I'm often asked by individuals and couples that I work with what kind of book recommendations I have for the variety of issues they see coming up within their lives. This inspired me to put together the below list, I hope you enjoy!
This is a wonderful book on critical conversations to have with your partner. Often when couples come to therapy they are missing some of the critical conversations from this book and it's often my first recommendation.
This book gives ideas and practical suggestions on how to address difficult conversations through the author's model. I often recommend it for couples, but it's great if you also just want to work on your personal communication.
Attachment and Trauma
I do a lot of work with client's on their attachment style, as I believe secure attachment is one of the greatest resources a client can have. Often my recommendation for this book comes out of those conversations, as clients or couples want to learn more about the theory.
This book is a bit more clinical in nature, but it still does a great job of talking about how the body holds trauma, and ways to release it. Two of the forms of therapy it recommends (EMDR and Somatic Experiencing) I practice so this is a great look at the science around trauma.