Books & Articles

The following writings are resources that I, my colleagues, or clients have found helpful. Please note that I have not read all of these, so am not personally endorsing them.


Dr. Weisinger’s Anger Work-Out Book: Step-by-Step Methods for Greater Productivity, Better Relationships, Healthier Life, Hendrie Weisinger


The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Edmund Bourne

The Anxiety and Worry Workbook: The Cognitive Behavioral Solution, David Clark

Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Mark Williams & Danny Penman

Depression/ Happiness:

The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day

The Four Agreements, Miguel Ruiz

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Angela Duckworth

The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck

The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, Michael Puett

Rewire Your Brain: Think Your Way to a Better Life, John B. Arden

Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself, Kristin Neff

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works—A True Story, Dan Harris


Angry Octopus: Children Learn How to Control Anger, Reduce Stress and Fall Asleep Faster, Lori Lite


Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids, Mona Delahooke

The Difficult Child, Stanley Turecki

Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope With Explosive Feelings, Christine Fonseca

The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever And What to Do About It, Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child, Marc Weissbluth

The Highly Sensitive Child, Elaine Aron

The Highly Sensitive Parent, Elaine Aron

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish

1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting, Thomas Phelan

Parenting Your Out-of-Control Child: An Effective, Easy-to-Use Program for Teaching Self-Control, George Kapalka

Solve Your Child’s Sleep Problems, Richard Ferber

Solving Executive Function Challenges: Simple Ways to Get Kids with Autism Unstuck and on Target, Lauren Kenworthy (Note: while this book is written with children with Autism in mind, the strategies can be helpful for children with a variety of mental health and/ or behavioral difficulties)

Book and articles by Emily Oster


Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Zaretta Hammond

The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation, Elena Aguilar

The Together Teacher, Maia Heyck-Merlin


Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love, Amir Levine & Rachel Heller

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, & Al Switzler

The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman

It’s Not Me, It’s You, John Kim and Vanessa Bennett

Set Boundaries, Find Peace: A Guide to Reclaiming Yourself, Nedra Glover Tawwab

Women’s Issues:

The Female Brain, Louann Brizendine

How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids, Jancee Dunn

Untamed, Glennon Doyle

Come as You Are: The Surprising New Science that Will Transform Your Sex Life, Emily Nagoski

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Sheryl Sandberg


Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, & Sheila Heen

Give and Take, Adam Grant

Originals, Adam Grant