Recommended Reading

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Easy reads that will help you feel better

Want to get the most bang for your buck? Don't simply rely on the 50-minute therapy session once week. Get educated and learn how to heal your relationships, improve your self esteem, build a solid household, and more. Here you will find various books that I recommend. As a therapist in San Diego, I strive to help my clients get the most from their therapy experience, so I often recommend various books and readings to help get a head start and get quicker movement. You will find books on relationships, sexual addiction, body image, self-esteem, and more.

Self Help Books For Individuals

Daring Greatly: How the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead  by Brené Brown

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

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I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression by Terrence Real

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Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters, and the Pursuit of Thinness, by Margo Maine, Ph.D.
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Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence by Rick Hanson

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It’s Not Always Depression by Hilary Jacobs Hendel

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Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want by Ronald J. Frederick, Ph.D.

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Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction by Patrick Carnes, PhD

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Books for Love and Relationships

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Sue Johnson, Ph.D.
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Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and the workbook.
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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, by John M. Gottman, Ph.D.
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The Divorce Remedy: The proven 7-step program for saving your marriage, by Michele Weiner Davis
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Check out more relationship and communication books and workbooks here.

Books For Parents

And Baby Makes Three:The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives, by John M. Gottman, Ph.D, and Julie Schwartz Gottman.
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Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by Daniel Goleman and John Gottman, Ph.D.
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