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Recommended Reading for a Calmer Mind & Deeper Connection to Self and Others

In order to maximize the work you are doing in therapy, we recommend that you do some reading in between sessions.  Please visit our Book Store to peruse the book suggestions. 

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Recommended Books

Below are some books our East Bay sex therapists, couples counselors and psychologists have found to be helpful to our clients in working through a variety of issues.

  • Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson, Ph.D.
  • High Conflict Couple, by Alan Fruzzetti, Ph.D.
  • After the Honeymoon, by Dan Wile, Ph.D.
  • Wired for Love, by Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
  • Wired For Dating: Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT
  • Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg
  • Love and War in Intimate Relationships, by Stan Tatkin, PhD
  • The Transforming Power of Affect, by Diana Fosha, PhD
  • Couples Therapy: A Non-traditional Approach by Dan Wile
  • Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller
  • The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, by Sue Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch
  • Getting The Love You Want by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.
  • Talk to Me Like I'm Someone You Love, Relationship Repair in a Flash, by Nancy Drefus, Psy.D. 
  • Tell Me No More Lies: How to Face the Truth & Build a Loving Marriage, by Bader and Pearson
  • Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody
  • Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships by John Welwood
  • Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child by Laura Davis
  • 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing by Babette Rothchild
  • The Mindful Way through Anxiety: Break Free from Chronic Worry and Reclaim Your Life by Susan Orsillo, Ph.D.
  • The Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness by Mark Williams, John Teasdale
  • When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron
  • The Body Remembers by Babette Rothschild
  • Healing Sex by Staci Haines
  • Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, MD
  • Tell Me No Lies: How to Face the Truth and Build a Loving Marriage: Bader and Pearson
  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levi
  • The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Susan Johnson
  • The Mindful Way through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness: Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal, Jon Zabat-Zinn
  • Living Like You Mean It: Ron Frederick
  • In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness by Peter Levine, Ph.D.
  • Couples Therapy: A Non-Traditional Approach: Dan Wile
  • The Transforming Power of Affect: Diana Fosha
  • Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child by Laura Davis
  • The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Laura Davis
  • Woman-to-Woman Sexual Violence: Does She Call It Rape? by Lori Gershick
  • Violent Betrayal: Partner Abuse in Lesbian Relationships by Claire M. Renzetti
  • Violence in Gay and Lesbian Domestic Partnerships by C.M Renzetti
  • The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities by Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani
  • Men Who Beat the Men Who Love Them: Battered Gay Men and Domestic Violence, by John Dececco, PhD
  • Surviving Sexual Violence: A Guide to Recovery and Empowerment edited by Thema Bryant-Davis
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