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Clare Willis, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

San Francisco 3896 24th Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
Phone: (415) 484-6452

    Books and Websites

    Books and Websites

    “The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.”
    Carl Jung

    As this quote from the famous analyst Carl Jung implies, healing is not just an absence of symptoms, but rather a process of learning to be fully alive, embracing both the joy and pain and being able to stay whole in the midst of it. Here are some resources that I and my clients have found meaningful and helpful.


    “In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction” by Gabor Maté

    “Gods and Diseases: Making Sense of our Physical and Mental Well Being” by David Tacey

    “Escape from Intimacy: Untangling the Love Addictions: Sex, Romance, Relationships” by Anne Wilson Schaeff


    “The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression” by Andrew Solomon

    Career Exploration

    Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by David Whyte

    Creativity and Creative Blocks

    “Spirit Taking Form: Making a Spiritual Practice of Making Art” by Nancy Azara

    “The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity” by Julia Cameron

    “The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life” by Twyla Tharp

    “Living the Writer’s Life: A Complete Self Help Guide” by Eric Maisel


    “Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good” by adrienne maree brown

    “Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform your Sex Life” by Emily Nagoski


    “Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants” by Robin Wall Kimmerer

    “Jailbreaking the Goddess: A Radical Revisioning of Feminist Spirituality” by Lasara Firefox Allen

    “The Road Less Travelled: Spiritual Growth in an Age of Anxiety” by M. Scott Peck

    “A Religion of One’s Own” by Thomas Moore


    “How to be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving” by David Richo

    “How to be an Adult in Love” by David Richo

    “Wired for Love” by Stan Tatkin

    “After the Honeymoon: How Conflict can Improve Your Relationship” by Daniel Wile

    Somatics and Trauma Treatment

    “The Politics of Trauma: Somatics, Healing and Social Justice” by Staci K. Haines

    “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma” by Bessel van der Kolk

    “Body Centered Psychotherapy: The Hakomi Method” by Ron Kurtz

    “Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body” by Peter Levine

    “My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Politics” by Resmaa Menakem

    Adult Development

    “The Second Half of Life: Opening the Eight Gates of Wisdom” by Angeles Arrien

    “Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose, and Become an Unstoppable Force for Good” by Fleet Maull

    “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck