"You are not all over the place. You are in process." - Unknown

On Trauma and Addiction:

  • 8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery by Babette Rothschild, (2010).

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D., (2014).

  • In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction by Dr. Gabor Mate, (2018). 

  • No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma & Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard C. Schwartz, (2021).

On Emotions:

  • Calming the Emotional Storm: Using Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills to Manage Your Emotions and Balance Your Life by Sheri Van Dijk, MSW

  • Healing Through the Dark Emotions: The Wisdom of Grief, Fear and Despair by Miriam Greenspan


  • Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder by Dr. Gabor Mate

  • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete Authoritative Guide for Parents, Fourth Edition by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

For 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 M. Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan Silver

  • Mating in Captivity: Reconciling the Erotic and the Domestic by Esther Perel

  • Polysecure: Attachment, Trauma and Consensual Nonmonogamy by Jessica Fern, (2020).

  • Polywise: A Deeper Dive into Navigating Open Relationships by Jessica Fern, (2022).

  • Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform your Sex Life by Emily Nagoski

On Parenting:

  • No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nature Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12 by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.

On Separation/Divorce and Stepfamily Transitions:

  • The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults Through Divorce or Separation by Karen Bonnell

  • The Stepfamily Handbook: From Dating, to Getting Serious, to Forming a Blended Family by Karen Bonnell, MS, and Patricia L. Papernow, EdD