Undoing Depression by Richard O’Connor


Managing Stress:

Adrenaline and Stress by Dr. Archibald Hart


Eating Disorders:

Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too by Jenni Schaefer


Emotion Regulation/ Mindfulness:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook: Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation, & Distress Tolerance by Matthew Mc Kay, Jeffrey C. Wood, and Jeffrey Brantley


Physical and Emotional Abuse:

The Betrayal Bond by Patrick J. Carnes, Ph.D.

Healing the Scars of Emotional Abuse by Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D. and Ann McMurray


Sexual Abuse:

(For men) Victims No Longer by Mike Lew

(For women) The Courage to Heal by Laura Davis

Stumbling Towards Faith: My Longing to Heal From the Evil that God Allowed by Renee Altson



Lament for a Son by Nicholas Wolterstorff

A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis

The Grief Recovery Handbook by John James and Russell Friedman

Understanding Mourning: A Guide for Those who Grieve by Glen W. Davidson

Changing Course: Healing from Loss, Abandonment and Fear by Claudia Black


Personal Growth:

The Road Less Traveled by Scott Peck

Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All of Us Have to Give Up in Order to Grow by Judith Viorst

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

How People Change by Allen Wheelis

Shyness: What it is and What to do About it by Philip G. Zimbardo

As a Man Thinketh by James L. Allen

Telling Secrets by Frederick Buechner

Boundaries by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Safe People by Henry Cloud and John Townsend



The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman


Sexuality & Spirituality:

Sex God by Rob Bell

Real Sex by Lauren Winner

Getting Your Sex Life off to a Great Start by Clifford and Joyce Penner



Take Back Your Kids by William Doherty

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman, Joan Declaire, & Daniel Goleman

Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher

Real Boys: Rescuing our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood by William Pollack

Becoming a Stepfamily by Patricia Papernow


Prayer & Spirituality:

Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

The Dark Night of the Soul by Gerald May

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker Palmer

Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller

Plan B: Further Thoughts on Faith by Anne Lamott

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Practicing the Presence of People by Mike Mason

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen

The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning

The Cloister Walk by Kathleen Norris

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Responding to God by Martha Rowlett

Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer by C.S. Lewis


Contact Me:

Shannon Gilbride, MFT

(619) 849-0014

(619) 584-5644

170 Calle Magdalena
Encinitas, CA 92024

P.O. Box 217
Cardiff, CA 92007