Mental Health Booklist


  • Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion. Carol Tavris, Touchstone Books 1989
  • When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within. Mathew McKay, P. Rogers & J. McKay, New Harbinger 1989


  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook. Edmund Bourne, New Harbinger 1995
  • Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. Reid Wilson, Harper and Row 1986
  • Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. Susan Jeffers, Harcourt Brace and Jovanovich 1987
  • Feel the Fear… And Beyond: Mastering the Techniques for Doing it Anyway. Susan Jeffers, Cassettes, Ballantine 1998

Childhood Abuse (dealing with past abuse)

  • Outgrowing the Pain: A book for and About Adults Abused as Children. Eliana Gil, Dell 1988
  • Outgrowing the Pain Together: A book for partners and spouses of adults abused as children. Eliana Gill, Dell 1992
  • The Resilient Self: How Survivors of Troubled Families Rise Above Adversity. Steven & Sybil Wolin, Villard, 1993
  • The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse. Mike Lew, Perennial Currents 2004.

Communication Skills

  • People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others, and Resolve Conflicts. Robert Bolton, Simon & Schuster 1986


  • Feeling Good. David Burns, Morrow 1980
  • The Feeling Good Handbook. David Burns, Plume 1989
  • Overcoming Depression: A step-by-step approach to gaining control over depression. Paul Gilbert Oxford University Press 2001

Divorce/Breaking Up

  • Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending of Yours. Daphne Rose Kingma, Fawcett, 1989
  • Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends. Bruce Fisher, Impact 1981

Domestic Violence

  • It's Not Okay Anymore: Your Personal Guide to Ending Abuse, Taking Charge, and Loving Yourself. Greg Ens & J. Black, New Harbinger 1997

Eating Disorders

  • The Body Betrayed: A Deeper Understanding of Women, Eating Disorders, and Treatment. Kathryn Zerbe, Gurze Books 1995

Gay and Lesbian Issues

  • Coming Out of Shame: Transforming Gay and Lesbian Lives. Gershan Kaufman & L. Raphail, Doubleday 1996

Grief and Loss

  • The Healing Journey Through Grief: Your Journal for Reflection and Recovery. Phil Rich, Dimensions 1999
  • I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One. Brook Noel & Pamela Blair, Champion Press, 2000
  • Swallowed by a Snake: The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing. Thomas Golden. Golden Healing Publishing 2000

Manic Depression (Bipolar Depression)

  • The Bipolar Survival Guide. David Miklowitz, Guildford Press 2002
  • Surviving Manic Depression: A manual on Bipolar Disorder for Patients, Families and Providers. E. Fuller Torrey & Michael B. Knable, Basic Books, 2002
  • When Someone You Love has a Mental Illness: A handbook for family, friends and caregivers. Rebecca Woolis, Jeremy P. Tarcher 1992

Marriage and Relationships

  • Extaordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions. Roberta Gilbert, Wiley, 1992
  • Finally Getting It Right: From Addictive/Obsessive Relationships to Healthy Ones. Howard Halpern, Bantam 1995
  • Infidelity: A Survival Guide, Don-David Lusterman, New Harbinger 1998
  • Surviving Infidelity, Rona Subotnick & Gloria Harris, Adams Media Group 1999
  • The Book of Love, Daphne Rose Kingma, Conari Press 2001

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • The Sky is Falling: Understanding and Coping with Phobias, Panic and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders. Raeann Dumont, W. W. Norton, 1997


  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. Adele Faber & E. Mazlish, Avon, 1980
  • The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Families. Stephen Covey, St. Martin's Griffin, 1997


  • Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control. Allan Mallinger & J. DeWyze, 1992


  • Coping with Schizophrenia: A Guide for Families. Kim Mueser & S. Gingerich, New Harbinger, 1994
  • Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Customers and Providers. E. Fuller Torrey, Harper & Row, 1995

Self Acceptance

  • I Know I am in There Somewhere: A woman's guide to finding her voice and living a life of authenticity, Helene Brenner & Laurence Letich, Gotham Books 2003

Self Esteem

  • The Psychology of Self Esteem at Work. Nathanial Branden, Jossey-Bass 1998
  • Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem. Matthew McKay & P. Fanning, New Harbinger 2000

Sexual Addiction

  • Don't Call It Love: Recovery from Sexual Addiction. Patrick Carnes, Bantam, 1991

Stress Management

  • Five Weeks to Healing Stress: The Wellness Option. Valerie O'Hara, New Harbinger, 1996
  • Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers. Robert Sapolsky, W. H. Freeman, 1994

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • I Can't Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors. Aphrodite Matsakis, New Harbinger, 1996

Work Issues/Vocational Stress

  • Coping With Difficult People. Robert Bramson, Dell, 1988
  • Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In. Roger Fisher, Penguin, 1981
  • People Styles at Work: Making Bad Relationships Good and Good Relationships Better, Robert Bolton & Dorothy Grover Bolton, American Management Association 1996
  • Professors as Writers. Robert Boice, New Forums, 1990
  • Promotion and Tenure: Community and Socialization in Academe. W. Tierney & E. M. Bensimon, SUNY Press, 1996
  • Wellness at Work: Building Resilience to Job Stress. Valerie O'Hara, New Harbinger, 1995