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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 


Arizona

Joanne Cacciatore, PhD ~ Psychologist
77 E Thomas, Ste 112
Phoenix, Az 85012
Telephone: 928 554-4394, 623-979-1000
dr_joanne@me.com
centerforlossandtrauma.com
Specialty: Traumatic death


The Alternative to Meds Center ~ Residential Treatment Center
40 Goodrow Lane (office)
Sedona, AZ 86336
(510) 355-7195
medicationwithdrawal.com


California

Penelope Young Andrade, LCSW
P.O. Box 721831,
San Diego, CA 92172-831
Phone: 858-481-5752
penelopeyandrade@gmail.com
www.EmotionalMedicineRx.com
Specialty: LCSW Psychotherapist Private Practice
"My work is attachment based, emotion focused, will aligning, spirit including and steeped in mindfulness." 


Barbara A. Fisher, PhD ~ Clinical Psychologist, Adults, Adolescents & Families
30021 Tomas Street, Suite 300
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Telephone: 949 766-9756  
drfisher24@cox.net
Dr. Barbara Fisher says “I counsel for health and I bring to bear everything I've ever learned about the biology of the mind and the sensitivity of the heart. Each individual is doing the best they know how at any given time. It is my job to expand their universe of thought and provide constructive alternatives so that they may make decisions in their own, and their family's, best interests. I have consulted for the State of Ohio in their disability division reviewing client records and making recommendations."


Walter E. Jacobson, MD ~ Psychiatry
5699 Kanan Road, #433
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Telephone: 310 628-7222
walterdoc@mac.com
http://walterjacobsonmd.com
Specialty: Psychiatrist
"My work is a combination of insight-oriented psychotherapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, and what I call spiritual psychotherapy, which focuses on unconditional acceptance, forgiveness and love."


Mary Jane Julius, Psy.D. - Clinical Psychologist
15650 Devonshire Street
Suite 210
Granada Hills, CA 91344
818-891-8477 Ext. 3
818-693-6784
drmj@theparcfoundation.com
www.theparcfoundation.com
"I specialize in working with mothers suffering from postpartum depression and enhancing mother-infant attunement in order to facilitate secure attachment relationships."


Mark D. Popper, PhD ~ Psychologist
Executive Clinical Director
Sequoia Psychotherapy Center, Inc.  
1065 N. Fulton
Fresno, CA 93728
Telephone: 559-266-5200
www.medsfree.com
Sequoia Psychotherapy Center (SPC) is a psychological treatment facility that emphasizes that all human beings are prone to grow emotionally, socially, and spiritually throughout life.SPC is one of only a few programs of its kind that is dedicated to and specializes in drug free treatment. Therapists at SPC are committed to respecting the dignity and autonomy of the person above all other concerns. Human beings are innately designed to heal from their suffering; even grow from it.


Stuart Shipko, MD ~ Psychiatry and Neurology
97 W. Bellevue Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Telephone: 626 577 8290
fax: 626-795-3527
shipko@ix.netcom.com
www.stuartshipko.com
" My services include consultations/second opinions, psychotherapy, medication management and forensic services. I have a broad based general, adult practice and my subspecialty interests include anxiety/panic disorders, and the side effects/withdrawal effects of antidepressants and benzodiazepines. The most common reason patients present to my office is anxiety. I frequently see people in consultation who are interested in stopping psychiatric medications or people who are having problems since stopping medications."


Reenie Sklar, MFT ~ Psychotherapist
Parenting and Relationship Counseling Foundation
15650 Devonshire St Suite 210
Granada Hills CA 91344
Telephone: 661-312-9255
reenie@theparcfoundation.com
www.theparcfoundation.com
"My orientation is primarily depth work in healing childhood trauma, especially from attachment issues, as well as teaching relationship and communication skills."


Dr. Faye aka Dr. Faye Snyder ~ Psychologist and marriage and family therapist
15650 Devonshire Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344
Telephone: 661 257-1020
drfaye@drfayesnyder.com
drfayesnyder.com
"I wrote The Manual on parenting. I help people turn around generations of bad practice with good theory and good practice either by prevention or healing and corrective techniques."


