Suggested Readings

“The first time I read an excellent book, it is to me just as if I had gained a new friend. When I read a book over I have perused before, it resembles the meeting with an old one.” ~Oliver Goldsmith

Your therapist will often recommend some suggested readings throughout the course of treatment. The counselors at A Safe Place to Heal have compiled a list of their favorites or those that have come highly recommended by fellow therapists. We encourage you to supplement your therapy by periodically selecting a book and reading it as you work together with your therapist. Please look over the suggested readings and talk with your therapist before selecting a book.

*If you are working on sensitive issues such as abuse or trauma, please talk to your therapist before you begin choosing from the suggested readings below. Sometimes, reading about the issues you are facing can feel triggering.

Addictions

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Gerald G. May
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Patrick Fanning
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Anxiety

1572244135.01.MZZZZZZZ The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook
Edmund J. Bourne
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1572242167.01.MZZZZZZZ The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears
Martin M. Antony
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1572243201.01.MZZZZZZZ Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear, and Worry
Edmund J. Bourne
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Depression

0684834073.01.MZZZZZZZ When Someone You Love is Depressed
Xavier Amador
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157224268X.01.MZZZZZZZ The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression, Second Edition
Mary Ellen Copeland
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 1879237741.01.MZZZZZZZ Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability (New Harbinger Workbooks)
Mary Ellen Copeland
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1572242035.01.MZZZZZZZ The Loneliness Workbook: A Guide to Developing and Maintaining Lasting Connections
Mary Ellen Copeland
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 1401301894.01.MZZZZZZZ Down Came the Rain : My Journey Through Postpartum Depression
Brooke Shields
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 0452281326.01.MZZZZZZZ-104x150 The Feeling Good Handbook
David D. Burns
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 0380810336.01.MZZZZZZZ Feeling Good : The New Mood Therapy
David D. Burns
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 0688094554.01.MZZZZZZZ Ten Days to Self-Esteem
David D., M.D. Burns
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0894866370.01.MZZZZZZZ-104x150 The Language of Letting Go (Hazelden Meditation Series)
Melody Beattie
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Couples/Marital

 1881273156.01.MZZZZZZZ-107x150 The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
Gary Chapman
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 0767900421.01.MZZZZZZZ How One of You Can Bring the Two of You Together
Susan Page
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 078688598X.01.MZZZZZZZ Relationship Rescue
Phillip C. McGraw
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 0786886048.01.MZZZZZZZ-124x150 The Relationship Rescue Workbook
Phillip C. McGraw
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1573881201.01.MZZZZZZZ-101x150 Fighting Fair
John Bradshaw
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006016848X.01.MZZZZZZZ Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships
John Gray
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Eating Disorders

 0936077336.01.MZZZZZZZ The Don’t Diet, Live-It! Workbook: Healing Food, Weight, and Body Issues
Andrea Lobue
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0936077360.01.MZZZZZZZ-106x150 Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship With Food Through Myths, Metaphors & Storytelling
Anita A. Johnston PhD.
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 0451215222.01.MZZZZZZZ-107x150 Talking to Eating Disorders : Simple Ways to Support Someone With Anorexia, Bulimia, Binge Eating, Or BodyImage Issues
Ph.D., Jeanne Albronda Heaton
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Self Harm

 0393319385.01.MZZZZZZZ-101x150 Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation
Steven Levenkron
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1572240792.01.MZZZZZZZ-107x150 The Scarred Soul: Understanding & Ending Self-Inflicted Violence
Tracy Alderman
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 0140280537.01.MZZZZZZZ-106x150 A Bright Red Scream : Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain
Marilee Strong
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0786885041.01.MZZZZZZZ Bodily Harm : The Breakthrough Healing Program for Self-Injurers
Karen Conterio
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Grief

0743266285.01.MZZZZZZZ-104x150 On Grief and Grieving : Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
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 1891400274.01.MZZZZZZZ I Wasn’t Ready to Say Goodbye: Surviving, Coping and Healing After the Sudden Death of a Loved One
Brook Noel
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 0800611144.01.MZZZZZZZ Good Grief: A Constructive Approach to the Problem of Loss
Granger E. Westberg
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Spirituality

 0060927488.01.MZZZZZZZ-105x150 A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
Marianne Williamson
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1401904300.01.MZZZZZZZ Healing & Spirituality
Joan Borysenko
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1561708704.01.MZZZZZZZ-105x150 Inner Peace for Busy People: 52 Simple Strategies for Transforming Your Life
Joan Borysenko
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 0446670154.01.MZZZZZZZ-104x150 Fire in the Soul : A New Psychology of Spiritual Optimism
Joan Borysenko
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 0060750553.01.MZZZZZZZ-108x150 The Dark Night of the Soul : A Psychiatrist Explores the Connection Between Darkness and Spiritual Growth
Gerald G. May
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0060655674.01.MZZZZZZZ Care of Mind/Care of Spirit
Gerald G. May
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0824513665.01.MZZZZZZZ Simply Sane: The Spirituality of Mental Health
Gerald May
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