Book Recommendations

David D. Burns, MD
"Feeling Good"
"When Panic Attacks"

These are excellent, easy to understand explanations of how Cognitive Behavioral therapy works to help people overcome depression, anxiety, panic and phobias.

Oliver Sacks, MD
"The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat"
"A Leg to Stand On"

These stories provide a fascinating look at unusual neurological disorders and Dr. Sacks's compassionate approach to treating not only the disease, but also the whole person.

M. Scott Peck, MD
"The Road Less Traveled"

The first eighty or so pages of this ubiquitous book are absolutely brilliant. As for the rest, well, you decide. It can be found for about $1.00 at most used bookstores.

Irvin D. Yalom, MD
"Love's Executioner"
"Momma and the Meaning of Life"
"Lying on the Couch"

Yalom is my personal favorite therapist /author. "Love's Executioner" and "Momma and the Meaning of Life" are case studies that are entertaining, heart-breaking and humorous. They provide the reader with an inside look at therapy from an existential perspective.
"Lying on the Couch" is an absorbing novel about the dilemmas and complexities of psychotherapy as it reveals therapists in all their flawed humanness and imperfections. It is highly entertaining as well as instructive.