Recommended Reading

Recommended Counseling Books.

Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor believes in helping individuals, couples, and families educate themselves to better understand their experiences and feelings. In the list below, you will find a unique collection of self-help and professional materials that cover a wide range of counseling topics. To help you along your journey to greater self-discovery, healing, and growth, we recommend the following books.


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
by John M. Gottman and Nan Silver

The Five Love Languages
by Gary Chapman

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples
by Harville Hendrix

Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship by Letting Yourself Be Loved
by Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt

His Needs, Her Needs: Building an Affair-Proof Marriage
by Willard F. Harley, Jr.

Mars and Venus on a Date
by John Gray

by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Boundaries in Dating
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Boundaries in Marriage
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships
by Harriet Lerner

The Surprising Purpose of Anger: Beyond Anger Management: Finding the Gift
by Marshall B. Rosenberg

The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
by Laura Schlessinger

The Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage
by Laura Schlessinger

Before a Bad Goodbye
by Tim Clinton

Love and Respect
by Emerson Eggerichs

Safe Haven Marriage
by Archibald D. Hart and Sharon Hart Morris

And Baby Makes Three
by John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman

Relationships/Emotional and Sexual Intimacy

Mars and Venus in the Bedroom
by John Gray

Passionate Marriage
by David Schnarch

1001 Ways to Be Romantic
by Gregory Godek

Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style: Sharing Desire, Pleasure, and Satisfaction
by Barry W. McCarthy and Emily McCarthy

Affair Recovery

After the Affair
by Janis Abrahms Spring and Michael Spring

How Can I Forgive You? The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not to
by Janis Abrahms Spring and Michael Spring

Forgiving the Unforgivable
by Beverly Flanigan

Divorce Recovery

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends
by Bruce Fisher and Robert Alberti

Mars and Venus Starting Over
by John Gray


Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself
by Melody Beattie

Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better all the Time
by Melody Beattie

The Language of Letting Go
by Melody Beattie


Parenting with Love and Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility
by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Parenting Teens with Love and Logic: Preparing Adolescents for Responsible Adulthood
by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

Boundaries with Kids
by Henry Cloud and John Townsend

Boundaries with Teens
by John Townsend

The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be
by Armin A. Brott and Jennifer Ash

The New Father: A Dad’s Guide to the First Year
by Armin A. Brott

Fathering Your Toddler: A Dad’s Guide to the Second and Third Years
by Armin A. Brott

The Disconnected Generation
by Josh McDowell

Family of Origin Patterns

The Drama of the Gifted Child
by Alice Miller

For Your Own Good
by Alice Miller

The Truth Will Set You Free
by Alice Miller

Substance Abuse Recovery

Changing for Good
by James O. Prochaska, John C. Norcross, and Carlo C. DiClemente

Staying Sober: A Guide for Relapse Prevention
by Terence T. Gorski and Merlene Miller

Adult Children of Alcoholics
by Janet Geringer Woititz

The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior
by Craig Nakken

Trauma and Abuse Recovery

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror
by Judith Herman, M.D.

The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse
by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis

A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive
by Dave Pelzer

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing
by Beverly Engel

Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse
by Lynn Heitritter and Jeanette Vought

Sexual Addiction/Porn Addiction Recovery

Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction
by Patrick Carnes

Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery
by Patrick Carnes

Beyond the Mask: Shattering Porn Addiction
by Larry Pierce

Every Man’s Battle: Winning the War on Sexual Temptation One Victory at a Time
by Stephen Arterburn, Fred Stoeker, and Mike Yorkey

False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction
by Harry Schaumburg

Living with Your Husband’s Secret Wars
by Marsha Means

When His Secret Sin Breaks Your Heart
by Kathy Gallagher


A Guide to Rational Living
by Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

How to Win Friends and Influence People
by Dale Carnegie

Think and Grow Rich
by Napoleon Hill

The Magic of Thinking Big
by David Schwartz

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
by Stephen R. Covey

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
by Benjamin Franklin

Wild at Heart
by John Eldredge

Og Mandino’s University of Success
by Og Mandino

Overcoming Procrastination
by Albert Ellis and William J. Knaus

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