Deborah E. Anderson, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist (PSY16034) & Neuropsychologist
Registered Yoga Teacher (26590)

By appointment only

Offices in Sherman Oaks and Santa Monica


Recommended Reading List


Understanding Mind-Body Connections/Mindfulness

  • Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing. (1996). Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Three Rivers Press.

  • The Anatomy of Hope. (2005). Jerome Groopman, M.D. Random House Trade Publications.
  • Blink. (2005). Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown & Company.
  • The Body Has Its Own Mind: How Body Maps In Your Brain Make You Do (Almost) Everything Better. (2007). Sandra Blakeslee & Matthew Blakeslee. Random House Publishing Group.
  • The Brain That Changes Itself. (2007). Norman Doidge, M.D. Penguin Book.
  • Buddhist Psychology: The Foundation of Buddhist Thought – Volume 3. (2006). Geshe Tashi Tsering. Wisdom Publications.
  • Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System as a Path to the Self. (1996). Anodea Judith. Celestial Arts.
  • The Intention Experiment. (2007). Lynne McTaggart. Free Press.
  • The Journey: A Practical Guide to Healing Your Life and Setting Yourself Free. (2002). Brandon Bays. Simon & Schuster.
  • The Little Book of Stress Relief.  (2004). David Posen, M.D. Health Press.
  • The Mindbody Prescription: Healing The Body, Healing The Pain. (1998). John Sarno, M.D. Warner Books Inc.
  • Mirroring People: The New Science of How to Connect with Others. (2008). Marco Iacoboni. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 
  • Peaceful Mind: Using Mindfulness & Cognitive Behavioral Psychology to Overcome Depression.  (2004). John R. McQuaid, Ph.D., & Paula E. Carmona, R.N., MSN. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
  • The Power of Now. (1999). Eckhart Tolle. Namaste Publishing and New World Library.
  • The Psychobiology of Mind-Body Healing: New Concepts of Therapeutic Hypnosis, Revised Edition. (1993). Ernest Lawrence Rossi. W.W. Norton & Company.
  • Quantum Healing: Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine. (1989). Deepak Chopra, M.D. Bantam Books.
  • Train Your Mind, Change Your Brain. (2007). Sharon Begley. Ballantine Books.
  • Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom: Creating Physical and Emotional Health and Healing. (2006). Christiane Northrup, M.D. Bantam Books.
  • When The Body Says No: Understanding The Stress-Disease Connection. (2003). Gabor Mate, M.D. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. (2004). Robert M. Sapolsky. Henry Holt and Company, LLC.

Diet and Health/Disease

  • Alkalize or Die. (1991). Theodore A. Baroody. Holographic Health Press.
  • The China Study. (2004). T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. BenBella Books.
  • Fasting and Eating For Health: A Medical Doctor’s Program For Conquering Disease. (1995). Joel Fuhrman, M.D. St. Martin’s Press.
  • The Pleasure Trap: Mastering The Hidden Force That Undermines Health & Happiness. (2003). Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., & Alan Goldhamer, D.C. Healthy Living Publications.

Pain Management

  • Fibromyalgia: Hope From A Completely New Perspective. (2001). William Glasser, M.D. William Glasser Inc.
  • Managing Pain Before It Manages You, Revised Edition. (2002). Margaret A. Caudill, M.D., Ph.D. The Guilford Press.

Anxiety Management

  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Third Edition. (2000). Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D. Publishers Group West.
  • The OCD Workbook. (1999). Bruce M. Hyman, Ph.D. and Cherry Pedrick, R.N. Publishers Group West.
  • The Present. (2003). Spencer Johnson. Doubleday.
  • The Shyness and Social Anxiety Workbook. (2000). Martin M. Anthony, Ph.D., and Richard P. Swinson, M.D. Publishers Group West.
  • When Perfect Isn’t Good Enough: Strategies For Coping With Perfectionism. (1998). Martin M. Anthony, Ph.D., & Richard P. Swinson, M.D. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.

Anger Management

  • The Anger Control Workbook. (2000). Matthew McKay, Ph.D. and Peter Rogers, Ph.D. Publishers Group West.
  • Stop The Anger Now. (2001). Ron Potter-Efron, M.S.W., Ph.D. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.


  • The Loneliness Workbook.  (2000). Mary Ellen Copeland, M.S., M.A. Publishers Group West.


  • 10 Lessons to Transform Your Marriage. (2006). John M. Gottman., Ph.D., & Joan DeClaire. Crown Publishers.
  • All About Us.  (2000). Philipp Keel. Broadway Books.
  • Fearless Sex: A Babe’s Guide To Overcoming Your Romantic Obsessions And Getting The Sex Life You Deserve. (2003). Joy Davidson, Ph.D. Fair Winds Press.
  • Getting Together and Staying Together: Solving the Mystery of Marriage (2000). William Glasser, M.D. and Carleen Glasser. Harper Collins Publishing.
  • The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say ‘I Do’.(2000). Susan Piver. Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam.
  • Receiving Love: Transform Your Relationship By Letting Yourself Be Loved.  (2004). Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. & Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. Atria Books.
  • Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love. (2004). Helen Fisher, Ph.D. Henry Holt and Company, LLC.


  • All About Me. Philipp Keel. Broadway Books.
  • List Yourself. (1996). Ilene Segalove & Paul Bob Velick. Andrews and McMeel.

