Resources: More Help & Information

Suicide Hotlines

If you feel in danger of killing yourself, or allowing yourself to die, please go here first!

Women's Therapy Center

Skilled, mature therapists in training, with excellent supervision and specialized training in the psychology of women.  Sliding scale fees available.  (East Bay)

THE expert on bi-polar disorder!

I took a class from this guy, and it was one of the very best classes I ever took.  He is incredibly knowledgable about bi-polar and knows and says things no one else does.  His mother was bi-polar, his daughter is, and he's worked with hundreds of people with bi-polar.  Few people are as expert as he is on anything, and I doubt anyone is as expert as he is on bi-polar disorder.

Pacific Center for Human Growth

Therapists in training with excellent supervision and specialized training and interest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, transgendered people.  Sliding scale available.  (Berkeley)

Find Group Therapy

Finally, someone has collected information about all kinds of therapy groups available all over the country!   I have been saying we need this for years, because people ask me for a depression group or a grief group or a coming out group or whatever, and I never knew who was doing what at any time someone asked.

National Institute of Mental Health

The largest scientific organization in the world dedicated to research focused on the understanding, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders and the promotion of mental health.

National Association for Mental Illness

Good source of information about mental illness and support for people coping with mental illness.

Potatoes Not Prozac

This is a website that offers amazing researched information about how sugar affects depression, anxiety, alcoholism, weight, ability to organize and think, relationships and more, as well as a clear path for overcoming these problems.  I have personally worked with the mastermind of the book and website, and found her to be quite brilliant.  The work she does has saved many lives.

San Francisco Sex Information

This is a purely educational site that provides answers to questions about everything sexual. They have a hotline, and recommendations for related books and websites.

Helen Palmer's Enneagram Site

Helen Palmer is a psychotherapist who has worked with the enneagram very thoughtfully for many many years.  Her books are the most helpful I have found.

GAYLESTA

A group of gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, and queer-identified psychotherapists in the SF Bay Area.  Contact them and tell them your needs and they will refer you to someone they think will be a good match for you. 

Women to Women

This is a website associated with the clinic Christine Northrop founded, and it addresses women's health issues, including sexual issues.  It's not the most inclusive site, but it's got some good information for many women.

Mental Health Links by Dr Bob

This is an amazing collection of links to information about all things psychological.  It's kind of like an online psychology encyclopedia.

Enneagram Institute

This is a great resource for finding out more about your characteristic ways of being in the world, in relationships, and at work.  You can take a validated test to see which personality style is yours, your partner's, you children's, your boss's....  This is not one of those stupid tests you see in popular culture all the time--this one is scientifically tested and based on an ancient Sufi system of personality typing.  It is enormously helpful for some people and couples, and of course it doesn't help others.

Our Bodies Ourselves

The website based on the classic book about women's health from a politically conscious and sensitive perspective.  Lots of great, up-to-date information about women's bodies and health.

Refdesk list of Women's Issues Sites

I can't vouch for them, but this is a impressively long list of sites Refdesk has put together related to women's issues.  There appears to be a wide variety of sites, many of them very woman-affirming and interesting--like the museum of menstruation, an international feminist organization, women nobel prize laureates, info about women's health and politics, etc, etc.

Teen Source

TeenSource.org is an educational website that appeals to its audience with music, videos, contests and prize giveaways. The main objective was to offer education to youth at the same level that an outreach worker would and do so in an entertaining and interactive format. The website offers educational and funny streaming videos about sexual and reproductive health, celebrity testimonials, links to several other youth oriented health and social service websites, information and links to free and low cost clinical services throughout California, and virtual clinic tour videos. The website has won the 2003 Golden Web award for health information.

National Association for Fat Acceptance

Founded in 1969, the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to protecting the rights and improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA has long been a corner stone to the size acceptance community and continually endeavours to build our community and enhance to the world at large.

Women's Therapy Services

A group of experienced, licensed women psychotherapists offering individual, couple, and group psychotherapy, committed to serving the needs of Bay Area women coming from diverse backgrounds, ages, and economic levels. Located in San Francisco. 

Feminist Therapy Associates

These therapists do some unique and much-needed work.  Among other focuses, they have some great information about body image and size acceptance and also about transgender issues.  They also have various fun things going on, like transgender movie night.

Marybeth Viglione, PhD

San Mateo County, CA psychologist treating adults and older adolescents for depression, anxiety, and relationship problems; individual and couple therapy.

Columbia Psychotherapy Associates

Anyone who has concerns about the intrusion of managed care into her therapy should take a look at this website. This is a group of experienced therapists who advocate for patient privacy and effective treatment as an alternative to managed care.

 

 

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 Cynthia W. Lubow, MFT

 For 30 years, compassionately helping people build self-confidence and feel happier.

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