The Counseling Center offers a lending library on a variety of topics. During the academic year, we encourage students to utilize our resources. Below are topical categories with available book titles.
On the Threshold of Hope by Diane Mandt Lanberg, Ph.D.
Opening the door of healing for survivors of sexual abuse
Outgrowing the Pain by Eliana Gil, Ph.D.
A book for and about adults abused as children
Is It Love or is It Sex by Carla Wills-Brandon
Why relationships don’t work
A Silence to be Broken by Earl D. Wilson
Hope for those caught in the web of Incest
Recovering from Churches that Abuse by Ronald Enroth
The road back from spiritual abuse
Alcoholics Anonymous - the Big Book
The basic text for Alcoholics Anonymous
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous with an introduction by Karen Elliott
Building a solid foundation for recovery from alcoholism
How to Control Your Drinking by William R. Miller and Ricardo F. Munoz
A practical guide on how to drink responsibly for the problem drinker
The Hidden Addiction and How to Get Free by Janice Keller Phelps, and Alan E. Nourse
Identifying addictions and how to break free
Children of Alcoholism - A Survivor’s Manual by Judith S. Seixas and Geraldine Youcha
Help to understand what happened, why it happened and how you have been affected.
It Will Never Happen to Me by Claudia Black
Sheds light on experiences of children of alcoholics, explains the process of what
happens and what can be done to handle and/or prevent these problems.
Codependent No More by Melody Beattie
A guide to achieving serenity for co dependents who want to take care of themselves
Beyond Codependency by Melody Beattie
An exploration of the dynamics of healthy recovery
Pain and Pretending by Rich Buhler
Discovering the causes of co dependency and how to heal
Guide To Recovery by Herbert L. Gravitz and Julie D. Bowden
For adult children of alcoholics - questions and answers
A Workbook for Healing by Patty McConnell
A sensitive guide of self-acceptance and healing for adult children of alcoholics
Anxiety and Depression
Coping with Depression by Siang-Yang Tan and John Ortberg, Jr.
A guide for coping with depression
Unmasking Male Depression by Archibald D. Hart
Recognizing the root causes to problems behaviors such as anger,silence, addictions
Up From Depression by Leonard Cammer
A psychiatrist explains how to recognize serious depression and what to do about it
Feeling Good: the New Mood Therapy by David D. Burns
Drug-free treatment for depression
Happiness if a Choice by Frank B. Minirth and Paul C. Meier
A manual on the symptoms, causes, and cures of depression
New Hope for People with Bipolar Disorder by Jan Fawcett, Bernard Golden, and Nancy Rosenfeld
A friendly, authoritative guide to the latest in traditional and complementary solutions
Moodswings by Ronald R. Fieve
Understanding the causes and symptoms of mood disorders, along with diagnostic
methods and drug treatments
Brain Lock by Jeffrey M. Schwartz
A four-step self-treatment method to free yourself from obsessive-compulsive behavior
Hope and Help for your Nerves by Claire Weekes
Learning how to overcome your battle with anxiety
Take the Stress out of Your Life by Jay Winner
A medical doctor’s program to minimize stress and maximize health
The Control Freak by Les Parrott
Coping with those around you and taming the one within
When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough by Martin M. Antony and Richard P. Swinson
Strategies for coping with perfectionism
Perfectionism by Miriam Adderholdt and Jan Goldberg
What is bad about being too good and strategies for learning how to ease up on
Procrastination by Jane B. Burka and Lenora M. Yuen
Why you do it and what to do about it
Shyness by Philip G. Zimbardo
What it is and what to do about it
Happiness is an Inside Job by John Powell
Ten life tasks that help us on our journey towards happiness
The Relaxation Response by Herbert Benson, M.D.
A simple meditative technique that helps cope with fatigue, anxiety and stress
When Panic Attacks by David D. Burns, M.D.
Gives you the toolos to defeat every kind of anxiety, without lengthy therapy or prescription drugs.
Pretending to be Normal by Liane Holliday Willey
Offering hope and encouragement to all people with AS, while offering insight
for families and friends of those with Asperger’s.
How to use your strengths to meet the challenges of Asperger Syndrome.
Borderline Personality DisorderI Hate You - Don't Leave Me by Jerold J. Kreisman, MD and Hall Straus
A classic guide and vital reference for understanding and living with BPD.Sometimes I Act Crazy by Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D. and Hall Straus
A source of hope offering practical advice to help you manage mood swings, control destructive impulses, keep negative thoughts at bay and develop lasting relationships.Stop Walking on Eggshells by Paul T. Mason, MS and Randi Kreger
A compassionate guide to aid friends and family to make sense out the chaos, stand up for yourself, defuse arguments and protect yourself and others from violent behavior.
