Resources for Families

Children and Family Counseling and Psychology

  • ABCD
    • Multidisciplinary Practice for Child Behavior/Development
    • 206-361-6884
    • abcdseattle.com
  • Sound Mental Health
    • 206-302-1900 (Northgate Location)
    • www.smh.org
    • Accepts Medicaid, Apple
  • Community Psychiatric Clinic
    • 206-461-4544 (Northgate, Lake City and Wallingford locations)
    • www.cpcwa.org
    • Accepts Apple, Medicaid
  • University of Washington Psychotherapy Clinic
    • 206-543-6511 (University District location)
    • web.psych.washington.edu/clinic/
    • Provides mental health services to children, adults and families
    • 2nd Year PhD Graduate Students
    • Affordable Sliding Scale
  • Center for Human Services
    • 206-362-7282 (Shoreline location)
    • www.chs-nw.org
    • Accepts Apple, Medicaid

Social Skills Groups

  • Sparkle Spot Learning Girls’ Groups

Books for Adults

  • Parenting
    • “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
    • “No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind” by Daniel Siegel & Tina Bryson
    • “Parenting with Love and Logic” by Foster Cline & Jim Fay
    • “Positive Discipline” by Jane Nelson
    • “Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child” by John Gottman & Joan Declaire
    • “Siblings Without Rivalry” by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
    • “Simplicity Parenting” by Kim John Payne
    • “Smart but Scattered” by Peg Dawnson & Richard Guare
    • “The Whole-Brain Child” by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson
  • Death and Grief
    • “10 Steps for Parenting Your Grieving Children” by Anne Hatcher Berenberg & Vicki Scalzitti
    • “How Do We Tell the Children? Fourth Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide for Helping Children and Teens Cope When Someone Dies” by Dan Schaefer
    • “Talking about Death: A Dialogue between Parent and Child” By Earl Grollman
  • Divorce & Stepfamilies
    • “Blend: The Secret to Co-Parenting and Creating a Balanced Family” by Mashonda Tifrere
    • “Putting Children First: Proven Parenting Strategies for Helping Children Thrive Through Divorce” by JoAnne Pedro-Carroll
    • “Talking to Children About Divorce: A Parent’s Guide to Healthy Communication at Each Stage of Divorce” by Jean McBride
    • “The Co-Parenting Handbook: Raising Well-Adjusted and Resilient Kids from Little Ones to Young Adults through Divorce or Separation” by Karen Bonnell
    • “The Truth About Children and Divorce: Dealing with the Emotions so You and Your Children Can Thrive” by Robert Emery
  • Feelings
    • “Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking: Powerful, Practical Strategies to Build a Lifetime of Resilience, Flexibility, and Happiness” by Tamar Chansky
    • “Growing Up Mindful: Essential Practices to Help Children, Teens, and Families Find Balance, Calm, and Resilience” by Christopher Willard
    • “Helping Your Anxious Child” by Ronald Rapee & Anne Wignall
    • “The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children” by Ross Greene
    • “The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate” by Susan Greenland

Books for Children

  • Anger
    • “Sam’s Pet Temper” by Sangeeta Bhardra
    • “The Bad Seed” by Jory John
    • “The Grouchies” by Debbie Wagenbach
    • “What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger” by Dawn Huebner
    • “When Miles Got Mad” by Sam Kurtzman-Counter
    • “When the Anger Ogre Visits” by Andree Salom
  • Anxiety
    • “Jack’s Worry by Sam Zuppardi
    • “Jonathan James and the What if Monster” by Michelle Nelson-Schmidt
    • “Wemberly Worried” by Kevin Henke
    • “What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety” by Dawn Huebner
    • “When My Worries Get Too Big” by Kari Dunn Buro
  • Bullying
    • “Bully” by Patricia Polacco
    • “Each Kindness” by Jacqueline Woodson
    • “My Friend Maggie” by Hannah E Harrison
    • “Peanut Butter and Jellyfish” by Jarrett Krosoczka
    • “Red” by Jan De Kinder
  • Death and Grief
    • “Always by My Side” by Susan Kerner
    • “Finn’s Feather” by Rachel Noble
    • “Knock Knock – My Dad’s Dream for Me” by Daniel Beaty
    • “One Wave at a Time – A Story About Grief and Healing” by Holly Thompson
    • “Sky Memories and Rudi’s Pond” by Pat Brisson
    • “Tear Soup: A Recipe for Healing After Loss” by Chuck DeKlyen and Pat Schwiebert
    • “The Day Tiger Rose Said Goodbye” by Jane Yolen
    • “What Happens When A Loved One Dies? Our First Talk About Death” by Dr. Jillian Roberts
  • Disabilities
    • “A Friend Like Simon” by Kate Gaynot
    • “It’s Called Dyslexia” by Jennifer Moore-Mallinos
    • “My Brother Charlie” by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete
    • “Thank You, Mr Falker” by Patricia Polacco
    • “You Can Be a Friend” by Tony and Lauren Dungy
  • Divorce
    • “Emily’s Blue Period” by Cathleen Daly
    • “Living with Mom and Living with Dad” by Melanie Walsh
    • “Loon Summer” by Barbara Santucci
    • “Mom and Dad Glue” by Kes Gray
    • “Monday, Wednesday, And Every Other Weekend” by Karen Stanton
  • Feelings
    • “Some Days Are Lonely” by Young-Ah Kim
    • “The Color Monster” by Anna Llenas
    • “The Great Big Book of Feelings” by Mary Hoffman
    • “Visiting Feelings” by Lauren Rubenstein