Resources

Separation and Divorce

Mom’s House, Dad’s House: Making Two Homes for your Child by Isolina Ricci

Helping Children Cope with Divorce by Edward Teyber

Helping Your Kids Cope with Divorce the Sandcastles Way by M. Gary Neuman

Putting Children First – Proven Parenting Strategies by JoAnne Pedro Carroll

Two Homes by Claire Masurel (for children)

Divorce is Not the End of the World by Zoe Stern (for children)

(see websites below for additional information)

Healing/Grief

When things Fall Apart by Pema Chodron

Broken Open – How Difficult Times Can Help Us Grow by Elizabeth Lessor

Necessary Losses by Judith Viorst

The Grief Recovery Handbook by John W. James and Russell Friedman

Healing After Loss by Martha Hickman (Daily Meditations)

Understanding Your Grief by Alan Wolfelt

The Courage to Heal- A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse by Ellen Bass & Laura Davis

Cutting – Understanding and Overcoming Self Mutilation by Steven Levenkron

Parenting

Raising Cain by Dan Kindlon, PhD. and Michael Thompson, Ph.D..

Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers by Michael Riera, Ph.D.

Choices & Consequences by Dick Schaefer

Raising Confident Girls by Elizabeth Hartley- Brewer

For Parents and Teenagers – Dissolving the Barrier Between You and Your Teen by William Glasser, M.D.

Boundaries & Codependency

Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody

Boundaries – Where You End and I Begin by Anne Katherine, M.A.

Facing Codependence by Pia Mellody

Beyond Codependency by Melody Beattie

Mindfulness

Personhood – The Art of Being Fully Human by Leo Buscaglia, Ph.D.

Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Before You Think Another Thought by Bruce I. Doyle III, Ph.D.

no death, no fear by Thich Nhat Hanh

Choice Theory – Choosing the Life You Want to Live by William Glasser, M.D.

Love & Intimacy

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman, Ph.D.

Love Secrets Revealed by Allen Berger, Ph.D.

The Passionate Marriage by David Schnarch, Ph.D.

The Marriage of Sex and Spirit edited by Geralyn Gendreau, MFT (various author contributions)

Eight Lessons for a Happier Marriage by William Glasser, M.D.

Depression & Anxiety

Living with a Black Dog – His Name is Depression by Matthew Johnstone

When Panic Attacks by David Burns

The Anxiety & Worry Workbook by Aaron Beck and David Clark

Bipolar Disorder

The Bipolar Disorder – Survival Guide by David Miklowitz

The Bipolar Workbook by Monica Basco

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison

Addiction and Recovery

Sacred Housekeeping – A Spiritual Memoir by Harriet Rossetto

A Starving Madness by Judith Raskay Rabinor, Ph.D.

12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery by Allen Berger, Ph.D.

How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid by Joseph A. Califano, Jr.

Choices and Consequences – What to do when a Teenager Uses Alcohol/Drugs by Dick Schaeffer

Mysticism

The Observing Self by Arthur J. Deikman, M.D.

The Pathway of Roses by Christian Larson

The Sufis by Idries Shah

Total Freedom by J. Krishnamurti

The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

New Thought

Your Sacred Self by Dr. Wayne Dyer

New Thought by Mary Manin Morrissey

The Neville Reader by Neville Goddard

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Crisis Intervention Contacts

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
800-273-8255 FREE
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center CRISIS LINE
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
877-727-4747 FREE
www.didihirsch.org

Teen Line
Teens Helping Teens- Connect, Talk, Chat, Get Help!
6pm to 10pm Daily
310-855-HOPE
www.teenlineonline.org

Teen 2 Teen Hotline
Trained Volunteer Teen Counselors available to help
5pm to 9pm Daily
714-639-8336
www.teenline.org

Helpful Websites

National Institute of Mental Health
A part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services providing information on several topics in mental health
www.nimh.nih.gov

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Westside Los Angeles
Classes and workshops for people with a mental illness and their families and friends
310-889-7200
www.namila.org

Stress, Anxiety, and Depression Resource Center
Non-profit organization providing information on Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
www.stress-anxiety-depression.org

Teen Depression
Non-profit organization helping people understand teenage depression
Statistics, Prevention, Facts on Teenage Depression
www.teendepression.org

Anxiety for Dummies
A guide with helpful tips on reducing anxiety
www.dummies.com/how-to/content/overcoming-anxiety-for-dummies-cheat-sheet.html

HelpGuide.org
Non-profit organization providing information on many different psychological disorders for adults, children and families
www.helpguide.org

LA Parent
Events, deals, child friendly activities, and resources
www.laparent.com

Parenting.org
A non-profit, on-line resource for parenting
www.parenting.org

www.kidsturn.org – to help parents and children going through divorce

www.crckids.org/index.htm – legal aspects of divorce when children are involved

www.pbs.org/inthemix – to help parents and children going through divorce

www.pbskids.org/itsmlife – resources for divorce and stepfamilies

Guided Mindfulness Mediation with Jon Kabat-Zin
Mindfulness Meditation resources with Jon Kabat-Zin
www.mindfulnesscds.com

Attachment Parenting International, API
Non-profit organization dedicated to attachment parenting
www.attachmentparenting.org

AA- Alcoholics Anonymous
Support group for people struggling with alcohol addiction
12-Step meetings
www.aa.org

CODA- Co-Dependents Anonymous
Support group for people struggling with co-dependency
12-Step Meetings
www.coda.org

Al-Anon
Support Groups for family and friends of alcoholics
12-Step Meetings
www.al-anon.alateen.org

Alateen
A subset of Al-Anon specializing in support groups for Teens with family or friends that are alcoholics
12-Step Meetings
www.al-anon.alateen.org/for-alateen

Crisis Non-Profit Community Mental Health Sources

Southern California Counseling Center (SCCC)
310-937-1344
www.sccc-la.org

Open Paths
310-258-9677
www.openpaths.org

Pepperdine University Psychology Counseling Clinic
www.gsep.pepperdine.edu/clinics
West LA 310-568-5752
Encino   818-501-1678
Irvine   949-223-2570

South Bay Center for Counseling (SBCC)
310-414-2090
www.sbaycenter.org

Airport Marina Counseling Center
310.670.1410
www.airportmarina.org

 

Low Cost Referral Sources

24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week
211 from your phone or 800-339-6993 FREE

 

Smartphone Apps

Mindfulness/Meditation
Stop, Breathe & Think
Calm
Mindfulness Training App
Headspace
OMG I can Meditate
Breathe2Relax
Take a Break!

Anxiety & Trauma
SAM- Self Help for Anxiety Management
T2 Mood Tracker
Pacifica
Headspace
Anti Anxiety App
Gratitude Journal
​Live OCD Free
OCD challenge.com

Trauma
PTSD Coach
eCBT Trauma
T2 Mood Tracker

Depression
Pacifica
happify
Happy Habits: Choose Happiness
Happier
urWell
trackyourhappiness.org