Local support lines
- Crisis Connections — 1-866-427-4747
King County’s 24-hour crisis line.
- New Beginnings — (206) 522-9472
24-hour hotline to support those impacted by intimate partner violence.
- King County Sexual Assault Resource Center — 1-888-998-6423
- Washington Listens — 1 (833) 681-0211
Support line that provides “non-clinical support to people who feel sad, anxious, or stressed due to COVID-19.”
- Washington Warm Line — 1 (877) 500-9276
Peer support line answered by trained volunteers.
How can psychotherapy help me?
If you’re wanting more background about how psychotherapy works — and how it might help you — this video provides a good basic explanation:
- Do Yoga With Me — Free yoga videos with a variety of teachers.
- Headspace — A great place to start if you’re interested in meditation and mindfulness.
- On Being with Krista Tippett — “Pursuing deep thinking and moral imagination, social courage and joy, to renew inner life, outer life, and life together.”
- Tara Brach — Podcast with reflections and guided meditations by mindfulness teacher and clinical psychologist Tara Brach.
- Unlocking Us with Brenee Brown — Podcast with interviews and reflections by shame and vulnerability researcher Brenee Brown.
- Yoga with Adriene — Free yoga videos for all bodies with Adriene and her sweet puppy.
- Tarot for the Wild Soul with Lindsay Mack — “A weekly tarot podcast about life, death, and rebirth.”
- Sonya Renee Taylor — Poet, activist, author and leader.
- My Grandmother’s Hands, by Resmaa Menakem
- Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, by Lindsay C. Gibson
- The Body Keeps the Score, by Bessel A. van der Kolk
- The Drama of the Gifted Child, by Alice Miller
- Couch Fiction: A Graphic Tale of Psychotherapy, by Philippa Perry
- The Body is Not an Apology, by Sonja Renee Taylor
- So You Want To Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo
- Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, by Lori Gottlieb
- Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
May I have the courage today
To live the life that I would love,
To postpone my dream no longer
But do at last what I came here for
And waste my heart on fear no more.
From “A Morning Offering,”
by John O’Donohue