Books That May Be of Interest

GeneralPsychotherapy in SF

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Alchemy by Tara Bennett Goleman

Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want by Ronald J. Frederick

Stop Walking on Eggshells: When Someone You Love has Borderline Personality Disorder by Mason & Kreger

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


Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addition by Lance Dodes, MD

Relationships and Self-Esteem

Loving Like You Mean It: Use the Power of Emotional Mindfulness to Transform Your Relationships by Ronald J. Frederick

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships by Sue Johnson

Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead by Tara Mohr

Unworthy: How to Stop Hating Yourself by Anneli Rufus


Transitions by William Bridges

The New Black: Mourning, Melancholia and Depression by Darian Leader


Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity by Nadine Burke Harris, M.D.

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter Levine

Mindfulness Meditation and Buddhism

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabot-Zinn

Voices of Insight by Sharon Salzberg

Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki

Luminous Mind: Meditation and Mind Fitness by Joel and Michelle Levey

The Fine Arts of Relaxation, Concentration, and Meditation by Joel and Michelle Levey

Living Beautifully With Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chödrön

Calming Your Angry Mind: How Mindfulness & Compassion Can Free You From Anger & Bring Peace to Your Life by Jeffrey Brantley

McMindfulness: How Mindfulness Became the New Capitalist Spirituality by Ronald Purser

The Brain and Neuropsychology

The Developing Mind by Daniel J. Siegel

The Emotional Brain by Daniel J. Siegel

A General Theory of Love by Lewis, Amini, and Lannon

Books for Exploration

How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal by Claudia Nice

Moving Into Meditation: A 12 Week Mindfulness Program for Yoga Practitioners by Anne Cushman

In Praise of Wasting Time by Alan Lightman

How We Heal by Alexandra Elle

Politics and Current Events Related to Psychotherapy

This City is Killing Me: Community Trauma and Toxic Stress in Urban America by Jonathan Foiles

*These books are provided for general information purposes only. The information contained in the books referenced on this page is not guaranteed for accuracy, nor are they recommended as a substitute for psychotherapy services.