Licensed Professional Counselor & Registered Art Therapist
Books and research have always provided me with a solid support structure in navigating life’s difficulties. In seeking information I am able to take action and can proceed fortified and informed by those who have traveled a particular road before me. There is also comfort in discovering I am not alone in dealing with a particular life challenge. It is my hope that the books and links listed below will shine some light in your own healing path.
Art is a Way of Knowing: A Guide to Self-knowledge and Spiritual Fulfillment Through Creativity (1995) – by Pat B. Allen
Art as Spiritual Path: Engaging the Sacred Through the Practice of Art and Writing (2005) – by Pat B. Allen
The Soul’s Palette: Drawing on Art’s Transformative Powers for Health and Well-being (2002) – by Cathy A. Malchiodi
The Art Therapy Sourcebook (2007) – by Cathy A. Malchiodi
Brainspotting: The Revolutionary New Therapy for Rapid and Effective Change (2013) – by David Grand, Ph.D.
The Comfort of Home: A Complete Guide for Caregivers (2007) – by Maria M. Meyer
The Caregiver Helpbook: Powerful Tools for Caregiving (2006) – by Marilyn Cleland & Vicki L. Schmall
When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times (2000) – by Pema Chodron
Comfortable With Uncertainty: 108 Teachings on Cultivating Fearlessness and Compassion (2003) – by Pema Chodron
Anger: Wisdom for Cooling the Flames (2001) – by Thich Nhat Hanh
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness (1990) - by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.
Transforming Depression: Healing the Soul Through Creativity (1993, 2002) – by David Rosen, M.D.
DEATH AND DYING
On Death and Dying (1969) – by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.
How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter (1993) – by Sherwin B. Nuland
Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends (2005) – by Bruce Fisher
Why Does He Do That?: Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men (2003) – by Lundy Bancroft
Ditch That Jerk: Dealing With Men Who Control and Hurt Women (2000) – by Pamela Jayne, MA
DREAM AND SYMBOL WORK
The Dream Book: Symbols for Self Understanding (2001) – by Betty Bethards
The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Symbolism (2010) – by ARAS (Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism)
Animal Life in Nature, Myth and Dreams (2003) – by Elizabeth Caspari
Animal Spirit Guides: An Easy-to-Use Handbook for Identifying and Understanding Your Power Animals and Animal Spirit Helpers (2006) – by Steven D. Farmer, Ph.D.
Man and His Symbols (1964) – by Carl G. Jung
The Herder Symbol Dictionary: Symbols from Art, Archeology, Mythology, Literature and Religion (1986) – by Herder Lexikon
The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects (1995) – by Barbara G. Walker
Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets (1995) – by Barbara G. Walker
Tapping In: A Step-By-Step Guide to Activating Your Healing Resources Through Bilateral Stimulation (2008) – by Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.
EMDR Essentials: A Guide for Clients and Therapists (2009) – by Barb Maiberger
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus: A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationships (1992) – by John Gray, Ph.D.
Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples (2004) – by Harville Hendrix
Keeping the Love You Find: A Personal Guide (1993) – by Harville Hendrix
You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation (1990) – by Deborah Tannen, Ph.D.
The Female Brain (2007) – by Louann Brizendir, M.D.
Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes (2004) – by William Bridges
Broken Open: How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow (2005) – by Elizabeth Lesser
MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION PRACTICE
Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living (1994) – by Pema Chodron
Tonglen : The Path of Transformation (2001) – by Pema Chodron
Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life (1991) – by Thich Nhat Hanh
Wherever You Go, There You Are (2005) – by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Ordinary Magic: Everyday Life as Spiritual Path (1992) – by John Welwood
STROKE AND BRAIN INJURY
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey (2009) – by Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D.
Over My Head: A Doctor’s Own Story of Head Injury from the Inside Looking Out (1998, 2000) – by Claudia L. Osborn
Living With Brain Injury: A Guide for Families (2001) – by Richard Senelick, M.D. & Karla Dougherty
Head Injury Second Edition: The Facts (1998, 2006) – by D. Gronwall, P. Wrightson, & P. Waddell
Healing from Trauma: A Survivor’s Guide to Understanding Your Symptoms and Reclaiming Your Life (2008) – by Jasmin Lee Cori, MS, LPC
Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror (1992,1997) – by Judith Herman, M.D.
The Inner World of Trauma: Archetypal Defenses of the Personal Spirit (1996) – by Donald Kalsched
The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth (2000) – by Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph. D
WOMEN’S ISSUES AND PERSONAL GROWTH
Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (2005) – by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
Goddesses in Everywoman : Powerful Archetypes in Women’s Lives (2004) – by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
Goddesses in Older Women: Archetypes in Women Over Fifty (2014) – by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
Crossing to Avalon: A Woman’s Midlife Quest for the Sacred Feminine (2004) – by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
Descent to the Goddess: A Way of Initiation for Women (1981) – by Sylvia Brinton Perera
Meeting the Madwoman: Breaking Through Fear and Destructive Patterns to a Balanced and Creative Life (1993) – by Linda Schierse Leonard
The Wounded Woman: Healing the Father-Daughter Relationship (1982) – by Linda Schierse Leonard
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter: A Woman’s Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine (2006) – by Sue Monk Kidd
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing (1998, 1994) – by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
The Wisdom of Menopause (1999) – by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
CHILDHOOD SEXUAL ABUSE