Therapy resources


  • The Orphaned Adult, Alexander Levy, 1999 (Parent loss)
  • Widow to Widow, Genevieve Davis Ginsborg, 1995 (Partner loss)
  • When The Bough Breaks, Judith Bernstein, 1997, (Loss of a child)


  • Mind Over Mood, Dennis Greenberger, and Christine Padesky, 2015
  • Feeling Good, David Burns, 1999 
  • The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times, Pema Chodron, 2018


  • The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, Edmund Bourne, 2005
  • Brain Lock - For Yourself from Obsessive-Compulsive Behavior, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, 1996


  • Codependence No More: How to Stop Taking Care of Others and How to Take Care of Yourself, Melody Beattie, 1992
  • Beyond Codependency and Getting Better All the Time, Melody Beattie, 1989
  • The Human Magnet Syndrome - Why We Love People Who Hurt Us, Ross Rosenberg, 2013


  • How to Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide for the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers, Toni Bernhard, 2018
  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn, 2013
  • The Mindfulness Solution, Ronald D. Siegel, 2010

Healthy Boundaries

  • Where to Draw the Line: How to Set Healthy Boundaries Every Day, Anne Katherine, 2000
  • Boundaries: Where You End and I Begin, Anne Katherine, 1993

Support Groups

Therapy group


  • Kaiser Hospital, Oakland, CA, 510-595-6390
  • Mt. Diablo Medical Center, Concord, CA, 925-674-2133
  • VNA Hospice of Northern California, Emeryville, CA, 510-450-8596

Parents Who Have Lost Children

Work/Life Balance



Therapy resources

CD for Grief

  • Surviving a Sibling: Discovering Life After Loss, Scott Mastley

CDs for Relaxation and Meditation

  • Letting Go of Stress, Emmitt Miller (guided relaxation exercises)
  • Mindfulness Meditation, Jon Kabat-Zinn

Resources for Step-Parents