Reading LIst

Books that Sage Therapy Chicago is currently recommending as excellent resources for self-care, growth and empowerment

Self-Care

Burnout

The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

Emily Nagoski

Self Compassion

The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself

Kristin Neff

Trauma

The Body Keeps the Score

Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Bessel van der Kolk

Waking the Tiger

Healing Trauma

Peter Levine

It Didn’t Start with You

How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle

Mark Wolynn

What Happened To You

Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing

Bruce Perry

Learning Yourself & Identity

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone

A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed

Lori Gottlieb

The Highly Sensitive Person

How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

Elaine Aron

Loving Bravely

Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want

Alexandra Solomon

Crucial Conversations

Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High

Kerry Patterson

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents

Lindsay C. Gibson

You Are A Badass

How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Jen Sincero

Relationships

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert

John Gottman

Eight Dates

Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

John & Julie Gottman

Attached

The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help YouFind - and Keep - Love

Amir Levine & Rachel S.F Heller

The five love languages

The Secret to Love that Lasts

Gary Chapman

Dating a Narcissist

The Brutal Truth You Don't Want to Hear: How to Spot a Narcissist on the Very First Date and Setting Boundaries to Become Psychopath Free

Theresa Covert

Healing From a Narcissistic Relationship

A Caretaker's Guide to Recovery, Empowerment, and Transformation

Margalis Fjelstad

Mating in Captivity

Reconciling the Erotic & the Domestic

Esther Perel

The State of Affairs

Rethinking Infidelity

Esther Perel

Sexuality

Come As You Are

The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

Emily Nagoski

A Tired Woman’s Guide to Passionate Sex

Reclaim Your Desire & Reignite Your Relationship

Laurie B. Mintz

Becoming Clitorate

Why Orgasm Equality Matters, And How to Get It

Laurie B. Mintz

LGBTQ+

Gender: Your Guide

A Gender-Friendly Primer on What to Know, What to Say, and What to Do in the New Gender Culture

Lee Airton, PhD

Important Voices

My Grandmother’s Hands

Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies

Resmaa Menakem

Career & Leadership

Find Your Why

A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Simon Sinek

How to Win Friends & Influence People

A Practical Guide for Discovering Purpose for You and Your Team

Dale Carnegie

Taking People With You

The Only Big Way to Make Things Happen

David Novak

Grief

It’s OK That You’re Not OK

Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand

Megan Devine

Substance Use / Abuse / Addiction

The Naked Mind

Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life

Annie Grace

The Alcohol Experiment

A 30-Day, Alcohol-Free Challenge To Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control

Annie Grace

Brenee Brown

Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brenee Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection

Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Brenee Brown

Rising Strong

How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Brenee Brown

Dare To Lead

Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.

Brenee Brown