Reading List

Rachel A Sussman is a Relationship Expert and Therapist from NYC offering Individual Therapy, Couples Counseling and Breakup/Divorce Counseling

Recommended Reading

Abandonment Issues:
  • Anderson, Susan; The Journey from Abandonment to Healing: Turn the End of a Relationship into the Beginning of a New Life
Addiction and Recovery:
  • Fletcher, Anne; Sober for Good
Attention Deficit Disorder: (ADD)
  • Barkely, Russell A; Taking Charge of Adult ADHD
  • Kelly, Kate and Ramundo, Peggy; You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?
  • Nadeau, Kathleen; Understanding Girls with ADHD
  • Steven A. Safren, Susan Sprich, Carol A. Perlman and Michael W. OttoMastering Your Adult ADHD
  • Schaffer, Judith and Lindstrom, Christina; How to Raise an Adopted Child: A Guide to Help Your Child Flourish from Infancy Through Adolescence
  • Spring, J.A.; How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive
  • Spring, J.A.; After the Affair
Aging Parents:
  • Morris, V.; How to Care for Aging Parents
  • Pipher, M.; Another Country
Anxiety Disorders:
  • Bourne, Edmund J.; The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook
  • Edna B. Foa and Reid Wilson; Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions
  • Levenkron, Steven; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Treating and Understanding Crippling Habits
Break Up or Divorce:
  • Sussman, Rachel; The Breakup Bible: The Smart Woman's Guide to Healing from a Breakup or Divorce (Three Rivers Press; On Sale: January 3, 2012; Trade Paperback Original; $15.00)
Bi Polar Disorder:
  • Jamison, Kay Redfield; An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and
Brain Health:
  • Amen, M.D., Daniel; Change your Brain, Change your Life
  • Siegel, MD, Daniel; The Developing Mind: How Relationships and the Brain Interact to Shape Who We Are
Career Change / Job Search:
  • Anderson, Nancy; Passion; How to do What You Love for a Living
  • Berman Fortgang, Laura; Now What? 90 Days to a New Life Direction
  • Bolles, Richard; What Color is Your Parachute? 2005: A Practical Manual for Job Hunters and Career Changers
  • Braun Levine,Suzanne; Inventing the Rest of Our Lives:Women in Second Adulthood
  • Bronson, Po;What Should I Do With My Life?
  • Erickson Walker, Jean;The Age Advantage: Making the Most of your Midlife Career Transition
  • Figler, Howard; The Complete Job Search Handbook
  • Ibarra, Herminia;Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career
  • Jackson, Tom; Guerilla Tactics in the Job Market
  • Ryan, Robin;What To Do With The Rest of Your Life
  • Sher, Barbara;Wishcraft
  • Taylor,Jeff;Monster Careers
  • Wendleton,Kate;Targeting the Job You Want (the Five o'Clock Club)
  • Cohen, Jeff and Cohen, Carol; Dating, Inc.: Recruit, Select, and Retain the Right Man for the Relationship
  • Real, Terrance; I Don't Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression
  • Wayne J Katon, Evette Ludman, Gregory Simon; The Depression Helpbook
Eating Disorders:
  • Costin, Carolyn; The Eating Disorder Sourcebook; A Comprehensive Guide
  • Hall, Lindsey & Cohn, Leigh; Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery
  • Roth, Geneen; When Food is Love
  • Roth, Geneen; Breaking Free from Emotional Eating
  • Roth, Geneen; Feeding the Hungry Heart
Managing Finances:
  • Ramsey, Dave; The total money make over
  • Bauer, Joy; Slim and Scrumptious: More Than 75 Delicious, Healthy Meals Your Family Will Love
  • Bauer, Joy; Food Cures
Personality Disorders (Narcissism/ Borderline Personality):
  • Golomb, Elan; Trapped in the Mirror
  • Masterson, James; Search for the Real Self
  • Miller, Alice; The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
  • Brown, Nina; Children of the Self-Absorbed
Relationships, Intimacy & Sexuality:
  • Barbach, L.; For Each Other: Sharing Sexual Intimacy
  • Barbach, L.; For Yourself: The Fulfillment of Female Sexuality (for women)
  • Barbach, L.; Pleasures: Women Write Erotica (for women)
  • Butler and Lewis; Sex After Sixty
  • Enright, R.D.; Forgiveness Is a Choice: A Step-by-Step Process for Resolving Anger and Restoring Hope
  • Gottman, John, Silver, Nan; Seven Principals for Making Marriage Work
  • Gottman, John, Gottman Schwartz, Julie; Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage
  • Gottman, John; The Relationship Cure
  • Gottman, John; The Seven Principals for Making Your Marriage Work
  • Hendrix, H.; Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
  • Johnson, Sue; Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love
  • Lerner, Harriet; The Dance of Connection
  • McCarthy, B. & McCarthy, E., Sexual Awareness: Enhancing Sexual Pleasure
  • O Connor, D.; How to Make Love to the Same Person for the Rest of Your Life and Still Enjoy It
  • Real, Terrence; The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Know to Make Love Work
  • Real, Terrence; How Can I Get Through to You? Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women
  • Schnarch, D.; Passionate Marriage
  • Zilbergeld; The New Male Sexuality (for men)
  • Kabat-Zinn, Jon; Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life
  • Salzberg, Sharon; Insight Meditation; A Step- by- Step Course on How to Meditate
  • Pipher, M.; Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls
  • Mogel, W.; The Blessings of a Skinned Knee
  • Taffel, Ron; Parenting by Heart: How to Stay Connected to Your Child in a Disconnected World
  • Levine, Mel; A Mind at a Time
  • Siegel, D. and Harzell, M.; Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding can help you raise children who thrive
  • Levine, Madeline; The Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage Are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids
  • Kornfield, Jack; A Path With Heart - A Guide Through the Perils and Promises of Spiritual Life
  • Kornfield, Jack; A Wise Heart - A Guide to the Universal Teachings of Buddhist Psychology
  • Thich Nhat Hanh; The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching by
Sexual Abuse:
  • Bass, E. and Davis, L.; The Courage to Heal
  • Davis, L.; The Courage to Heal Workbook
  • Naparstek, Bellruth; Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How they Heal
Trauma & Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):
  • Herman, J.; Trauma and Recovery

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Recommended Book

How Can I Get Through to You? Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women
by Terrence Real

"This is a wonderful book for couples to read. I just took a seminar W/ Terry - and he's great."

- Rachel

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