Below are some helpful resources I often recommend to clients.  Please check back as this page updates regularly.

 

HOTLINES and urgent help

Crisis Text Line - text 741741 for free, confidential help.  Won't appear on your phone bill for most major cell phone carriers.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - or call the free 24 hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255

The Trevor Project - resources for LGBT youth; free 24 hour crisis hotline at 1.866.488.7386

Help for survivors of sexual trauma - via RAINN, or call the free, 24 hour hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE

National Domestic Violence hotline - free, confidential help 24/7 at 1.800.799.7233

In Massachusetts - Help for survivors of domestic violence - via Jane Doe, Inc., or call MA Safelink at 977.785.2020

 

OTHER RESOURCES

Free resources for when you can’t afford therapy - via Greatist.com

Free online DBT resources - for managing strong emotions

Wheel of Feelings  - for learning more about emotions and how they work

Beginning meditation guide - via Tara Brach

Anxiety and Depression Association of America - nonprofit dedicated to research and treatment for anxiety and depression

Health at Every Size - resources for individuals of size to find compassionate providers

Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA) - includes a directly of eating disorder-informed professionals

BOOKS

The Dance of Anger: A Woman's Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships by Harriet Lerner, PhD - a little dated, a little heteronormative, but still extremely helpful for both women and men

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne, PhD - includes some great worksheets

Don't Let Your Emotions Run Your Life: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Put You in Control by Scott E. Spradlin, MA - user-friendly DBT material for managing strong emotions

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine - a great introduction to the modern science of trauma and how it can help us heal

 

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