These are books, links to websites  and other resources that I and my clients find helpful. I hope you will, too.


Anxiety and Panic

  • Feel the Fear… and Do It Anyway – Susan Jeffers
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook – Edmund J. Bourne
  • Master Your Panic and Take Back Your Life – Denise F. Beckfield
  • Anxiety Disorder Association of America – Information and Resources
  • Anxiety BC – Information and Resources
  • Masters in Psychology – Provides descriptions of various Anxiety Disorders and information about careers in psychology.

Assertiveness and Communication

  • Asserting Yourself: A Practical Guide For Positive Change – Sharon A. Bower and Gordon H. Bower
  • The Assertiveness Workbook: How to Express Your Ideas and Stand Up for Yourself at Work and in Relationships – Randy J. Paterson
  • Codependent No More – Melody Beattie
  • The Dance of Anger – Harriet Lerner
  • Your Perfect Right – Robert E. Alberti and Michael Emmons


  • Becoming Attached – Robert Karen

Bookstores Specializing in Psychology and Self-Help Books

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy

  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy – David Burns
  • Mind Over Mood – Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky
  • The Feeling Good Handbook – David Burns

Couples and Relationships

  • Getting the Love You Want – Harville Hendrix
  • Keeping the Love You Find – Harville Hendrix
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – John Gottman
  • How Can I get Through to You – Terrence Real
  • Journey of the Heart – John Welwood
  • Love and Awakening – John Welwood
  • The Dance of Intimacy – Harriet Goldhor Lerner
  • After the Affair – Janis Abrahms Spring
  • The Gottman Institute
Note: Many resources for couples are written from a heterosexual and/or traditional relationship (e.g., marriage, monogamy) perspective. While this lack of appreciation for diversity is unfortunate, they still offer helpful information for couples in same-sex, non-binary, and/or non-traditional relationships.


  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy – David Burns
  • Mind Over Mood – Dennis Greenberger and Christine A. Padesky
  • The Feeling Good Handbook – David Burns
  • Antidepressant Skills Workbook
  • Blue Pages – Information about Depression



Mindfulness, Meditation and Spirituality

  • Full Catastrophe Living – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • Wherever you Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment – Eckhart Tolle
  • Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscoring the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Practice – Lauren Artress
  • When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times – Pema Chodron
  • The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness – Pema Chodron
  • The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times – Pema Chodron
  • Pema Chodron


  • Managing Pain Before It Manages You – Margaret A. Caudill
  • Pain, Learning to Live Without It – David Corey
  • Learning to Master Your Chronic Pain – Robert Jamison

Profession of Psychology


  • The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook – Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew Mckay

Trauma, Abuse and Recovery

  • I can’t Get Over It: A Handbook for Trauma Survivors – Aphrodite Matsakis
  • The Courage to Heal – Ellen Bass and Laura Davis
  • Allies in Healing – Laura Davis
  • Trauma and Recovery – Judith Lewis Herman
  • Walking the Tiger: Healing Trauma – Peter A. Levine
  • The Trauma Centre – Dr. Bessel van der Kolk