Offices in Castro Valley & Pleasanton, CA

Resources for Therapy Clients

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:
To find a treatment program in your area, call 1-800-662-HELP or go to
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


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

  • 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


The Attention Deficit Disorder Association's website is

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 (

  • 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


A good site for information on how to deal with bullying at work:

Links and resources for marriage, family and relationships

A good place to start for information on positive, effective parenting is:

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:


National Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233 or


National Stepfamily Resource Center:


For information on the collaborative approach to divorce:

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

For more information on sleep and sleep disorders: and


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:


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:


My favorite website on mind-body awareness and neuroscience (check out the WiseBrain Bulletin):

Recommended links and resources for stress, grief and trauma

For help with financial stress, budgeting, bankruptcy: Consumer Credit Counseling Service at


For general information and resources on coping with grief, start here:


For online grief support groups, check out


Recommended reading on the stress response and effective stress management: