Offices in Castro Valley & Pleasanton, CA

Resources Around the Web

Some of my favorite links on substance abuse, addiction and codependency
Rethinking Drinking, where you can take a quiz on your drinking habits, get tips for cutting down, and find out about ways to quit: http://rethinkingdrinking.niaaa.nih.gov/
 
To find a treatment program in your area, call 1-800-662-HELP or go to http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov
 
Besides AA and Al-Anon, there are self-help groups for nearly every issue, including:

Helpful links and resources for anxiety, depression, bipolar & adult ADD

A good place to start is the National Mental Health Information Center: call (800) 789-2647 or check out their website at http://findtreatment.samhsa.gov

 

Most of the books I recommend to clients are available through New Harbinger Publishers in Oakland. You can check out the following titles, and order by phone (800) 748-6273 or online, at http://www.newharbinger.com

  • Thoughts and Feelings: Taking Control of Your Moods and Your Life
  • The "10 Simple Solutions. . . " series: includes titles for panic, shyness, adult ADD
  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook
  • The Depression Workbook, and Living Without Depression & Manic Depression

Find information and links to local support groups for Depression and Bipolar at http://www.dbsalliance.org

 

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association's website is http://www.add.org

My favorite links and resources for anger and other behavioral issues

The following books on anger management are all excellent, and available through New Harbinger Publications in Oakland (www.newharbinger.com):

  • When Anger Hurts, by Matthew McKay, Judith McKay and Peter D. Rogers
  • The Anger Control Workbook, by Matthew McKay and Peter D. Rogers
  • Stop the Anger Now, by Ronald Potter-Efron
  • The Anger Workbook for Women, by Laura Petracek

Narcissists are among the most difficult people to deal with. A new book that offers hope is "Disarming the Narcissist" by Wendy T. Behary (her website is www.disarmingthenarcissist.com).

 

A good site for information on how to deal with bullying at work: http://workplacebullying.org

Links and resources for marriage, family and relationships

A good place to start for information on positive, effective parenting is: www.positivediscipline.com

I often recommend to couples John Gottman's book, The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work. Read about it or check out his tips for a happy marriage at: www.gottman.com/marriage-couples/

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 or http://www.ndvh.org/

 

National Stepfamily Resource Center: http://www.stepfamilies.info/index.php

 

For information on the collaborative approach to divorce: www.collaborativepracticeeastbay.com

Links and resources on sleep, mind-body practices and self-care

For more information on sleep and sleep disorders: www.sleepnet.com and www.sleepeducation.com

 

For evaluation and treatment of sleep disorders, call:

  • the Stanford Sleep Disorders Clinic: (650) 723-6601 or
  • the Sleep Clinic at UCSF: (415) 750-6336

For information on living with/managing chronic pain - the American Chronic Pain Association: www.theacpa.org

 

An excellent introduction to the felt sense and how to use focusing is “The Power of Focusing” by Ann Weiser Cornell, available through her website: www.focusingresources.com

 

My favorite website on mind-body awareness and neuroscience (check out the WiseBrain Bulletin): www.wisebrain.org/

Recommended links and resources for stress, grief and trauma

For help with financial stress, budgeting, bankruptcy: Consumer Credit Counseling Service at www.debtadvice.org

 

For general information and resources on coping with grief, start here: www.samhsa.gov/mentalhealth/anxiety_grief.pdf

 

For online grief support groups, check out www.griefnet.org

 

Recommended reading on the stress response and effective stress management: