On this page you will find a list of recommended resources, most of which are books. Some books have good information and are good for personal education and some books are workbooks that have written exercises. Getting a good book or a good workbook is an excellent way for individuals to work on their own issues outside of therapy and can be an excellent way to maximize the benefit that they are getting out of their therapy. Books are also a great resource for those who struggle to go to therapy for whatever reason. Finding a good book is far more affordable.

I have done my best to provide as many resources as possible according to category and my goal is to provide good and effective resources regardless of whatever issue someone may be seeking help for. So whether you are looking for help with trauma, anxiety or an eating disorder, there are some excellent resources listed below. If you click on them, it will take you directly to Amazon.

  • cover of 8 Ways to Recover From an Eating Disorder – Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience book

    8 Ways to Recover From an Eating Disorder – Effective Strategies from Therapeutic Practice and Personal Experience

    Author:Carolyn Costin, Gwen Shubbert Grabb and Babette Rothschild

    This is no ordinary book on how to overcome an eating disorder. The authors bravely share their unique stories of suffering from and eventually overcoming their own severe eating disorders. Interweaving personal narrative with the perspective of their own therapist-client relationship, their insights bring an unparalleled depth of awareness into just what it takes to successfully beat this challenging and seemingly intractable clinical issue. For anyone who has suffered, their family and friends, and other helping professionals, this book should be by your side. With great compassion and clinical expertise, Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb walk listeners through the ins and outs of the recovery process, describing what therapy entails, clarifying the common associated emotions such as fear, guilt, and shame and, most of all, providing motivation to seek help if you have been discouraged, resistant, or afraid. The authors bring self-disclosure to a level not yet seen in an eating disorder book and offer hope that full recovery is possible.

    Get it on Amazon.

  • cover of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – An Alternative Treatment for Greater Personal Happiness and Contentment book

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – An Alternative Treatment for Greater Personal Happiness and Contentment

    Author:Bill Andrews

    Cognitive therapy or CBT continues to be one of the most simple and effective therapy models. It has lasted the ages and continues to hold up. Almost anyone can learn it and use it. CBT is great for alleviating anxiety, depression and changing some core beliefs but isn’t as good for deep seeded issues like trauma or personality disorders. There are lots of great books that teach how to use it effectively, this is one of them.

    Get it on Amazon.

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    Daring Greatly

    Author:Brene Brown

    If you are not aware of Brene Brown’s body of work then head over quickly to TED talks and watch her. You will be hard-pressed not to relate to what she has to say about shame, vulnerability, and self-acceptance. This is one of the most amazing books that have had a great impact on my life and you will see me quote from it time to time. She has written some great stuff before and after it, but if you read this one, I don’t think you’ll need to read her previous body of work. I believe this is a culmination of her previous books. So if you haven’t read it yet, go ahead and get it here.

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    I Hate You, Don’t Leave Me – Understanding the Borderline Personality

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    This is one of the most popular books for understanding the dynamics of being in a relationship with someone who has BPD. Get it on Amazon.

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    Iron John: A Book About Men

    Author:Robert Bly

    This is a book about what it means to be male. It reads mostly like a novel that is based in folklore. This book about growing up and going from boyhood to manhood. This book is about ideas and theory and talks about traditional practices that have been lost in culture. While it’s a great read, it’s not a good book for those who are looking for homework or exercises to do. This book is not considered a therapy book but has a lot of great concepts in it.

    Get it from Amazon.

  • cover of King Warrior Magician Love: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine book

    King Warrior Magician Love: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine

    Author:Robert Moor and Robert Gillette

    One of my personal favorite books about the different male archetypes and what it means to be a boy versus a man. This book works on concepts and theories based on four different archetypes. This book isn’t considered a therapy book but is great for males who are looking for a point of reference when determining their own values and identity.

    Get it on Amazon.

  • cover of No More Mr. Nice Guy book

    No More Mr. Nice Guy

    Author:Dr. Robert Glover

    A classic book on the “nice guy” syndrome. This book is a great starting point for men who are just entering the arena of self-help and men’s work. Doctor Glover has been focusing on nice guys longer than anyone else. This book talks about the problem of guys wanting approval, trying to appear as though they are without wants and needs and the covert ways that they go about getting their wants and needs. This book is also complete with exercises to help guys break out of being a “nice guy.”

    Get it on Amazon here.

  • cover of Setting Limits with Your Strong Willed Child book

    Setting Limits with Your Strong Willed Child

    Author:Robert J. Mackenzie

    I love books that give parents guidance on how to manage their kids that push back. I love strong willed teens, they are truly some of my favorites. There are positive ways to direct them instead of trying to discourage their strong will and damage relationships in the process. Strong willed kids shouldn’t be discouraged, they should be taught and directed and books like this give a lot of good ideas on effective ways to do that.

    Get it from Amazon.

  • cover of Stop Walking on Eggshells – Taking Your Life Back When Someone you Care About has Borderline Personality Disorder book

    Stop Walking on Eggshells – Taking Your Life Back When Someone you Care About has Borderline Personality Disorder

    Author:Randi Kreger and Paul T. Mason

    One of many books about BPD and the relationships and interactions with those that have it. There is a lot of material out there that gives some ideas and advice on how to manage these difficult interactions. This one is highly rated on Amazon and you can get it here. 

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    The Power of Now

    Author:Eckhart Tolle

    A large part of living the life of an integrated man is about living consciously. Accepting what is. A quintessential read for anyone looking to living a more conscious life. The Power of Now, by Eckhart Tolle is a great introduction to anyone who is looking to delve into the Eastern philosophies with associations or a religious slant. The message is pure and simple, living in the now because that is all you have.

    Get it on Amazon here.

  • cover of The Way of the Superior Man book

    The Way of the Superior Man

    Author:David Deida

    This book is considered a staple in the world of men’s work. Readers should be warned that this book is mostly theory and is very abstract. It’s a good read and has a lot of excellent ideas and concepts but if you are looking for a book to give you homework, action items and personal practices, there are probably some better books. Still a great read with short chapters and powerful concepts that most applicable for romantic relationships.

    Grab it on Amazon.

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