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Sources for Help, Healing, and Learning​

Crisis Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous: (949) 582-2697

Narcotics Anonymous: (949) 661-6183

Al Anon & Alateen: (714) 748-1113

Child Protective Services: (714) 940-1000

Suicide Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255), (800) SUICIDE (784 2433), 

Orange County Suicide Prevention Hotline: (877) 727-4747

Sexual Assault Crisis Centers: or call (800) 656 - HOPE (4673) 

Orange County 24-Hour Rape Crisis Hotline: (714) 957-2737 OR (949) 831-9110 

California Youth Crisis Hotline: (800) 843-5200

Domestic Violence Hotlines and Shelters: 

Human Options: 24hr. Hotline (949) 854-3554

Interval House: 24hr. Hotline (714) 891-8121

Laura’s House: 24hr. Hotline (949) 498-1511

LGBTQI+ Services and Resources: The Center, OC:

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Important Professional Organizations

Board of Behavioral Science Examiners:

American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists:

California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists:

National Alliance of Mentally Ill:

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Helpful Parenting Resources

Active Parenting:

South Orange County Family Resource Center: (949) 364-0500,

The Parent Project: (949) 361-8386,

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Effective Academic Support

Future Focused: (949) 276-4077, (Tutoring, College Counseling, Study Skills)

Learning Rx: (949) 525-0686 (Educational Assessment, ADHD/Depression Evaluations)

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Interesting Videos

"The Heart of Parenting: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child", John Gottman, PhD

“Rethinking infidelity… a talk for anyone who has ever loved” , Esther Perel, MA

“The secret to desire in a long-term relationship”, Esther Perel, MA

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Great Books

Marriage & Relationships

  • “Hold Me Tight”, by Dr. Sue Johnson

  • "Why Marriages Succeed or Fail", John Gottman, PhD

  • "The Lost Art of Listening", Michael Nichols, PhD

  • "The Art of Intimacy", Thomas Patrick Malone, MD

  • "Getting the Love You Want", Harville Hendrix (Couples)

  • "Keeping the Love You Find", Harville Hendrix (Singles)

  • "After the Affair", Janis Abrams Spring, PhD


  • "The Alchemist", Paulo Coelho

  • "Gift From The Sea", Anne Morrow Lindbergh

  • "The Celestine Prophecy", James Redfield

  • "Seat of the Soul", Gary Zukav

  • "The Greatest Miracle in the World", Og Mandino

  • "The Game of Life and How To Play It", Scovel

  • "The Power of Now", Eckhart Tolle

  • "A New Earth", Eckhart Tolle

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  • ADHD and Loving It - youtube

  • "Driven To Distraction", Hallowell & Ratey

  • "You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid, or Crazy?", Kate Kelley & Peggy Ramundo

  • "Healing ADD", Daniel Amen, MD


  • "Tear Soup", Pat Scheibert & Chuck Deklyen

  • "The Grief Recovery Handbook", John W. James & Russell Friedman

  • "What's Heaven", Maria Shriver


  • “The Whole-Brain Child” by Dr. Daniel Siegel

  • “No Drama Discipline” by Dr. Daniel Siegel

  • "1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12", Thomas Phelan, PhD

  • "Helping the Child Who Doesn't Fit In", Stephen Nowicki, PhD & Marshall Duke PhD

  • "The Parent's Handbook: Systematic Training for Effective Parenting", Don Dinkmeyer

  • "Kids Are Worth It: Giving Your Child the Gift of Inner Discipline", Barbara Coloroso

  • "Stop Negotiating With Your Teen", Janet Sasson Edgette, PsyD

Separation & Divorce

  • "Moving On" Russell Friedman & John W. James

  • "Helping Children Cope with Separation & Divorce", Claudia Jewett

  • "What in the World Do You Do When Your Parents Divorce?", Kent Winchester & Roberta Beyer

  • "Mom's House. Dad's House: Making Two Homes for Your Kids", Isolina Ricci, Phd

  • "Mom's House, Dad's House For Kids", Isolina Ricci, PhD

  • "The Divorce Helpbook for Teens", Cynthia MacGregor

NOTE:  I am not responsible for the content or accuracy of these links, nor am I endorsing any information, advice, or service obtained through them.  In addition, resources on the internet do not replace in-person consultation with a qualified mental health professional. 

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