Caring Enough to Confront by David Augsburger
How to understand and express your deepest feelings toward others
Making Contact by Virginia Satir
Focusing on how we make contact with others and how change in our perceptions and actions can improve our contact and communication.
The Assertive Woman by Stanlee Phelps and Nancy Austin
A manual to address the self-denying life style so many women have been conditioned
to accept, while learning to be free to be the woman you are.
Your Perfect Right by Robert E. Alberti, Ph.D. and Michael L. Emmons Ph.D.
A guide to assertive living
Straight Talk by Sherod Miller, Ph.D., Daniel Wackman, Ph.D., Elam Nunnally, Ph.D. and
A new way to get close to others by saying what you really mean
Caring and Commitment by Lewis B. Smedes
Learning to live the love we promise
To Understand Each Other by Paul Tournier
Suggestions on ways to achieve understanding between partners in working out
The Dance of Anger by Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph.D.
An insightful and prescriptive guide that show women how to turn anger into a
constructive force for reshaping their lives
Caring Enough to Forgive and Caring Enough to Not Forgive by David Augsbuger
True Forgiveness/False Forgiveness
Difficult Conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen
How to handle your most difficult conversation with confidence and skill
A Good Friend by Les and Leslie Parrott
The ten top traits of real, lasting friendships
How to Have That Difficult Conversation You’ve Been Avoiding by Henry Cloud, Ph.D. and
John Townsend, Ph.D.
Acquiring the skills you need for those hard conversations
Bold Love by Dan B. Allender,Ph.D. and Tremper Longman III, Ph.D.
Introducing the outlandish possibility of making a significant, life-changing impact
on family, friends, co-workers - even your enemies.
Boundaries by Henry Cloud, Ph.D. and John Townsend, Ph.D.
When to say yes, how to say no to take control of your life
The Invisible Partners by John A. Sanford
How the male and female in each of us affects our relationships
The Friendship Factor by Kenneth H. Rubin, Ph.D.
Helping our children navigate their social word and why it matters for their
success and happiness.
How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends by Don Gabor
Talk to anyone, anywhere- online or in person.
Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program that Works by Evelyn Tribole, M. S., R. D. and
Elyse Resch, M. S., F.A.D.A.
Make Peace with Food. Free Yourself from Chronic Dieting Forever. Get the Natural
Weight that Fits You.
Thin Within by Judy Halliday, R. N. and Arthur Halliday, M.D.
The Original Hunger-Fullness Plan
8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder by Carolyn Costin and Gwen Schubert Grabb
Effective strategies from therapeutic and personal experience
Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery by Lindsey Hall and Leigh Cohn
Understanding and overcoming the binge-purge syndrome
Overcoming Overeating by Jane R. Hirschmann and Carol H. Munter
A book to help you break out of the diet/binge cycle
Treating and Overcoming Anorexia Nervosa by Steven Levenkron
Introducing Nurturant-Authoritative, a proven therapy to treat anorexia
The New Fit or Fat by Covert Bailey
Revised guide from fatness to fitness
The Obsession by Kim Chernin
Reflections on the tyranny of slenderness
Surviving an Eating Disorder by Michelle Siegel, Ph.D., Judith Brisman, Ph.D.
and Margot Weinshel, M. S.W.
A realistic guide written expressly for parents, spouses, friends and relatives
Eating Awareness Training by Molly Groger
The natural way to permanent weight loss
Diets Don’t Work! by Bob Schwartz
The secrets of losing weight step-by-step when all else fails
Maximize Your Body Potential by Joyce D. Nash, Ph.D.
16 weeks to a lifetime of effective weight management
Ethnic and Cultural Issues
Warrior Lessons by Phoebe Eng
An Asian American woman’s journey into power
Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents by Jeanette Yep, Peter Cha,
Susan Cho Van Riesen, Greg Jao, and Paul Tokunaga
Discovering your Asian identity in the midst of Western culture and learning to
bridge conflicting values
Grief and Loss
Where is God When it Hurts by Philip Yancey
Deals realistically with crisis, pain and suffering and explores what difference it
makes to be a Christian
December’s Song by Marilyn Willett Heavilin
Help in handling the realities of grief
Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst
The loves, illusions, dependencies and impossible expectations that all of us
have to give up in order to grow
How to Survive the Loss of a Love by Melba Colgrove, Ph.D. , Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D. and
A different kind of guide to overcoming all your emotional hurts
Recovering from Losses in Life by H. Norman Wright
Shows us how to work through loss and come out a stronger person on the other side
Experiencing Grief by H. Norman Wright
A very practical and healing guide for those journeying through the experience
of the loss of a loved one
Helping Those in Grief by H. Norman Wright
What to say - and what not to say: A guide to help you care for others
No Time to Say Goodbye by Carla Fine
Brings suicide survival from the darkness into the light, speaking frankly and with
compassion about the overwhelming feeling of confusion, guilt, shame, anger, and
loneliness that are shared by all survivors
Mourning into Dancing by Walter Wangerin, Jr.
