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.

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.

The Divorce Remedy: The proven 7-step program for saving your marriage, by Michele Weiner Davis

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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.

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child, by Daniel Goleman and John Gottman, Ph.D.