In my anxiety counseling sessions as an anxiety disorder specialist, I sometimes offer reading recommendations and self-help books as an adjunct to our work together. Often, my clients find that the work they do outside of counseling is a catalyst for further exploration during our sessions.
The recommended books are meant to be in addition to counseling, not instead of it. Although I’m familiar with the books listed, I am not necessarily in agreement with all aspects of them.
The following books, workbooks, and self-help books can be purchased online at Amazon.com or from local San Jose and San Francisco area book stores.
Anxiety and Depression: A Natural Approach. Shirley Trickett, Berkeley, CA: Ulysses Press, 2000.
The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook. Edmund J. Bourne. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2005.
Calm Energy: How People Regulate Mood with Food and Exercise. Robert Thayer. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, USA, 2003.
Coping With Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry. Edmund J. Bourne. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2002.
Coping With Anxiety: Integrated Approaches to Treatment. W. Walter Menninger, MD., editor. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson, Inc., 1996.
Easing Anxiety and Stress Naturally. Susan Lark. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1999.
End to Panic, An: Breakthrough Techniques for Overcoming Panic Disorder. Elke Zuercher-White, Ph.D. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 1995.
The Food-Mood Solution: All-Natural Ways to Banish Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress, Overeating, and Alcohol and Drug Problems–and Feel Good Again. Jack Challem and Melvyn R. Werbach, MD. New York, NY: Wiley, 2007.
The Feeling Good Handbook. David D. Burns. New York, NY: Plume, 1995.