Self-Help Books


• Anger

• Assertiveness


• Anxiety

• Bipolar Disorder

• Depression

Dev Transitions

• Divorce

• Domestic Violence

• Drugs & Alcohol

• Eating Disorders

• Grief & Loss


• Procrastination

• Perfectionism

• Sexual Assault

• Relationships

• Self-Esteem

• Self-Injury

• Sexual Abuse

• Shyness

• Stress

• Suicide

• Time Mngmt


Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) / Recovery from Dysfunctional Families 

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics

Janet Woititz

  • Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics

Robert J. Ackerman

  • Recovery: A Guide for Adult Children of Alcoholics

Julie D. Bowden, Herbert L. Gravitz

  • The Adult Children of Alcoholics Syndrome: From Discovery to Recovery

Wayne Kritsberg

  • Struggle for Intimacy

Janet Woititz

  • Healing the Shame that Binds You

John Bradshaw

  • Lovebound: Recovering from an Alcoholic Family

Phyllis Hobe


  • The Anger Control Workbook

Matthew McKay, Peter Rogers

  • Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger

Thomas J. Harbin

  • When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within

Matthew McKay, Peter D. Rogers, Judith McKay

  • The Angry Self: A Comprehensive Approach to Anger Management

Miriam M. Gottlieb

  • Dance of Anger: Woman’s Guide to Changing Patterns of Intimate Relationships

Harriet Lerner

  • Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion

Carol Tavris


  • When I Say No, I Feel Guilty

Manuel Smith

  • Asserting Yourself

Sharon Anthony Bower & Gordon H. Bower

  • Assertive Option: Your Rights and Responsibilities

Patricia Jakubowski

  • Your Perfect Right: A Guide to Assertive Living

Robert Alberti, Michael Emmons

Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD) 

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

Kate Kelly, Peggy Ramundo

  • Driven to Distraction : Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood

Edward M. Howell

  • ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

Judith Kolberg, Kathleen Nadeau

  • Delivered from Distraction: Getting the Most of Out of Life with Attention-Deficit Disorder

Edward M. Howell

  • The Gift of Adult ADD: How to Transform Your Challenges & Build on Your Strengths

Lara Honos-Webb

  • Is It You, Me, or Adult A.D.D.? Stopping the Roller Coaster When Someone You Love Has Attention Deficit Disorder

Gina Pera

  • You, Your Relationship & Your ADD: A Workbook

Michael T. Bell

  • ADHD: A Complete and Authoritative Guide (American Academy of Pediatrics)

Michael I. Reiff, Sherill Tippins


  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness

Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook

Edmund J. Bourne

  • Beyond Anxiety and Phobia: A Step-by-Step Guide to Lifetime Recovery

Edmund J. Bourne

  • When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Anxiety Therapy Can Change Your Life

David D. Burns

  • Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks

Reid Wilson

  • Healing Fear: New Approaches to Overcoming Anxiety

Edmund Bourne

  • Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook

Martha Davis, Matthew McKay

  • Overcoming Panic, Anxiety, & Phobias: New Strategies to Free Yourself from Worry and Fear

Carol Goldman, Shirley Babior

  • Overcoming Anxiety: From Short-Term Fixes to Long-Term Recovery

Reneau Z. Peurifoy

Bipolar Disorder 

  • An Unquiet Mind

Kay Redfield Jamison

  • Why Am I Up, Why Am I Down? Understanding Bipolar Disorder

Roger Granet, Elizabeth Ferber

  • New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder

Jan Fawcett, Bernard Golden, Nancy Rosenfeld

  • The Bipolar Workbook: Tools for Controlling Your Mood Swings

Monica Ramirez Basco

  • The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide: What You and Your Family Need to Know

David J. Miklowitz


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

Terrence Real

  • Learned Optimism: How to Change your Mind and Your Life

Martin E. P. Seligman

  • The Feeling Good Handbook

David D. Burns

  • The Depression Cure: The 6-Step Program to Beat Depression without Drugs

Stephen S. Illardi

  • Man’s Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankl

  • Prisioners of Our Thoughts: Viktor Frankl’s Principles for Discovering Meaning in Life and Work

Alex Pattakos

  • The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

Alice Miller

  • Dark Nights of the Soul: A Guide To Finding Your Way Through Life’s Ordeals

 Thomas Moore

  • Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy

David. Burns

  • Living Without Depression and Manic Depression: A Workbook for Maintaining Mood Stability

Mary Ellen Copeland

  • You Are Not Alone: Words of Experience and Hope for the Journey Through Depression

Julia Thorne & Larry Rothstein

Developmental Transitions 

  • The Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in your Twenties

Alexandra Robbins, Abbey Wilner

  • Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years

Karen Levin Coburn, Madge Lawrence Treeger

  • Cutting Loose: A Guide to Coming to Terms with your Parents

Howard Halpern

  • Making Peace with Your Parents: The Key to Enriching Your Life and All Your Relationships

