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Local Resources

CARES Line (24/7)

(800) 499-3008 The Community Access, Referral, Evaluation and Support line (CARES Line) is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and provides screening and linkage to both Mental Health and Substance Use programs.

Mental Health Urgent Care 24/7

2500 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite A1-A4 Palm Springs, CA 92262
760-424-5602 Main
760-670-2734 E-Fax 760-670-2735 Nurse E-Fax

IEHP Psychiatry Walk-In Clinic

41990 Cook St., Suite F-2002, Palm Desert, CA 92211

Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Call (760) 674-7132

Riverside County LIVE Support Chat App

Monday-Thursday 8am to 5pm and Friday 8am to 4pm (except holidays)


Chat with a real person: CalHOPE Connect is Staffed with Support Specialists 8AM-Midnight | Monday – Sunday. If you would like to speak with someone outside of these hours, please call the CalHOPE warmline at (833) 317- HOPE (4673) | Español (833) 642-7696 OR the BeWellLine at (949) 776-5520; the warmline will be open for calls 24/7.


If you're unsure on whether your symptoms would be appropriate for therapy, below I have provided a couple of self-assessments in the form of checklists. These are NOT a formal or informal diagnosis.  They are meant to be educational, I hope you find them helpful.

Anxiety Checklist

Depression Checklist

Trauma Checklist

Other Resources

Let's say you are eager to get help and you'd like to get started.  Or let's say that maybe due to finances or time you're unable to receive therapy at this time. In either of those cases, I would like to just say that in order to heal or grow you will need to make some time for you, even if it is to just read or journal. That being said, I love to give out resources so I'll give you my two favorite resources:


  • Dr. Margaret Paul, the co-creator of Inner Bonding 

  • Dr. Gay and Katie Hendricks, the Hendricks Institute


There are great because they address anything between depression, anxiety, grief, relationships and more. I recommend their books, their programs and articles. They also send articles directly to your email if you subscribe to their mailings.



The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

7 Habits by Stephen Covey

Codependency and Addiction

Codependent no more by Melody Beattie

Gentle Path by by Patrick Carnes

12 Steps and 12 Traditions by Bill W. 

Couple's Literature

The Gottman Institute 

5 Languages of Love Gary Chapman

How We Love by Kay Yerkovich and Milan Yerkovich


Videos and books by Brene Brown

Maximum Confidence by Jack Canfield

Relationship with Food

Wellness Mode Diet

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