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 Recommended reading 

Please  e-mail me if you have recommendations or questions, or if you are an author and would like me to review your book, podcast or app.


Skills Training Manual for Treating Borderline Personality Disorder, Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.


The High Conflict Couple: A Dialectical Behavior Therapy Guide to Finding Peace, Intimacy, and Validation, Alan E. Fruzzetti, Ph.D., Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D. 

Reinventing Your Life, by Young & Klosko


The Buddha and the Borderline, Kiera Van Gelder


Validation and Psychotherapy, Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D.

Disarming the Narcissist, Wendy Behary

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships, by Robert Alberti, Ph.D., and Michael Emmons, Ph.D.


How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain, Lisa Feldman Barrett

How to Keep House While Drowing, by KC Davis, LPC


Hardwiring Happiness, Rick Hanson, Ph.D.


Buddha's Brain, Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry, Richard E. Zinbarg, Michelle G. Craske, David H. Barlow


Don't Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor


Monkey Mind, Daniel Smith


Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma, Peter A. Levine


In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness, by Peter A. Levine


Trauma Stewardship: A Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others, by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky


The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, MD


A Guide to Rational Living, Albert Ellis, Ph.D., Robert A. Harper, Ph.D.

Wild Therapy: Undomesticating Inner and Outer Worlds, by Nick Totton

Recommended Podcasts/Blogs


10% Happier with Dan Harris


Hidden Brain


What's the Schemata, A Schema Therapy Podcast


The Hilarious World of Depression

The Positive Psychology Podcast


DBT Weekly with Stephanie Alexis Edsall

The Knowledge Project with Shane Parrish (Farnam Street) and associated Farnam Street Blog

DBT and Psychology Apps

Durham DBT Diary Card


DBT Coach






Insight Timer


Focus Keeper




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