Useful Links.

  • A resource to find other Bay-Area therpists who specialize in T.E.A.M therapy
  • Dr. David Burns website with information on upcoming seminars, information on Toolkits for therapists, and books
  • Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior at Continuing Education Organization specializing in Mental Health


Mental Illness

Mental illness is any disease or condition affecting the brain that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings. Although the symptoms of mental illness can range from mild to severe and are different depending on the type of mental illness, a person with an untreated mental illness often has trouble managing life's daily routines and demands.

Many people who have no medically diagnosable mental illness experience occasional challenges with self-actualization, anxiety, habitual behavior patterns, self-worth, and engaging in fulfilling relationships.

Below are resources Dr. Harrington suggests to patients to support treatment. These resources are not meant to substitute for the treatment of a qualified mental health professional.


Depression is potentially debilitating disease that affects millions of people each year. The encouraging news is that it may be successfully treated. Learn how you can manage your depression by seeking treatment from a mental health care professional.


Anxiety is a normal human emotion that we all experience. But when panic and anxiety symptoms escalate into anxiety attacks and panic attacks, it may be an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, and panic disorder. There is excellent treatment for anxiety attacks, as well as panic attack symptoms.

Relationship Problems

It's the rare couple that doesn't, sooner or later, run into a few bumps in the road. If you recognize ahead of time what those relationship problems can be, you'll have a much better chance of weathering the storm, experts say.
Some people also want help with establishing friendships or loving relatinships.

Habits or Addictions

A habit is a repetitive pattern of behavior.
Both good and bad habits can be addictive in nature.
When a habit interferes with the way you would like your life. You may chose to get help changing it.

Additional Reverences

You may also find the following resources helpful:


If you are interested in self-help groups or support groups, you may find the following links helpful. These items are not meant to be treatment in and of themselves, but to augment treatment with support in education: