Recommended Reading

The resources listed on this page are not intended to replace therapy, either counseling or medication. They are provided as an educational resource to help our clients, and visitors to this site, learn more about the concerns and issues that they may be living with every day.  


  • The Anger Control Workbook, by Matthew McKay and Peter Rogers
  • The Explosive Child, by Ross W. Greene


  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, by Edmund J. Bourne
  • The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook, by Martin Antony and Richard Swinson


  • The Everything Parent’s Guide To Children With Asperger’s Syndrome: Help, Hope, And Guidance (Everything: Parenting and Family), by William Stillman


  • The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships (Paperback), by Randy J. Paterson Ph.D.
  • Assertiveness: How Can I Say What I Mean? Perspectives on Relationships, by Kate Havelin


  • When Love Is Not Enough, by Nancy Thomas


  • Attention Games, by Barbara Sher and Ralph Butler
  • A Bird’s-Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD: Advice from Young Survivors, by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy and Alex Zeigler
  • Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents, by Russell A. Barkley
  • The Gift of ADHD: How to Transform Your Child’s Problem into Strengths, by Lara Honos-Webb, PhD


  • The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children With Autism: Know What to Expect, Find the Help You Need, and Get Through the Day (Everything Series), by Adelle Jameson Tilton
  • Getting the Best for Your Child with Autism, by Bryna Siegel


  • The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know, by David J. Miklowitz
  • The Bipolar Teen, by David J. Miklowitz & Elizabeth L. George
  • The Bipolar Workbook, by Monica Ramirez Basco
  • The Everything Parent’s Guide to Children With Bipolar Disorder: Professional, Reassuring Advice to Help You Understand And Cope (Everything: Parenting and Family), by William Stillman


  • Just Kidding, by Trudy Ludwig


Children’s Resources

  • How I Feel: A Coloring Book for Grieving Children, by Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D.
  • When Dinosaurs Die: A Guide to Understanding Death (Dino Life Guides for Families), by Laurie Krasny Brown
  • Healing a Child’s Grieving Heart, by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • A Child Remembers: A healing keepsake journal for children ages 8-12, by Enid Traisman
  • Help Me Say Goodbye, by Janis Silverman
  • My Grieving Journey Book, by Donna and Eve Shavatt

Teen Resources

  • Healing Your Grieving Heart for Teens, by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Fire in My Heart, Ice in My Veins: A Journal for Teenagers, by Enid Traisman
  • Helping Teens Cope with Death, by Dougy Center for Grieving Children

Adults Resources

  • Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying, by Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley
  • Finding Your Way After Your Child Dies, by Phyllis and Ken Wezeman
  • Finding Your Way After Your Parent Dies: Hope for Grieving Adults, by Rev. Richard Gilbert
  • Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies, by Marta Felber
  • A Journey Through Grief: Gentle, Specific Help to Get you through the Most Difficult Stages of Grieving, by Alla Renee Bozarth, Ph.D.
  • Remembering With Love: Messages of Hope for the First Year of Grieving and Beyond, by Elizabeth Levang, Ph.D. and Sherokee Ilse
  • Remembering With Love Journal, by Elizabeth Levang
  • Understanding Grief, by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • The Understanding Your Grief Journal, by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Healing the Adult Child’s Grieving Heart, by Alan D. Wolfelt
  • Transcending Loss: Understanding the Lifelong Impact of Grief and How to Make It Meaningful, by Ashley Prend
  • Men Don’t Cry, Women Do: Transcending Gender Stereotypes of Grief, by Terry Martin


  • Defiant Children, by Russell A. Barkley
  • Defiant Teens, by Russell A. Barkley, Gwenyth H. Edwards, and Arthur L. Robin
  • Redirecting Children’s Behavior, by Kathryn J. Kvols, Bill Riedler, and Parenting Press


  • The Depression Workbook, by Mary Ellen Copeland and Matthew McKay


Children & Divorce

  • Dinosaurs Divorce!: A Guide for Changing Families, by Marc Brown
  • Good-Bye Daddy!, by Brigitte, Weninger
  • I Only See My Dad On Weekends, by Beth Matthews
  • It’s Not Your Fault, Koko Bear, by Vicky Lansky
  • Let’s Talk About It: Divorce, by Fred Rogers
  • Let’s Talk About Your Parents’ Divorce, by Elizabeth Weitzman
  • Robert Lives with His Grandparents, by Martha Whitmore Hickman

