therapy resources

What is CBT?

What is DBT?


helpful websites

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Los Angeles



The CBT Toolbox: A Workbook for Clients and Clinicians, by Jeff Riggenbach

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Handouts and Worksheets, by Marsha Linehan

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook, by Matthew McKay, Jeffrey Wood, Jeffrey Brantley

The Feeling Good Workbook, by David Burns


recommended reading

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, by Kay Redfield Jamison

Bipolar Disorder: A Guide for Patients and Families, by Francis Mark Mondimore

Borderline Personality Disorder: New Reasons for Hope, by Francis Mark Mondimore, Patrick Kelly

Depression, the Mood Disease, by Francis Mark Mondimore

Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most, by Douglas Stone

Feeling Good, by Dr. David Burns

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, by Sue Johnson

How to Train a Wild Elephant: And Other Adventures in Mindfulness, by Jan Chozen Bays

Mindful Eating, Jan Chozen Bays, MD

My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, by Scott Stossel

Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control, by Pavel Somov

Loving Somebody with Borderline Personality Disorder, by Shari Manning

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, by Christopher K. Gerner

The Center Cannot Hold, by Elyn Saks

Wherever You Go, There you Are, by Jon Kabat-Zinn


mindfulness resources

Breath Pacer (app)

Calm (meditations) 

Insight LA (meditations, classes, etc.)

Headspace (app)

Naturespace (app)

Tara Brach (meditations)

Stop, Think, & Breathe (meditations)  

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (meditations, classes, etc.)


general support groups

Alcoholics Anonymous


Co-Depedents Anonymous

Emotions Anonymous

Family Connections for Borderline Personality Disorder

Our House (grief)

Overeaters Anonymous

Smart Recovery

The Group List


Crisis support

Crisis Text Line

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 

Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860

The Crisis Call Center at 1-800-273-8255

The GLBT National Help Center at 1-888-THE-GLNH (888-843-4564)

The National Crime Victim Helpline at 1-800-394-2255

The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7223

The National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673

The Samaritan’s Crisis Hotline at 1-212-673-3000

Youth Talkline at 1-800-246-PRIDE (800-246-7743)