Books I Recommend


Personal Growth

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh 

The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown


Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Parenting From the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. & Mary Hartnell, M.Ed.

How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adel Faber & Elaine Mazlish

Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered or Questioning Son or Daughter by Kevin Jennings


The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love by Dr. Sue Johnson 

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gotten, Ph.D. 


Getting Past Your Past: Take Control of Your Life with Self-Help Techniques from EMDR Therapy by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.

The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D.

Crisis and Support
Lines and Links

Suicide Prevention Lifeline : 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

Reporting Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation of Child or Adult: 1-800-922-5330

National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Helpline (SAMHSA): 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Narcotics Anonymous: 816-531-2250

Sex Addicts Anonymous:

National Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-800-522-4700

Find an Al-Anon and Alateen meeting:

LGBTQ Resource
and Support