Tanya Ruckstuhl Valenti, LICSW


Some links, books and other resources I think are just wonderful:

Links | Books | Articles | Media

Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book about Depression, by Gwyneth Lewis -

An easy-to-read book for anyone suffering from depression: this book will help them feel less isolated.

The Gift of Therapy, by Irwin Yalom -

A great book for therapists and those in therapy alike which answers the questions: What is therapy? Why go to a therapist? What makes therapy work?

The Dance of Anger, The Dance of Intimacy, The Dance of Motherhood, all by
Harriet Lerner-Goldman -

Three books that speak well to the female experience of life: how we handle our feelings, how we negotiate the conflicting demands often placed upon us by family/work/intimate life, and how to develop more effective patterns in these same arenas.

The Drama of the Gifted Child, by Alice Miller -

An interesting book about how and why emotionally sensitive people are especially at risk of developing mental health issues later in life when raised by parents who are absorbed with their own unmet needs.

The Shelter of Each Other Rebuilding Our Families, by Mary Pipher -

This book could almost be considered a how-to manual for improving the quality of life in western society at large.

Positive Disipline, by Jane Nelson -

A parenting book written by a woman who is both a PhD-recipient and a mother of five! Good ideas that almost any reflective person can get behind.