Resources

Resources For Transforming Conflict To Intimacy

Other Marriage Workshops & Seminars & Marital Therapy Providers

These organizations and web sites offer products, services or seminars in areas we may not cover.  RealHope.com seminars in Los Angeles and the workshop manual focuses on helping couples with lots of arguing and conflict. RealHope seminars have couples practicing the skills in the workshop over and over until those skills aren’t just known intellectually, they become a reflex. Some of these resources are not web links and they must be contacted by phone or mail. Please contact me at

    • PREP Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program Web Site – This site contains workshops and great information about the principles of handling conflict in relationships. It’s where I learned wonderful lessons on the simplicity of just following the structure of some well researched methods that the authors have laid out in their book ‘Fighting for Your Marriage’.
    • SmartMarriages.com – The Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education is the most concentrated web site for finding out about different couples workshops providers. There is a phenomenal selection of different types of workshops and resources for couples seeking to improve their relationship.
    • SelfGrowth.comThis is a great site for Relationships, Fitness, Mental Health, Success Skills, Spirituality and Nutrition. The site is devoted to providing information about a variety of ways people can help themselves.  Good articles and newsletters.
    • The Family & Marriage Counseling Directory- A nationwide directory of family & marriage counselors, therapists, as well as resources for those in the profession.
    • Affair Recovery.com– Step by step guide tol Surviving an Affair.  Offers hope, support, and recovery for couples and individuals who have suffered the pain resulting from infidelity, betrayal, or sexual addiction.
    •   Family Dynamic Training Family Dynamics helps churches take proactive steps to prevent marriages from reaching a state of distress and to revive those that are already in distress.
    • Marriage Enrichment – Internet Resources from About.com – Sheri and Bob Stritof’s very comprehensive site on marriage is excellent!
    • Welcome to Marriage Builders – Covers some of the best ways to overcome marital conflicts and some of the quickest ways to restore love.
    •   GrowthCentral – Anger management and addiction resources.  This is a great site containing a wealth of self help resources!
    •   Dr. Debra Mandel – Los Angeles Therapist – She speaks about how our old wounds keep resurfacing in our love relationships using her book’s theme: Healing the Sensitive Heart.
    •   Rochester Marriage Counseling– Mark S White, LMFT offers marriage counseling in Rochester, Minnesota.
    • Counseling for Couples and Families Counseling Corner, Inc. offers resolution of conflict for couples and families. Our mission is toresolve conflict and build healthy relationships.
    •   Counselling in Bath, Bristol and Somerset-  Patricia Goodman, qualified personal counsellor, offers friendly and expert counselling for marriage problems, anxiety, stress, depression, sexual abuse, low self confidence, eating disorders, and wide range of problems for both women

