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

Shane Luck, LPC
TraumaCare, PLLC
Snowflake, Arizona
Telephone: 480.510.6780
 I'm licensed in Arizona as LPC. I am also certified in EMDR and have my own practice in Snowflake, Arizona called TraumaCare, PLLC. I have worked successfully with children, couples, families, and adults in treating emotional trauma. We are located next to three native populations, Hopi, Navajo and Apache and serve their needs, also.  

The Alternative to Meds Center ~ Residential Treatment Center
40 Goodrow Lane (office)
Sedona, AZ 86336


Penelope Young Andrade, LCSW
P.O. Box 721831,
San Diego, CA 92172-831
Phone: 858-481-5752
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
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
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
"I specialize in working with mothers suffering from postpartum depression and enhancing mother-infant attunement in order to facilitate secure attachment relationships."

Judith Orloff, MD ~ Psychiatry
Speciality: Treating empaths and highly sensitive people
Empath Survival Guide Online Course at
Author, The Empath’s Survival Guide
Santa Monica, CA
For more information and to schedule private sessions in person or via Skye or phone contact: or

Mark D. Popper, PhD ~ Psychologist
Executive Clinical Director
Sequoia Psychotherapy Center, Inc.  
1065 N. Fulton
Fresno, CA 93728
Telephone: 559-266-5200
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.

Tomasz A. Rosse, M.D. ~ Psychiatrist
550 Hamilton Ave. Ste 320
Palo Alto, CA 94301
When you decide to put your health in my hands, I will strive to help you take charge of your life. I will help you to gain self-awareness and make changes. This will improve your relationship with yourself and with your world. I use uncomplicated logic and rely on common sense. I will work with you and your other healthcare providers to put our minds together and find the best possible outcome for your situation. I am compassionate and non-directive in my approach, and would rather help you see options, but let you decide if you want to take them. It brings me tremendous personal satisfaction when I see that your situation has truly improved and you are genuinely better not just feeling better. Tough work brings lasting results...

Sacred Space Healing & Retreat Center 
12187 Mead Rd.Middletown CA
Phone number 707-987-0673 
Residential Holistic Detox Retreat :Clinical Nutritionist, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Acupuncturists, Massage therapy, Chiropractor. We are a Residential Holistic Health Practice giving guests an alternative to taking medications with support for slow titration, utilizing holistic practitioners to support a healthy lifestyle.

Stuart Shipko, MD ~ Psychiatry and Neurology
97 W. Bellevue Dr.
Pasadena, CA 91105
Telephone: 626 577 8290
fax: 626-795-3527
" 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
"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
"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
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)."  


Edmund J. Smith, LCSW
Empathic Arts Therapy, LLC
53 Codfish Falls Rd.
Storrs-Mansfield, Ct. 06268
"I consider myself holistic, adjusting my approach in treatment to the strengths and problem-areas of each person. Life can be a beautiful, but at times takes work!" 

District of Columbia

Michael A Liss ND
Tulsi Holistic Living Center
3327 M Street NW
Washington DC 20007
Telephone: 202 333-7025
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.


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
"Let's go invent tomorrow rather than worrying about what happened yesterday." Steve Jobs

Elizabeth Palmer, LCSW, MSW, MPH, AP, Mind-body wellness
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Health Education/Public Health Professional
Acupuncture Physician (2015)
452 N. Dillard Street
Winter Garden, FL 34787

I chose to study Traditional Chinese Medicine after 20 years in mental due to the need for the integration of the body, mind and spirit within the health and disease spectrum. An important tenet in Eastern philosophies is quieting the mind and dwelling in the present thus promoting emotional regulation and overall health.
Treatment modalities include Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) nutritional assessments , acupuncture, herbal formulas, health education, cognitive behavior therapy and mindfulness-based practices.​


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 
"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 [Please type in your email subject heading HELP STOP DRUGS ]


Robert A. Moylan, licensed psychotherapist(LCPC) 
3333 Warrenville Rd Suite 200 
Lisle Il 60532 
phone: 630-788-1100 
"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."

Kim Olver, LCPC, NCC, BCC~ Executive Director of the Glasser Institute for Choice Theory
Coaching for Excellence, LLC
4053 W 183rd St., #2666
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
(708) 957-6047 
"I help people get along better with the important people in their lives, including themselves, at home and at work."

Kasia Pilewicz, LCPC, CADC
405 Lake Cook Rd., Suite 203
Deerfield, IL, 60015
Phone: (847) 907 1166
Specialty: psychotherapy, addiction
I integrate the use of Adlerian, psychodynamic, and existential premises in my therapy. From this perspective person must attend to the whole self -mind, body, and environment- to achieve understanding and self-realization. I believe in trusting and professional therapeutic relationship as a base for identifying unconscious conflicts; getting insight, and finally making a change. I strongly believe in human strengths and resilience.


