InnerLight Counseling

~Supporting you to heal and transform your life.


I’m always looking for new resources.  If you have a favorite book, website or referral, I’d love to hear about it!  Or if you have any questions about the resources listed below, please e-mail me by clicking HERE

Websites – information and support for infertility issues

Baby Blues Connection – local and national resources and support for postpartum issues

Postpartum Support International – information about a range of postpartum issues, support and services

Postpartum Progress – information and resources about postpartum issues

MISS Foundation – resources for those who have lost a pregnancy, infant or a young child

Brief Encounters – support groups for grieving parents who have lost a pregnancy or infant

WebMD – information about a wide range of medical and mental health issues including anxiety, depression, infertility and postpartum

National Institute of Mental Health – information about a wide range of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression and postpartum depression


Referrals – other folks who can help!

East West Acupuncture Clinic, Steve Snyder, Licensed Acupuncturist

Lisa Tongel, Licensed Acupuncturist

Natural Choices Health Clinic, Dr. Mary Frazel, ND, Naturopath

Mary Frances Taunton, Massage Therapist, 503-805-0956 or



Infertility, Pregnancy and Postpartum Issues

Conquering Infertility by Dr. Alice Domar

Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler, MPH

Your Fertility Signals by Merryl Winstein

Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade B. Curtis, MD, OB/GYN and Judith Schuler, MS

The Unofficial Guide to Having a Baby by Ann Douglas and John R. Sussman, MD

What to Expect When You’re Expecting by Heidi Murkoff, Arlene Eisenberg and Sandee Hathaway, BSN

Beyond the Blues by Shoshana S. Bennett, Ph.D. and Pec Indman, Ed.D, MFT

The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy and The Girlfriend’s Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood by Vicki Iovine

Sleeping Through the Night… and other lies by Sandi Kahn Shelton

Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for Dads by Gary Greenberg and Jeannie Hayden

The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp, MD


Personal Growth and Mindfulness

The Power of Now, A New Earth and Practicing the Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Daring Greatly, The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me by Brene Brown, Ph.D., LMSW

Loving What Is – Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell

What Happy People Know by Kan Baker, Ph.D. and Cameron Stauth

Anger-Wisdom for Cooling the Flames by Thich Nhat Hanh

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav

The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

The Law of Attraction by Esther and Jerry Hicks

When Food is Love by Geneen Roth

A Path With Heart – a guide through the perils and promises of a spiritual life by Jack Kornfield

Transforming the Mind – Teachings on Generating Compassion by His Holiness the Dalai Lama


Anxiety and Depression

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life by Dr. Daniel G Amen, M.D.

Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.

Fearless Living by Rhonda Britten

Healing the Shame That Binds You by John Bradshaw

Mind Over Mood:Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think by Dennis Greenberger, PhD and Christine A. Padesky,

Food & Mood: The Complete Guide to Eating Well and Feeling Your Best by Elizabeth Somer M.A. R.D. and Nancy Snyderman

The Depression Workbook by Mary Ellen Copeland and Matthew McKay

The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

The Dance of Anger and The Dance of Intimacy by Harriet Lerner

The Language of Letting Go, CoDependent No More and Beyond Codependency by Melody Beattie