Trauma & Somatic Psychotherapy

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment by Babette Rothschild

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.

Brainspotting by David Grand, PhD

Bilateral Music by David Grand, PhD — his bilateral music can also be purchased on iTunes or be found for Spotify for free.  If unable to find it via links search: David Grand Brainspotting.

Holistic/Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Eastern Body, Western Mind by Anodea Judith

Verbal Abuse

The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition: How to recognize it and how to respond by Patricia Evans

Relationships & Couples

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr Sue Johnson

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman, PhD

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind – and Keep – Love by Amir Levine MD and Rachel Heller, MA.

Love Sense by Dr. Sue Johnson


Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg

The Four Horseman from the Gottman Institute


Facing Codependence: What It Is, Where It Comes from, How It Sabotages Our Lives by Pia Melody

Breaking Free: A Recovery Workbook for Facing Codependence by Pia Melody

San Francisco Bay Area Codependents Anonymous (CODA)


Over the Influence: The Harm Reduction Guide to Controlling Your Drug and Alcohol Use by Patt Denning and Jeannie Little

Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine Aron, PhD

The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook by Elaine Aron, PhD

The Highly Sensitive Person in Love: Understanding and Managing Relationships When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine Aron, PhD

The Highly Sensitive Person Self-Test Website

Enneagram (Personality Typology/Non-pathological Approach to Diagnosis)

The Enneagram: Understanding Yourself and the Others in Your Life by Helen Palmer (my personal favorite)

The Enneagram in Love and Work: Understanding Intimate and Personal Relationships by Helen Palmer

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson


The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles” by Marianne Williamson