988 National Suicide and Crisis Hotline (call or text)

In case of an emergency, please call 911 or
El Dorado County crisis line 530-544-2219, 1-800-929-1955, 24 hour line 7 days a week.

General Information on Mental Health


Addiction Support Groups

Resources for ADD/ADHD

Parenting Resources

Parenting with Love & Logic: Teaching Children Responsibility, by Foster Cline and Jim Fay

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive; Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.

Trauma-Proofing Your Kids, A Parents Guide for Instilling Confidence, Joy, and Resilience; Peter A. Levine and Maggie Klein

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting; John Gottman, Ph.D

The Grieving Child: A Parent’s Guide; Helen Fitzgerald

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk; Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish

The Attachment Connection: Parenting a Secure and Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory; Ruth P. Newton, Ph.D

Connection Parenting: Parenting Through Connection Instead of Coercion, Through Love Instead of Fear, 2nd Edition; Pam Leo

Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children; Barbara Nicholson

Parent Effectiveness Training: The Proven Program for Raising Responsible Children; Thomas Gordon

Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication; Dr. Haim G. Ginott

Support for Couples & Relationships

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work; John M. Gottman, Ph.D and Nan Silver

What Makes Love Last? John M. Gottman, Ph.D

Hold Me Tight: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love; Sue Johnson

Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships; Sue Johnson

Attached: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How It Can Help You Find – and Keep – Love; Amir Levine, M.D. & Rachel Heller, M.A.

Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship; Stan Tatkin, PsyD and Harville Hendrix, Ph.D

And Baby Makes Three: The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives; John M. Gottman, Ph.D, and Julie Schwartz Gottman

Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples; Harville Hendrix, Ph.D

The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts; Gary Chapman

Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work (Second Edition); Matthew McKay, Ph.D, Patrick Fanning, Kim Paleg, Ph.D

The ADHD Effect on Marriage: Understand and Rebuild Your Relationship in Six Steps; Melissa Orlov, M.D.

Miscellaneous Self-Help Resources

The Dance of Anger: A Woman’s Guide to Changing the Patterns of Intimate Relationships; Harriet Lerner, PhD

The Dance of Intimacy; Harriet Lerner, PhD

The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook; Edmund J. Bourne, PhD

(book for ADD and ADHD): Driven to Distraction; Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., and John J. Ratey, M.D.;

Healing the Child Within Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families; Charles L. Whitfield, M.D.

Mindfulness Meditation for Pain Relief: Guided Practices for Reclaiming Your Body and Your Life; Jon Kabat-Zinn

The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction: A Guide to Coping with the Grief, Stress and Anger that Trigger Addictive Behaviors; Rebecca E. Williams, PhD, and Julie Kraft, MA

Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life; Jon Kabat-Zinn

Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy: David D. Burns, M.D.

Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself; Melody Beattie

The Courage to Heal Workbook: A Guide for Women and Men Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse; Laura Davis

Perinatal (during pregnancy and postpartum) Mood and Anxiety Support

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