•Suicide Prevention (916) 368-3111 or (800) 273-8255 
•Mental Health Crisis 24-hr Hotline (916) 732-3637
•Sacramento Co Mental Health Treatment Ctr (916) 875-1000
•Placer Co Adult Crisis & Intake Line (888) 886-5401 
•California Youth Crisis Line (800) 843-5200 - A service of the California Coalition for Youth offers support, encouragement, & referrals to youth needing assistance or in a crisis situation.
WOMEN EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE          •WEAVE Crisis Hotline (916) 920-2952

                                                                                                                    •Stand Up Placer Crisis Line (800) 575-5352 

PARENTS                                                                                         •24-Hr Parent Support Line (888) 281-3000
SEXUAL ADDICTION RECOVERY                                         •LifeSTAR lifestarsacramento.com 
•Association of Partners of Sex Addicts & Trauma Specialists (APSATS): The only nonprofit organization that specializes in the preparation and certification of Partner Specialists. APSATS trains and certifies Certified Clinical Partner Specialists (CCPS) and Certified Partner Coaches (CPC) who subscribe to a developing treatment model that acknowledges and responds to the traumatic stress found in partners affected by sex addiction.

•California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists: CAMFT is an independent professional organization representing the interests of licensed marriage & family therapists. It is dedicated to advancing the profession as an art & a science, & maintaining high ethical standards for the profession.

•National Alliance of Mental Illness: NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots organization providing advocacy, education & resources  for people with mental illness & their families. Founded in 1979, NAMI has affiliates in every state & in more than 1,100 local communities across the country.
•The California Board of Behavioral Sciences: The BBS is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT); Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW); Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP); MFT Interns; & Associate Clinical Social Workers (ASW) in the State of California.


  • 'Out of the Shadows' by Patrick Carnes ISBN 9780553351385
  • 'Life After Lust' by Forrest Benedict ISBN 9780998468211
  • 'Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope & Heal' by Barbara Steffens & Marsha Means ISBN 9780882823096
  • ​'Moving Beyond Betrayal: The 5-Step Boundary Solution for Partners of Sex Addicts' by Vicki Tidwell Palmer ISBN 10: 1942094140  ISBN 13: 9781942094142
  • 'DVD: Pleasure Unwoven: An Explanation of the Brain Disease of Addiction' by Kevin McCauley 


  • 'Transforming the Difficult Child: The Nurtured Heart Approach' by Howard Glasser MA & Jennifer Easley MA,  ISBN 9670507-0-7 
  • 'Trauma Through a Child's Eyes: Awakening the Ordinary Miracle of Healing' by Peter Levine & Maggie Kline, ISBN 1556436300 - An essential guide for recognizing, preventing, & healing         childhood trauma.      


  • ''The Gifts of Imperfection' by Brene Brown PhD, L.M.S.W., ISBN: 978-1-59285-849-1
  • 'Just 10 Pounds' by Brad Lamm, ISBN 978-1-4019-3185-8
  • 'Women, Food and God' by Geneen Roth ISBN 13: 9781442336605


  • 'Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations For a Lifetime of Love' by Dr Susan Johnson ISBN 031611300X
  • 'Love Sense' by Sue Johnson
  • 'The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts' by Gary Chapman ISBN -10: 0-8024-7315-6