Anger Management Web Sites, Services And Products

  • Alyce LaViolette, MS-   Alyce founded the Alternatives To Violence treatment center for working with men who are abusive.  Group counseling for men and who have anger management problems in intimate relationships.  She does Individual counseling for survivors and perpetrators of abusive relationships, rape survivors, adults abused as children and adolescents in abusive relationships.   Couples and family counseling are available only after a period of safety has been established and both individuals and the counselor(s) have been consulted.   This is not recommended initially for several reasons.    Alyce and I have worked together for over 25 years as a male/female facilitator team working with the men in the West L.A. Alternatives To Violence group.  She is extremely effective, intuitive, realistic, funny and genuine.   Her CV and profile can also be seen by clicking HERE.  She sees clients in West Los Angeles on Thursdays.  Her main office is in Long Beach and her number is 562-493-1161 
  • Marriage Counseling and Family Help– Helpful resources and professional, licensed therapists who uphold values in practice for marriages and families.
  • Dr. John Rifkin- Emotional Success- The Healing Power Of Anger Dr. Rifkin explores the childhood roots of anger, the spectrum of angry behavior, how anger can be a gift to a relationship, and ice-cold passive-aggressive anger. He also discusses anger and the links to addictions, anxiety, mood disorders, and difficulties with emotional intimacy. Readers will come away with new insights into their emotions and behavior and new skills for using their anger in a healthy, functional manner.
  • >  Anger Coach – Anger and stress management solutions.   Anger and stress management resources and classes (Southern Calfornia) for workplace, adults, and couples. Fast-track classes for busy people. Book and home-study course.  free newsletter.
  •  AJ Novick Group- Stress and Anger Management–  The AJ Novick Group is a leading national provider of anger management classes, home study and online anger management classes, anger management coaching, workplace anger management programs, education, training and products based in Orange County, California.
  •  AngerMgmt.com – Anger Management skills and products.
  •  Bullies To Buddies – I’ve attended Izzy Kalman’s anger management seminar and his approach is the most practical and helpful one I’ve seen.  His techniques are similar to mine in that he recognizes that the behavior people use to try to stop verbal abuse is often the fuel for the ‘teaser’ to keep teasing.  I recommend his CD and course highly.  Turns bullies into buddies. Practical, effective approach to bullying, teasing, children’s aggression. Complete, free online manuals for victims, parents, and teachers. What we should be learning from Columbine and the other school shootings. Violence prevention program and materials.
  •   Anger Management Institute of Texas-  The Anger Management Institute of Texas Anger and Stress Management Program is designed for those who are seeking self-help; court mandated referrals, and those referred by Human Resource Managers, Employee Assistance Professionals, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Counselors, as well as concerned parents, and spouses.

Relationship Advice & Other Sites

  •  Quitting Love Is Not An Option-  Maj Weismann-  75 Relationship Specialists Teach You How To Get Back Your Sexual Desire For Your Partner-  This is a great resource for a variety of solutions to a big problem.  Seventy-Five experts are all asked to write about the same question, “What is the best advice you can give a married couple who have lost their desire for one another but want to get it back?”
  • Relazine.com – Daily Articles with Today’s View on Relationships-  Free tips and advice about having a successful relationship. From dating to friendship and marriage.
  •   Talk About Marriage  Find help and support; an open forum on marriage and relationships. I shall greatly appreciate an early confirmation from you.
  •   Pastor Phil Bonasso- Pastor Phil Bonasso is a renowned marriage counselor who has conducted many successful marriage seminars & has been serving in Christian ministry for over thirty years, during this time he also successfully planted several churches and has been deeply involved in Global outreach.
  •  Relationship Advice And Help-  Dating and relationship advice resources for singles and married couples who wish to have healthy, enduring relationships forever.
  •  Relationship Advice from Mars Venus He covers relationships, dating and sex in his website which reflects his many Mars-Venus books.  The site is rich with options and services for people looking for information about dating and communications skills.
  • Relationship Tests & Quizes at 3smartcubes.com  Check out our collection of relationship quizzes aimed at providing insights into relationships, problems related to them as well as helping you find solutions to them. We also have loads of other Ph.D certified IQ tests & Personality tests.

Mental Health Related Web Site Resources

  • Resources for Victims of Crime in Los Angeles– This page on my site contains a downloadable .pdf of a tremendous number of agencies, departments, organizations and resources.
  • GroupWorks West-  GroupWorks West specializes in group treatment for children, teens and adults with diagnosed with autistic spectrum and psychiatric disorders. GroupWorks West also offers parent support/education groups, family therapy and school consultation services for families challenged by raising a child or teen with autism, mood, anxiety and conduct disorders. Chris Mulligan, LCSW is a very thorough and effective clinician for these disorders.
  •  Mental Health Net A great starting place for mental health links. Very comprehensive!.
  •   EMDR Institute, Inc – A training organization for teaching professionals a therapy technique that works quickly and effectively for treating symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression and anxiety.
  •  About.com’s Mental Health Resources– A great starting place for all things related to mental health.
  •  PTSD – Posttraumatic Stress links & Research– David Baldwin’s trauma pages is one of the original and most inclusive sites relating to posttraumatic stress.
  •  OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Cognitive Management– Very straightforward steps to helping people stop their obsessive/compulsive patterns and behavior.
  • California Society For Clinical Social Work California Society for Clinical Social Work home page
  • Board of Behavioral Sciences Home Page Helpful for those seeking licensure. Or for those wanting to see if a therapist is properly licensed and not in trouble with the board. It’s also where you would report unethical conduct of a therapist who has an MFCC or LCSW license.
  • Program for Torture Victims, Los Angeles This program provides psychological and medical evaluations and treatment for refugees seeking political asylum in the United States, who were tortured in their own country.
  • The Mood Shifting Program– A short-term way to transform anxiety, depression, and stress. Developed by Norm Ephraim, Ed.D.

Emotional and Physical Violence

Legal Issues & Web Sites & Referrals

Relationship communication problems can lead to legal issues such as divorce or having to deal with domestic violence charges. The following links are my picks for the legal end of how these problems can affect you.

Mary Masi, Atty At Law in Los Angeles.  Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Mary Masi works closely with families to obtain mitigation evidence in domestic violence and endangerment court cases.  She has persuaded judges and prosecutors to dismiss entirely, when warranted, or reduce domestic violence charges in court.  Attorney Masi is a skillful negotiator for alternative sentencing including anger management, domestic violence, and parenting classes.  She has also won domestic violence and battery jury trials.

Other associations and organizations to contact for assistance with family and intimate violence.

More local and regional organizations, associations, and domestic violence coalitions may be available in your area.

  • Violence Against Women Office US Department of Justice 810 Seventh Street, NW Room 6201 Washington, DC 20001TEL – (202) 307-6026 FAX – (202) 307-3911
  • National Center on Elder Abuse 800 First Street, NE Suite 500 Washington, DC 20002 TEL – (202) 682-2470
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) PO Box 18749 Denver, CO 80218 TEL – (303) 839-1852
  • National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse (NCPCA) 332 South Michigan Avenue Suite 1600 Chicago, IL 60604 TEL – (312) 663-3520 TEL – (800) 835-2671 FAX – (312) 939-8962
  • National Council on Child Abuse and Family Violence 1155 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20036 TEL – (202) 429-6695 TEL – (800) 222-2000 FAX – (818) 914-3616
  • National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect (NDACAN) G20 MVR Cornell University Ithaca, NY 14853-4401
  • National Health Resource Center on Domestic Violence Family Violence Prevention Fund 83 Rhode Island Avenue Suite 304 San Francisco, CA 94103-51133 TEL – (888) Rx-ABUSE [888-792-2873]
  • WomanKind: Support System for Battered Women Fairview Health System 6401 France Avenue, South Minneapolis, MN 55435 TEL – (612) 924-5775
  • US Public Health Services’ Office on Women’s Health 200 Independence Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20201 TEL – (202) 690-7650 FAX – (202) 690-7172

JUST FOR FUN!

  • Communications Skills Inventory Tests Online – Very Cool! Queendom.com array of self tests that are analyzed online, and very thorough. Insightful too.

 

Low Fee Mental Health Agencies & Clinics In Los Angeles

West Los Angeles

Airport Marina Counseling Services

7891 LaTiera Blvd.

Westchester, CA 90045

(310) 670-1410

 

Antioch University Counseling Center

400 Corporate Pointe

Culver City, CA 90230

(310) 574-2813

 

Antioch University Counseling Center International

2001 S. Barrington, Ste. 110

Los Angeles, CA 90025

(310) 477-7702

 

California Graduate Institute Counseling Center

Westwood, CA

(310) 208-4240

 

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health

4760 South Sepulvda Blvd.

Culver City, CA

(310) 390-6612

 

Family Service of Santa Monica

Santa Monica, CA

(310) 451-9747

 

Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center

Hollywood, CA

(323) 993-7400

 

Jewish Family Services

Los Angeles, CA

(323) 761-8816

 

Jewish Family Services

Santa Monica, CA

(310) 393-0732

 

Jewish Family Services

West Los Angeles, CA

(323) 761-8800

 

Julia Ann Singer Center

West Los Angeles, CA

(310) 202-0669

 

 

 

San Fernando Valley

 

California Family Counseling Center

Balboa Blvd.

Encino, CA 91316

(818) 386-5600

 

Catholic Charities

Van Nuys, CA

(818) 988-2850

 

Coldwater Counseling Center

Encino, CA

(818) 907-9980

 

Coldwater Counseling Center

Studio City, CA

(818) 508-0703

 

Counseling West

(818) 999-6164

 

Family Stress Center

16861 Parthenia St.

North Hills, CA 91343

(818) 830-3270

 

Friends of the Family

Sherman Way and Sepulveda

(818) 988-4430

 

Pepperdine Community Counseling Center

16830 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 216

Encino, CA 91436

(818) 501-501-1678

 

San Fernando Valley Counseling Center

8350 Reseda Blvd.

Northridge, CA 91324

(818) 341-1111

 

Tarzana Treatment Center

(818) 996-1051

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Los Angeles (cont.)

 

The Maple Counseling Center

9107 Wilshire Boulevard, Lower Level

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

(310) 271-9999

 

New Start

2714 W Pico

Santa Monica, CA

(310) 452-0717

 

Open Paths

Culver City, CA

(310) 398-7877

 

Pepperdine Psychology Clinic

Culver City

(866) 396-8970

 

Psychological and Educational Clinic

Pepperdine University Plaza

Culver City, CA

(310) 568-5752

 

Reiss-Davis Child Study Center

Culver City, CA

(310) 204-1666

 

St. Johns Hospital, Mental Health

Santa Monica, CA

(310) 315-6132

 

UCLA Outpatient NPI EDU

Westwood, CA

(310) 825-0478

 

UCLA Psychology Clinic

Westwood, CA

(310) 825-2305

 

Ways of Being Community Counseling Center

Antioch University Counseling Center

400 Corporate Pointe

Culver City, CA 90230

(310) 574-2813

 

Valley Community Clinic

5648 Vineland

North Hollywood, CA

(818) 763-8836

 

 

Valley Counseling

Encino, CA

(818) 995-0368

 

Valley Family Center

302 South Brand

San Fernando, CA

(818) 365-8588

 

San Gabriel Valley

 

Family Counseling Service

San Gabriel, CA

(626) 575-5231

 

Foothill Family Services

1215 W. West Covina Pkwy., 2nd Fl.

West Covina, CA 91790

 

La Puente Valley Mental Health Center

La Puente, CA

(626) 227-7018

 

Options/The Family Center

Covina, CA

(626) 967-0732

 

Santa Anita Family Service

Covina, CA

(626) 966-1755

 

Santa Anita Family Service

605 S. Myrtle Ave.

Monrovia, CA 91016

(626) 359-9358

 

 

The Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center

9911 W. Pico Blvd.

(310) 203-8899

 

Wright Institute Los Angeles

West Los Angeles, CA

(310) 277-2796

South Bay

Family Service of Long Beach

21420 Pioneer Blvd.

Lakewood, CA 90712

(310) 436-9893

 

Family Services of Long Beach

5500 Atherton St., Ste. 416

Long Beach, CA 90815

 

The Guidance Center

Long Beach, CA

(562) 485-2557

 

Jewish Family Services South Bay

Torrance, CA

(310) 761-8816

 

South Bay Center of Counseling

El Segundo, CA

(310) 414-2090

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown Los Angeles

Family Service of Los Angeles

626 S. Kingsley Dr.

Los Angeles, CA

(213) 381-3626

 

Family Service of Los Angeles

1328 W. Manchester Ave.

Los Angeles, CA

(213) 788-9593

 

Southern California Counseling Center

5615 Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

(323) 937-1344

 

USC Human Relations Center

Los Angeles, CA

(213) 937-1344

 

Watts Counseling and Learning Center

Los Angeles, CA

(323) 754-9900

 

East Los Angeles

 

ENKI/East Los Angeles Mental Health Services

Commerce, CA

(323) 725-1337

 

Family Service of Los Angeles

7702 Washington Ave., Ste. C

Whittier, CA 90608

(310) 698-7941

 

Human Services Association

Bell Gardens, CA

(562) 806-5400