Aletha Solter, Ph.D.
Aware Parenting Institute, PO Box 206, Goleta, CA 93116
Phone: 805 968-1868
solter@awareparenting.com
www.awareparenting.com
Specialty: Developmental Psychologist, Parent Educator, and Author
"I offer lectures, workshops, and consultations for parents who are familiar with my work and who are seeking advice or support with the Aware Parenting approach (a synthesis of attachment parenting, non-punitive discipline, and tools for helping children heal from stress and trauma)."  


District of Columbia

Michael A Liss ND
Tulsi Holistic Living Center
3327 M Street NW
Washington DC 20007
Telephone: 202 333-7025
www.michael_liss@comcast.net
www.drlisshomeopath.com
Specialty: Treatment of psychiatric conditions by holistic means only, including drug withdrawal with prescribing Doctors consent. Using Homeopathy, non-psycho active supplements and herbal remedies, life style changes and Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy. I have over 30 years experience as a Homeopathic Doctor and over 40 years experience as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I am on Dr James Gordon MD list of approved Naturopathic Doctors. I also participated in the Department of Defense study on the treatment of stress in the armed services using holistic therapies back in the mid 1990's.


Florida

Dr. Catherine Bukovitz LPC, LMHC, NCC, NCGC-II
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
National Certified Counselor
National Certified Gambling Counselor
Momentum Counseling Center
18245 Paulson Drive
Port Charlotte, FL 33954
P: 941-206-2480
F: 941-206-2201
momentum@comcast.net
"Let's go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday." Steve Jobs


Timothy D. Evans, PhD, Geri Carter MA ~ Marriage and Family, Couples, Individuals, Adlerian Psychology
Carter and Evans 
1509 W. Swann
Suite 215
Tampa, Florida 33611
Telephone: 813-251-8484
Tim@evanstherapy.com
Geri@cartertherapy.com
www.carterandevans.com
"Meaningful relationships are central to the "good life" -we focus on improving relationships between people." 


Frankie E. Valle, LMHC, CAP, NCGC-II
Valle Counseling
9225 Bay Plaza Blvd, Suite 418
Tampa, FL 33619
office: 813.630.(HOPE) 4673
fax: 813.630.4670
email: frankie@vallecounseling.com
"Encouraging emotional wellness and healthy lifestyle choices through counseling, education and support. At Valle Counseling our clients are not viewed as 'mentally ill' but discouraged and our goal is not to 'cure' but encourage."


Georgia

Barry Rozantine, MD ~ Psychiatry
Gayle S. Rozantine, PhD ~ Psychotherapy
The Center for Health and Well-Being, P.C.
400 Commercial Court
Savannah, GA 31406
Telephone: 912-352-9500
www.QuietAwakening.com 
"our goal is to provide comprehensive mental health care to residents of Savannah, Georgia, and the surrounding area. We are dedicated to facilitating mental, emotional, and physical healing by creating a quiet and comfortable environment where you may learn new ways of coping with life’s challenges."


Charles Whitfield, MD ~ Psychotherapy, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal, Addictions
Barbara Whitfield, RRT, CMT
PO Box 420487
Atlanta, Georgia 30342
Telephone: (404) 843-3585 10 am to 5:30 pm
c-bwhit@mindspring.com [Please type in your email subject heading HELP STOP DRUGS ]


​Illinois

Robert A. Moylan, licensed psychotherapist(LCPC) 
3333 Warrenville Rd Suite 200 
Lisle Il 60532 
phone: 630-788-1100 
www.robertmoylan.com
www.illinoisduicounseling.com 
"At one time or another, most of us find ourselves having a difficult time. Maybe you’re having relationship problems or are suffering from low self-esteem. Regardless of the issue at hand, getting professional help is an option. Life is a wonderful journey and is all about relationships. Let my years of extensive experience and success rate help guide you on your quest for happiness."


Louisiana

Peter Goertz, M.D.
716 Adams Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
telephone 504-9412102
e-mail: peter@goertzpsychiatry.com
website: www.goertzpsychiatry.com
psychiatrist
"open minded psychiatry with a holistic, integrative approach"


Maine

Charlene Crane, LMT
10 Maddocks Ave. 
Ellsworth, ME 04605-1508
Phone: 207-370-5902
breatheeasymassageworks@gmail.com
Website http://breatheeasymassage.wordpress.com/ 
Specialty: _Massage Therapist -specializing in Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Japanese Acupressure Seated Massage, CranioSacral Therapy
"Breathe Easy Massageworks offers non-invasive injury recovery and wellness massage for revitalizing body and mind."