Dancing that can come out of mourning: the hope of restored relationships
When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Harold S. Kushner
A thoughtful, life-affirming book to help you cope with hard times and personal pain
Will I Cry Tomorrow? by Susan M. Stanford, Ph.D.
Offers women who suffer from post-abortion trauma hope and a pathway to healing
When God Doesn't’t Answer Your Prayer by Jerry Sittser
Hard-won spiritual insights that affirm the greatness of God’s love, even when we do
not understand why our prayers seem to go unanswered
After Loss by Barbara Hill LesStrong
Offers a compassionate and personal look at the difficult process of grief recovery
Hope When You’re Hurting by Larry Crabb and Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
Guidance, choices, and hope for people struggling with spiritual and emotional pain
On Death and Dying by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
What the dying have to teach, doctors, nurses, clergy and their own families
Personal and Spiritual Growth
Passages by Gail Sheehy
A road map of adult life - seeing the patterns of adult developmental stages
I’m Ok- You’re Ok by Thomas A. Harris
Helping to change the consciousness and behavior of of those who have never felt
ok about themselves
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
A challenge to find meaning and responsibility for one’s life
Forgive and Forget by Lewis B. Smedes
Healing the hurts we don’t deserve
The Art of Forgiving by Lewis B. Smedes
When you need to forgive and don’t know how
The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron
How to thrive when the world overwhelms you
Changes that Heal by Henry Cloud
How to understand your past to ensure a healthier future
The Lies We Believe by Chris Thurman
Learning to replace lies with truth and discover the happiness you’ve been seeking
Quarterlife Crisis by Alexandra Robbins and Abby Wilner
Relevant help to twenty-somethings trying to find their way in a challenging world
An Incomplete Guide to the Rest of Your Life by San D. Gaede
On the road to meaning, purpose and happiness
When the Heart Waits by Sue Monk Kidd
Spiritual direction for life’s sacred questions
Into Abba’s Arms by Sandra D. Wilson
Finding the acceptance you’ve always wanted
Living, Loving and Learning by Leo Buscaglia
A delightful collection of lectures for those eager to accept the challenge of life and to
profit from the wonder of love
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
A new psychology of love, traditional values and spiritual growth
Shame and Grace by Lewis B. Smedes
Healing the shame we don’t deserve
Feeling Free by Archibald D. Hart
A guide to show you how to be free in experiencing your emotions and to control and use
them to your benefit
Guilt and Grace by Paul Tournier
How to handle guilt, cope with it all-too-familiar manifestations, and actually transform
it so that it becomes “a friend, because it leads to the experience of grace.”
Healing the Eight Stages of Life by Matthew Linn, Sheila Fabricant and Dennis Linn
An integration of developmental stages with healing prayer in order to pass through
woundedness to become creative, loving children of God
Why Am I Afraid to Tell You who I Am? by John Powell
Insights into self-awareness and interpersonal communication to help us develop
self-esteem and improve our relationship with others
Self-Esteem by Virginia Satir
A simple and succinct declaration of self-worth
Ten Days to Self-Esteem by David D. Burns, M.D.
Clear and compassonate methods that will hlp you identify the causes of your mood slumps and develop a more positive outlook on life.
The Search for Significance by Robert S. McGee
Seeing your true worth through God’s eyes
The Healing Path by Dan B. Allender
How the hurts in your past can lead you to a more abundant life
Inside Out by Larry Crabb
Changing by facing the realities of our own internal and letting God mold us into
people who are free to be honest, courageous and loving.
Encouragement by Larry Crabb and Dan. B. Allender
The key to caring
With Open Hands by Henri J. M. Nouwen
In gentle simplicity and challenging insights, we are invited to embark on a prayerful
An invitation to release your tight hold on the familiar, try-hard life and lean into the love of Jesus.
Relationships: Dating and Marriage
Boundaries in Dating by Henry Cloud, Ph.D. and John Townsend. Ph.D.
