I work with Samantha myself, as have many of my colleagues and patients. I have left her office feeling greatly changed for the better in both my psyche and my physical body. She is uncommonly gifted at reaching the heart of a matter. She is also sensitive to subtlety and she effectively combines highly developed intuitive skill with well-honed tools in academic psychology. She is an alchemist of sorts and I consider her an invaluable resource in this community.

– Michelle Veneziano, DO


Recommended Websites

Books – Parenting & Family

  • Kids Beyond Limits by Anat Baniel
  • The Whole Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD
  • Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
  • Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne, M.ED., with Lisa M. Ross
  • The Gifts of Imperfect Parenting by Brene Brown
  • Brain Gym Book

Communication: Recommended Reading on communication

NonViolent Communication by Rosenberg

Healing Trauma – Recommended reading on trauma and healing

  • Trauma Through A Child’s Eyes by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Kline
  • Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Levine
  • It Didn’t Start with You by Mark Wolynn
  • Wounds into Wisdom by Firestone

Kids Books – Elementary School Ages

Self – Esteem and Managing Feelings

  • Unstoppable Me by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
  • My Strong Mind by Niels Van Hove
  • I Can Handle it! by Laurie Wright
  • Listening to My Body by Gabi Garcia
  • Listening with my Heart by Gabi Garcia
  • The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside

Therapeutic Stories

Therapeutic Storytelling – 101 Healing Stories for Children by Susan Perrow

Personal Development – Recommended Reading for Self Inquiry

  • Your Resonant Self by Peyton
  • The Blind Spot by Kelly Boys
  • Option B by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant
  • All About Love by Bell Hooks
  • Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown
  • Healing Stories for Challenging Behavior by Susan Perrow

Bedtime, Slowing Down and Contemplative

  • The Laughing Witch by Andrew Newman
  • The Hug Who Got Stuck by Andrew Newman
  • Magical Animals at Bedtime by Lou Kuenzler, Sandra Rigby and Andrew Weale
  • Fairies at Bedtime by Karen Wallace and Lou Kuenzler

Girl Power

Beautiful Girl by Christiane Northrup, M.D.

Anatomy and Science

Anatomy Comix – Learn about Anatomy and the Science of your Body by Elson Has, MD.

Books About Parents Separating

  • When My Parents Forgot How to Be Friends by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
  • It’s Not Your Fault Koko Bear by Vicki Lansky
  • You Make Your Parents Super Happy! by Ricky Chandler