These books were recommended as books "every therapist should own" by members of Therapist Toolbox. Take a look at the list and let us know if you have any additions!

Emotional Intelligence

Families and Family Therapy'

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson.

The Mindful Therapist, Dan Siegel

The Wounded Healer

Transcending Trauma

When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Kushner

The Four Agreements

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook

Adult Childen of Emotionally Immature Parents by Lindsey Gibson

Boundaries in Marriage Dr Henry Cloud

Healing the Child Within by Charles Whitfield

Mothers Who Can't Love - a Healing Guide for Daughters

But It’s Your Family… by Dr. Sherrie Campbell

The Narcissistic Family

The Bell Jar

Loves Executioner

Lying in the Couch by Yalom

Self-Compassion by Dr. Kristin Neff

The Connected Child by Dr. Karyn Purvis

Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome by Dr. Joy Degruy

The Deepest Well by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

When There Are No Words by Dr. Sandra Paulson

Parenting from the Inside out by Dan Siegel

Attachment, Christina Reese

Privilege, Power, and The Difference

When Panic Attacks

Grief Recovery Handbook

It Wasn't Your Fault

The Courage to Heal

Own Your Self by Kelly Brogan

Tools for Transforming Trauma

Practice of Happiness

Guide to Possibility Land

A Guide to Inclusive Therapy 

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

Help for Helpers: Daily Meditation for Counselors

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Latest Version)

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman

The Body Keeps Score

The Dance of Intimacy

The Dance of Anger by Harriet Lerner

On Being a Therapist by Jeffrey A. Kottler

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

On Becoming a Person by Carl Rogers

Letter to a Young Therapist by Mary Pipher

The Gift of Therapy by Irvin Yalom

The Deepest Well by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

I Hate You, Don't Leave Me by Jerold J. Kreisman & Hal Straus

Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb

Feeling Good by Dr. David D. Burns, M.D.

The Couples Survival Workbook by David Olsen and Douglas Stephens.

Family Evaluation by Michael E. Kerr & Murray Bowen

Treating the Self by Ernest S. Wolf

Modes of Therapeutic Action by Stark

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog

Dibs in Search of Self

Legacy of the Heart by Wayne Muller


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