Reading books alone is not a substitute for therapy, but it can be a useful adjunct to therapy and can be a support when therapy isn’t accessible. Learn more about some of our favorite books, below.
BOOKS ON OCD
The Mindfulness Workbook for OCD by Jon Hershfield, MFT, and Tom Corboy, MFT
The Imp of the Mind by Lee Baer, Ph.D.
Tormenting Thoughts and Secret Rituals by Ian Osborn, M.D.
When a Family Member Has OCD by Jon Hershfield, MFT
Freeing Your Child from OCD by Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D.
What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck by Dawn Huebner, Ph. D.
BOOKS ON ANXIETY
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.
Freeing Your Child From Anxiety by Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D.
What to Do When You Worry Too Much by Dawn Huebner, Ph. D.
BOOKS ON BODY DYSMORPHIC DISORDER
The Broken Mirror by Katharine A. Phillips, M.D.
BOOKS ON EATING DISORDERS AND DISORDERED EATING
Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., and Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A.
The Intuitive Eating Workbook by Evelyn Tribole, M.S., R.D., and Elyse Resch, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A.
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder by Carolyn Costin MA, MEd, MFT, and Gwen Schubert Grabb, MFT
8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder Workbook by Carolyn Costin MA, MEd, MFT, and Gwen Schubert Grabb, MFT
Health at Every Size by Lindo Bacon, Ph.D.
BOOKS ON POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Reclaiming Your Life from a Traumatic Experience by Barbara Olasov Rothbaum, Ph. D., Edna B. Foa, Ph.D., et al.
BOOKS ON BODY-FOCUSED REPETITIVE BEHAVIORS
Overcoming Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors by Charles S. Mansueto, Ph.D., Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek, LCSW-C and Ruth Goldfinger Golomb, LCPC
The Hair-Pulling Problem by Fred Penzel, Ph.D.
BOOKS ON DEPRESSION
Overcoming Depression by Mark Gilson, Ph.D. et al.
BOOKS ON ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY
The Happiness Trap by Russ Harris, M.D.
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life by Steven C. Hayes, Ph.D.
BOOKS ON MINDFULNESS
Living Beautifully with Uncertainty and Change by Pema Chödrön
No Mud, No Lotus by Thich Nhat Hanh
When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön
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