Crisis Numbers, Books, Websites & More
If your have an immediate life threatening emergency for which you need an ambulance, police or fire department response, go to your nearest emergency room or dial 911.
If you are having a mental health crisis and need to speak to a counselor, call or text 988. This is a nationwide 24-hour/7 days per week Crisis Access Lifeline for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Emergencies.
Limited Availability. I am considered an outpatient practice and do not offer 24-hour emergency services. Often, I am not immediately available outside of regular appointments, so please seek emergency services first and reach out to me AFTER you have received those services to update me on your status. I usually return calls within 24 hours or the next business day.
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- National Lifeline/Suicide Prevention Hotline: 988
- Georgia Crisis Hotline: 1-800-715-4225
- Florida Crisis Hotline: 1-844-549-4266
- National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-422-4453
- Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
- LGBTQ+ Resources The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
- LGBTQ+ National Hotline: 1-888-843-5464
Therapy Techniques, Links & Resources
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) Tapping
|Learning EFT Tapping Basics Handout||EFT International -Science and Research|
|Introduction to EFT Tapping Video||EFT International Website|
|Southeast Brainspotting Institute Research||Brainspotting Handout|
|Introduction to Brainspotting Videos||What is Brainspotting?|
Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)
|Polyvagal Theory: Start with Safety||Safe and Sound Protocol-Science and Research|
|Introduction to Safe and Sound Protocol Video||SSP-What is it? How does it work?|
Relaxation, Breathwork and Mindfulness Tools
Parenting and Human Development Resources
|Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain by Daniel J. Siegel|
|CDC on Parenting Essentials|
|The Whole Brain Child:12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind by Dr. Dan Siegel, M.D., and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.|
|No Drama Discipline: The Whole Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind By Dr. Dan Siegel, M.D.|
|No Drama Discipline Work Book by Dr. Dan Siegel, M.D.|
|A Safe Place: Parenting Strategies for Facilitating Attachment and Sensory Regulation by Daniel Hughes, Ph.D., and Jan Koomar, Ph.D., OTR/L|
|How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish|
|Gay Parenting Magazine- LGBTQ+ Resources|
Neurodiversity, Learning Disabilities, and Dyslexia Resources
|What is Dyslexia?||Georgia Department of Education Parent’s Rights|
|Dyslexia International||What is ADHD?|
|Decoding Dyslexia-Georgia Chapter||Decoding Dyslexia|
|Highly Sensitive Persons||Understanding Neurodiversity|