Community Resources

24-Hour Crisis Line: 1.206.461.3222 or 1.800.621.6040
Teen Line: 1.800.852.8336 or Teen Link Help Line: 1.206.461.4922, 6-10pm Nightly
Child Protective Services (CPS): 1.800.609.8764 or 1.800.422.7517

Informative websites

Great Reads!

  • Cycle Savvy: The Smart Teen’s Guide to the Mysteries of the Body (T. Weschler)
  • Girlwise: How to Be Confident, Capable, Cool, and in Control (J. DeVillers)
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People For Teen Girls (D. Carnegie)
  • Queen Bees and WannaBees (J. Wiseman)
  • Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls (M. Pipher)
  • Ophelia Speaks: Adolescent Girls Write About Their Search For Self (S. Shandler)

Body Image And Eating Disorders

  • Body, Beauty, Boys: The Truth About Girls and How We See Ourselves (S. Bragg)
  • Biting the Hand That Starves You (D. Epston et al.)
  • Dying to Be Thin (Sacker and Zimmer)
  • Girl’s Guide To Loving Yourself (D. Mastromarino)
  • Hunger Pains (M. Pipher)
  • Just A Little Too Thin (Strober and Schneider)
  • My Feet Aren’t Ugly (D. Beck)
  • No Body’s Perfect (K. Kirberger)
  • Overcoming Overeating (Hirschmann and Munter)
  • The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa (H. Bruch)
  • When Women Stop Hating Their Bodies (Hirschmann and Munter)

Stress, Anxiety And Obsessions

  • Change Your Brain, Change Your Life (D. Amen)
  • The Dance of Fear (H. Lerner)
  • Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (T. Chansky)
  • Fighting Invisible Tigers: A Stress Management Guide For Teens (E. Hipp)
  • From Panic To Power (L. Bassett)
  • How to Control Your Anxiety Before It Controls You (A. Ellis)
  • Loving Someone with OCD (Landsman, et al.)
  • OCD in Children and Adolescents (March and Mulle)
  • Stressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Thrive in the Age of Pressure (R. Cohen-Sandler)
  • Talking Back to OCD (March and Benton)
  • The Anxiety Workbook For Teens (L. Schab)

Depression, Cutting And Bipolar

  • Beyond the Blues: A Workbook To Help Teens Overcome Depression (L. Schab)
  • Cutting: Understanding and Overcoming Self-Mutilation (S. Levenkron)
  • Healing Depression and Bipolar Without Drugs (Guyoi and Sinatra)
  • How You Can Survive When They’re Depressed (A. Sheffield)
  • Ten Steps to Take Charge of Your Emotional Life (E. Wood)
  • The Disappearing Girl: Learning the Language of Teenage Depression (L. Machoian)
  • Understanding Depression: What We Know and What You Can Do About It (R. DePaulo Jr.)
  • When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Guide for Depressed Teens (B. Cobain)

Dating And Sexuality

  • Boyology: A Teen Girl’s Crash Course in All Things Boy (Smith and Burningham)
  • Dateable: Are You? Are They? (J. Lookadoo)
  • Relationships (L. and L. Parrott)
  • The Ten Commandments of Dating (B. Young)
  • What Smart Teenagers Know About Dating, Relationships, and Sex (D. Hatchell)

Relationship Abuse And Violence

  • But, I Love Him (J. Murray)
  • In Love and In Danger (B. Levy)
  • Invisible Girls: The Truth About Sexual Abuse (Feuereisen and Pincus)
  • Saving Beauty From the Beast (Crompton and Kessner)
  • Sweetie, How Much Should You Give Up To Keep That Relationship (D. Palardy)
  • What Parents Need to Know About Dating Violence (B. Levy)

Parenting And Family Relationships

  • Getting To Calm: Cool-Headed Strategies For Parenting Tweens and Teens (Kastner and Wyatt)
  • Girl in the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescence (Snyderman and Streep)
  • Helping Your Struggling Teenager (L. Parrott)
  • I’m Not Mad, I Just Hate You (Cohen-Sandler and Silver)
  • Raising Strong Daughters (J. Gadeberg)
  • Reclaiming Our Daughters (K. Stabiner)
  • Staying Connected To Your Teenager: (M. Riera)
  • The Mother-Daughter Project (Hamkins and Schultz)
  • The Tween Years (D. Corwin)
  • The Wonder of Girls (M. Gurian)
  • Uncommon Sense for Parents With Teenagers (M. Riera)

Disclaimer:

Nothing contained in this informational website should be constructed as anything other than material designed to inform the end user about services offered. The information presented is not to be relied upon by any person as guidance for an individual situation in the absence of a further in depth discussion. Each person’s situation and problems are unique in their own way and not susceptible to solution through material contained on a website. Resources and links are provided for information purposes only as they might be of interest to a user of this site but are offered without any warranty of responsibility for their content.

Shannon-West

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to Speaking Pink, the website of Shannon West, MS LMFT. Therapist for today's teen girls and twenties women. Lover of dark chocolate, the urban life, and creating a kinder world.

Whether wearing the shoes of a girl or the heels of a woman, we all know what it’s like to wrestle with our identity, seek greater fulfillment in relationships, and want a sweeter life. As a therapist, I’m honored to be in these conversations with you about our journey from girl to woman.