To schedule an appointment or an initial meeting
in San Francisco or Alameda: 415-533-9724

Organizations

There are a vast number of books available for persons interested in learning more about psychotherapy, or particular aspects of human experience, considered and discussed through a psychological lens. Below, I have listed some books you may find helpful. Though in no way comprehensive, I have tried to include at least a few titles in each topic area that are regarded as reliable sources of information, or which have been useful to me a person and clinician. Preceding this list, I am also including a partial listing of organizations that provide supportive services in our community, and these are also noted, as the books, by topic area. If I can be of any additional assistance in recommending resources, please feel free to contact me either by phone or email.

ADOPTION

Adoption Connection
2150 Post Street
San Francisco, Ca 94115
(415) 359-2494
http://www.adoptionconnection.org

A Better Way, Inc.
3200 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA  94703
(510) 601-0203

AASK (Adopt A Special Kid)
7700 Edgewater Drive, Suite 320
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 553-1748
(888) 680-7349

ACCEPT (An Adoption and Counseling Center)
339 South San Antonio Road, Suite 1A
Los Altos, CA 94022
(650) 917-8090
Fax: (650) 917-8093

ADDICTION

Alcoholics Anonymous
East Bay Intergroup, Inc.
Central Office
295 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 839-0709
(510) 839-8900 (24-Hour Hotline)

Alcoholics Anonymous
Intercounty Fellowship
1821 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 674-1821

Al-Anon Information Service
1095 Market Street, Suite 317
San Francisco, CA 94103-1624
(800) 4AL-ANON
http://www.al-anon.org

National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions
944 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-296-9900 (24-Hour Hotline)
http://www.ncadaba.com

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Hopeline
12 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10010
(800) 622-2255
www.ncadd.org

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
244 East 58th Street 4th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(212) 269-7797

AGING AND CARE-GIVING

Aging Commission
25 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 864-6051

American Society on Aging
833 Market Street, Suite 511
San Francisco, CA 94103   USA
(415) 974-9600
(800) 537-9728
http://www.asaging.com

Children of Aging Parents
1609 Woodbourne Road
Suite 302 A
Levittown, PA 19057
(800) 227-7294
www.caps4caregivers.org

Family Caregiver Alliance
690 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94194
(415) 434-3388
(800) 445-8106
www.caregiver.org

Institute on Aging
3330 Geary Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-4111
(877) 750-4111
www.ioaging.org

Center for Elderly Suicide Prevention (CESP)
Elder Abuse Prevention
Friendship Line

ANXIETY

National Anxiety Foundation
http://www.lexington-on-line.com/naf.html

CHILD ABUSE

San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center
1757 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 387-3684
http://www.sfcaps.org

East Bay Agency for Children
21455 Birch Street, Suite 201
Hayward, CA 94541-2131
510-583-0414
800-479-SAFE
www.ebac.org

COMMUNICATION

Bay Area Nonviolent Communication (BayNVC)
55 Santa Clara Ave, Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 433-0700
(866) 422-9682
http://www.baynvc.org

Communication Options
(510) 547-2380
[email protected]

DEATH AND DYING

Choice in Dying
200 Varick Street
New York, NY 10014
(800) 989-9455

Zen Hospice Project
273 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94102-5616
(415) 863.2910
http://www.zenhospice.org

DEPRESSION

Andrew’s Depression Page
http://www.home.avvanta.com/~charlatn/Depression.html

Depressives Anonymous: Recovery from Depression
329 East 62nd Street
New York, NY 10021
(212) 689-2600

National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association
730 North Franklin Street, Suite 501
Chicago, IL 60610
(800) 82-NDMDA
(312) 642-0049
National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
1021 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 23314-2971
(800) 969-6642

Walkers in Darkness
www.walkers.org

DISABILITY

Center for Independent Living
2539 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 841-4776
www.cilberkeley.org

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Colonial Place Three
2107 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
(800) 950-6264
www.nami.org

Support for Families with Children with Disabilities at Open Gate
2601 Mission Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
(415) 920-4050
www.supportforfamilies.org

The Arc: The Resource for Persons with Development Disabilities
1500 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 255-7200
www.thearcsanfrancisco.org

Through a Looking Glass
2198 Sixth Street, Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94710-2204
(800) 644-2666
(800) 804-1616 (TTY)
(510) 848-1112
www.lookingglass.org

DIVORCE AND SEPARATION

Kids Turn
1242 Market Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102-4802
(415) 437-0700
(800) 392-9239
http://www.kidsturn.org

Divorce On-Line
http://www.divorceonline.com

Divorce Central
http://www.divorcecentral.com

Up to Parents
www.uptoparents.org

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

La Casa de Las Madres
1850 Mission Street, Suite B
San Francisco, CA 94103
(877) 503-1850 (24-Hour Crisis Line for Adults)
(877) 923-0700 (24-Hour Crisis Line for Teenagers)
www.lacasa.org

WOMAN, Inc.
333 Valencia Street, Suite 450
San Francisco, Ca 94103
(415) 864-4722
www.womaninc.org

Community United Against Violence, Inc.
973 Market Street, Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 333-HELP (24-Hour Crisis Line)
http://www.cuav.org

Men Overcoming Violence Effectively (MOVE)
54 Mint Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 626-6683

ManAlive
30 Monterey Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 924-1070 (24-Hour Hotline)

EATING DISORDERS

About Face
http://www.about-face.org

Eating Disorder Referral and Information Center
www.edreferral.com

National Eating Disorder Hotline
(800) 931-2237

Renfrew Center Foundation
475 Spring Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19128
877-367-3383
Fax: (215) 482-2695
[email protected]
www.renfrew.org

