Helpful Resources

I have provided some helpful resources to help you on your journey towards wellness and healing.  The audio tracks section has excellent recordings for relaxation and meditation.  The suggested readings page is a compilation of my favorite psychology and wellness books; most of the books should be readily accessible from the self-help section of your local book shop or your favorite online book retailer.


Relaxation Audio Files

I encourage you to explore these relaxing audio tracks that have guided instructions for deep breathing, mindfulness, meditation, and visualization strategies. By practicing any one of these daily, you will develop relaxation skills that can help you manage stess, anxiety, insomnia and cultivate self-care skills.


  • Guided Breathing - Deep Breathing

  • Guided Breathing - Diaphragmatic Breathing

  • Guided Breathing - Mindful Breathing

  • Guided Relaxation - Progressive Muscle Relaxation

  • Guided Meditation - Anxiety & Stress Reduction

  • Guided Meditation - Body Scan

  • Guided Meditation - Loving Kindness

  • Guided Meditation - Loving Kindness (with background music)

  • Guided Meditation - Deep Sleep

  • Guided Meditation - Peaceful Sleep

  • Guided Visualization - Cruise

  • Guided Visualization - Forest

  • Guided Visualization - Peaceful Sanctuary

  • Guided Visualization - Soothing Liquid



Suggested Readings

Abuse & Trauma:

  • The Courage to Heal by Bass and Davis

  • Trauma and Recovery by J. Herman

  • The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

  • Toxic Parents by Susan Forward

  • Outgrowing the Pain: A Book for and About Adults Abused As Children by Eliana Gil

  • The Sexual Healing Journey by Wendy Maltz



  • The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook  by Edmund Bourne

  • Coping with Anxiety by Edmund Bourne

  • The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques by Margaret Wehrenberg


Couples & Relationships:

  • Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence by Esther Perel

  • Partnering: A New Kind of Relationship by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone

  • Hold Me Tight by Susan Johnson

  • Dance of Connection by Harriet Lerner

  • The Mastery of Love by Don Miguel Ruiz


Depression & Self- Esteem

  • Silencing The Self: Women and Depression by Dana Jack

  • Embracing Your Inner Critic by Hal Stone and Sidra Stone



  • Man’s Search of Meaning by Viktor Frankl

  • Existential Psychotherapy  by Irving Yalom



  • Emotional Alchemy: How the Mind Can Heal the Heart by Tara Bennett-Goleman

  • The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion by  Christopher K. Germer PhD and Sharon Salzberg


Psychotherapy & Psychology:

  • Love’s Executioner by Irving Yalom

  • Intimate Journeys by James Bugental

  • The Tao of Psychology by Jean Shinoda Bolen

  • Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche by Robert Johnson



  • The Guide to Getting It On  by Paul Joannides

  • Sex for One by Betty Dodson

  • The New Male Sexuality by Bernie Zilbergeld

  • Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth Program for Women by Julia Heiman & Joseph L

  • The Sexual Healing Journey by Wendy Maltz


Women's Issues:

  • Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women by Jean Shinoda Bolen

  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls  by Mary Pipher

  • Silencing The Self: Women and Depression by Dana Jack


Dr. Sophia Aguirre, Ph.D, CGP

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Certified Group Psychotherapist

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