Hannah Hernandez

Hannah Hernandez

Books to “up” your self care game

Priorotize yourself and your personal growth with reading.

Books for Mental Health

Below, you will find a list of some of my favorite therapeutic/self help books on a range of mental health subjects. Books not only encourage mindfulness by reading, but also use another style of learning to access your needs. I recommend many of these to my clients, and love discussing and processing their newfound insights and knowledge during our sessions. Enjoy!

Books for Mental Health: Self

  • When I say “No”I feel guilty by Manuel Smith
  • Mind over Mood by Dennis Greenberger and Christine Padesky
  • Boundaries by Henry Cloud
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne
  • The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris
  • Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life

Books for Mental Health: Relationships

  • Living and Loving After Betrayal by Steven Stosny
  • Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
  • The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the country’s Foremost Relationship Expert by John Gottman, PhD and Nan Silver

Books for Mental Health: Family and Parenting

  • Your Defiant Teen by Russell A. Barkley
  • The Teenage Brain by Frances E Jensen and Amy Ellis Nut
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish
  • Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, PhD and Daniel Goleman

Books for Mental Health: Addiction

  • Get your loved one sober by Robert J. Meyers and Brenda L. Wolfe
  • Beyond Addiction by Jeffrey Foote
  • Chasing the Scream: The Opposite of Addiction is Connection by Johann Hari

Books for Mental Health: Grief and Loss

  • On Death and Dying by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • On Grief and Grieving by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
  • Motherless Daughters by Hope Edelman

Books for Mental Health: Trauma

  • The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.

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