Leonard Felder, Harold H. Bloomfield


  • The Divorce Handbook

James Friedman

  • Learning to Leave: A Woman’s Guide

Lynnette Triere, Richard Peacock

  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life

Abigail Trafford

  • Divorce & New Beginnings: A Complete Guide to Recovery, Solo Parenting, Co-Parenting, and Stepfamilies

Genevieve Clapp

Domestic Violence 

  • It's My Life Now: Starting Over After an Abusive Relationship or Domestic Violence

Meg Kennedy Dugan, Roger R. Hock

  • Surviving Domestic Violence: Voices of Women Who Broke Free

Elaine Weiss, Michael Magill

  • Breaking Free from Partner Abuse: Voices of Battered Women Caught in the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Mary Marecek & Jamie Moffet

  • Dangerous Dating: Helping Young Women Say No to Abusive Relationships

Patricia Riddle Gaddis

  • What to Do When Love Turns Violent: A Practical Resource for Women in Abusive Relationships

Marian Betancourt

  • Men's Work: How to Stop the Violence That Tears Our Lives Apart

Paul Kivel

Drugs and Alcohol 

  • Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy

Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder, Wilkie Wilson

  • Addictive Personality: Understanding Addiction and Compulsive Behavior

Craig Nakken

  • Educating Yourself About Alcohol and Drugs : A People's Primer

Marc Alan Schuckit

  • Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism

Katherine Ketcham, William F. Asbury, Mel Schulstad, Arthur P. Ciaramicoli

Eating Disorders 

  • Surviving an Eating Disorder: Strategies for Family & Friends

Michelle Siegel, Judith Brisman

  • Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery

Lindsey Hall, Monika Ostroff

  • Why Weight: A Guide to Ending Compulsive Eating

Geneen Roth

  • Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating

Geneen Roth

  • Dying To Be Thin: Understanding & Defeating Anorexia and Bulimia

Ira Sacker, Marc Zimmer

  • Overcoming Binge Eating

Christopher Fairburn

  • Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery

Lindsey Hall, Leigh Cohn

Grief & Loss 

  • Lessons of Loss: A Guide to Coping

Robert Neimeyer

  • The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition: The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses including Health, Career, and Faith

John W. James, Russell Friedman

  • On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, David Kessler

  • How To Go On Living When Someone You Love Dies

Therese A. Rando

  • The Grieving Child: A Parent’s Guide

Helen Fitzgerald

  • No Time to Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

Carla Fine

  • Living Through Mourning: Finding Comfort and Hope When a Loved One Has Died

Harriet Sarnoff Schiff

  • The Courage to Grieve

Judy Tatelbaum

  • Living When a Loved One Has Died

Earl A. Grollman

  • The Drama and Trauma of Losing a Child

Douglas Daher

  • The Mourning Handbook : The Most Comprehensive Resource Offering Practical and Compassionate Advice on Coping With All Aspects of Death and Dying

Helen Fitzgerald

  • Motherless Daughters

Hope Edelman

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

  • Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals: The Hidden Epidemic of Obessive-Compulsive Disorder

Ian Osborne

  • Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Gail Steketee

  • Over and Over Again: Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Fugen Neziroglu, Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders: A Complete Guide to Getting Well and Staying Well

 Fred Penzel

  • Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome your Obsessions and Compulsions

Reid Wilson, Edna B. Foa


  • The Procrastinator's Handbook: Mastering the Art of Doing It Now

Rita Emmett

  • Procrastination: Why You Do it, What To Do About It

Jane Burka, Lenora Yuen

  • The Now Habit: Overcoming Procrastination and Enjoying Guilt-Free Play

Neil A. Fiore

  • Do It Now! : Break the Procrastination Habit

William J. Knaus, John W. Edgerly


  • Never Good Enough: Freeing Yourself from Chains of Perfectionism

Monica Ramirez Basco

  • Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good

Miriam Adderholdt

  • Never Good Enough: How to Use Perfectionism to Your Advantage

Monica Ramirez Basco

  • Too Perfect: When Being in Control Gets Out of Control

Allan E. Mallinger, Jeannette Dewyze

  • Overcoming Perfectionism: The Key to Balanced Recovery

 Ann W. Smith

  • When Perfect Isn't Good Enough: Strategies for Coping With Perfectionism

Martin M. Antony

Rape and Sexual Assault 

  • I Never Called it Rape: Recognizing, Fighting and Surviving Date Rape

Robin Warshaw

  • Recovering from Rape

Linda A. Ledray, Linda E. Ledray

  • When You Are the Partner of a Rape or Incest Survivor

Robert Barry Levine

  • Sexual Assault: Will I Ever Feel Okay Again?

