The following are books and other materials that we often recommend for clients. Some of these fall squarely within the empirically-based psychology tradition, while others are clearly outside of it.
ACT on Life, not on Anger by Forsyth and Eifert
Panic and Anxiety:
Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic by David Barlow and Michelle Craske.
The Feeling Good Handbook, by David Burns
Exposure Therapy for Anxiety: Practices and Principles by Abramowitz, Deacon, and Whiteside
The War of Art, by Steven Pressfield.
Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep, by Coleen Carney and Rachel Manber
Sexuality and Relationships:
Hold Me Tight, by Sue Johnson
The Relationship Cure, by John Gottman
Sex at Dawn, by Christopher Ryan
Mating in Captivity, by Esther Perel
The New Male Sexuality, by Bernie Zilbergeld
The Erotic Mind, by Jack Morin
Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness by Gillian Butler
Worry, Rumination, Obsessive Thoughts (and other ways we get stuck in our heads):
The Worry Trap by Chad LeJeune.
Values, Career, and Life Direction
What Should I Do with My Life, by Po Bronson.
Getting Unstuck: A Guide to Discovering Your Next Career Path, by Timothy Butler
Finding Your North Star, by Martha Beck
Escape From Cubicle Nation, by Pamela Slim
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience, or the sequel, Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life, by Mihaly Csikzentmihalyi
The Happiness Hypothesis, by Jonathan Haidt