Massachusetts

Frank McNamara, PsyD ~ Psychotherapy
1105 Mass. Ave
Suite 2B 
Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 978 201-6204
fmcnamara@bsc.harvard.edu
www.whatareyoudoingwithyourlife.com
Individuals, Couples Counseling, Groups & Study Counseling
Helping to establish "an empathic and collaborative relationship that supports non-judgmental self-reflection, serves to encourage confrontation with realities that until now may have been attenuated or actively avoided."


Michigan

Bertram P Karon PhD ABPP ~ Clinical Psychologist
420 Wayland Ave.
East Lansing, MI 48823
Telephone: 517 332-3083
karon@msu.edu
Specialty: Psychoanalytic therapy and psychoanalysis


Minnesota

Michael Browne, PhD ~ Psychologist
527 Marquette Avenue, Set 1620  
Minneapolis MN 55402
Telephone: 612 339-6612
brown082@umn.edu
http://michaelbrownephd.com/new/
"Psychotherapy is not about a diagnosis; it's about you and your life. My emphasis is on understanding you and the problems that cause you distress."


New Mexico

Patricia Hernandez
2070 Rosedale Drive
Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone number: 305 396-1389
Email: mariposaholistic13@gmail.com
Specialty: Reiki practitioner and teacher, empowerment counselor


New York

Kelly Brogan MD ABIHM
280 Madison Ave, 702, NY NY 10016
Phone: 646 706 7771
drbrogan@kellybroganmd.com
kellybroganmd.com 
Specialty: Women's Health Psychiatry
"I treat women of reproductive age who are interested in evaluating the safety of their medications in pregnancy/lactation and/or who are interested in alternatives to medication including evidence-based supplements, diet, biofeedback, breathing/meditation after a thorough root-cause analysis of systemic imbalances through diagnostic testing. My approach has been featured on Robert Whitaker's site as well: https://www.madinamerica.com/author/kbrogan/"


Michael I. Gurevich, MD ~ Integrative/Holistic Psychiatry and Holistic Medicine
997 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Head, NY 11545
WWW.HollisticMD.org
5166749489
Dr. Michael Gurevich says he “provides advanced integrative psychiatric care in
his clinic. He treats most difficult, treatment resistant psychiatric
patients, helping them return to fulfilling and productive life.”


​Jennifer Kinzie ~ Licensed Mental Health Counselor, for individuals (age 12 +), couples and families 
Cicero and Oswego, New York State
Jennikinzie@gmail.com
Telephone: 315 591-6605
Providing holistic, trauma-informed, motivational therapist that specializes in working with adolescents, couples and families, particularly those who are experiencing significant distress due to communication barriers and/or trauma/loss. Jennifer provides Youth, Family, and Group Therapy, Parent Consulting and Psychosocial Education.


Wendy A. West Pidkaminy, LCSW-R ~ Clinical Social Worker
131 West Seneca Street
Suite 139 
Manlius NY 13104
Telephone: 315 682-4005
wwpidkaminy@aol.com
www.nurturinglifeconcepts.com
"Solution Focused, Strengths based work with individuals, couples and families, including children and teens"


Donna Rockwell, PsyD ~ Psychologist
1377 Lexington Avenue
Suite 2C
New York, NY 10128
Telephone: 248 877-9611
drdonnarockwell@yahoo.com
www.donnarockwell.com
Dr. Donna Rockwell is a humanistic psychologist, whose work with clients emphasizes well-being and health. Rather than viewing behavioral symptoms as illness-related, Dr. Rockwell helps clients heighten mental clarity and lessen psychological confusion by deconstructing existing blocks to meaningful engagement in work, love and play.


​Cynthia Spellman MD
6 Automation Lane Suite 117
Albany, NY 12205
518-951-8582
cindyspellmanmd@aol.com
www.PsychiatristAlbany.com
I am a Board Certified psychiatrist who is gentle, empathic, and supportive. I offer psychotherapy, holistic options, and conventional medications at the lowest effective dose to help make things right again - the healthiest way possible. The type of psychotherapy I offer is called Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy. I was trained and certified by The Focusing Institute www.focusing.org. As I listen with empathy, checking back frequently with the person, to make sure I “got” what they are expressing and feeling, I help him or her to tap into the wisdom of a felt sense of the triggering situation. Learning to trust these “gut feelings” validated by non-judgmental empathic listening, people discover what they are really feeling and what they really need – and thereby find their next good steps.

