Licensed Professional counselor
Certified DOT-SAP PRovider

​​​​ 780 East Market  Street #280
 West Chester, PA 19382

  c   610.416.0793
  f  610. 566.3274  ​​

Selected book recommendations
     ( click here  for a printable PDF of this book list)

ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide (American Academy of Pediatrics)  - Michael I. Reiff and Sherrill Tippins 

Driven To Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood through Adulthood - Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey 

Organizing Solutions for People With Attention Deficit Disorder: Tips and Tools to Help You Take Charge of Your Life and Get Organized -Susan C Pinsky

Putting on the Brakes: Young People's Guide to Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Patricia O. Quinn and Judith M. Stern 

Taking Charge of ADHD, Revised Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents - Russell A. Barkley 

Taking Charge of Adult ADHD -Russell A. Barkley

Teenagers with ADD and ADHD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals - Chris A. Zeigler Dendy

The ADHD Effect on Marriage- Melissa Orlov and Edward M. Hallowell

The Adult ADHD Tool Kit: Using CBT to Facilitate Coping Inside and Out - J. Russell Ramsay and Anthony L. Rostain

The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents – Nancy A. Ratey

Understanding Girls with ADHD, Updated and Revised: How They Feel and Why They Do What They Do   – Kathleen Nadeau and Ellen Littman

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!: The Classic Self-Help Book for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder - Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo  

Anxiety and OCD
Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear, and Worry - Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D. 

Free Your Child from OCD - Tamar E. Chansky 

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: The 4-Step Plan to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want– Tamar E. Chansky

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook -  Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.              

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D.      

Autism Spectrum Disorders
Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage and Meltdowns - Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick 

No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Managing and Preventing Out-of-Control Behavior- Jed Baker, Ph.D. 

Ten Things Every Child with Autism Wishes You Knew: Updated and Expanded Edition - Ellen Notbohm and Veronica Zysk 

The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Completely Revised and Updated-Patricia Romanowski Bashe, Barbara L. Kirby, and Tony Attwood 

Behavioral Issues in Children
Don't Be Taken Hostage: A Workbook to Help You Survive Your Adolescent - John Jensen

The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children - Ross W. Greene 

Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior - Russell A. Barkley and Christine M. Benton

How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends: Revised And Updated - Don Gabor

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk - Adele Faber 

Messages: The Communication Skills Book - Matthew Mc Kay, Martha Davis, and Patrick Fanning

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts - Gary Chapman


Depression and Bipolar Disorder
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness – Kay Redfield Jamison 

Beyond the Blues: A Workbook to Help Teens Overcome Depression - Lisa M. Schwab
Breaking the Patterns of Depression –Michael Yapko

Darkness Visable - William Styrom

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy  – David D. Burns, MD 

Helping Your Depressed Teenager: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers - Gerald D. Oster and Sarah S. Montgomery  

I Don’t Want to Talk About It : Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression –Terrence Real

More than Moody: Recognizing and Treating Adolescent Depression – Harold Koplewicz, MD

Overcoming Teen Depression: A Guide for Parents - Miriam Kaufman 

Shades of Blue: Writers on Depression, Suicide, and Feeling Blue –Amy Ferris (Ed.)

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know - David J. Miklowitz

The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program - William J. Knaus,EdD and Albert Ellis,PhD

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression - Mary Ellen Copeland

When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens - Bev Cobain

Eating Disorders
Breaking Free from Emotional Eating  – Geneen Roth 

Help Your Teenager Beat an ED - James Lock, MD, Ph.D. and Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D.

