How to Find Help for a Crisis
People in crisis can get immediate help by calling 911.
If you are considering suicide you can also call or text 988, the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
Urgent help is also available at your local hospital emergency room or by contacting your local crisis line.
San Diego Access and Crisis Line (For mental health emergencies, suicide prevention and referrals to treatment): (888) 724-7240
It's not always obvious when someone is in pain. If you or someone you know may be thinking about suicide,
it's time to talk. Call the San Diego Access and Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240. You are not alone.
If you have lost a friend or loved one to suicide, you may find yourself in need of support.
Find resources that are available for when you may need it most.
If by any chance you do not feel that I am a good fit for you, or you see that I may not provide the treatment you are looking for, please click on the following link for referrals:
For A list of Curated Referrals for Individual, Family, Couples, Group Therapy, Child and Adolescent Therapy, Support Groups, and Inpatient and intensive Outpatient Treatment, Please Click Here
Deconstructing the stigma of dissociative identity disorder with advocate and author Olga Trujillo:
Olga Trujillo is an internationally renowned speaker and author who has devoted her career to helping advocates, first responders and others in the field better understand the impact of trauma on survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking.
"Petals of a Rose is currently the best educational film that we have available to educate professionals and the general public about dissociative identities."
— Jamie Marich, Ph.D., LPCC-S, REAT, RYT-500
Dylan grew up with a mother who has Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). Given that DID has often been inaccurately and negatively portrayed in film and television, Dylan envisioned and created this film to realistically depict a day in the life of a woman with DID in an engaging and educational way.
International Hearing Voices Projects
Intervoice supports the International Hearing Voices Movement, connecting people and ideas. We promote a hopeful and rights-based approach to hearing voices, seeing visions and related experiences.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Federal agency that leads public health efforts to advance behavioral health.
Offers an online treatment locator.
Alcoholics Anonymous (12-step support group)
Narcotics Anonymous (12-step support group)
SMART Recovery (research and skills-based addiction support group)
Alanon (Support for families affected by addiction)
12 Step Resources and Directory/12step.org: Website that strives to provide information, tools and resources for working a 12 Step program (or any program using 12 step principles for recovery) in as simple and effective way as possible.
LIST of other 12 Step Recovery Programs for All Addictions
Find a Local Detox/San Diego
Find a local Detox/North County San Diego
QTBIPOC Addiction and Mental Health Support
Find Rehab Centers
List and resources for Non-12 Step Recovery
Elizabeth Hospice (Grief support): 1-800-797-2050
Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth): 1-866-488-7386
NAMI (support for people and families affected by mental illness)
PTSD Self-Help (from the VA)
An incredible RESOURCE page with national and global resources and websites, including support groups: The Stability Network
Mental Health Resources for All: Live Another Day is a website where dedicated staff and peers in recovery curate lists of the best mental health resources for the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous & People of Color) community. Importance is also placed on reducing preventable deaths, addressing overdose and suicide prevention – two of the leading causes of preventable deaths.
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD):
A note about BPD: I don't like the name for BPD. I believe it requires new language because it is often brought about due to incredible hurt. I am on the lookout for other resources. Please share if you know of any compassionate resources.
Loving Someone with BPD or BPD Traits:
Developmental trauma includes chronic emotional neglect, and deficiencies in nurturance, protection, and guidance from caregivers. As a result of this neglect, healthy relationships are not modeled and limits are not set. In response to this, individuals develop defense mechanisms that are catastrophic to relationships. These resources are for individuals who identify as having unhealthy relationships.
Freedom Forever: Freedom Forever is an American non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children from abuse, trafficking and exploitation in ALL FORMS.
Gays Against Groomers: A nonprofit organization of gays against the sexualization, indoctrination and medicalization of children under the guise of LGBTQIA+
Kaleigh's Law: Together, with her local legislators, Kayleigh worked to draft a bill and create a new law, providing victims and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse continued protection that would last their lifetime, regardless of the terms of their abuser’s probation status. In April of 2021, Governor Ducey signed SB1412, thus making Arizona the first state in the nation to offer protection that is valid for an actual lifetime to victims and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. In June of 2021, the Arizona State Senate Proclaimed SB1412 as "Kayleigh’s Law".
The Love Storm: Is a global initiative raising awareness of human trafficking in an educational and empowering way. By hosting mass meditations in numerous countries around the world, The Love Storm aims to lead the conversation that we must fight slavery from the inside out. Each city is represented for the work being accomplished locally while we also educate on our imperative need to unite in order to end the global epidemic that is the modern-day slave trade.
Vets 4 Child Rescue: Veterans For Child Rescue (V4CR) is a 5O1C3 nonprofit organization that was founded in April of 2017. Our team is comprised of military professionals, former and current law enforcement, senior intelligence community veterans, child abuse and trafficking survivors, and people who are willing to do whatever it takes to end child trafficking in the USA.
Complex PTSD: What is it?
Therapist and author Pete Walker has written extensively about complex PTSD, which is also referred to as developmental trauma. Walker's website offers several tools to manage the impact of CPTSD on relationships, daily living, self-care, work, etc.