Breaking destructive patterns/Understanding behavior

  • Borderline Personality Disorder Demystified: An Essential Guide For Understanding And Living With BPD. (2004). Robert O. Friedel, M.D. Marlowe & Company.
  • Choice Theory: A New Psychology of Personal Freedom.  (1998). William Glasser, M.D. HarperCollins Publishers.
  • Depressed & Anxious: The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Workbook For Overcoming Depression & Anxiety. (2004). Thomas Marra, Ph.D. New Harbinger Publications.
  • Don’t Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You In Control. (2003). Scott E. Spradlin, M.A.  New Harbinger Publications.
  • Get Me Out Of Here: My Recovery From Borderline Personality Disorder. (2004). Rachel Reiland. Hazelden Foundation.
  • Getting Through The Day.  (1994). Nancy J. Napier. Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Learned Optimism: How To Change Your Mind And Your Life.(1998). Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D. Pocket Books.
  • Life Lessons. (2000). Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler. Touchstone.
  • Loving The Self-Absorbed. (2003). Nina W. Brown, Ed.D., LPC, NCC. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
  • Reinventing Your Life. (1993). Jeffrey E. Young, Ph.D., and Janet S. Klosko, Ph.D. Plume Publishing.
  • The Narcissistic Family.  (1994). Stephanie Donaldson-Pressman, Ph.D. and Robert M. Pressman, Ph.D. Josey-Bass Inc.
  • The Self-Esteem Workbook. (2001). Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
  • Shadow Syndromes: The Mild Forms of Major Mental Disorders That Sabotage Us. (1998). John J. Ratey, M.D. & Catherine Johnson, Ph.D.
  • Sometimes I Act Crazy: Living With Borderline Personality Disorder.  (2004). Jerold J. Kreisman, M.D., & Hal Straus. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • The Stop Walking On Eggshells Workbook: Practical Strategies For Living With Someone Who Has Borderline Personality Disorder. (2002). Rangy Kreger with James Paul Shirley, L.M.S.W. New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
  • Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life.  (1997). Matthew McKay, Ph.D., Martha Davis, Ph.D., and Patrick Fanning. Publishers Group West.

Parenting/Child Development

  • The Developing Mind. (1999) Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • The Epidemic. (2003). Robert Shaw, M.D., & Stephanie Wood. Regan Books.
  • For Parents and Teenagers: Dissolving the Barriers Between You and Your Teen (formerly titled Unhappy Teenagers). (2002). William Glasser, M.D. HarperCollins Publishers.
  • Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture Of Aggression In Girls. (2002). Rachel Simmons. Harcourt, Inc.
  • Parenting From The Inside Out. (2003). Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., & Mary Hartnell. Tarcher.
  • The Primal Teen. (2003). Barbara Strauch. Anchor Books.
  • Ready or Not, Here Life Comes. (2005). Mel Levine, M.D. Simon & Schuster.
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving The Selves Of Adolescent Girls. (1994). Mary Pipher, Ph.D. Ballantine Books.


  • Be A Great Divorced Dad.  (1998). Kenneth N. Condrell, Ph.D., & Linda Lee Small. St. Martin’s Press.
  • Divorce Wars: Interventions with Families in Conflict. (2000). Elizabeth Ellis. American Psychological Association.
  • The Good Divorce. (1995). Constance Ahrons. Harper Paperbacks.
  • Helping Your Kids Cope With Divorce The Sandcastles Way.  (1999). M. Gary Neuman & Patricia Romanowski. Random House.
  • How It Feels When Parents Divorce. (1988). Jill Krements. Knopf.
  • Splitting: Protecting Yourself  While Divorcing A Borderline Or Narcissist. (2004). William A. Eddy. Eggshells Press.
  • Stepfamilies: Love, Marriage and Parenting in the First Decade. (1998). James H. Bray & John Kelly. Broadway Books.
  • Parenting After Divorce: A Guild To Resolving Conflicts And Meeting Your Children’s Needs. (2007). Michael Stahl. Impact Publishers.
  • We’re Still Family: What Grown Children Have To Say About Their Parents’ Divorce.  (2005). Constance Ahrons. Harper Paperbacks.
  • Why Did You Have To Get A Divorce? And When Can I Get A Hamster? (1998). Anthony E. Wolf, Ph.D. Farrar, Straus and Giroux


  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life. (1998). Daniel G. Amen, M.D. Times Books Random House.
  • Driven to Distraction. (1994). Edward M Hallowell, M.D., & John J. Ratey, M.D. Touchstone Books.
  • Living with ADD: A Workbook for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder. (1997). M. Susan Roberts, Ph.D., & Gerard J. Jansen, Ph.D. New Harbinger Publications.
  • Teaching the Tiger.  (1995). Marilyn P. Dornbush, Ph.D. & Sheryl K. Pruitt, M.Ed. Hope Press.

Learning Disabilities/Differences

  • A Mind At A Time. (2003). Melvin D. Levine, M.D. 1st Simon.
  • Educational Care, 2nd Edition. (2003). Melvin D. Levine, M.D. Educators Publishing Service, Inc.
  • Jarvis Clutch: Social Spy.  (2001). Melvin D. Levine, M.D. Educators Publishing Service, Inc.
  • Keeping Ahead In School. (1990). Melvin D. Levine, M.D. Educators Publishing Service, Inc.
  • Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner. (2002). Linda Kreger Silverman. DeLeon Publishing, Inc.
  • When The Brain Can’t Hear: Unraveling the Mystery of Auditory Processing Disorder. (2003). Teri James Bellis, Ph.D. Atria Books.