FAMILY LIFE

Alternative Families
www.altfamily.org

Berkeley Parents Network
http://www.parents.berkeley.edu

Parents Place
1710 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA
(415) 359-2454
[email protected]

GAY AND LESBIAN

Gaylesta
5245 College Avenue, Box 713
Oakland, CA
(510) 493-9939
www.gaylesta.org

New Leaf
103 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 626-7000
(415) 252-8376 (TDD)
http://www.newleafservices.org

Our Family Coalition
www.ourfamily.org

Pacific Center
2712 Telegraph
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 548-8283
www.pacificcenter.org

GRIEF AND LOSS

Beyond Indigo
http://www.beyondindigo.com

Circle of Care
2540 Charleston Street
Oakland, CA 94602
(510) 531-7551
http://wwwebac.org

Compassionate Friends
San Francisco County Chapter
22 Samoset Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 457-3123

Grief and Growing
A Healing Weekend for Bereaved Individuals and Families
131 Steuart Street, Suite 460
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-543-2267 (Ann Gonski)
415-750-4197 (Rabbi Eric Weiss)

ILLNESS

Art for Recovery
Post Office Box 7921
San Francisco, CA     94120
(415) 885-7221

Bay Area Jewish Healing Center
3330 Geary Blvd., 3rd Floor West
San Francisco, CA 94118
415-750-4197 (Main Intake Number)
www.jewishhealingcenter.org

Center for Attitudinal Healing
33 Buchanan Drive
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-6161
http://www.attitudinalhealing.org

Commonweal
P.O. Box 316
Bolinas, CA 95816
415-868-0970

Life Transitions Network (LTN)
Post Office Box 31579
San Francisco, CA 94131
415-263-4822
www.transitionsworkshops.org

Namaste
Post Office Box 3680
Berkeley, CA     94703
(510) 547-7702 (24-Hour Voice Mail)

Shanti
730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 674-4700
www.shanti.org

Women's Cancer Resource Center
3023 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA   94705
(510) 524-2918

INFERTILITY

RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association
8405 Greensboro Drive, Suite 800
McLean, VA 22102-5120
(703) 556.7172

MARRIAGE AND PARTNERSHIP

The Couples Institute
445 Burgess Drive, Suite 150
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 327-5915
(877) 327-5915

The Gottman Institute
Post Office Box 15644
Seattle, WA 98115
(888) 523-9042

PARENTING

TALKLine Family Support Center
1757 Waller Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 387-3684
(415) 441-KIDS (24-Hour Hotline)
http://www.sfcap.org

Father Forum Online
http://wwwfathersforum.com

Parents Without Partners
http://www.parentswithoutpartners.org

Step-Family Association of America
http://www.saafamilies.org

Step-Family Foundation
http://www.stepfamily.org

Support Group for Mothers
www.supportgroupformothers.com

SELF-HELP

American Self-Help Clearinghouse
25 Pocono Road
Saint Clares – Riverside Medical center
Danville, NJ 07834
(201) 625-7101
www.selfhelpgroups.org
http://www.helplink-sf.org

SEXUAL ABUSE

Center for Non-Abusive Relationships
445 Bellevue Street, Suite 203
Oakland, CA 94610
(510) 452-6243

Child and Adolescent Sexual Abuse Resource Center
San Francisco General Hospital
(415) 206-8386

San Francisco Rape Treatment Center
2801 A 25th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 821-3222
(415) 206-8256 (24-hour hotline)

San Francisco Women Against Rape
3543 18th Street, No. 7, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 657-7273 (24-Hour Hotline)

SUICIDE PREVENTION/24-HOUR EMERGENCY HELP

AIDS/HIV Nightline
(415) 434-AIDS
(800) 273-AIDS

Drug Information Line
(415) 362-3400
Relapse Line
(415) 834-1144

San Francisco Suicide Prevention
(415) 781-0500 (24-Hour Line)

TRAUMA

Sidran Institute
PMB 138
12 West Willow Grove Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
(888) 538-3124
www.sidran.org

Survivors International
703 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 546-2080
http://www.survivorsintl.org

The Trauma Center
www.traumacenter.org

VETERANS

Deep Streams Zen Institute
121 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415)-387-0800
www.deepstreams.org

Hearts Toward Home International
1050 Larrabee Avenue
Suite 104,  PMB 714
Bellingham, WA 98225-7367
(360) 714-1525
http://www.heartstowardhome.com

National Veterans Foundation
9841 Airport Boulevard, Suite 512
Los Angeles, CA 90045
(888) 777-4443 (Help Line)
[email protected]
www.nvf.org


Operation Comfort

(866) 632-7868
http://www.operationcomfort.com

Soldiers Heart
(518) 463-0588
(510) 483-7525 (Local contact: Jim Helt)
http://www.soldiersheart.net

Swords to Ploughshares
1060 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 252-4788
http://www.sword-to-ploughshares.org

Veterans for America
1025 Vermont Ave NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 483-9222
www.veteransforamerica.org

WOMEN’S LIVES

Older Women’s League (OWL)
3300 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 218
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 812-7990, Extension 21
800-825-3695
www.owl-national.org

The San Francisco Women’s Building
3543 18th Street, Suite 8
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 431-1180
www.womensbuilding.org

YOUTH

Girl Ventures

http://www.girlventures.org

Spark

http://sparkprogram.org