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These books can serve as an additional support as you are processing the information learned during your counseling sessions. They can also provide resources and additional tools to build on the foundation you have created.


The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, Gary Chapman

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples, Harville Hendricks, PhD

The Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide, John M. Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Dr. Sue Johnson

Fight Fair: Winnig Conflict Without Losing at Love, Joy Downs

Divorce/Remarriage and Blended Families:

Getting Past Your Breakup, Susan J. Elliott

The Good Divorce, Constance Ahrons

Helping Children Cope with Divorce, Edward Teyber

Aftermath: On Marriage and Separation, Rachel Cusk

When Happily Ever After Ends, Karen A. Covy

Two Homes, Clair Masurel

When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends, Jennifer Moore-Mallinos

My Family's Changing: A First Look at Family Break-up, Pat Thomas

I Don't Want to Talk about it, Jeanie Franz Ransom

Living with Mom and Living with Dad, Melanie Walsh

Do You Sing Twinkle? A Story about Remarriage and New Family, Sandra Levins

LEO/Military Families:

I Love a Cop: What Police Families Need to Know, Ellen Kirschman

Daddy I worry about you, Clarke Paris

Couple-Based Interventions for Military and Veteran Families, Donald K. Snyder and Candice M. Monson

Once a Warrior-Always a Warrior, Charles Hope

I Miss You! A Military Kid's Book about Deployment, Beth Andrews

Hero Dad, Melinda Hardin

Hero Mom, Melinda Hardin

The Long Road Home: A Story of War and Family, Martha Raddatz

Family and Parenting:

Parenting With Love And Logic, Foster Cline

The Parents We Mean To Be, Richard Weissbourd

Parenting Without Power Struggles: Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids While divorcing, Susan Stiffelman

Raising An Emotionally Intelligent Child The Heart of Parenting, John Gottman, PhD and Joan Declaire

Raising Human Beings: Creating a Collaborative Partnership with Your Child, Ross W. Greene Ph.D.

The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need, Enika Christakis

Conquer Negative Thinking for Teens, Mary Karapetian Alvord, PhD and Anne McGrath, MA


Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD, Candice M. Monson and Steffany J. Fredma

Healing the Scars of Childhood Abuse, Gregory L. Jantz, PhD and Ann McMurray

The Body Keeps the Score, Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel VanDerKolk, MD

Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting, Joyelle Brandt and Dawn Daum

Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving: A GUIDE AND MAP FOR LIFE, Pete Walker

When Your Anxiety and Fears are Complex PTSD from Complex Trauma (C-PTSD), J.B. Snow

Domestic Violence/Sexual Abuse:

A Place For Starr: Children and Their Experience of Family Violence, Howard Schor and Mary Kilpatrick

Family Violence Across the Lifespan, Ola W. Barnett, Cindy L. Miller-Perrin, and Robin D. Perrin

I Should Know Better, Christine Henderson LCSW

REPAIR Your Life: A Program for Recovery from Incest & Childhood Sexual Abuse, Marjorie McKinnon

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

It Wasn't Your Fault, Beverly Engel LMFT

The Wounded Heart: Hope for Adult Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Dan Allender and Karen Lee-Thorp

Life Reinvented: A Guide to Healing from Sexual Trauma for Survivors and Loved Ones, Erin Carpenter

Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, Lundy Bancroft

The Psychology of Abusive Relationships, Pamela Kole

Invincible: The 10 Lies You Learn Growing Up with Domestic Violence/ The Truths to Set You Free, Brian Martin

Alex and the Scary Things, Melissa Moses and Alison MacEachern

The Day My Daddy Lost His Temper, Dr. Carol Santana McCleary, PsyD and Naomi Santana

Children Who Witness, Leah Boulter


Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic, Davis H. Barlow

Beat Depression and Anxiety by Changing Your Brain: Simple Facts that Will Improve Your Life, Debbie Hampton

The Anxiety Workbook for Kids, Robin Alter, PhD and Crystal Clarke, MSW RSW

Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety, Christopher Willard, PsyD

Substance Abuse:

Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction, Maia Szalavitz

Why Don't They Just Quit?, Joe Herzankand David Hicks

Substance Abuse and the Family, Michael D. Reiter

Co-Occurring Disorders, Charles Atkins 01 Atkins

When a Family is in Trouble, Marge Heegaard

Coping With An Addict: How to Deal with Substance Abusers, Joel McKinnon 6, 201


Oh By The Way, I Have a Mental Illness, Michael Trzcinski

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide, David J. Miklowitz

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, Kay Redfield Jamison

Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Julie A. Fast and John D. Preston PsyD, ABPP

Blinded by Hope: One Mother's Journey Through Her Son's Bipolar Illness and Addiction, Meg McGuire

I Love You, But I Hate You, But I Need You, Austen Lennon, MD

My Mother has Bi Polar: Explaining Bi Polar to Kids, Jennifer Marie Bismack


Focused: ADHD & ADD Parenting Strategies for Children with ADD, Althea Press and Blythe Grossberg PsyD

Mindful Parenting for ADHD, Mark Bertin, MD and Ari Tuckman, PsyD

Self-Regulation Interventions and Strategies, Teresa Garland

ADHD Non-Medication Treatments and Skills for Children and Teens, Debra Burdick

Smart but Scattered Teens, Richard Guare and Peg Dawson

Parenting ADHD Now!, Elaine Taylor-Klaus PCC, CPCC and Diane Dempster, MHSA, CPC, PCC

Autism Spectrum:

A Parent's Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sally Ozonoff, and Temple Grandin

I See Things Differently: A First Look at Autism (A First Look At...Series), Pat Thomas

Autism Breakthrough, Raun K. Kaufman

Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum, Lee A. Wilkinson 


Teaching A Struggling Reader: One Mom's Experience with Dyslexia/a Dyslexic Learner, Pamela Brookes

Secrets of a Special Education Advocate, Yael Cohen

Narcissistic Abuse, Lynn Nichols


Rocking the Roles: Building a Win-Win Marriage, Robert Lewis and William D. Hendricks

Behind the Badge, Dr. Adam Davis

Faith Steps for Military Families: Spiritual Readiness Through the Psalms of Ascent, Lisa Nixon Phillips

Parenting: 14 Gospel Principals That Can Radically Change Your Family, Paul David Tripp

Grace Based Parenting: Set Your Family Free, Tim Kimmel
Overcoming Addiction: A Biblical Path Towards Freedom, Elizabeth A. Shartle