Counseling Resources

At Magnolia Family Counseling, we desire to provide our clients, as well as those who that can’t visit our Metairie office, a variety of resources to help them along their journey.   The following great counseling resources are books, websites, and articles to aid you in your journey of transformation.

Counseling Books

We have below books we recommend as great resources.  Over the years, these books have proven to be very beneficial.  Links on this page may be Amazon affiliate links.  If you love or hate a resource, please drop us a line.  We base our recommendations on our clients’ experiences, so we would love to here from you, whether good or bad.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

This is my go-to book recommendation for couples. Dr. John Gottman provides scientifically based research findings on the things that predict divorce, as well as what is required to make a marriage successful. I love that it’s an easy read filled with wonderful exercises couples can do together to both evaluate and practice each of the seven principles. – Priscilla


The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts – This is another one of my favorite books to recommend to couples. Dr. Gary Chapman has theorized that we all prefer to be shown love in one of 5 different ways. He has categorized these love languages into 1. Words of Affirmation, 2. Acts of Service, 3. Receiving Gifts, 4. Quality Time, and 5. Physical Touch. The book provides a quiz for you and you partner to take to find out which love language you each are, and goes into what each love language entails and how it applies to your relationship. – Priscilla

How to Survive the Loss of a Love – This book is not only about grieving the loss of a love by death; it covers what the authors refer to as “obvious” and “not-so obvious” losses and includes multiple tips for surviving and learning to move forward with one’s life in a healthy way. – Allison

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy – This book covers a multitude of topics and is specifically useful to those suffering with a mood disorder such as anxiety or depression. Particularly helpful sections focus on learning how to build one’s self-esteem, dealing with stress, and learning to cope with it all. – Allison

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