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Houston Texas Therapy Counseling Podcasts for Mental Health Books

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
for wild hearts & restless souls

Reading about mental health can be a helpful way to gain perspective and insight. As a therapist, I find that book recommendations for my clients can be a great tool for growth. Here are some of my personal favorites plus wishlist books I've heard good things about!

Houston Texas Therapy Counseling Podcasts for Mental Health Books

general mental health book recommendations

  • Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

  • The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

  • The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris

  • The Anger Trap by Dr. Les Carter

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

  • Loving What Is by Byron Katie

  • Self-Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsey Gibson

Houston Texas Therapy Counseling Podcasts for Mental Health Books

religious trauma & spiritual abuse book recommendations

  • Pure: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free by Linda Kay Klein.

  • Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover

  • Traumatized by Religious Abuse: Courage, Hope and Freedom for Survivors by Connie A. Baker

  • You Are Your Own: A Reckoning with the Religious Trauma of Evangelical Christianity by Jamie Lee Finch

Houston Texas Therapy Counseling Podcasts for Mental Health Books

body focused (i.e. positivity, acceptance, neutrality, justice) & mindful nutrition book recommendations

  • The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love by Sonya Renee Taylor

  • Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West

  • Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay 

  • What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat By Aubrey Gordon

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existential topics book recommendations

  • Staring at the Sun by Irvin Yalom

  • Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

Houston Texas Therapy Counseling Podcasts for Mental Health Books

couples, relationships, & sex book recommendations

  • Sexual Intelligence: What We Really Want From Sex and How to Get It by Dr. Marty Klein

  • Mating in Captivity by Esther Perel

  • Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman (or anything by Gottman) 

  • Attached: Are You Anxious, Avoidant Or Secure? How the Science of Adult Attachment Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love by Amir Levine and Rachel S. F. Heller

Houston Texas Therapy Counseling Podcasts for Mental Health Books

childhood trauma & narcissistic abuse book recommendations

  • Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents by Lindsay C. Gibson

  • Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed by Wendy T. Behary

  • Will I Ever Be Good Enough?: Healing the Daughters of Narcissistic Mothers by Karyl McBride

Houston Texas Therapy Counseling Podcasts for Mental Health Books

relatable, normalizing, memoir-based, & humor-driven book recommendations

  • Furiously Happy and Let's Pretend this Never Happened, both by Jenny Lawson

  • Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh

  • Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

  • We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby

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