Teens & Divorce

  • Adolescents After Divorce, by Christy Buchanan
  • Divorce is Not the End of the World, by Zoe Stern
  • Healing the Wounds: Teenagers Learning to Cope with Divorce, by Hale Akamine
  • How to Survive Your Parents’ Divorce, by Nancy O’Keefe Bolick
  • When Your Parents Pull Apart, by Angela Elwell Hunt

 Adults & Divorce

  • Children of Divorce, by Mitchell Baris & Carla Garrity
  • Difficult Questions Kids Ask and are Afraid to Ask About Divorce, by Meg Schneider
  • The Divorce Handbook, by James Friedman
  • Divorce: The Best Resources to Help You Survive, by Rich Wemhoff
  • The Divorce Source Book, by Dawn Bradley Berry
  • Divorced Dads: Real Stories of Facing the Challenge, by Stephen Fouquet
  • Does Wednesday Mean Mom’s House or Dad’s, by Marc Ackerman
  • Families Apart: Ten Keys to Successful Co-Parenting, by Melinda Blau
  • For Richer or Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce, by Demie Kurz
  • The Good Divorce, by Constance Ahrons
  • Growing Up Divorced: For Adults Who Once Suffered the Trauma of Their Parent’s Divorce, by Archibald Hart
  • Helping Your Child Survive Divorce, by Mary Ann Shaw
  • How to Help Your Child Overcome Your Divorce, by Elissa Benedek
  • Joint Custody with a Jerk: Raising a Child with an Uncooperative Ex, A Hands-on, practical guide to coping with custody issues that arise with an uncooperative ex-spouse, by Julie A. Ross and Judy Corcoran
  • Our Family is Divorcing, by Patricia Polin Johnson & Donna Reilly Williams
  • Putting Kids First, by Michael Oddenino
  • Voices of Children of Divorce, by David Royko
  • What About the Kids? Raising Your Children Before, During and After Divorce, by Judith S. Wallerstein and Sandra Blakeslee


  • Coping in a Blended Family
  • by Jane Hurwitz
  • Room For Stepdaddy
  • by Jean Thor Cook


  • How Are You Feeling Today? (18 x 24 inch poster), by Jim Borgman
  • Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice, by Robert W. Firestone, Lisa Firestone, Joyce Catlett and Pat Love
  • The Way I Feel, by Janan Cain
  • Sometimes I Feel Like a Mouse: A Book About Feelings, by Jeanne Modesitt
  • Mood Swings: Show ‘Em How You’re Feeling!, by Jim Borgman
  • Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control (New Harbinger Self-Help Workbook), by Scott E. Spradlin


  • Fostering Changes: Myth, Meaning and Magic Bullets in Attachment Theory, by Rickard J. Delaney, Ph.D.
  • The Sexualized Child in Foster Care: A Guide for Foster Parents and Other Professionals, by Sally G. Hoyle


  • Getting Past the Affair, by Douglas K. Snyder, Donald H. Baucom & Kristina Coop Gordon
  • Take Back Your Marriage, by William Doherty
  • Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last, by John Gottman


  • Talking Back to OCD, by John S. March


  • Asking About Sex and Growing Up: A Question-and-Answer Book for Boys and Girls, by Joanna Cole
  • Eating Disorders (A Parent’s Guide), by Ra Bryant-Waugh
  • Everything Parent’s Guide To Tantrums: The One Book You Need To Prevent Outbursts, Avoid Public Scenes, And Help Your Child Stay Calm (Everything: Parenting and Family), by Joni Levine
  • The Everything Toddler Book: From Controlling Tantrums to Potty Training, Practical Advice to Get You and Your Toddler Through the Formative Years, by Linda Sonna
  • How To Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk, by Adele Faber and Elain Mazlish
  • Parenting Teenagers: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Teens (STEP), by Sr. Don Dinkmeyer, Joyce L. McKay, Don Dinkmeyer, Jr.
  • Parenting Young Children: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting of Young Children Under Six, by Don C. Dinkmeyer
  • The Parent’s Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting, by Don C. Dinkmeyer, Sr., Ph.D., Dr. Gary D. McKay, Ph.D.
  • Why Love Matters, by Susan Gerhardt


  • Helping the Child Who Doesn’t Fit In, by Stephen Nowicki & Marshall P. Duke
  • The Self-Esteem Guided Journal, by Matthew McKay and Catherin Sulker


  • The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse, by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
  • Healing the Trauma of Abuse: A Woman’s Workbook, by Mary Ellen Copeland
  • It Happened To Me: A Teen’s Guide to Overcoming Sexual Abuse, by William Lee Carter


  • Marpac 980 Sound Screen & SleepMate Sound Conditioner by Marpac


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