Shrinking the inner Critic
Managing Emotional Flashbacks
ISSTD: International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation Public Resource Page
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Center for Community Solutions (Domestic Violence Hotline and services based in San Diego/Escondido): 1-888-385-4657
Intensive Outpatient Services in California
What is an IOP? An intensive outpatient program (IOP) is mental health treatment you might want to consider if you do not feel safe, and if you feel your current outpatient mental health treatment is not enough to stabilize you at this moment.
Please call any of the programs listed here for more information. You can have this conversation with your therapist as well.
Treatment Specialist: Zacch McKinney, serving Southern California, Inland Empire, through Acadia Healthcare.
Phone: (951) 452-1056
E-Fax: (951) 795-4011
A Mission For Michael, offering IOP and Residential Treatment. Per website: " A Mission for Michael is the premiere resource for intensive mental health treatment serving adult men and women in California, Virginia, and Washington State. Our clients receive personalized care twenty-four hours a day, overseen by our psychiatry team and doctorate or master’s-level clinicians. We maintain a small number of clients in each of our homes to provide an intimate treatment environment. This allows us to service a wide range of clinical concerns and still provide a very individualized treatment experience. Our treatment offerings change lives through our focus on evidence-based clinical treatment and compassionate care."
Aurora Behavioral Health Care, San Diego California. Offering IOP and PHP, including dual diagnosis.
Awakenings Treatment Center, Total Recovery for Body, Mind, and Spirit:
28632 Roadside Dr. Suite 210
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Crownview Co-Occurring Institute, Oceanside California
Bold Health Intensive IOP: learn More here
Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center offering IOP and PHP
Reconnect Integrative Trauma Treatment Center, offering IOP. Pacific Palisades, California.
Per website, "At Reconnect, we treat mental health disorders and trauma with warmth and compassion. Part of what makes us different is our highly individualized attention and our focus on trauma. Here, we address the root causes of conditions rather than simply treating symptoms. We believe that is the key to transformational mental health treatment and lasting change."
Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital and Sharp Grossmont Hospital, offering inpatient and crisis stabilization.
The Mental Health Collective at Newport Beach: Learn more about conditions that are treated here.
Trauma and Beyond: offering Intensive Outpatient, and Partial Hospitalization. Learn more here.
Mental Health Emergency/Suicide:
San Diego Access/Crisis Hotline (For mental health emergencies, suicide prevention and referrals to treatment): 1-888-724-7240
National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: Call or Text 988
NEUROFEEDBACK for the treatment of: Cognitive Performance, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury, Migraines, , Autism, Sleep, Epilepsy, and more.
phone: (760) 542-8319
Kaizen Brain Center: For a more Biomedical interdisciplinary approach. Services include Ketamine assisted therapy, TMS, neurofeedback
We are a collaborative, interdisciplinary, neuroscience-based, data-driven brain center focused on making a positive impact in the lives of our patients through our vision and innovative approach to improving brain health.
Kaizen Brain Center was established to help patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and concussion who weren’t receiving proper medical care and were at risk of developing progressive neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or Parkinson’s disease. Over the years, we’ve grown and now treat many more brain-related neurological and psychological conditions.
San Marcos, CA and La Jolla CA Locations
4180 La Jolla Village Dr, Suite 240
La Jolla CA 92037
Open Monday – Friday 9am-5pm
(By Appointment Only)
838 Nordahl Rd, Suite 200
San Marcos, CA 92069
Shelly Robinson: a holistic family wellness coach + workshop facilitator + conscious parenting advocate whose mission is to teach busy, midlife moms how to kick negative parenting patterns to the curb by teaching them the art and science of creating new habits; how to build conscious connection with their children; and most importantly, how to take radically good care of themselves.
50% of all North-American kids will witness the divorce of their parents and almost half of them will also see the breakup of the parents second marriage.
Divorce is not just hard on the mom's and dad's, it is also devastating for the kids. Raising Strong Kids Through Divorce is a resource for both parents and kids to help and empower them so that divorce doesn't define who they are as a family.
Protecting Yourself and your Children While Divorcing a High-Conflict Individual
Randi Kreger, author of Stop Walking on Eggshells shares: Bill Eddy is someone who "cares deeply about adults and children embroiled in High Conflict issues."
Self Help Groups and available Literature:
" We meet to share our experience of growing up in an environment where abuse, neglect and trauma infected us. This affects us today and influences how we deal with all aspects of our lives."
[ACA provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment that allows us to grieve our childhoods and conduct an honest inventory of ourselves and our family—so we may (i) identify and heal core trauma, (ii) experience freedom from shame and abandonment, and (iii) become our own loving parents.]
Codependents Anonymous (CODA): The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy & loving relationships.
Learn about codependency from Author of Codependency No More, Melody Beattie. Codependency does not just apply to families with drug and alcohol addictions, but also applies to families with poor boundaries and any form of abuse.
Sex and Love Addiction: