Guide: Letting Go of Conflict After a Difficult Divorce by

Thayer & Zimmerman

Custody Chaos, Personal Peace—Sharing Custody with an Ex Who Drives You Crazy

by Wittmann

The Good Divorce... Keeping Your Family Together When Your Marriage Comes Apart

by Ahrons

Helping Children Cope with Divorce by Teyber

Mom's House, Dad's House—Making Shared Custody Work by Ricci

Parenting after Divorce—A Guide to Resolving Conflicts and Meeting Your

Children's Needs by Stahl

Parents Are Forever—A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming Successful Co-parents after

Divorce by Thomas

Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends by Fisher & Alberti

Transcending Post-Infidelity Stress Disorder—The 6 Stages of Healing by Ortman

FAMILIES & ADULT CHILDREN CHALLENGES

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff with Your Family: Simple Ways to Keep Daily

Responsibilities and Household Chaos from Taking over Your Life by Carlson

Don't Talk, Don't Trust, Don't Feel...Overcoming the Power of Your Dysfunctional

Family's Secrets by Becker

How to Talk to Your Adult Children about Really Important Things by DiGeronimo

Making Peace with Your Parents by Bloomfield & Felder

Our Family Meeting Book by Hightower & Riley

Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children: Six Steps to Hope for Struggling Parents

by Bottke

The Birth Order Book...Why You Are the Way You Are by Leman

Traits of a Healthy Family by Curran

FINANCIAL GUIDANCE

The Total Money Makeover: Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey: The Total Money Makeover Workbook by Dave Ramsey

Dave Ramsey's Complete Guide to Money by Dave Ramsey

Smart Money, Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money by Dave

Ramsey and Rachel Cruze

The Financial Peace Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Restoring Your Family's

Financial Health by Dave Ramsey

GRIEF & LOSS

Beyond Grief...A Guide for Recovery from the Death of a Loved One by Staudacher

How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Calgrove, Floomfield, McWilliams

Talking about Death...A Dialogue between Parent and Child (children's book) by

Grollman

T he Courage to Grieve by Tatelbaum

Why Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold Kushner

LGBTQA

For Lesbian Parents...Your Guide to Helping Your Family Grow Up Happy, Healthy, and

Proud by Johnson and O'Connor

How to Make the World a Better Place for Gays and Lesbians by Fahy

The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals by Brill& Pepper

My Child is Transgender by Kailey

Trading Places: When Our Son Became a Daughter by Baker

PARENTING & STEPPARENTING

1 -2-3 Magic—Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 (book/video) by Phelan

1-2-3 Magic—Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 Workbook by Phelan

1 -2-3-Magic—Surviving Your Adolescents (book/video) by Phelan

7 Steps to Bonding with Your Stepchild by ziegahn

Changing Children's Behavior by Changing the People, Places, and Activities in Their

Lives by Munger

Children the Challenge by Driekurs

Coping with Children's Misbehavior by Dreikurs

Divorced but Still My Parents (children's book) by Thomas & Rankin

Good Behavior by Garber, Garber, and Spizman

How to Deal with Your Acting Up Teenager by bayard & Bayard

How to Develop Your Child's Gifts and Talents During the Elementary Years by Rein

How to Talk So Kids Wills Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (book or audiobook)

by Faber & Mazlish

How to Talk So Teens Will Listen and Listen So Teens Will Talk (book or audiobook)

by Faber & Mazlish

I f the Buddha Had Kids—Raising Children to Create a More Peaceful World by Kasl

Nurture by Nature by Tieger & Baron-Tieger

Parenting the Strong-Willed Child by Forehand & Long

Parenting with Love and Logic...Teaching Children Responsibility (book/video) by Cline & Fay

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic (book/video) by Cline & Fay

Parenting Without Pressure (Love & Logic) by Langston

Parents Teens and Boundaries... How to Draw the Line by Bluestein

Questions Kids Ask about Sex...Honest Answers for Every Age by The Medical Institute

for Sexual Health

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by Gottman

Reclaiming Hope: Overcoming the Challenges of Parenting Foster and Adopted

Children by Marcy Pusey

The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family by Deal

The Smart Stepfamily Marriage: Keys to Success in the Blended Family by Deal

The Smart Stepdad by Deal

The Smart Stepmom by Deal

There Are No Simple Rules for Dating My Daughter! By Buddenberg & McGee

Try and Make Me...Simple Strategies that Turn Off the Tantrums and Create

Cooperation by Levy & O'Hanlon

Unlocking Your Child's Learning Potential (Love & Logic) by Fuller

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

The Battered Woman's Survival Guide: Breaking the Cycle by Statman

The Courage to Heal (victim of sexual abuse) by Bass & Davis

The Courage to Heal Workbook by Davis

Close to Home: A Soldier's Guide to Returning from War by Reque-Dragicevic

Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Women's Workbook by Copeland

Male Survivors: 12-Step Recovery Program for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

by Sanders

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...The Victim's Guide to Healing and Recovery by

