Websites of Interest

General Psychology

  • NAMI is an organization focused on educating and stopping the stigma of mental illness in America.
  • Stop it Now!  A national organization committed to stop child abuse.
  • San Diego Domestic Violence Council has information, resources and upcoming events for the public. 
  • It’s Up to Us. A website designed to empower San Diegans to talk openly about mental illness, recognize symptoms and use local resources. 
  • It Gets Better Project has the mission to communicate to LGBT youth that life gets better and they’re not alone.
  • Bringing life to the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology, Child Psychiatrist Daniel Siegel has a website where he posts about his books, research and collaborations.


For our physiology to calm down, heal and grow
we need visceral feelings of safety.
No doctor can write a prescription for friendship and love.
— Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.



  • Love and Life Toolbox is a neat educational site for couples by Bay Area therapist Lisa Kift, LMFT.
  • Two of Us is a clearinghouse for timely information and resources about healthy marriages.
  • Excellent writer/therapist/speaker, Esther Perel, LMFT articulates typical challenges in couplehood with an astute cultural and psychological understanding.
  • Love is Respect was created to empower youth to prevent and end dating abuse.


  • Kids in the house is the largest video library you’ll find on parenting, pregnancy, adoption and childhood.
  • Co-author of bestseller “The Whole Brain Child” and “No-Drama Discipline,” Dr. Bryson has a helpful blog for parents.
  • The Orange Rhino - 365 days without yelling. A supportive website/blog for parents who want practical alternatives to yelling at their children. Take the challenge!


  • UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Research Center offers free guided meditations.
  • Insight Timer, a Web based, free application, offers over 2,000 guided meditations or a simple timer for your own meditation/breathing practice. 
  • Shambala Center:  International Community of Urban Meditation and Rural Retreats.  Located at 6727 Flandres Drive, Suite 102,  San Diego, CA 92121
  • Contemplative Outreach San Diego offers “Centering Prayer” – Modern meditation prayer practice that renews the Christian contemplative tradition. Located at 9462 Carlton Hills Road, Santee, CA 92071 


  • Alcoholics Anonymous is a 12 Step support group for people with a drinking problem who want to live a sober life. 
  • Narcotics Anonymous is a 12 step community based organization offering ongoing support for substance abusers who want to attain a drug free lifestyle.
  • Al-Anon/Alateen:  For those affected by substance abusers.
  • The Meadows:  Addiction and trauma treatment center.
  • Practical Recovery:  Outpatient and inpatient non-12 step recovery center in San Diego.
  • Smart Recovery:  A Self-management support grHaoup for addiction recovery.


  • Volunteer Match:  A portal that matches organizations and the causes that are meaningful to you.
  • Voices for Children  CASA volunteers ensure foster children's needs are met and help them find a safe, permanent home. 
  • Mama's Kitchen:  Preparing and delivering meals for San Diegans suffering from AIDS and cancer.
  • San Diego Humane Society:  Provides vital services to animals and people by sheltering and adopting animals, providing positive reinforcement training classes, investigating animal cruelty and neglect, and much more.


  • Happy: A movie about the science and the pursuit of happiness. By Roko Belic.
  • Eu Maior (in Portuguese):  30 pessoas diversas são entrevistadas -- filósofos, psicólogos, artistas, atletas, lideres espirituais -- e compartilham suas ideias sobre o significado da existência. Documentário.


** These resources are intended to assist clients in their healing process as an adjunct to psychotherapy. From time to time, these websites get edited and may display content that I am not familiar with, or do not condone, therefore I cannot be made responsible for their content.