Feeling Good by David Burns, MD
A practical guide for overcoming depression by a leader of cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Stopping the Noise in Your Head: the new way to overcome anxiety and worry by Reid Wilson, Ph.D.
Identifies the difference between useful worry as a call to action vs useless anxiety (the noise in your head) and how to overcome crippling anxiety
Sex, Drugs, Gambling and Chocolate: A workbook for overcoming addictions by Arthur Thomas Horvath, Ph.D., Director of Practical Recovery Services in San Diego
An excellent workbook for practical guidance on how to cope with addictive behavior and bad habits for the mildly or seriously addicted.
The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
An excellent book for someone entering psychotherapy about loving relationships and spiritual development.
What Color is Your Parachute? A practical manual for job hunters and career changers by Richard Bolles
A useful book for those considering career changes in the context of a total life
Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham and Donald Clifton, Ph.D.
A book to help you capitalize on your specific strengths
Authentic Happiness by Martin Seligman, Ph.D.
Written by the founder of Positive Psychology
For relaxation and anxiety reduction view videos on YouTube on mindfulness meditation.
Some of this content is originally from executivepsych.com, which encompasses all of San Diego.