Kay Scott

  • Recovery

Helen Benedict, Susan Brison

  • Healing Your Sexual Self

Janet Woititz

  • After Silence: Rape and My Journey Back

Nancy Venable Raine

  • Telling: A Memoir of Rape and Recovery

Patricia Weaver Francisco

  • Trust After Trauma: A Guide to Relationships for Survivors

Aphrodite Matsakis

  • Finding Life Beyond Trauma: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Heal from Post-Traumatic Stress and Trauma-Related Problems

Victoria M. Follette, Jacqueline Pistorello


  • Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples

Harville Hendrix

  • Feeling Good Together: The Secret to Making a Troubled Relationship Work

David D. Burns

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

John Gottman

  • Love is Never Enough: How Couples Can Overcome Misunderstandings, Resolve Conflicts, and Solve Problems Through Cognitive Therapy

Aaron Beck

  • Keeping the Love You Find: A Personal Guide

Harville Hendrix

  • A Couple’s Guide to Communication

John Gottman

  • The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships

 John Gottman

  • The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationships

Don Miguel Ruiz

  • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful

Janis Abrahms Spring, Michael Spring

  • The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships

Harriet Lerner

  • Conversationally Speaking : Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness

Alan Garner

  • Letting Go: A 12-Week Personal Action Program to Overcome a Broken Heart

Zev Wanderer, Tracy Cabot

  • Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends

Bruce Fisher, Robert Alberti, Virginia Satir

  • The Dance of Intimacy

Harriet Lerner

  • The Couple’s Journey: Intimacy as a Path to Wholeness

Susan M. Campbell

  • Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting With Your Partner

Phil McGraw

  • Communicating in Relationships: A Guide for Couples & Professionals

Frank D. Fincham, Leyan O. L. Fernandes, Keith Humphreys

  • In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want

Iyanla Vanzant

  • Passionate Attachments: Thinking About Love

Willard Gaylin, Ethel Pearson

  • Intimate Connections

David Burns

Self Esteem 

  • Self-Esteem: A Proven Program of Cognitive Techniques for Assessing, Improving, and Maintaining Your Self-Esteem

Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning

  • The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem

Nathaniel Branden

  • How to Raise Your Self-Esteem

Nathaniel Branden

  • Revolution From Within: A Book of Self Esteem

Gloria Steinem

  • Women And Self Esteem

Linda Sanford, Mary Ellen Donovan

  • Intimate Connections

David Burns

  • Confidence: Finding it and Loving it

Barbara DeAngelis

  • Love 101: To Love Oneself is the Beginning of a Lifelong Romance

Peter McWilliams

  • Ten Days to Self-Esteem

David D. Burns


  • Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation

Steven Levenkron

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

Marilee Strong

  • The Scarred Soul: Understanding & Ending Self-Inflicted Violence

Tracy Alderman

Sexual Abuse  

  • Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Wendy Maltz

  • Allies in Healing: When the Person You Love Was Sexually Abused as a Child

Laura Davis

  • Courage to Heal: Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse

Ellen Bass, Laura Davis

  • Incest and Sexuality: A Guide to Understanding

Wendy Maltz

  • A Safe Place: Beyond Sexual Abuse

Jan Morrison


  • Shyness: A Bold New Approach: Managing Your Shyness at Work, Making Small Talk, Navigating Social Situations

Bernardo Carducci

  • The Shyness & Social Anxiety Workbook: Proven Techniques for Overcoming Your Fears

Martin M. Antony, Richard P. Swinson

  • How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends

Don Gabor

  • Beyond Shyness: How to Conquer Social Anxieties

Jonathan Berent, Amy Lemley

  • Hidden Face of Shyness: Overcoming Social Anxiety

Franklin Schneier, Lawrence Welkowitz

  • People Skills

Robert Bolton

  • Intimate Connections

David Burns

  • Conversationally Speaking : Tested New Ways to Increase Your Personal and Social Effectiveness

Alan Garner

Stress Management and Relaxation 

  • The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook

Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman, Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning

  • Live Right! Beating Stress in College and Beyond

Debra Atkinson, Pat Ketchum

  • Kicking Your Stress Habits

Donald A. Tubesing

  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers: Guide to Stress-Related Diseases, and Coping

Robert Sapolsky

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life

Jon Kabat-Zinn


  • No Time To Say Goodbye: Surviving the Suicide of a Loved One

Carla Fine

  • When Bad Things Happen To Good People

Harold Kushner

  • Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide

Kaye Redfield Jamison

Time Management 

  • Time Management from the Inside Out: The Foolproof System for Taking Control of Your Schedule and Your Life

Julie Morgenstern

  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

Atul Gawande

  • Stop Clutter From Stealing Your Life

Mike Nelson

  • Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

David Allen

  • Checklists for Life: 104 Lists to Help You Get Organized, Save Time, and Unclutter Your Life

Kirsten M. Lagatree

  • How to Get Control of Your Time and Your Life

Alan Lakein