Reading list

All of the books on our reading list are available through Amazon or can be ordered through your local bookstore. Download a printable PDF of this list here.

Attention-Deficit Disorders (Child & Adolescent)

Child Relationship, Behavior, or Temperamental Problems (with or without AD/HD)/Learning Disabilities


New Parent Power! (Combines both of his previous best-sellers, Parent Power! and The Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children in a single updated and revised edition) by John Rosemond

Stop Struggling with Your Child, and Stop Struggling with Your Teen (2 separate books) by Evonne Weinhaus & Karen Friedman

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, When to Say No, To Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud, Ph.D., & John Townsend, Ph.D.

Helping Your Depressed Teenager: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers by Gerald Oster

A Parent’s Guide for Suicidal and Depressed Teens: Help for Recognizing if a Child is in Crisis and What to Do About It by Kate Williams

Saying No Is Not Enough: Raising Children Who Make Wise Decisions About Drugs and Alcohol by Robert Schwebel

Stepfamilies, Single Parenting, & Adoption

School Issues

Sexuality/Gender/Puberty Issues

Relationships and Boundary Issues (Books for Adults)

Effective/Disciplined Living

Adult Gender-Related Issues

Women Who Do Too Much: Stress and the Myth of the Superwoman by Patricia Sprinkle

A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson

Flying Solo: Single Women in Midlife by Carol Anderson, Ph.D., Susan Stewart, Ph.D. & Sona Dimidjian, M.S.W.

Man Enough: Fathers, Sons, and the Search for Masculinity by Frank Pittman

Becoming Brothers by Arthur Waskow & Howard Waskow

Marriage Enrichment

Marriage Rescue/Divorce Prevention/Infidelity

Divorce Busting by Michele Weiner-Davis, M.S.W.

After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful by Janis Spring, Ph.D.

How Can I Forgive You ?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To by Janis Spring, Ph.D.

Infidelity: A Survival Guide by Don-David Lusterman, Ph.D.

My Husband’s Affair Became the Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me: An Inspiring True Story by Anne Bercht
*Note: By including this book on our reading list, Pitts & Associates does not mean to glorify infidelity in any way. However, this is still a moving book, which we strongly recommend. Anne Bercht talks about how her husband’s affair mobilized her (and him) to make profound changes in themselves and their relationship, such that afterward, their marriage was better than it had ever been (including before the affair). The book includes honest sharing from her husband, as well as reflections from their teenage daughter.

Divorce Recovery



Bipolar Disorder (formerly termed Manic Depression)

Schizophrenia & Mental Illness

Anxiety, Panic, & OCD

Coping with Anxiety: 10 Simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry by Edmund Bourne, Ph.D. & Lorna Garano

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook, Fourth Edition by Edmund Bourne, Ph.D.

10 Simple Solutions to Panic: How to Overcome Panic Attacks, Calm Physical Symptoms, and Reclaim Your Life by Martin Antony, Ph.D. & Randi McCabe, Ph.D.

The OCD Workbook by Bruce Hyman, Ph.D. & Cherry Pedrick, R.N.


Letting Go of Anger: The Eleven Most Common Anger Styles and What to Do About Them by Ronald Potter-Efron, M.S.W., Ph.D. & M.S. Patricia

When Anger Hurts: Quieting the Storm Within by Matthew McKay, Ph.D., Peter Rogers, Ph.D. & Judith McKay, R.N.

How to Control Your Anger Before It Controls You by Albert Ellis, Ph.D.

Beyond Anger: A Guide for Men by Thomas Harbin, Ph.D.

Rage: A Step-By-Step Guide to Overcoming Explosive Anger by Ronald Potter-Efron, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Addictions and Recovery