Resources - Books


General / Psychological Flexibility



  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Depression: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Move Through Depression and Create a Life Worth Living by Patricia Robinson, Kirk Strosahl



  • The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety by John P. Forsyth, George H. Eifert

  • The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 by Bruce M. Hyman, Cherry Pedrick

  • The Confidence Gap:  A Guild to Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt by Russ Harris

Self Compassion

  • Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself     by Dr. Kristin Neff

  • The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook: A Proven Way to Accept Yourself, Build Inner Strength, and Thrive by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer 

  • Radical Compassion: Learning to Love Yourself and Your World with the Practice of RAIN  by Tara Brach  


  • Why Marriages Succeed or Fail: And How You Can Make Yours Last 
by John Gottman

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work 
By John M. Gottman, Nan Silver

  • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love By Sue Johnson

  • ACT with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Russ Harris

  • After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful
 by Janis Abrahms Spring, Michael Spring         



  • Crazy Time: Surviving Divorce and Building a New Life, Revised Edition
 by Abigail Trafford

  • The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults through Divorce or Separation by Karen Bonnell and Kristin Little


  • The Power of Showing Up: How Parental Presence Shapes Who Our Kids Become and How Their Brains Get Wired by Daniel Sigel & Tina Bryon

  • No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Sigel & Tina Bryon

  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind by Daniel Sigel & Tina Bryon

  • Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood by Lisa Damour Ph.D. 

  • The Joy of Parenting:An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guild to Effective Parenting in the Early Years by Lisa Coyne & Amy Murrell

  • WHY Do They Act That Way?: A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen by David Walsh

  • How to Behave So Your Children Will, Too! by Sal Severe


Weight Issues/Management

  • The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person  by Judith S. Beck

  • The Appetite Awareness Workbook: How to Listen to Your Body And Overcome Bingeing, Overeating, & Obsession With Food  by Linda W. Craighead

  • The Body Image Workbook: An 8-Step Program for Learning to Like Your Looks by Thomas Cash

  • Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling by Anita A. Johnston.

  • Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate: How to Let Go of Your Struggle with Body Image Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Emily K. Sandoz PhD and Troy DuFrene



  • The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics by Janet G. Woititz

  • Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself by Melody Beattie

  • Daughter Detox: Recovering from An Unloving Mother and Reclaiming Your Life  by Peg Streep

  • The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are  by Brené Brown

Nona Patterson, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist    5970 Fairview Road, Ste 412           Charlotte, NC   28210