St. Gregory Retreat Centers
1875 Fleur Drive
Des Moines, IA 50321
The New Standard in Recovery: National St. Gregory Retreat Centers provide innovative treatment for those struggling with substance abuse through a focus on healing the whole person. Their state-of-the-art medical detox protocols provide relief not only for those detoxing from alcohol and illicit substances but also to those who are transitioning away from dependence on psychiatric medications. The St. Gregory Recovery Program focuses on addressing the underlying causes of substance abuse and providing hope for a better life.


Peter Goertz, M.D.
716 Adams Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
telephone 504-9412102
"open minded psychiatry with a holistic, integrative approach"


Charlene Crane, LMT
10 Maddocks Ave. 
Ellsworth, ME 04605-1508
Phone: 207-370-5902 
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."


Frank McNamara, PsyD ~ Psychotherapy
1105 Mass. Ave
Suite 2B 
Cambridge, MA 02138
Telephone: 978 201-6204
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."


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


Michael Browne, PhD ~ Psychologist
527 Marquette Avenue, Set 1620  
Minneapolis MN 55402
Telephone: 612 339-6612
"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

Arco Iris Relational Counseling - Kermit Cole and Louisa Putnam
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Kermit: 917-751-4366
Louisa: 505-501-4270
"We work with couples, families, and individuals who would like to have better relationships.  We have a special interest in people who have been - or are at risk of being - diagnosed with a mental illness, who would like to explore other ways of looking at their distress. We find that working with families in this way can often result in leaving diagnoses behind, or prevent them from occurring in the future.  We are deeply informed in trauma therapies as well as systemic family therapies."

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

New York

Kelly Brogan MD ABIHM
280 Madison Ave, 702, NY NY 10016
Phone: 646 706 7771 
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:"

Michael I. Gurevich, MD ~ Integrative/Holistic Psychiatry and Holistic Medicine
997 Glen Cove Avenue
Glen Head, NY 11545
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.”

Wendy A. West Pidkaminy, LCSW-R ~ Clinical Social Worker
131 West Seneca Street
Suite 139 
Manlius NY 13104
Telephone: 315 682-4005
"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
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
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 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
"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."

101 Healing Farm Lane
Mill Spring, NC 28756
Phone: Toll free (800) 957-5155
Main number (828) 894-5557
Fax: (828) 894-7111

Daniel Johnson, MD ~ General Adult Psychiatry
100 Central Ave.
Asheville, NC 28801
Telephone: 828 708-7001
"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."


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  
"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."


Joy Young, LCSW
Portland Lifestyle Counseling, LLC
4839 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, #205
Portland, Oregon 97211
(503) 309-1163
"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."



Jess DiGiorgianni, PhD - Psychotherapist
277 Blair Park Road
Suite 210
Williston, VT 05495
Phone number: 802-857-5782
Specialty: psychotherapist
My practice is influenced by a psychoanalytically informed appreciation of the unconscious, a neuroscientifically based sensitivity to change processes and a philosophically inspired commitment to honor our task of growing in self-understanding.


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


Bradford S. Weeks, M.D.
PO Box740 Clinton WA 98236
Phone number 360-341-2303
"Corrective Psychiatry strives to reattain health through the correction of imbalances with those naturally occurring substances and healthy habits and thoughts which are disrupted. Prescription medications are used only short term, if at all, since corrections make synthetic drugs redundant and therefore obsolete."

West Virginia

Leslie Dieter, BA, MSW, DAHH 
93 Crimson Circle, Martinsburg, WV 25403
Phone number: 540-931-2130
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.


Dawn R. Nelson, PsyD, MDiv
Clinical Psychologist
Historic Third Ward
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202
Independent Psychologist:  "I offer a caring, understanding, and empowering attitude toward emotional struggles, aspirations, and personal growth. I recognize, welcome, and treasure the individuality, identity, spirit of all persons, and view therapy as a sacred and inviolable trust."

Thomas V. Cliff, JD, LMSW
29700 Harper Ave., Suite 1
St. Clair Shores, MI 48082
specialty: individual psychodynamic psychotherapy with adults
I am inspired by the wisdom of Carl Jung: "The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." 

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Carol Wilson ~ Psychologist
15 Collins Street,
Traralgon, Victoria
Australia, 3844
Phone: 61 3 5176 2869
Mobile: 61 438 915 815
“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.”


Robert K. Ferrie MD 
1997 Beechgrove Road, Caledon, Ontario, L7K 0N3, Canada
Phone: 519-927-3206/927-1049
Dr. Ferrie’s website will be up later in 2013. Currently, work related to these issues (psychiatry, drugs, withdrawal protocols etc) are going onto 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
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."


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  
“dialogue based independent psychiatry” 


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

Terry Lynch, MB, BCr, BAO, MIAHIP ~ Psychotherapy
353 61 31 9747

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 &
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
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 - and
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.

Jo Watson , Psychotherapist /Trainer / Supervisor. 
Birmingham, UK.
07769 158565
25+ years of working with people who have experienced abuse/trauma. Committed to a non-pathologising, socially informed, relational approach.

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