Karen Stone Counseling

Call Karen's scheduler Jennae at 
469-389-0789 to make an appointment.

Recommended Reading


  • Willpower's Not Enough: Recovering from Addictions of Every Kind
  • Facing Love Addiction By Pia Mellody
  • Spouses of Sex Addicts By Richard Blankenship
  • My Sexually Addicted Spouse By Barbara Steffens and Marsha Means (addresses the impact of the addiction on the spouse from the point of view that the partner has been traumatized)
  • Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal Lies and Secrets By Claudia Black

Anxiety & Depression

  • The Feeling Good Handbook By David D Burns (practical ways to overcome depression, conquer anxiety and enjoy greater emotional intimacy)


  • Boundaries By John Townsend and Henry Cloud (Christian perspective on setting boundaries with everyone)
  • Boundaries in Marriage By John Townsend and Henry Cloud
  • Codependency

    • Codependent No More By Melody Beattie (helps to identify codependent behaviors and patterns)
    • Facing Codependency By Pia Mellody
    • Lost in the Shuffle By Robert Subby (Explains codependent patterns and how dysfunctional families contribute to our codependent           behaviors)


    • How Can I Forgive You By Janis Abrahms Spring (one of the leading authors on the topic of forgiveness, not specific to sexual addictions) 

    Intimacy & Marriage

    • The Sex-Starved Marriage By Michelle Weiner Davis (helps build and strengthens the connection between sexual intimacy and emotional intimacy)
    • Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love By Sue Johnson (Based on Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, which is the most successful couple therapy approach; written for lay audience)
    • Any book by John Gottman (leading researcher on couple communication)
    • Passionate Marriage: Keeping Love & Intimacy Alive in Committed Relationships By David Schnarch (written to help couples overcome sexual and emotional blocks in their relationship, an advanced reading)
    • Intimacy Anorexia By Doug Weiss
    • Resurrecting Sex: Resolving Sexual Problems and Rejuvenating Your Relationship By David Schnarch (written to help couples overcome sexual difficulties and their resulting relationship problems, an advanced reading)
    • The Five Love Languages By Gary Chapman (helps you identify the way you receive and express love and your partner's way)
    • The Intimacy Factor By Pia Mellody
    • The Dance of Anger By Harriet Lerner
    • The Dance of Connection: How to Talk to Someone When You’re Mad, Hurt, Scared, Frustrated, Insulted, Betrayed, or Desperate By Harriet Lerner


    • Sitting Still Like a Frog By Eline Snel (Mindful exercises for children)
    • Mindsight By Dr. Daniel Siegel


    • Parenting From the Inside Out By Daniel Siegel, M.D.


    • Self-Compassion By Kristen Neff

    Shame & Resiliency

    • The Gifts of Imperfection By Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW
    • I Thought it Was Just Me By Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW (Shame and shame resiliency)
    • Daring Greatly By Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW
    • Rising Strong By Brené Brown, Ph.D.,LMSW
    •  Healing the Shame that Binds You By John Bradshaw, Ph.D., LMSW

    Relationships (general)

  • The Anatomy of Peace: Resolving the Heart of Conflict By The Arbinger Institute