Osika & Scarano Psychological Services, P.C. 

Recommended Self Help Books


Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: by Tuck Canfield, Mark Victor- Hanson, and Kimberly Kinberger

Have a Nice Life: Start Here: by Scarlette MacDougal



Girls Like Us: by Rachel Lloyd (autobiography of escaping sex trafficking)

I do, Now What?: by Giuliana and Bill Rancic. (comedy book on relationships)

What Color is Your Parachute: by Richard N. Bolles (a manual for people who don’t know which route to go regarding their career)

The Scarred Soul: by Tracy Alderman (self-help for self-harming behavior)

When Good People Have Affairs: by Mira Kirshenbaum

Sometimes Therapy is Awkward: A Collection of Life-Changing Insights for the Modern Clinician

by by Nichole Arzt


Personality Disorders

The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, Ph.D.
Co-Dependent No More: by Drs. H. Cloud and J. Townsend

 Will I Ever Be Free of You: by Karly McBride, Ph.D.

Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Healing the Shame that Binds You: by John Bradshaw.
The Four Agreements: by Don Miquel Ruiz (freeing yourself of negativity)
The Power of Positive Thinking: by Norman Vincent Peale

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook: by Edmund Bourne, Ph.D.


Eating Disorders

Body Image Workbook: by Thomas Cach, MD

Life Without ED: by Jenni  Schaefer

The Body Image Workbook by Thomas F. Cash, Ph.D.


Pornography Addiction

Thank you for Sharing (a movie about how a spouse can recover from a porn addiction)


DBT Therapy

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook by Matthew McKay, Ph.D. and Jeffrey Wood, Psy.D. 

Behavioral Detectives by Bobby Newman and Dana  Reinecke.

Overcoming Trauma and PTSD by Sheela Raja, Ph.D.

The PTSD Workbook by Mary Beth Williams, Ph.D. and Soili Poijula, Ph.D.

90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil  Murphey

Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Dindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L and Nancy Peske

Boundaries in Dating by Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Struggling for Intimacy by Janet Geringer Woititz, Ed.D.

Beautiful Women by Nancy  Bruno

Assertiveness: How to Stand Up for Yourself & Still Win The Respect of Others by Judy Murphy

The Rape Recover Handbook: Step-by-Step by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D


Help for Survivors of Sexual Assault by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D.