Book & Podcast Recommendations by Topic



Healing Developmental Trauma: How Early Trauma Affects Self-Regulation, Self-Image, and the Capacity for Relationship • Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre

Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body • Peter Levine

I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression • Terrence Real

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness • Peter Levine

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma • Bessel van der Kolk

Trauma and Memory: Brain and Body in a Search for the Living Past • Peter Levine

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma • Peter Levine



Grief, Loss, Death, & Dying

A Grief Observed • C. S. Lewis

Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief • Joanne Cacciatore

Getting Grief Right: Finding Your Story of Love in the Sorrow of Loss • Patrick O’Malley

It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand • Megan Devine

Modern Loss: Candid Conversations About Grief. Beginners Welcome. • Rebecca Soffer & Gabrielle Birkner (they have a website, too)

Permission to Mourn: A New Way to Do Grief • Tom Zuba (poetry)

Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death • Irvin Yalom

Terrible, Thanks for Asking • Nora McInerny (podcast)

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully • Frank Ostaseski

The Gift of Second: Healing From the Impact of Suicide • Brandy Lidbeck

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times • Pema Chodron

Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying • Stephen Levine & Ondrea Levine


Read more about my specialty  Adults of Unloving Parents

Read more about my specialty Adults of Unloving Parents

Adults of Unloving Parents

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents • Lindsay Gibson

Mothers Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters • Susan Forward

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self • Alice Miller

The Emotionally Absent Mother: How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect • Jasmin Lee Cori

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers • Karyl McBride


Read more about my specialty  Perfectionism

Read more about my specialty Perfectionism


Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control • Pavel Somov

The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are • Brene Brown

When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies for Coping with Perfectionism • Martin Antony & Richard Swinson


Read more about my specialty  EMDR

Read more about my specialty EMDR


EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma • Francine Shapiro & Margot Silk Forrest

Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy • Francine Shapiro

Tapping In: A Step-By-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation • Laurel Parnell



Attachment, Relational Science, & Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find- and Keep- Love • Amir Levine & Rachel Heller

Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation • Daniel Siegel

Therapist Uncensored Podcast • Ann Kelley & Sue Marriott (podcast)

Wired for Dating: How Understanding Neurobiology and Attachment Style Can Help You Find Your Ideal Mate • Stan Tatkin

Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship • Stan Tatkin

You Are the One You’ve Been Waiting For: Bringing Courageous Love to Intimate Relationships • Richard Schwartz