15 MORE Books Recommended by Agape Counselors

As promised last month, here is another list of books that our counselors recommend. There are many books out there that our counselors recommend to clients regularly. Below are 15 of the books that are on the list. Click on the pictures to view these books on Amazon.com Book Store.


How We Love Book CoverHow We Love

by Milan & Kay Yerkovich

This book, based on attachment theory, helps people understand how childhood experiences have shaped the way they approach adult relationships. …

15 Books Recommended by Agape Counselors

In lieu of our typical Featured Article this month, we polled our counselors and comprised a list of books that our counselors recommend. Of course there are many many books out there that our counselors recommend to clients regularly and we could never cover them all in one post, so there will be more to follow next month. Below are the first 15 books on the list. To find them on Amazon, click on the pictures.


Where is god when it hurts bookWhere Is God When It Hurts?

by Phillip Yancey

This is a wonderful book…

Adolescent Girls: The Transition from Childhood to Adulthood

By Megan Jung, MA, LPC

*note: this article has been edited for readability, for the original, scholarly article, click here: Jung Aug 2015 Original Article – Adolescent Girls

“Olivia, get the lead out of your pants and get a purpose,” Granny often barked at her sixteen year-old granddaughter. My friend and I laughed about her grandmother’s nerve and willingness to say what many others would not. Adolescent girls are dramatic and numb, tragic and over-simplifiers,…

Darrell Provinse, MA, LPC, NCC

Executive Director and CEO

Darrell Provinse earned his degrees from Washington University and Webster University in St. Louis, MO. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri and a National Certified Counselor. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), American Counseling Association (ACA), Association for Specialists in Group Work, and the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors. He is also the Executive Director…

Body in Focus

by Kelly Maxwell, MA, LPC

In a culture that defines a person by their body and equates being thin with the rights to respect, love, getting noticed and acknowledged, wearing nice clothes, and being appreciated, the temptation to pursue thinness at any cost can be powerful…particularly during summertime when bulky coats and sweaters are exchanged for more revealing shirts and thinner fabrics.  Many women, and some men, look to unhealthy restrictive dieting in their quests…

Kathryn Manley, MS, LPC, CST

Kathryn Manley is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Sex Therapist with the American Association of Sex, Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and has been in the counseling field for 17 years.  Kathryn Manley holds a Master of Science degree in Community Counseling from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and Master of Music and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She and her husband John have been married for…