North Carolina

Joseph Burgo, PhD ~ Psychodynamic Psychotherapy for adults
1818 Martin Luther King, Jr., Suite 294
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Telephone: 919 968-0234
afterpsy@gmail.com
http://www.afterpsychotherapy.com
"I provide individual face-to-face video therapy via Skype for individuals unable to locate quality care in their areas, or for English-language speakers living abroad."


CooperRiis, Healing Community ~ Residential Treatment Center  
101 Healing Farm Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756
Phone: Toll free (800) 957-5155
Main number (828) 894-5557
Fax: (828) 894-7111
Email: info@CooperRiis.org
​http://www.cooperriis.org/ 


Daniel Johnson, MD ~ General Adult Psychiatry
100 Central Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: 828 708-7001
danieljohnsonmd.com
"My practice specializes in psychiatric medication withdrawal and discontinuation to enhance one's experience of self in the context of compassionate relationships and strengthened community."


Dr. Dawn Marta, PsyD, MDiv, Psychotherapist
225 Valley River Avenue, Suite F
Murphy, North Carolina 28906
docmarta@frontier.com
www.centreforhumanflourishing.com
www.potterstouch.net
"My practice orientation is fundamentally informed by studies in philosophy, which is the study of the nature of reality, human nature, knowledge, and behavior." 


Ohio

Chrisanne Gordon, MD ~ Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
Practice limited to head injury evaluation of returning US military
6724 Perimeter Loop Rd.
PMB #317
Dublin, Ohio 43040
www.resurrectinglives.org  
"As a physical medicine specialist, I work with individuals to achieve improved function after an illness, injury, or accident. My special advocacy currently is for our veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan who have sustained traumatic brain injury."


Oregon

Joy Young, LCSW
Portland Lifestyle Counseling, LLC
4839 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, #205
Portland, Oregon 97211
(503) 309-1163
www.mjoyyoung.com
branchingover@iinet.com
"I help people learn to love themselves more by creating healthy relationships with themselves and others. I offer individual empathic counseling and specializes in grief, loss, bereavement, depression, and transitions. I prefer a non-pathology based perspective and use mindfulness, somatic, and strength based interventions. Other transformative tools include SoulCollage and flower essences."


​Pennsylvania

Robert Witchel, EdD - Psychologist
300 Chapel Harbor Drive 
Suite 202
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Phone 412-252-2450
witchel@yahoo.com
www.witchelweb.com
Specialty: Psychotherapist
Too often, counseling or psychotherapy focuses on reducing symptoms such as depression, anxiety, or stress, rather than identifying and resolving life experiences which led to these signs of personal distress. The counseling process involves learning skills which promote emotional health such as awareness of your feelings and needs, communicating effectively, having fulfilling relationships, and making healthy life choices.  


Virginia

Karen Hazen, PhD LPC ~ Psychotherapist
406 Chatham Sq #102, Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Telephone: 540 621-3185
karen.hazen40@gmail.com
www.alliancetherapy.com
"Dr. Hazen's aim is to work holistically with clients to address issues that hinder their quality of life."  


Washington


West Virginia

Leslie Dieter, licsw
93 Crimson Circle, Martinsburg, WV 25403
Phone number: 540-931-2130
Website: www.lesliedieter.com
Specialty: Psychotherapy for individuals and couples including specialties of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy). Support clients utilizing complementary & holistic healthcare modalities. Assist those planning to transition away from conventional treatment toward a holistic, natural approach to their care of body, mind & spirit. Strengths-based counseling perspective. Offices in Charles Town & Martinsburg, WV.


INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES


AUSTRALIA

Carol Elzink ~ Psychologist
15 Collins Street,
Traralgon, Victoria
Australia, 3844
Phone: 61 3 5176 2869
Mobile: 61 438 915 815
mindmaterial@bigpond.com
www.mindmaterial.com.au
“Registered psychologist providing general and relationship counselling, psycho-education and hypnotherapy. I take a special interest in people dealing with trauma, depression, stress and anger without drugs. NLP Master Practitioner for personal change and development. Business consultant for change management.”


CANADA

Robert K. Ferrie MD 
1997 Beechgrove Road, Caledon, Ontario, L7K 0N3, Canada
Phone: 519-927-3206/927-1049
robertkferrie@gmail.com
Dr. Ferrie’s website will be up later in 2013. Currently, work related to these issues (psychiatry, drugs, withdrawal protocols etc) are going onto www.helkeferrie.com which is also the site for Kos Publishing Inc.
Specialty: General Practice Psychotherapy and trauma-based psychotherapy/EMDR work. 



