Suggested self-help and self-improvement books

Suggested self-help and self-improvement books

By David Joel Miller, MS, Licensed Therapist & Counselor.

Adding bibliotherapy to counseling.

I often recommend books to my counseling and coaching clients. Here is a short list of some of the books I frequently recommend. I hope you will find some of them helpful.

All of these would make a great gift for someone on your holiday list or for yourself for that matter. Some of my fiction books are on sale right now. You can find them at David Joel Miller

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The Power of Habit. By Charles Duhigg.

Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman.

Authentic Happiness by Martin EP Seligman.

Learned Optimism by Martin E. P. Seligman.

Flourish by Martin EP Seligman.

What You Can Change and What You Can’t by Martin EP Seligman.

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

What You Can Change and What You Can’t by Martin EP Seligman.

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi.

Finding your meaning and purpose.

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankel

Start With Why by Simon Sinek.


Real artists don’t starve by Jeff Goins

Overcoming anxiety and depression.

Feeling good by David Burns

Relationship Books

The Relationship Cure by John Gottman.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work. By John Gottman.

A Couple’s Guide to Communication by John Gottman et al.

Getting The Love You Want A Guide For Couples by Harville Hendricks.

Religion and spirituality.

The Myths and Gods of India: The Classic Work on Hindu Polytheism from the Princeton Bollingen Series (Princeton/Bollingen Paperbacks) Paperback – December 1, 1991

Substance Use Disorder and Addiction.

Drug Use and Abuse 8th Edition

by Stephen A. Maisto (Author), Mark Galizio (Author), Gerard J. Connors (Author)

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