Counseling Book List

Many people like to have homework assignments to work on in between sessions. These books, dvd’s etc are great places to start. If you have questions or suggestions, please let me know!

Existential/Spiritual/Personal Growth

Stillness Speaks – Eckhart Tolle (also avail. on audiobook)
The Power of Now – Eckhart Tolle (also avail. on audiobook)
A New Earth – Eckhart Tolle (also avail. on audiobook)
Build A Better Buddha – James Robbins
Be Here Now – Ram Dass
The Book – Alan Watts
The Wisdom of Insecurity – Alan Watts
Become What You Are – Alan Watts
Autobiography of a Yogi – Paramahansa Yogananda
No Boundary – Ken Wilbur
A Brief History of Everything – Ken Wilbur
The Elegant Universe – Brian Green
Dancing Wu Li Masters – Gary Zukov
Holographic Universe – Michael Talbot
The Mysticism of Sound and Music – Hazrat Inayat Khan
Siddhartha – Herman Hesse
The Mahabharata – Hindu Spiritual Text
The Bible Old and New Testament (Pick your version) – Christian Spiritual Text
The Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu, Translated by Jane English & Gia Fu Feng
Conversations with God (Books 1, 2, and 3, plus workbook)
The Celestine Prophecy – James Redfield
The 10th Insight (2nd book in Celestine Prophecy series)
Secrets of Shambhala (3rd book in Celestine Prophecy series)
Way of the Peaceful Warrior – Dan Millman
The Cat in the Hat – Dr. Seuss
Oh the Places You’ll Go – Dr. Seuss
Green Eggs & Ham – Dr. Seuss
(are you seeing a theme here?)
Speak Softly and Carry a Beagle – Charles Schultz

Anything by Eckhart Tolle
Anything by Dr. Wayne Dyer
Anything by Dr. Deepak Chopra
Anything by Dr. Seuss
Anything by Charles Schultz
Anything you enjoy
Anything that challenges you


The Relationship Cure – John M. Gottman, Ph.D.
The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work – John M. Gottman, Ph.D.
Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage – John M. Gottman, Ph.D.

Parenting/Blended Families

Transforming the Difficult Child – Author’s name coming soon
How to Talk so Kids Will Listen – Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish
Stepfamilies: Stepping Ahead – Mala Burt
Family Rules: Helping Stepfamilies and Single Parents Build Happy Homes – Jeanette Lofas
Mom’s House/Dad’s House: A Complete Guide for Parents who are Separated, Divorced or Remarried – Isolina Ricci
Get Out of My Life: But first, could you drive me and Cheryl to the mall? – Anthony Wolf
Grounded for Life: Stop Blowing your Fuse and Start Communicating with your Teen – Louise Felton Tracy
The Heart of Parenting – John M. Gottman, Ph.D.
How to Really Love your Teenager – Ross Campbell
Help Me! I Have a Teenager – Annie Drake