Books, Videos and Blog recommendations. More coming soon!


Recommended for our Work Together:

Parts Work; An Illustrated Guide to Your Inner Life by Tom Holmes, Ph.D, Lauri Holmes, MSW and Sharon Eckstein, MFA

Self-Therapy Workbook: An Exercise Book For the IFS Process by Bonnie J. Weiss, LCSW

Grace Unfolding, Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao-Te Ching by Greg Johanson and Ron Kurtz 


Other Recommendations:

Buddha’s Brain: the Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love & Wisdom by Rick Hanson, PH.D. with Richard Mendius, MD. 

Present Moment Wonderful Moment by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Miracle of Mindfulness. By Thich Nhat Hanh (any book by him is recommended)

The Highly Sensitive Person, How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You. By Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Radical Acceptance. By Tarah Brach

The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself. By Michael A. Singer

Focusing. By Eugene T. Gendlin 

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions. By Christopher K. Germer, PhD

Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression. By Paula Carmona RN, and John R McQuaid PhD

Who Would You Be Without Your Story? By Byron Katie

Loving What Is. By Byron Katie

The Mindful Way Through Anxiety. By Susan M Orsillo, PhD and Lizabeth Roemer, PhD

The Wisdom of No Escape. By Pema Chodron 

The Power of Now. By Eckhart Tolle

The Tao of Sobriety. By David Gregson and Jay Efran PhD

Inside Out Healing. By Richard Moss

Anxiety Free. By Robert L. Leahy, PhD






 You can contact me at (510) 488-4213, or email, to set up an initial phone conversation.

Paul LeBars Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #78250,

Supervised by Rawna Romero MFC 41466

Practicing through the auspices of Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center, a nonprofit organization providing affordable psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, couples, families and groups throughout San Francisco, the East Bay and Contra Costa County.