Bibliotherapy is an important part of the process of feeling better for most people. As an adjunct to therapy, or even before you make a call to a therapist, take a look at one or more of the following books. (Click on the links below to see availability at local libraries and online bookstores.)


The Sage’s Tao Te Ching: A New Interpretation by William Martin
Rebel Buddha: A Guide to a Revolution of Mind by Dzogchen Ponlop
The Trauma of Everyday Life by Mark Epstein
Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
Soulcraft by Bill Plotkin

Assertiveness, Boundaries and Abuse

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse by Mic Hunter
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Goldhor Lerner
When I Say “No” I Feel Guilty by Manuel J. Smith

Career and Creativity

Art and Fear by Ted Orland
The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by David Whyte
Do What You Are by Paul D. Tieger and Barbara Barron-Tieger
Expect the Unexpected (or You Won’t Find It): A Creativity Tool Based on the Ancient Wisdom of Heraclitus by Roger von Oech
How to Find the Work You Love by Laurence G. Boldt

Compulsive Behaviors

Breaking Free from Emotional Eating by Geneen Roth
Don’t Call it Love by Patrick Carnes
When Food Is Love by Geneen Roth

Depression, Anxiety and Loss

Feeling Good Handbook by David D. Burns
How to Heal Depression by Harold H. Bloomfield and Peter McWilliams
How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Melba Colgrove, Harold H. Bloomfield, and Peter McWilliams
On Grief and Grieving by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


Creative Process in Gestalt Therapy by Joseph Zinker
Gestalt Therapy: Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality by Frederick Perls, Ralph Hefferline, and Paul Goodman
Gestalt Therapy: Perspectives and Applications edited by Edwin C. Nevis


Please Understand Me by David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates
Understanding the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum


After the Affair by Janis Abrahms Spring
Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
Making Peace with Your Parents by Harold Blumfield and Leonard Felder
The New Male Sexuality by Bernie Zilbergeld
Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch
People Skills by Robert Bolton
The Relationship Cure by John Gottman
The Seven Principles of Successful Marriage by John Gottman


The Art of Loving by Erich Fromm
The Plague by Albert Camus
What the Bible Really Says about Homosexuality by Daniel Helminiak

Transgender/Bisexual/Lesbian/Gay Interest

Being Homosexual by Richard A. Isay
Growing up Gay in a Dysfunctional Family by Rik Isensee
Outing Yourself by Michelangelo Signorile
Trans Forming Families by Mary Boenke, Delores Dudley and Lori Bowden