Flannery

RELATIONSHIPS & MARRIAGE

The 5 Love Languages—The Secret of Love that Lasts by Chapman

10 Lessons to transform Your Marriage by Gottman & Gottman

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been

Unfaithful by Abrahms

Alone Together...Making an Asperger Marriage Work by Bentley

The Complete Idiot's Guide to a Healthy Relationship by Kuriansky

Do I Have to Give Up Me to be Loved by You? Jordan & Paul

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff for Couples: Ways to Be More Intimate, Loving, and

Stress-free in Your relationship by Carlson

Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love (intimate relationships) by Carlson & Carlson

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy for Dummies by Bradley and Furrow

The Four Seasons of Marriage by Chapman

Getting the Love You Want by Hendrix

His Needs, Her Needs... Building an Affair-Proof Marriage by Harley

Hold Me Tight by Johnson

I Love You But I Don't Trust You”...The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship by Kirshenbaum

I f the Buddha dated—A Handbook for Finding Love on a Spiritual Path by Kasl

If the Buddha Married—Creating Enduring Relationships on a Spiritual Path by Kasl

If the Buddha Were in Love—The Spiritual Guide to Love and Intimacy by Kasl

Is It You, Me, or Adult ADD? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone you Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder by Pera

Not “Just Friends”...Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity by

Glass

The Relationship Cure: A 5-Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and

Friendships by Gottman

Relationship Rescue... a Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner by

Mcgraw (Dr. Phil)

The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's

Foremost Expert by Gottman & Silver

T he Worth of a Man (Christian) by Dravecky

RELAXATION & STRESS REDUCTION

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama

Gentle Yoga: 7 Beginning Yoga Practices for Mid-Life (40's – 70's) including AM

Energy, PM Relaxation, Improving Balance, Relief from Desk Work, Core Strength,

and more (DVD)

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 1: A Complete Guided Mindfulness Meditation Program (audio CD) by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental

Health and Find Peace in the Everyday by Sockolov

The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 Minutes a Day to Less Stress, More Peace by

Collard

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook by McKay, Davis, Robbins, &

Eshelman

The Stress Management Book by Adamson

Teen Yoga... A Complete Yoga Program for Teen Health, Strength, and (DVD)

Yoga Boost... Beginners Yoga System for Men and Women Who Don't Normally Do

Yoga... Build Muscles, Lose Weight, Sooth Sore Muscles, and Relieve Stress (DVD)

SPECIAL CHALLENGES FOR PARENTS

A Parent's Guide to Autism—Answers to the Most Common Questions by Hart

ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide by The American Academy of Pediatrics

All Cats Have Asperger's Syndrome (children's book) by Hoopmann

All Dogs Have ADHD (children's book) by Hoopmann

Call Me Anna (bipolar disorder) by Patty Duke

Can this Child Be Saved? Solutions for Adoptive and Foster Families by Cline

Children with Mental Retardation—A Parent's Guide by Smith

Eating Disorder—A Real Life Story of 3 Broken Hearts Going through Anorexia,

Bulemia, Drugs, and So Much More... by Costa

Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In by Nowicki & Duke

Inside Asperger's Looking Out (children's book) by Hoopmann

Parenting Your Asperger's Child—Individualized Solutions for Teaching Your Child—

Practical Skills by Sohn & Grayson

Rebuilding Children's Lives (parenting foster kids) by Baker, Burek, Herron & Mott

Seven Steps to Help Your Child Worry Less by Goldstein, Hagar, and Brooks

Smart Money, Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money by Dave

Ramsey and Rachel Cruze

Raising a Moody Child by Fristad & Arnold

The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child—A Survival Guide for Parents by

Lederman & Fink

There's a Boy in There (about autism) by Beron & Berron

When Love Is Not Enough: A Guide to Parenting Children with RAD—Reactive

Attachment Disorder by Thomas

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND NUTRITION

A Simple Guide to the Paleo AutoImmune Protocol by Laird

Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating by Roth

Eat to Live: The Amazing Nutrient-Rich Program for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss

(unabridged and abridged versions) by Fuhrman

Eat to Live Cookbook: 200 Delicious Nutrient-Rich Recipes for Fast and Sustained

Weight Loss Reversing Disease by Fuhrman

Feeding the Hungry Heart by Roth

Gentle Yoga: 7 Beginning Yoga Practices for Mid-Life (40's – 70's) including AM

Energy, PM Relaxation, Improving Balance, Relief from Desk Work, Core Strength,

and more (DVD)

Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 1: A Complete Guided Mindfulness Meditation Program (audio CD) by Jon Kabat-Zinn

The End of Diabetes: The Eat to Live Plan to Prevent and Reverse Diabetes by Fuhrman

Hypnotic Gastric Band by Paul McKenna

Inflammation Erased: Naturally Fight & Reverse Damaging Inflammatory Effects in Your Body by Patterson

The Mindful Eating Workbook: Simple Mindfulness Practices to Nurture a Healthy

Relationship with Food by Tsui

Nutrition Handbook & ANDI Food Scoring Guide by Joel Fuhrman

Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body's Defenses to

Live Longer, Stronger, and... by Joel Fuhrman

Your Personal Paleo Code—The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay

Fit and Healthy for Life by Kresser

Why Weight? A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating (workbook) by Roth

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