As an avid reader, I like to recommend books to my clients. This list is always growing and changing.  

Transgender Issues and Support: 

* Transitions of the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children - Edited by Rachel Pepper

* I Promised Not to Tell - Cheryl B Evans

* Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out - Susan Kuklin

* I Am Jazz - Jessica Herthel and Jazz Jennings

* The Full Spectrum - David Levithan, Billy Merrell

* Some Assembly Required - Arin Andrews

* The Transgender Guidebook: Keys to a Successful Transition - Anne Boedecker, PhD

* The Transgender Companion (male to Female): The Complete Guide to Becoming the Woman You Want to Be - Jennifer Seely

* Daring to Be Myself - Laverne Cox

* Redefining Realness - Janet Mock

* She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders - Jennifer Finney Boylan

Depression and Anxiety: 

* Hyperbole and a Half - Allie Brosh

* Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things

* Finding Audrey - Sophie Kinsella (for teens with anxiety)

* On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety - Andrea Petersen

Grief and Trauma: 

* Confessions of a Mediocre Widow or How I Lost My Husband and My Sanity  - Catherine Tidd

* Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror - Judith Hermann, M.D.

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

* My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher


* Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men: How to Free Yourself from the Grip of Anger and Get More Out of Life - Thomas Harbin

* Anger: Handling a Powerful Emotion in a Healthy Way - Gary Chapman

* Angry all the Time: An Emergency Guide to Anger Control - Ronald T. Potter-Efron

Self Esteem:

* The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You are Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are - Brene Brown


* How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids - Jancee Dunn

* Five Love Languages  - Gary Chapman

* What Makes Love Last? How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal - Dr. john M Gottman

* Love Is Never Enough: How Couples Can Overcome Misunderstandings, Resolve Conflicts, and Solve Relationship Problems Through CT - Aaron Beck


* Mindfulness @ Work (sound recording) - Daniel Goleman

* Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Dummies - Patrizia Collard

* Wherever You Go, There You Are - Jon Kabat-Zinn

* Eight Keys to Practicing Mindfulness: Practical Strategies for Emotional Health and Well Being - Manueal Mischke-Reeds

* Mindfulness for Beginners (sound recording) - Jon Kabat-Zinn