Debi Hartwell - MA, CCC, CSAT-S, CMAT


Therapy Resources

Family of Origin
Sexual Health
Trauma and Recovery
Addiction Recovery
Sex Addiction/ Sexual Compulsivity Recovery
Sex Addiction Recovery for Partners
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Family of Origin

Pia Mellody Facing Codependency “and “The Intimacy Factor”
Melody Beattie Codependent No More”
John and Linda Friel “Adult Children: The Secrets of Dysfunctional Family
Kenneth Adams "Silently Seduced. When Parents make their children partners: Understanding Covert Incest”
Townsend and Cloud “Boundaries: When to say yes – when to say no”
Dr. Patricia Love "The Emotional Incest Syndrome: What to do When a Parent's Love Rules Your Life"

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John Gottman The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work”
Patrick J. Carnes The Betrayal Bond, Breaking Free of Exploitive Relationships”
Patricia Evans “The Verbally Abusive Relationship: How to Recognize and How to Respond”
David Schnarch Passionate Marriage”
Stan Tatkin “Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner's Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship”

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Sexual Health

Aline Zoldbrod SEXSMART, How your childhood shaped your sexual life and what to do about it’
Jack Morin “The Erotic Mind: Unlocking the Inner Sources of Passion and Fulfillment”
Gina Ogden
The Return of Desire: A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion”
(for women)
Barry McCarthy Rekindling Desire”
Micheal Bader “Arousal and Male Sexuality”
Robin Ochs “The Bisexual Resource Guide”
Joe Kort "10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do to Improve Their Lives"
"10 Smart Things Gay Men Can Do To Find Real Love"
Mel White “Stranger at the Gate: To Be Gay and Christian in America”
Weinberg, Williams, & Pryor “Dual Attraction”
Klein and Wold “Two Lives to Lead: Bisexuality in Men and Women”

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Trauma and Recovery

Peter Levine “Sexual Healing: transforming the sacred wound” CD
Aphrodite Matsakis “Emotional Claustrophobia: getting over your fear of being engulfed by people or situations
Mike Lew “Victims No Longer: The Classic Guide for Men Recovering from Sexual Child Abuse”
“Betrayed As Boys”
Wendy Maltz The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse
Maltz & Holman Incest and Sexuality: A Guide to Understanding and Healing
Tian Dayton “Emotional Sobriety”

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Addiction Recovery

Stephanie Covington “A Woman’s Way through the Twelve Steps”
Patrick Carnes “A Gentle Guide through the Twelve Steps”
Tian Dayton “Trauma and Addiction; Ending the Cycle of Addiction”
Robert Perkinson “The Gambling Addiction”
Hemfelt, Mimirth & Meier “Love is a Choice”- about boundaries with an addicted person
Bryan E. Robinson “Chained to the Desk a Guidebook for Workaholics, Their Partners and Children, and the Clinicians Who Treat Them”
Michael Burke "Never Enough" about gambling addiction

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The Debtors Anonymous
Big Book
"Currency of Hope"
Hazelden Series “Letting Go of Debt: Growing Richer One Day at a Time”
Jerold Mundis "How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously"
"Earn What You Deserve"
Dave Ramsey "Total Money Makeover"
"Financial Peace University"
M. Bryan & J. Cameron Money Drunk, Money Sober"

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Sex Addiction/ Sexual Compulsivity Recovery

Carnes, Delmonico,Griffin In the Shadows of the Net”
Patrick J. Carnes Out of the Shadows: Understanding Sexual Addiction”
Don't Call It Love : Recovery From Sexual Addiction”
Facing the Shadow: Starting Sexual and Relationship Recovery”
“Contrary to Love”
Robert Weiss Cruise Control: Understanding Sex Addiction in Gay Men”
Pia Melody “Facing Love Addiction”
Hazelton Series “Answers in the Heart; Daily Meditations for Men and Women Recovering from Sex Addiction”
Maureen Canning “Lust, Anger, Love: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Road to Healthy Intimacy”
Michael Bader "Arousal: The Secret Logic of Sexual Fantasies"
Brett Kahr Who's Been Sleeping in my Head” (about fantasy)
Robert Steller "Perversion"
Anne Wilson Schaef “Escape From Intimacy”
Braun Harvey “Sexual Health in Recovery”
Alexandra Katehakis “Erotic Intelligence”

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Sex Addiction Recovery for Partners

Schneider and Corley “Surviving Disclosure”
“Disclosing Secrets”
Carnes, Lee and Rodriques “Facing Heartbreak”
Barbara Steffens and
Marsha Means
“Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal”
Maurita Corcoran “A House Interrupted”
Claudia Black “Intimate Treason”

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