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We have provided some helpful resources to help you on your journey towards wellness and healing.  he suggested readings page is a compilation of my favorite psychology and wellness books; most of the books should be readily accessible from the self-help section of your local book shop or your favorite online book retailer.

Anti-Racism & Racial Justice Resources

Anti-Racism, White Supremacy, & Racial Justice Primers

Resources for White Folks to Learn & Talk About Racism

Racial Trauma & Antiracist Clinical Approaches

Resources for People of Color

Videos & Podcasts

Suggested Readings

Suggested Readings

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Abuse & Trauma:

  • The Courage to Heal by Bass and Davis

  • Trauma and Recovery by J. Herman

  • The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

  • Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

  • Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children by Eliana Gil

  • The Sexual Healing Journey by Wendy Maltz

  • The Body Keeps The Score by Bessel van der Kolk



  • The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook  by Edmund Bourne

  • Coping with Anxiety by Edmund Bourne

  • The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques by Margaret Wehrenberg


Couples & Relationships:

  • Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment by Amir Levine & Rachel Heller

  • Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel

  • Partnering: A New Kind of Relationship by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone

  • Hold Me Tight by Susan Johnson

  • Dance of Connection by Harriet Lerner

  • The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz


Depression & Self- Esteem

  • Silencing The Self: Women and Depression by Dana Jack

  • Embracing Your Inner Critic by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone



  • Man’s Search of Meaning by Viktor Frankl

  • Existential Psychotherapy  by Irving Yalom


Latinx Identity, Psychology & Wellness

  • The Maria Paradox by Rosa Maria Gil

  • Voicing Chicana Feminisms: Young Women Speak Out on Sexuality and Identity by Aida Hurtado

  • Intersectional Chicana Feminisms by Aida Hurtado

  • Beyond Machismo: Intersectional Latino Masculinities by Aida Hurtado

  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom


  • Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart by Tara Bennett-Goleman

  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by  Christopher K. Germer PhD and Sharon Salzberg


Psychotherapy & Psychology:

  • Love’s Executioner by Irving Yalom

  • Intimate Journeys by James Bugental

  • The Tao of Psychology by Jean Shinoda Bolen

  • Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche by Robert Johnson

Racial Trauma & Anti-Oppression:

  • Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience by Sheila Wise Rowe

  • My Grandmother's Hands, Resmaa Menakem

  • Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Joy Degruy

  • The Unapologetic Guide to Black Mental Health: Navigate an Unequal System, Learn Tools for Emotional Wellness, and Get the Help you Deserve, by Rheeda Walker, Ph.D.

  • Black Women’s Mental Health: Balancing Strength and Vulnerability, edited by Stephanie Y. Evans, Ph.D.

  • Liberation Psychology edited by Lillian Comas-Diaz & Edit Torres Rivera


  • The Guide to Getting It On  by Paul Joannides

  • Sex for One by Betty Dodson

  • The New Male Sexuality by Bernie Zilbergeld

  • Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Program for Women by Julia Heiman & Joseph L

  • The Sexual Healing Journey by Wendy Maltz


Women's Issues:

  • Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women by Jean Shinoda Bolen

  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls  by Mary Pipher

  • Silencing The Self: Women and Depression by Dana Jack


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