Contact Numbers:

Toronto Distress Centre - 24/7 Distress & Crisis Line: 416-408-HELP (408-4357)

The Gerstein Centre - 24/7 Crisis Line: 416-929-5800

Assaulted Women's Hotline - 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 1-866-863-0511

Telehealth Ontario - 24/7 Medical Advice Line: 1-866-797-0000

CAMH - The Centre for Addiction in Mental Health: 416-535-8501

Sheena's Place - Support for Individuals, Familes & Friends affected by Eating Disorders: 416-927-8900

Books of Interest:

Personal Development & Exploration

Radical Acceptance, Embracing Your Life With The Heart of Buddha, Tara Brach Ph.D., 2003 Bantam Books, Random House Inc.

True Refuge, Finding Peace and Freedom in Your Own Awakened Heart, Tara Brach Ph.D., 2012 Bantam Books, Random House Inc.

When Things Fall Apart, Heart Advice for Difficult Times, Pema Chodron, 1997 Shambala Publications Inc.

The Places That Scare You, A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times, Pema Chodron, 2001 Shambala Publications Inc.

When The Body Says No, The Cost of Hidden Stress, Gabor Mate, M.D. 2003 Vintage Canada

In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts, Close Encounters with Addiction, Gabor Mate, M.D., 2009 Vintage Canada

The Mindful Way Through Depression, Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness, Mark Williams, John Teasdale, Zindel Segal and Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2007 The Guildford Press

Understanding and Treating Chronic Shame: A Relational/Neurobiological Approach, Patricia A. DeYoung, 2015 Routledge


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, John Gottman Ph.D., 1999 Three Rivers Press

Getting The Love You Want, A Guide for Couples. Harville Hendrix Ph.D., 1998 & 2008 Henry Holt & Co.,

How Can I Get Through to You, Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women, Terrence Real, 2002 Simon & Schuster

The Dance of Intimacy, Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Ph.D., 1989 Harper & Row

Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Dr. Sue Johnson, 2008 Little, Brown and Company

Love Sense: A Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships, Dr. Sue Johnson, 2013, Little, Brown and Company

Right Here With You, Bringing Mindful Awareness into Our Relationships, Ed. Andrea Miller, 2011 Shambala Publications Inc.

The Power of Attachement: How to Create Deep and Lasting Intimate Relationships, Diane Poole Heller, 2019 Sounds True

Gestalt Therapy

Gestalt Therapy, Excitement and Growth in the Human Personality, Fredrick Perls Ph.D., Ralph Hefferline Ph.D., Paul Goodman Ph.D., 1951 Dell Publishing Co. Inc.

Gestalt Therapy Integrated, Erving and Miriam Polster, 1973 Vintage Books

Gestalt Therapy - History, Theory and Practice, Editors Ansel L. Woldt and Sarah M. Toman, 2005 Sage Publications, Inc.

The Healing Relationship in Gestalt Therapy - A Dialogic/Self Psychology Approach, Richard Hycner & Lynne Jacobs, 1995 The Gestalt Journal Press

The Gestalt Approach and Eye Witness to Therapy, Fritz Perls, 1973, Silence and Behavior Books Inc.

The Voice of Shame ~ Silence and Connection in Psychotherapy, Editors Robert G. Lee & Gordon Wheeler, 1996 Gestalt Press

Awareness, Dialogue & Process - Essays on Gestalt Therapy, Gary M. Yontef, 1993, The Gestalt Journal Press

Body Process: A Gestalt Approach to Working with the Body in Psychotherapy, James I. Kepner, 1999, Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Press

Relational Approaches in Gestalt Therapy, Lynne Jacobs & Rich Hycner ed., 2009, Gestalt Press


Attachment in Psychotherapy, David J. Wallin, 2007, The Guilford Press

Existential Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom, 1980, Basic Books

Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy, Irvin Yalom, 1989, Harper

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: A Practitioner's Guide, Nancy McWilliams, 2004, The Guildford Press

Trauma and the Body: A Sensorimotor Approach to Psychotherapy, Pat Ogden, Kekuni Minton, Clare Pain, 2006, W.W. Norton and Co., Inc.

Toward a Psychology of Awakening: Buddhism, Psychotherapy and the Path of Personal and Spiritual Transformation, John Welwood, 2002, Shambala

Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Christopher K. Germer, Ronald D. Siegel, Paul R. Fulton ed., 2013, The Guildford Press