Helpful Resources

The following may provide information on topics of importance or interest to you. The powerful influences of psychology and mental health shape every personal and professional relationship, decision and action — influencing results, impacting lives, and changing societies.


North Idaho Services Directory
National Center for Victims of Crime
Safe Passage - Violence Prevention Center
Kootenai Humane Society
Court Assistance Office - State of Idaho Judicial Branch
Vine - Victim Information and Notification Everyday America's #1 Victim Notification Network
Kootenai County Sheriff Department
City of Coeur d'Alene Police Department
North Idaho Violence Prevention Center – Coeur d'Alene
Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management
Idaho Supreme Court Self-Help Center
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or (TTY) 1-800-787-3224

State & National Counselor Credentialing Boards — Professional Organizations

Psychology Today
National Board for Certified Counselors
State of Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses
Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association
Idaho Counseling Association
American Counseling Association Code of Ethics
National Mental Health Association
National Institute of Mental Health
American Psychological Association
American Psychiatric Association

Mental Health Questions

Addiction Group
MedlinePlus — a Service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Internet Mental Health – Tips, Research, Links
World Wide Health – Benefits of Counseling
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety
Marijuana Addiction and Treatment

Regional Health & Wellness

Addiction Group
Union Gospel Mission/Spokane/Coeur d'Alene
The Children's Village
Public Health – Idaho North Central District
Heritage Health
North Idaho Violence Prevention Center
Kootenai Health /Kootenai Medical Center
Henneberg Associates — Women's Healthcare
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety
Marijuana Addiction and Treatment

Mediation, Law, & Parenting Coordinators

Idaho Supreme Court List of Parenting Coordinators
Court Assistance Offices – Attorney Roster
Conflict Resolution – Mediation Process
Fulcrum Institute Dispute Resolution Clinic/Spokane
Washington Mediation Association
Idaho Mediation Association
Women's Law – by State/Federal/Tribal/Religious

Insurance Plans

Altius Health Plans, a Coventry Health Care Plan
Asuris Northwest Health
Blue Cross of Idaho
Business Psychology Associates
Cigna Healthcare
First Choice Health
LifeWise of Washington
MHNet Behavioral Health
North Idaho Health Network
Pacific Source Health Plans
Premera Blue Cross
Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
United Health Care

Regional and State Resources

Addiction Group
Idaho Supreme Court Self-Help Center
Idaho State Crime Victims Compensation Program
Washington State Crime Victims Compensation Program
North Idaho Violence Prevention Center – Coeur d’Alene
Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services
Idaho Primary Care Association
2-1-1 Get Help Idaho Care Line
Kootenai Humane Society
Hospitals Worldwide - USA States
Coeur d'Alene Press Directory for Regional Food Banks
Inland Northwest Health Services
Community Health Association of Spokane
Deaconess Medical Center
Providence Holy Family Hospital
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Childrens' Hospital
Rockwood Clinic
Shriners Hospital for Children
Spokane Regional Health District
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety
Marijuana Addiction and Treatment

Aging and Senior Care Resources

Assisted Living Idaho
Assisted Living Washington
Assisted Living Options
A Guide to Medicare Benefits

Stewardship ~ Media ~ Citizenship

The Worshop Calendar — Northwest Edition
Rotary International – Guiding Principles
The 5000 Year Leap: 28 Fundamental Beliefs to Create a Society Based on Morality, Faith, and Ethics
Rotary Club of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited — CAVU
Good Citizen – the Responsibility Part of Freedom
4-H – Join the Revolution of Responsibility

Depression Statistics:
The Mayo Clinic, on Depression
The Mayo Clinic, on Anxiety
Codependent No More
The Evolving Self
Raising Your Spirited Child
The 5000 Year Leap
Student News Daily, on Conservative vs Liberal Beliefs
Psych Page - Ethics
Psych Page – Couples Therapy
The Relationship of Ego Development and Narcissistic Vulnerability to Divorce Transition Impasse - Thesis - Google books
The Relationship of Ego Development and Narcissistic Vulnerability to Divorce Transition Impasse - Thesis - WorldCat
The 16 Myers-Briggs Personality Types
Type Talk at Work
Please Understand Me
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff


These are samples from the 3-page Recommended Book List that all my clients receive on the first visit. Each client receives a personally prioritized list of 4 or 5 to start with - books that will immediately provide needed relief or understanding.

Since I work from a science base, this is the common grouping I recommend as the best in their categories for most people and couples. And I often prioritize the reading (and healing) in this order:

  1. THE FOUR AGREEMENTS ( is very good on Audible, also)
  3. RETHINKING NARCISSISM ( the book is best)
  5. THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT MEN ( you HAVE to know this stuff)
  7. WHEN SORRY ISN’T ENOUGH (same author as the Five Love Languages)
  8. GROW UP: HOW TAKING RESPONSIBILITY CAN MAKE YOU A HAPPY ADULT (my all-time favorite big picture analysis)
  9. THE SECRET WORDS OF SUCCESS: The life-changing words successful people use most
  10. THE UNTETHERED SOUL (for that irritating voice inside your head)
  11. DIVORCING A NARCISSIST - Advice from the Battlefield

The science of healthy grownups who then create healthy relationships using common sense and mature thinking is explained wisely and carefully in these important books.

This knowledge will shorten your time in counseling and significantly enhance your lives. There is no better investment in yourself than knowledge.

Many are available on Audible, though I don’t know exactly which works have a narrator’s voice that may be intolerable for you 😉.

Here’s to your health and happiness!

Words to live by

When our words and deeds pass the Rotary 4-Way test, we succeed:
"Is it the truth?"
"Is is fair to all concerned?"
"Will it create goodwill and better friendships?"
"Will it be beneficial to all concerned?"