Articles written by Dr. Shortliffe for the UC Berkeley Counseling and Psychological Services
What Is Counseling?
Finding Balance
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
It’s a New Year — How Do You Want to Spend It?
Facing Public Speaking and Other Things That Make You Anxious

Psychological Associations and Licensing Boards
American Psychological Association
California Board of Psychology
California Psychological Association
Santa Clara County Psychological Association

National Institute of Mental Health
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Low Fee Clinics in Sacramento Area
Asian Pacific Community Counseling: No fee; appointment preferred, telephone or walk-in; short-term counseling and referral; most Asian languages.
Family Service Agency: Provides short or long-term counseling services to families and individuals who are experiencing difficulty in their family.
La Familia Counseling Center: Provides counseling to families and children; Spanish speaking.
Strategies for Change: Counseling to individuals, couples, children and families; specializing in chemical dependency, anger, domestic violence, parenting.
Suicide Hotline: Phone counseling available 24 hours a day for help getting through difficult moments.  You will be helped by a skilled, trained crisis worker who will listen to your problems and will tell you about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.

Low Fee Clinics In Palo Alto Area
Gronowski Clinic: a training clinic dedicated to providing  counseling and assessment services to individuals, couples and families.  The clinic offers services on a sliding scale basis.
Community Center for Health & Wellness: Short and long term therapy offered at affordable rates.
Asian Americans for Community Involvement: culturally and linguistically competent services that help clients overcome barriers to mental health care.  Individual, group, and family counseling.

Other resources
Anxiety Disorder Association of America
Go Ask Alice! – Mental Health Q&As Geared Towards College Students
Alcoholics Anonymous
Al-Anon — For Friends and Families of Problem Drinkers
Dr. Shortliffe’s Profile at Psychology Today
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Logo Meaning

The cottage where my first office was housed sat in a garden filled with birch trees.  This was a fitting location, as the birch tree has been known as a symbol of new beginnings, growth, and cleansing of the past.  I therefore selected leaves of a birch tree to represent my practice – a place where we will capture some of these same themes.