Anxiety, Panic, and Depression

  • Bourne, E. (2005). The anxiety & phobia workbook, 4th ed.
  • Burns, D. (2006). When panic attacks: The new drug-free anxiety therapy that can change your life.
  • Greenberger, D., & Padesky, C. (1995). Mind over mood: Change how you feel by changing the way you think.

Assertiveness, Confidence, and Self-esteem:

  • Brown, B. (2010). The gifts of imperfection: Let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are: Your guide to a wholehearted life.
  • Brown, B. (2008). I thought it was just me (but it isn't): Telling the truth about perfectionism, inadequacy, and power.
  • Myss, C. (2002). Self-esteem: Your fundamental power.
  • Paterson, R. (2000). The assertiveness workbook: How to express your ideas and stand up for yourself at work and in relationships.
  • Schiraldi, G. (2001). The self-esteem workbook.


  • Lerner, H. (1985). The dance of anger: A woman’s guide to changing the patterns of  intimate relationships.
  • McKay, M., Rogers, P., & McKay, J. (1989). When anger hurts.

Grief & Loss

  • Kushner, H. (2004). When bad things happen to good people.
  • Rando, T. (1991). Grieving: How to go on living when someone you love dies.

Infertility and Fertility


  • Breit, N. (2012). I can make life. [Available at:]
  • Carter, J., & Carter, M. (1998). Sweet grapes: How to stop being infertile and start living again.
  • Daniluk, J. (2001). The infertility survival guide: Everything you need to know to cope with the challenges while maintaining your sanity, dignity, and relationships.
  • Domar, A. (2004). Conquering infertility: Dr. Alice Domar's mind/body guide to enhancing fertility and coping with infertility.
  • Indichova, J. (2001). Inconceivable: A woman's triumph over despair and statistics.
  • Jaffe, J., Diamond, D., & Diamond, M. (2005). Unsung lullabies: Understanding and coping with infertility.
  • Lewis, R. (2004). The infertility cure: The ancient Chinese wellness program for getting pregnant and having healthy babies.
  • Paulson, R., & Sachs, J. (2000). Rewinding your biological clock: Motherhood late in life: Options, issues & emotions.
  • Simons, H. (1995). Wanting another child: Coping with secondary infertility.

Third-Party Reproduction/Donor Conception:

  • Bourne, K. (2002). Sometimes it takes three to make a baby: Explaining egg donor conception to young children.
  • Ehrensaft, D. (2005). Mommies, daddies, donors, surrogates. Answering tough questions and building strong families.
  • Erickson, T. (2010). Surrogacy and embryo, sperm, & egg donation: What were you thinking? Considering IVF & third-party reproduction.
  • Glazer, E., & Sterling, E. (2005). Having your baby through egg donation.
  • Montuschi, O. (2006). Telling and talking about donor conception: A guide for parents. [Available from:]
  • Vercollone, C., Moss, H., & Moss, R. (1997). Helping the stork: The choices and challenges of donor insemination.

LGBTQ Parenting:

  • Brill, S. (2006). The new essential guide to lesbian conception, pregnancy and birth.
  • Brill, S. (2001). The queer parent's primer: A lesbian and gay families' guide to navigating the straight world.
  • Pepper, R. (2005). The ultimate guide to pregnancy for lesbians: How to stay sane and care for yourself from preconception through birth.

Single Parenting:

  • Mattes, J. (2006). Single mothers by choice.
  • Morrisette, M. (2008). Choosing single motherhood: The thinking woman's guide.
  • Sloan, L. (2007). Knock yourself up: A tell-all guide to becoming a single mom.

Childlessness & Adoption:

  • Defago, N. (2005). Childfree and loving it!
  • Johnston, P. (1992). Adopting after infertility.
  • Safer, J. (1996). Beyond motherhood: Choosing a life without children.
  • Wardell, H. (2003). Childfree after infertility: Moving from childlessness to a joyous life.