Books Recommendations

I like using books as an aid in therapy for people who willing to expand their knowledge. I am working on my own book that hopefully will be published one day.
These are the “usual suspects” - books that I often recommend to read. I have received a positive feedback from people who took the time to read and apply some of these books on their lives. So, I would like to share some of those recommendations:

• For women dealing with effects of present or past abusive relationships with intimate partners:
“Why does he do that?” by Lundy Bancroft
“The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect us from Violence” by Gavin De Becker
“Not to people like us” by Susan Weitzman

• For people dealing with self-focused (narcissistic) individuals in their lives (such as spouse,
parent, close friend, etc)

“The Wizard of Oz and other narcissists” by Eleanor D. Payson
“Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents ” by Nina Brown

• For people dealing with anxiety throughout their life and have been traumatized by their
parents’ criticism and other traumatic events:

“Waking the tiger” by Peter Levine
“Trauma through a child’s eyes” by Peter Levine

• For people who would like to improve their marriage I would definitely recommend John
Gottman’s books.
Gottman institute has a wonderful FaceBook page that often posts valuable
quotes and articles about marriage, spousal relationships and love. If you are on Facebook,
consider “liking” Gottman Institute.
“7 principles to keep your marriage” by John Gottman

•For parents who are either looking to improve their parenting style or dealing with their
children’s negative emotions such as anger or fear, I would recommend a few books.

“How to raise an emotionally intelligent child” by John Gottman
“Get out of my life, but first can you drive me and Cheryl to the mall ” by Anthony E. Wolf


Inna Danieli, LCSW           Tel: 917-725-0884        email: