Helpful Links

Online Resources

The following links are listed to provide you with additional online mental health care information and counseling resources, including helpful links and resources about mental wellness, mental health concerns, giftedness, high sensitivity, intensity and much more.

Disclaimer: TheraThrive, Dr. Grace Malonai, or therapists or staff associated with TheraThrive are not responsible for the content, claims or representations of the listed sites, and do not necessarily support nor endorse the following resources. The links are listed below because many people have found them to be helpful or useful in some manner.

Topics are listed in alphabetical order

Addiction and Recovery

Alcohol Rehab Guide
Alcoholics Anonymous
Contra Costa AA
Drug and Alcohol Recovery Guides
Life Ring
Net Addiction
Rational Recovery | Frequently Asked Questions
SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse/Addiction
Step 4 Inventory Worksheets for AA’s 12 Steps


Answers to Your Questions About Panic Disorder
Anxiety, Mayo Clinic
National Center for PTSD

Associations and Organizations (Mental Health)

American Counseling Association
American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA)
American Psychological Association
Association for Teaching Psychology
Association for Women in Psychology
Asian American Psychological Association
Board of Psychology
California Association for Licensed Clinical Counselors
California Board of Behavioral Sciences
California Psychological Association
Contra Costa Psychological Association
NAMI of Contra Costa County
National Board For Certified Counselors

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADDA – Attention Deficit Disorder Association
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, NIMH
O*NET OnLine

Child Abuse and Domestic Violence

Childhelp USA®
National Domestic Violence Hotline Website
Questions and Answers about Memories of Childhood Abuse
Trauma and Violence, SAMHSA

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Depression and Bipolar

Anxiety and Depression Association of America
Bipolar Disorder News –
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, DBSA
Depression and How Therapy Can Help
Existential Depression In Gifted Individuals (Article)
The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness (Article)

Dyslexia and Twice Exceptional (2e)

Dyslexic Advantage
Dyslexic Advantage – What You May Not Have Heard About Dyslexia (video)
Dyslexia Institutes of America
Dyslexia The Gift-Davis Dyslexia Association
International Dyslexia Association
Learning Ally
Learning Disabilities Association of America
Stealth Dyslexia, Davidson Gifted
Twice Exceptional-2eNewsletter
Uniquely Gifted

Eating Disorders

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Are Individuals with Eating Disorders More Likely to be Gifted? (Article)
Impact of Giftedness on Psychological Well-Being (Article)
Something Fishy

Gender and Sexuality

LGBT National Help Center
LGBTQ College Resources
Rainbow Community Center
The Trevor Project


Asynchronous Scholars Fund
California Association for the Gifted
California Gifted Network
Camp Galileo
Center for Talent Development 
CTY-Center for Talented Youth-Johns Hopkins University
Dabrowski: Biography of Kazimierz Dabrowski
Davidson Database Gifted Issues Forum
Davidson Institute
Destination Imagination
Gifted Development Center
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum
Gifted Identity℠
GT World
GRO-gifted (Gifted Research and Outreach)
Helios School for Gifted Children
High Ability
Hoagies’ Gifted Page
Kazimierz Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration
Lyceum of Santa Clara County
NAGC – The National Association for Gifted Children
Neag Center for Gifted Education & Talent Development
Nurturing Social-Emotional Dev. of Gifted Children
Profoundly and Exceptionally Gifted Youth
Psychology and neuroscience of gifted children « Mind Hacks
Psychotherapy Services For The Gifted
Roeper Consultation Services
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
Twice Exceptional Newsletter


Compassionate Friends
Grief and Mourning
National Hospice and Palliative Care
Hospice of the East Bay

Help Links

Bay Area Rescue Mission
California Suicide Hotlines
California Youth Crisis Line
Contra Costa Child Care Council
Contra Costa Crisis Center
Contra Costa County Mental Health Services
NAMI Contra Costa
STAND! Against Domestic Violence

High Sensitivity/Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

Highly Sensitive
Highly Sensitive People
Highly Sensitive Person
Science May Explain Why Some People Have Deeply Sensitive Personalities (Article)
Sheep Dressed Like Wolves


About: Everyday Mindfulness Exercises For Stress Relief
Meditation and the Art of Diabetes Management
Mindfulness in Everyday Activity
UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

Meditations and Relaxations

Meditate with Brother Camillus Chavez (St. Mary’s College of California)
All About Depression: Online Relaxation Exercise
Progressive Relaxation Techniques (video)
UCLA Free Guided Meditations

Narrative Therapy

Narrative Approaches
Narrative Therapy Centre

Parenting, Families – Bipolar in Children

Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation

Parenting, Families – Bullying

No Bully — Stopping School Bullying
Challenge Day — The Program

Parenting, Families – Disabilities in Children

Northern California Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities
Parents Helping Parents

Parenting, Families – Parenting Support Tools

Hand In Hand
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)

Parenting, Families – Sensory Issues

Auditory Processing Disorder, check-list by age
Handle Institute
Sensory Integration: Tips to Consider
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
The Spiral Foundation at OTA Watertown
The Swain Center
The Visual-Spatial Learner (Article)
Therapro, Inc. (OT supplies)
Visual-Spatial Resource

Parenting, Families – Speech, Language, Social Learning

CW Therapy
School Of Imagination-Happy Talkers

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Beat Seasonal Affective Disorder and The Winter Blues (Article)
Seasonal Affective Disorder, Mayo Clinic

Suicide Awareness and Hotlines

Suicide Prevention, SAMHSA
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Suicide: Read This First


The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime (CVVC) 
Parent Trauma Resource Center