Marnie Wedlake, Hons. B.A., M.Ed., Ph.D.(c)
301 Oxford Street West, P.O. Box 24041, London, Ontario, Canada, N6H 5C4
Telephone:519 641-1945
mwedlake@rogers.com
Specialty: Coaching & consulting with adults, and their families, who have been told they have a diagnosis of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) - practiced via distance (primarily by telephone with supplemental contacts by e-mail). "My approach to coaching is dialogic & strengths-based, and is guided by a humanistic, rather than a biomedical, perspective - with humanism being defined by me as a partnership that is based on mutual regard, mutual respect & open dialogue, between me the coach, and you the client."


SWITZERLAND

Dr. med. Piet Westdijk ~ Psychiatrist/Systemic Psychotherapist for Adults and Children  
FMH Psychiatrie & Psychotherapie  
FMH Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie & -psychotherapie
Psychotherapeut VPB, Pesso-Therapeut 
Systemische Therapie & Supervision  
Psychiatrische Praxisgemeinschaft Sattelgasse Basel
Sattelgasse 4,CH 4051 Basel
Telephone: +41 61 262.22.22
piet.westdijk@ppsb-dialog.ch
www.ppsb-dialog.ch  
“dialogue based independent psychiatry” 


UNITED KINGDOM 

Dr Bob Johnson ~ Consultant Psychiatrist 
Emotion ClinicEmotion Clinic
Rivington House
82 Great Eastern Street
London EC2A 3JF.
07976 228 444
clinic@DrBobJohnson.org (for appointments and info)


Terry Lynch, MB, BCr, BAO, MIAHIP ~ Psychotherapy
Ireland 
353 61 31 9747
terry@anew.ie  
www.anew.ie


Dr Trevor Maze, BSc, MB, BCh, BAO, FFA RCSI, AFOM
All Health Matters Ltd 
Lombard house, Upper Bridge Street 
Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RL, England
+44 (0)1227 451 233 & +44 (0)28 9332 3341
admin@allhealthmatters.co.uk
www.allhealthmatters.co.uk & www.mazemedical.co.uk
Specialty: Occupational Medicine
"Maritime, travel, drug, occupational & preventive medicine clinics in Antrim, Belfast, Canterbury & London"


​Miriam O'Shea
Midleton, Cork
Phone: 085 2822265
"I will support those recovering from the mental health system on a donation basis"


Andrew Sercombe
Powerchange Ltd.
Bethany Cottage, Storrington Road, Thakeham, West Sussex. RH20 3NA
Phone Number (Direct:) 07771631945
andrew@powerchange.com
www.powerchange.com
Specialism: Personal Development Coaching, particularly people experiencing Persistent Unhappiness.
"Powerchange uses Auto Response Psychology to rewire emotional damage and restore health and wellbeing."


Phil Strong
76A Parrock Street, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1HF
Phone number - 01474 320770
Email - Philstrong2002@aol.com and Nlpx1@aol.com
Website - pending
Specialty: Qualified Counsellor Psychothapist and Hypnotherapist/ NLP Practitioner.  
To support and work towards helping Empathic Therapy become recognised and accepted worldwide, but more specifically in the UK.





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Warning! Most psychiatric drugs can cause withdrawal reactions, sometimes including life-threatening emotional and physical withdrawal problems. In short, it is not only dangerous to start taking psychiatric drugs, it can also be dangerous to stop them. Withdrawal from psychiatric drugs should be done carefully under experienced clinical supervision. Methods for safely withdrawing from psychiatric drugs are discussed in Dr. Breggin's new book, Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal: A Guide for Prescribers, Therapists, Patients, and Their Families. ​

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Peter R. Breggin, MD has no affiliation with ISEPP, which is the new name for the organization which he founded and led from 1972-2002, originally named Center for the Study of Psychiatry or ICSPP. Dr. Breggin does not support or take part in ISEPP activities or conferences.Peter R. Breggin, MD has no affiliation with ISEPP, which is the new name for the organization which he founded and led from 1972-2002, named Center for the Study of Psychiatry or ICSPP. Dr. Breggin does not support or take part in ISEPP activities or conferences.




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