A Couples Therapist's Book List
Updated: May 8
Whether you are currently in relationship therapy, considering starting therapy, or you are about to end therapy and are looking for resources as a refresher - reading books and exploring resources can be a great way to either supplement or enrich a therapeutic process.
There have been many books that have informed my perspective on relationships as well as my therapeutic approach. This list is a great place to start:
Fierce Intimacy: Standing Up to One Another with Love - Terry Real
The New Rules of Marriage - Terry real
The Intimacy Factor- Pia Mellody
Facing Love Addiction- Pia Mellody
Facing Codependence- Pia Mellody
Mating in Captivity - Esther Perel
Hold Me Tight - Dr. Sue Johnson
The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity - Esther Perel
The Dance of Anger - Harriet Lerner
Why Won't You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts - Harriet Lerner
The New Monogamy: Redefining Your Relationship After Infidelity - Dr. Tammy Nelson
Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life - Dr. Emily Nagoski
This list is ever-evolving and is bound to change and grow.
Krissy Mulpeter specializes in Couples Therapy and lives in Eugene, Oregon. Read more about her here.