Patient Resources

New Group Offering:

Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Group with Dr. Carson Brown

Anxiety can be an overwhelming and exhausting experience. Luckily, there are practical, approachable ways to reduce anxiety and its effects in your life. Using Edmund Bourne’s book The Anxiety and Phobia Workbook, we will learn techniques to promote relaxation and shift troublesome thought patterns. The book offers a wide variety of approaches to treating anxiety; the hope is that each group participant will find a few that come naturally and work well.

This group might be a good fit for you if you experience:
  • persistent or repetitive worries
  • physical effects of stress (headaches, muscle tension, nausea)
  • dread around interpersonal interactions or new situations
  • fear of the unknown
  • difficulty asking for what you need

Topics will include relaxation, self-talk, traits that perpetuate anxiety, expressing feelings, assertiveness, nutrition, and meaning and purpose.

Group sessions will be spent discussing the week’s chapter, practicing relaxation techniques, completing writing exercises, working in pairs to develop skills, and generally supporting and getting to know each other. We will meet via Zoom on Tuesdays from 4 – 5:30pm for 12 weeks starting on February 23 and running through May 11, 2021.

To learn more about the group, please contact the front desk to schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with Dr. Carson Brown, who will be facilitating the group. Dr. Brown benefitted from this book personally in her 20s when she experienced significant anxiety herself. Her goal is to tailor the group to the needs and preferences of the participants and create a safe, healing environment for everyone.

New Feature: Patient Portal

We have recently added a Patient Portal for your convenience. The portal has the following functions:

  • See your upcoming appointments
  • Update your insurance information, mailing address, and phone number
  • Your doctor may assign questionnaires and forms for you to complete prior to your visits
  • You will also be able to send your doctor a confidential message directly. (We will be keeping our current email system too.)

If you would like to set-up the Patient Portal or have questions about the feature, please email us at office@baywellpsych.com or give us a call at 415-922-9122.

UCSF COPE Program

Our practice is proud to be part of the UCSF COPE Program.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, our providers are expediting care for healthcare workers in the Bay Area.

Mental Health Resources for Patients

Baywell providers have collected this list of online resources for our patients.  

Addiction Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

https://www.aa-intergroup.org/directory.php

Al Anon

https://al-anon.org/

Marijuana Anonymous (MA)

https://marijuana-anonymous.org/

Moderation Management (MM)

https://moderation.org/

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

https://oa.org/

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART)

https://www.smartrecovery.org/

Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)

https://slaafws.org/

Smoking/Tobacco Cessation

https://smokefree.gov/everytrycounts

The Buzz, AA SF/Marin newsletter

https://aasfmarin.org/the-buzz

BIPOC:

Therapists of Color – Bay Area:
http://www.therapistsofcolor.org/

Child/Parent:

AACAP – Resources for parents and children
https://www.aacap.org/

CHADD – ADHD Resource
https://chadd.org/

Child Mind Institute – Resources for parents and children
https://childmind.org/

Lives in the Balance – Parenting resource
https://www.livesinthebalance.org/

Mindful Schools (free)

https://www.mindfulschools.org/free-online-mindfulness-class-for-kids/

Tilt Parenting – Resource for parents of differently wired kids
https://tiltparenting.com/

Crisis Hotlines/Resources

Alameda County Crisis Support Services

https://www.crisissupport.org/

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

1-800-273-8255

Physician Support Line

https://www.physiciansupportline.com/

1-888-409-0141

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

https://www.sfsuicide.org/

(415) 781-0500

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Basic Free CBT handouts for patients/therapists

getselfhelp.co.uk

Online CBT for Insomnia List

https://www.psychologyhelp.com/online-cbt-i-insomnia/

SF Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

http://sfbacct.com/

COVID-19 Specific

California COVID-19 Info:

https://covid19.ca.gov/

NAMI Coronavirus Info (pdf)

https://www.nami.org/Support-Education/NAMI-HelpLine/COVID-19-Information-and-Resources/COVID-19-Guide.pdf

UCSF COVID Mental Health Resources

https://psychiatry.ucsf.edu/coronavirus

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Bay Area DBT & Couples Counseling Center

https://bayareadbtcc.com

Clearwater Clinic in Oakland

https://www.clearwaterclinic.com/

DBT Skills Group

https://emotionallysensitive.com/classes/

Oakland DBT Center

https://www.oaklanddbtcenter.com/

Self-help DBT skills

https://www.dbtselfhelp.com/

UCSF DBT for Adolescents and Young Adults https://psych.ucsf.edu/DBTprogram

Exercise & Fitness

Ryan Heffington’s Sweatfest

https://www.instagram.com/ryan.heffington/?hl=en

Yoga with Adriene

https://www.youtube.com/user/yogawithadriene

Yoga classes library

https://www.myyogaworks.com/

LGBTQ
Mind the Gap – Gender Affirming Therapy
https://www.genderyouthproviders.com/

Pacific Center for Human Growth – LGBTQ mental health resources East Bay
https://www.pacificcenter.org/

SF LGBT Center

https://www.sfcenter.org/

Low-Fee Psychotherapy

Access Institute

https://www.accessinst.org/

Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center
https://www.ciis.edu/counseling-and-acupuncture-clinics/golden-gate-integral-counseling-center

Integral Counseling Center in SF at Pierce Street

https://www.ciis.edu/counseling-and-acupuncture-clinics/integral-counseling-center-at-pierce-street

Mental Health Support Groups/Organizations

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

https://www.dbsalliance.org/

Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF)

https://www.mentalhealthsf.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

https://www.nami.org/Home

Postpartum Support International (PSI)

https://www.postpartum.net/

Mindfulness/Meditation

10% Happier Coronavirus Guide

https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguidetenpercent.com/live

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course

https://palousemindfulness.com/index.html

Mindfulness &Compassion

https://wellmd.stanford.edu/healthy/mindfulness.html

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM)

https://cmbm.org

Thich Nhat Hanh

https://www.thichnhathanhfoundation.org

Walking Mindfulness

https://www.mindful.org/daily-mindful-walking-practice/

Set Up An Initial Appointment

Call 415-922-9122 to set up your initial consultation at Baywell