What begins in the session can continue outside.

Just like a river, our internal balance relies on both an in flow and an out flow. This page contains useful information to absorb as well as volunteering and community opportunities for you to pay your progress forward.




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Useful Reading


Amir Levine & Rachel Heller
The Body Keeps the Score
Bessel Van Der Kolk
Affective Neuroscience
Jaak Panksepp
Changes That Heal
  Henry Cloud



Henry Cloud
The Prophet
Khalil Gibran
The Wounded Healer
Henri Nouwen
The Untethered Soul
Michael Singer
Crime and Punishment
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
What Men Live By
Leo Tolstoy

Life Skills


Though we try to accommodate as many clients as possible, we appreciate our services may be out of reach for some. Below is a list of accessible therapy options that may be of service:

24-7 Prayer USA

24-7 Prayer is an international, interdenominational movement of prayer, mission and justice; a non-stop prayer meeting that has continued for every minute of this century so far, in over half the countries on Earth.

Practicing The Way

Practicing the Way— A simple, beautiful way to integrate spiritual formation into your church or group.

Saint Andrew’s Abbey

Saint Andrew’s Abbey is a spiritual home for retreatants and the monks who dedicate their lives to work and prayer here.

Saint Josephs Center

Provides working poor families, as well as homeless men, women, and children of all ages with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community. Resources include; housing, mental health care, health care, employment resources, assistance in obtaining government aid if applicable, meals, food pantry, street outreach and short + long-term clinical needs.

Venice Family Clinic

Provides quality primary healthcare to those in need. Appointments made by phone if needed. Services offered: health care, dental, vision, psychiatry, counseling, substance use treatment, pharmacy services, HIV services and health education.

People’s Concern

Provides outreach/engagement, housing, mental health care, medical care, substance abuse services, domestic violence shelter, wellness & life skills programs, income assistance and at-risk youth shelter.


DivorceCare’s life-changing support groups welcome people and guide them on the path of recovery after separation or divorce.

Natoinal Substance Abuse Helpline

National Substance Abuse Helpline’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish) for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorders.

The Bible Project

BibleProject is a nonprofit, crowdfunded organization that produces 100% free Bible videos, podcasts, blogs, classes, and educational Bible resources to help make the biblical story accessible to everyone everywhere.

Wright Institute Los Angeles

WILA — Low cost therapy from pre-licensed and student therapists

Safe Place for Youth

Provides critical resources and empowers young people to take control of their lives, supported by trauma-informed care, harm reduction and positive youth development.


Job search training, employment assistance, resume help, interview preparation, fax/internet services and computer classes.

Salvation Army Santa Monica

Provides food assistance, youth programs, ministry, referrals (emergency housing, assisted living, centers for rehabilitation), rental assistance, utility assistance, Vacation Bible School, food & hygiene assistance, clothing/shoes, transportation assistance, life skills support and furniture for newly housed individuals.

Daniel’s Place Drop in Center

“Assists individuals aged 18-28 who are experiencing a mental health need and who may or may not be experiencing homelessness. Resources include: breakfast, support groups, psychiatry, therapy, case management (including housing) and employment assistance. “

Harvest Home

A residential program that serves homeless pregnant women and their babies. All women enter the program while pregnant, and stay on average between 3 to 6 months after the birth of their child. Resources consist of; care for child/children, case management/housing, therapy, classes and connections/referrals.

Westside Family Health Center

Provides family practice, STD testing, female health exams, prenatal care, childbirth classes, insurance enrollment and immunizations.


GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Claris Health

Get free of charge and affordable care in areas of unintended pregnancy, sexual and emotional health, and more.

Clare Matrix

Drug detox and rehabilitation, case management and sober living facilities available.

The Maple Counseling Center

The Maple Counseling Center – Low cost therapy from pre-licensed and student therapists

Community Opportunities

Opportunities to integrate learning into practice. You can take what you learn in the room and give it forward to others.

Alpha LA

Alpha is a fun dinner and group conversation series centered around exploring the big questions of life, spirituality, and faith from a Christian lens in a laid back and non-judgmental environment. It’s for those who do not consider themselves Christians or for those who are rethinking their faith.

Harvest Home

Harvest Home transforms the lives of homeless pregnant women and their children by providing housing, support, and programs that equip women to become great mothers.

LA Dream Center

The Dream Center serves as a resource center focused on providing support to those affected by homelessness, hunger, and the lack of education through residential and community outreach programs.

Hollenbeck Palms

Hollenbeck Palms mission is to enrich the quality of life for their residents by providing comfortable, enjoyable and secure retirement living with great compassion, honesty, dignity and genuine love.

Heal the Bay

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit established in 1985 that is dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds in Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. We use science, education, community action, and advocacy to fulfill our mission.

Lov Movement

LOV Movement is a nonprofit organization that funds grassroots programs that positively impact lives.