Surviving an Eating Disorder - Michelle Siegel, Ph.D., Judith Brisman, Ph.D., and Margot Weinshe

The Eating Disorder Sourcebook: A Comprehensive Guide to the Causes, Treatments, and Prevention of Eating Disorders - Carolyn Costin 

The Secret Language of Eating Disorders: How You Can Understand and Work to Cure Anorexia and Bulimia - Peggy Claude-Pierre 

A Broken Heart Still Beats: After Your Child Dies- Anne McCracken and Mary Semel 

How to Survive the Loss of a Love - Peter McWilliams and Harold H. Bloomfield

I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye - Brook Noel and Pamela Blair 

Straight Talk about Death for Teenagers: How to Cope with Losing Someone You Love - 
Earl A. Grollman 

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart - Alan D. Wolfelt

When a Friend Dies: A Book for Teens about Grieving & Healing - Marilyn E. Gootman and Deborah Prothrow-Stith   

Learning Differences 
A Mind at a Time - Mel Levine  

All Kinds of Minds: A Young Student's Book about Learning Abilities and Learning Disorders – Mel Levine

Learning Outside The Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools - Jonathan Mooney and David Cole

Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level  – Sally Shaywitz M.D. 

Parenting Issues
Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself - Melody Beattie

Giving the Love That Heals: A Guide for Parents - Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt 

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls - Mary Pipher 

Strong Mothers, Strong Sons: Lessons Mothers Need to Raise Extraordinary Men - Meg Meeker, MD

The Conscious Parent Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Parenting Teens
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain - Daniel J. Siegel, MD  
Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager - 
Anthony E. Wolf 

Parents, Teens, and Boundaries: How to Draw the Line - Jane Bluestein, Ph.D.
Staying Connected to Your Teenager: How to Keep Them Talking to You and How to Hear What they're Really Saying - 
Michael Riera 

Stop Negotiating with Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Manipulative, Moody, or Depressed Adolescent - Janet Sasson Edgette

A Bright Red Scream: Self-Mutilation and the Language of Pain - Marilee Strong

Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation - Steven Levenkron 

Helping Teens Who Cut: Understanding and Ending Self-Injury - Michael Hollander PhD 

When Your Child Is Cutting: A Parent's Guide to Helping Children Overcome Self-injury - Merry E. Mc Vey-Noble, Ph.D., Sony Khemlani-Patel, Ph.D., and Fugen Neziroglu 

Women Who Hurt Themselves: A Book Of Hope And Understanding –  Dusty Miller


Beyond Acceptance: Parents of Lesbians & Gays Talk About Their Experiences - Carolyn W. Griffin 

GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Queer and Questioning Teens - Kelly Huegel         

Raising Your Sexual Self-Esteem - 
Beverly Engel 

The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities –David Levithan and Billy Merrell 

Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue - Nicholas M Teich  

Understanding Asexuality - Anthony F. Bogaert  

Substance Abuse 
Helping Your Chemically Dependent Teenager Recover: A Guide for Parents and Other Concerned Adults - Peter R. Cohen   

Living Sober  – Anonymous 

Rational Recovery: The New Cure for Substance Addiction  – Jack Trimpey 

Recovering Our Children: A Handbook for Parents of Young People in Early Recovery - John C Cates and Jennifer Cummings 

Recovery Options: The Complete Guide - Joseph Volpicelli and  Maia Szalavitz 

Relapse Prevention Counseling Workbook: Managing High-Risk Situations -Terence T. Gorski

SMART Recovery 3rd Edition Handbook Workbook– -Rosemary Hardin  (Editor) and  Dr. William Abbott 

Substance Abuse in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Guide to Treatment - Joseph Nowinski                          

The Thinking Person's Guide to Sobriety - Bert Pluymen 

Trauma and Recovery
8 Keys to Safe Trauma Recovery: Take-Charge Strategies to Empower Your Healing - Babette Rothschild

Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse - Mic Hunter

Getting Through the Day - Help for Adults Who Were Hurt as Children - Nancy Napier

Overcoming Trauma and PTSD: A Workbook Integrating Skills from ACT, DBT, and CBT - Sheela Raja and Susan M. Orsillo

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma - Bessel van der Kolk

The Me Nobody Knows: A Guide for Teen Survivors - Barbara Bean and Shari Bennett

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence-from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror - Judith Herman

Trauma Essentials: The Go-To Guide – Babette Rothschild

Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse - Mike Lew

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – Peter A. Levine