Patient Resources

New Course Offering: Morning Meditation for Mental Health

Thursdays 7:30 – 8:15 am
10 weeks starting September 30th

It’s well documented that meditation can benefit people experiencing anxiety, depression,
and attention difficulties. Incorporating meditative practices into daily life is the tricky part.

Each week, this group will explore a different meditation or visualization technique, and
support members in cultivating a daily practice.

The group’s structure will be
—15 minute intro about the week’s technique and general benefits of meditation to keep us inspired
—15 minute meditation
—15 minutes of reflection, sharing, check in, compassionate accountability, community building, and trouble shooting

This group would be a good fit for those who want to
—foster emotional resilience
—strengthen inner resources for tolerating stressors
—expand the spiritual aspect of mental health treatment
—exercise the “observer” part of our mind to focus and slow down
—develop personalized approaches for self-nurturing
–have fun in a supportive group that doesn’t take things too, too seriously

Participants will receive a recording of each week’s guided meditation with the option to use it between meetings.

If you are interested, please contact the Baywell front desk at 415-922-9122 or to schedule a 15-minute introductory Zoom session with the group’s facilitator, Dr. Carson Brown. No previous meditation experience is required — in fact, newbies especially encouraged!


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)

Al Anon

Marijuana Anonymous (MA)

Moderation Management (MM)

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)

Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART)

Sex & Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA)

Smoking/Tobacco Cessation

The Buzz, AA SF/Marin newsletter


Therapists of Color – Bay Area:


AACAP – Resources for parents and children

CHADD – ADHD Resource

Child Mind Institute – Resources for parents and children

Lives in the Balance – Parenting resource

Mindful Schools (free)

Tilt Parenting – Resource for parents of differently wired kids

Crisis Hotlines/Resources

Alameda County Crisis Support Services

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline


Physician Support Line


San Francisco Suicide Prevention

(415) 781-0500

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Basic Free CBT handouts for patients/therapists

Online CBT for Insomnia List

SF Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy

COVID-19 Specific

California COVID-19 Info:

NAMI Coronavirus Info (pdf)

UCSF COVID Mental Health Resources

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Bay Area DBT & Couples Counseling Center

Clearwater Clinic in Oakland

DBT Skills Group

Oakland DBT Center

Self-help DBT skills

UCSF DBT for Adolescents and Young Adults

Exercise & Fitness

Ryan Heffington’s Sweatfest

Yoga with Adriene

Yoga classes library

Mind the Gap – Gender Affirming Therapy

Pacific Center for Human Growth – LGBTQ mental health resources East Bay

SF LGBT Center

Low-Fee Psychotherapy

Access Institute

Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center

Integral Counseling Center in SF at Pierce Street

Mental Health Support Groups/Organizations

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Postpartum Support International (PSI)


10% Happier Coronavirus Guide

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course

Mindfulness &Compassion

The Center for Mind-Body Medicine (CMBM)

Thich Nhat Hanh

Walking Mindfulness

Antiracism Resources for Patients

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

Adult Patients/General

Antiracist resources from Greater Good:

Asian American and Pacific Islander resource library:

Talking About Race (National Museum of African American History & Culture):

Antiracism podcasts (Harvard):



Antiracism resources from the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry:

Children and Racism guide for families:

Talking to children about race and racism (Journal of the American Medical Association):

Talking to young children about race & racism (PBS):

Guide for parents of Asian/Asian American adolescents:

Set Up An Initial Appointment

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