Advice, Articles, and Resources

Take Action, Be In Control….from the Inside Out

Below are different links, relationship resources, and tools that will help you navigate through life.  You will find various resources such as my column Relationships in the Raw, article pieces that I have written, books that I recommend to my clients, crisis hotlines, and other links that I think might be useful to you.  As always, if there are questions or concerns about your current situation, please contact me immediately.  Resources are always useful, but sometimes not the only solution to helping yourself. These

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Relationships in the Raw

I created Relationships in the Raw to help people improve their relationships. Education can help increase awareness and improve communication. This relationship blog was created not only for my clients as a point of reference, but also for those who want to learn and take steps on their own. Along with the economic stress that our country is facing, many couples can’t afford couples therapy on a weekly basis. So this is also a resource for those who are determined to make a positive change.

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Resources for Depression

As of June, over 40% of Americans reported struggling with their mental health. With COVID, depression rates have been increasing, while typical coping mechanisms and social activities are limited. Depression isn’t always obvious. Learn what your depression signs and symptoms are, and put together a plan for combating depression.

LGBT Resources

Gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender relationships some times require an understanding of the same-sex relationship dynamics. Jennine not only works with same-sex clients, but she is very involved personally with the gay community. Here you can get resources for LGBT issues.

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Transgender, Non-Binary, and Gender Identity Resources

You’re not in this alone. These resources offer support, education, and community for trans and non-binary individuals, as well as their friends, family, and schools. Resources for teens and adults.

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Recommended Reading

Get the most bang out of your buck! Don't simply wait until your next therapy appointment or until your partner finally starts therapy, pick up a book and start getting educated. Get the most bang out of your buck, be proactive by educating yourself!

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Recommended Listening

Are you more of an auditory person? Check out our recommended podcasts to listen to as you drive, meditate, run, or lounge by the pool. These are great additions to helping you become the you that you want to be.

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Relationship and Communication Books and Workbooks

Here we've put together a list of our top recommended relationship and communication books and workbooks. Each has a link to make the low cost purchase easier for you. A variety of the books are here to help you improve your relationship, improve conflict, explore your love needs, and go through the end of a relationship. Take a peak at the books and see which one would help you.

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The Bridal Survival Guide

Learn about the ins-and-outs of keeping your relationship strong and healthy while planning your wedding. Building a strong foundation for your marriage is vital to success. The bridal survival guide is for your relationship, plain and simple.

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Sexual Addiction Resources

Here you will find resources for issues around sexual addiction, support groups, and information for partners.

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Black Lives Education and Community Resources

We at Estes Therapy strive to create a safe space for our clients. A place for everyone and anyone regardless of race, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, age, or national origin. The intention of this page is to not only provide resources in the San Diego area for people of color, but to also provide learning resources for all those who want to educate themselves more on what it means to be black in America.