Resources for Clients

I frequently recommend these books and websites if you are looking for further information.

Couple Communications

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven conversations for a lifetime of love. Sue Johnson. 2008.

  • Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage. John Gottman, Julie Schwartz Gottman, and Joan Declaire. 2006

  • We Love Each Other But…. Ellen Wachtel. 1999

  • Synch Your Relationship: Save your marriage. Peter Fraenkel. 2011

  • Getting the Love You Want: 20th anniversary edition. Harville Hendricks. 1997


  • Passionate Marriage. David Schnarch. 1999

  • The New Male Sexuality. Bernie Zilbergeld. 1999

  • For Each Other. Lonnie Barbach. 1983

  • Mating in Captivity. Esther Perel 2007


  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish. 1999

  • Parenting from the Inside Out. Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell. 2004

  • Siblings Without Rivalry. Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish 1999

  • 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12. Thomas W. Phelan. 1996

Conflict and Anger Management

  • Stop Overreacting: Effective strategies for calming your emotions. Judith Siegel. 2010

  • Crucial Conversations: Tools for talking when stakes are high. Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler. 2002

  • The Dance of Anger: A woman’s guide to changing the patterns of intimate relationships. Harriet Lerner. 1997

Families of origin: 

Parents and Adult Children

  • A Family Genogram Workbook. Isreal Galindo, Elaine Boomer and Don Reagan. 2006

  • Making Peace with Your Adult Children. Shauna Smith. 1991

  • You Can Go Home Again: Reconnecting with your family. Monica McGoldrick 1995

  • After the Affair. Janis Spring. 1993



  • The Good Divorce: Keeping your family together when your marriage comes apart. Constance R. Ahrons. 1994

  • Growing Up with Divorce. Neil Kalter. 1990

  • Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce. Gary Neuman with Patricia Romanowski. 1998

  • Dinosaurs Divorce. Laurene Krasy Brown and Marc Brown. 1986The Divorce Workbook. Sally Ives. 1985

  • Step Kids: A survival guide for teenagers in step-families. Ann Getzoff and Carolyn McClenahan. 1984

  • What’s Going To Happen To Me? When parents separate and divorce. Eda Leshan 1987


Resources for children

  • Making Adult Stepfamilies Work: Strategies for the whole family when a parent marries later in life. Grace Gabe and Jean Lipman-Blumen. 2004.

  • Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships. Patricia Papernow 2013


  • ADD and Romance: Finding Fulfillment in Love, Sex and Relationships. Halverstadt, Jonathan. 1998.

  • ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life. Judith Kohberg and Kathleen Nadeau. 2002

  • Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and coping with attention deficit disorder from childhood through adulthood. Edward Hallowell and John Ratey. 1994

  • The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD. Melissa Orlov and Nancie Kohlenberger. 2014

ADD & Marriage

  • Bipolar Disorder: A survival guide. 2nd edition. David Miklowitz 2010

  • How You Can Survive When They’re Depressed: Living and coping with depression fallout. Anne Sheffield, Mike Wallace and Donald Klein. 1999

  • I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the secret legacy of male depression. Terrence Real. 1998

  • Mind Over Mood. 2nd edition. Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky. 2016

  • Out of the Darkened Room: When a Parent is Depressed: Protecting the children and strengthening the family. William Beardslee. 2002

Depression / Bipolar Disorder

  • I am not sick I don’t need help! How to help someone with mental illness accept treatment. Xavior Amador. 2007

  • Surviving Schizophrenia: A manual for families, patients, and providers. E. Fuller Torrey. 2006.

Schizophrenia &     The family

Useful Websites