How healthy choices grow healthy relationships
Love is a Decision by Gary Smalley and John Trent
Proven techniques to keep your marriage alive and lively
Finding the Love of Your Life by Neil Clark Warren
Ten principles for choosing the right marriage partner
7 Secrets of a Healthy Dating Relationship by Les Parrott
Seven powerful ways for both becoming and finding people with whom you can build
Love Life for Every Married Couple by Ed wheat and Gloria Okes Perkins
How to fall in love, stay in love, and rekindle your love
Remarriage and God’s Renewing Grace by Dwight Harvey Small
A positive biblical ethic for divorced Christians
Relationships by Les and Leslie Parrott
An open and honest guide to making bad relationships better and good
Relationships Workbook by Les and Leslie Parrott
Companion to the book
Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts by Les and Leslie Parrott
Seven questions to ask before you marry
When Bad Things Happen to Good Marriages by Les and Leslie Parrott
How to stay together when life pulls you apart
The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman
How to express heartfelt commitment to your mate
His Needs Her Needs by Willard F. Harley
Building an affair-proof marriage
As for Me and My House by Walter Wangerin
Crafting your marriage to last
Love is Never Enough by Aaron T. Beck
How couples can overcome misunderstandings, resolve conflicts, and
solve relationship problems through cognitive therapy
Making Peace with Your Parents by Harold H. Bloomfield, M.D.
Will show you how to deal with the most fundamental relationships in your life and
in the process, become the happy, creative, and fulfilled person you are meant to be
Perfect Women by Colette Dowling
How to accept our mothers for who they are and how to love and accept ourselves
Making Peace with Your Father by David Stoop Ph.D.
Help with healing childhood hurts, affirm the strong bond between you and make peace
with your father, yourself and with God
Forgiving Our Parents Forgiving Ourselves by David Stoop, Ph.D. and James Masteller, D. Min.
Healing adult children of dysfunctional families
Family Secrets by John Bradshaw
Gives you tools to understand your family and yourself, in an entirely new way
Healing the Shame that Binds You by John Bradshaw
Show us how toxic shame is the core problem in our compulsions, co-dependencies,
addictions and the drive to super achieve Offers techniques to heal our shame
Growing Up Holy and Wholly by Donald E. Sloat, Ph.D.
Understanding and hope for adult children of Evangelicals
Creating a Safe Place by Dut Grayson and Jan Johnson
A guide to help Christians heal from the hurt of growing up in a dysfunctional family
The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce by Judith S. Wallerstein, Julia M. Lewis
and Sandra Blakeslee
Often the greatest effects of divorce do not emerge until adulthood - an explanation and
a help toward hope and healing
Helping Children Survive Divorce by Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D.
Discovering specific ways to help children cope with the psychological and social
difficulties surrounding their parents’ divorce
The Adult Child of Divorce by Bob Burns and Michael J. Brissett, Jr.
An easy-to--read handbook, mapping out a complete recovery process
Reviving Ophelia by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
An eye-opening look at the everyday dangers of being young and female, and how
adults can help
Real Sex: the Naked Truth about Chastity by Lauren F. Winner
Thoughts on why we should care about chastity.
The Gift of Sex by Clifford L. Penner, Ph.D. and Joyce Penner, Ph.D.
A guide for understanding your own sexuality and the sexual relationship in marriage
Getting Your Sex Life off to a Great Start by Clifford L. Penner, Ph.D. and
Joyce J. Penner, Ph.D.
A guide for engaged and newlywed couples
Secrets of Eve by Archibald D. Hart, Ph,D., Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D. and
Debra L. Taylor, M. A.
Understanding the mystery of female sexuality
The Sexual Man: Masculinity without Guilt by Archibald. D. Hart, Ph.D.
Offers a sane view of what it means to be male, sexual, and normal
Healing the Masculine Soul by Gordon Dalbey
An affirming message for men and the women who love them
Being Sexual and Celibate by Keith Clark
About the connection between sexuality and celibacy and intimacy, loneliness
relationships, love-human and divine and about prayer
Healing the Wounds of Sexual Addiction by Mark R. Laaser, Ph.D.
Offers a path that leads beyond compulsive thoughts and behaviors to healing and
What Christians Think about Homosexuality by L. R. Holben
Presents six representative viewpoints, which cover the spectrum of current Christian
thought on homosexuality
The Broken Image by Leanne Payne
Restoring personal wholeness through healing prayer
Growth into Manhood by Alan Medinger
A breakthrough plan for those who lost their direction in their journey into manhood
Homosexuality and the Christian by Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy. D.
A guide for parents, pastors, and friends, introducing a new way to think about the topic
Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill
Reflections on Christian faithfulness and homosexuality
Love is an Orientation by Andrew Marin
Elevating the conversation with the gay community
I Never Called It Rape by Robin Warshaw
Recognizing, fighting and surviving date and acquaintance rape
Resurrection After Rape by Matt Atkinson
A guide to transforming from victim to survivor
Letter to Survivors by Matt Atkinson
Words of comfort for women recovering from rape
I Can’t Get Over It by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.
A handbook for trauma survivors
A Woman Doctor’s Guide to PMS by Andrea J. Rapkin, M.D.
Essential facts and up-to-the-minute information premenstrual syndrome
Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Creating physical and emotional health and healing