Community Resources

The following mental health crisis services are available in this community in addition to plans we may have developed in therapy:

Twin Cities Crisis Line 
**CRISIS (274747) (cell phones only)

Dakota County Crisis Response Unit

Scott & Carver Counties Crisis Intervention

Ramsey County Mental Health Crisis

Hennepin County Crisis Intervention

Sexual Violence Center

Crisis Text Line

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

United Way, First Call for Help

Police/Fire/Medical/Mental Health Emergency

Dr. Piccolino’s Recommended Reading

If you have questions about counseling with me, please visit the Getting Started Page, the FAQ or contact me directly.

  • Anxiety and Depression

    Anxiety and Depression

    The Feeling Good Handbook
    David D. Burns, M.D.

    The Chemistry of Joy
    Henry Emmons, M.D.

    The Chemistry of Calm
    Henry Emmons, M.D.

    The Mood Cure
    Julia Ross, M.A.

    The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook
    Edmund J. Bourne, Ph.D.

    Panic Attacks Workbook
    David Carbonell, Ph.D.

  • Trauma


    EMDR: The Breakthrough Therapy for Overcoming Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma
    Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. & Margot Silk Forrest

    Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma
    Peter Levine, Ph.D.

    Healing Trauma: A Pioneering Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body
    Peter Levine, Ph.D.

    Trauma and Recovery
    Judith Herman, M.D.

  • Relationships


    The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
    John Gottman, Ph.D.

    The New Rules of Marriage
    Terrence Real

    Getting the Love You Want (A Guide for Couples)
    Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

    Keeping the Love You Find (A Guide for Singles)
    Harville Hendrix, Ph.D.

    Codependent No More
    Melody Beattie

  • Parenting


    1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12
    Thomas Phelan, Ph.D.

    Parenting with Love & Logic (Teaching Children Responsibility)
    Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay

    Parenting Teens with Love and Logic
    Foster Cline, M.D. and Jim Fay

    Love and Logic Magic for Early Childhood: Practical parenting from birth to six years
    Jim Fay & Charles Fay

    The Explosive Child
    Ross Greene, Ph.D.

    The Whole Parent: How to Become a Terrific Parent Even if You Didn’t Have One
    Debra Wesselmann

    Raising Your Spirited Child
    Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

    Free Range Kids
    Lenore Skenazy

  • Emotional Wellbeing

    Emotional Wellbeing

    The Gifts of Imperfection
    Brene Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

    Be Happy Without Being Perfect
    Alice Domar, Ph.D.

    Self-Nurture: Learning to Care for Yourself As Effectively As You Care for Everyone Else
    Alice Domar, Ph.D.

    The Self-Esteem Workbook
    Glenn R. Schiraldi, Ph.D.

Dr. Piccolino’s Recommended Videos

Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
In this poignant, funny TED talk, Brené Brown shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

Brené Brown:  Listening to Shame
Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. In this TED talk, Brené Brown explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.

Nadine Burke-Harris:  How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. In this TED talk, Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. This unfolds across a lifetime, to the point where those who’ve experienced high levels of trauma are at triple the risk for heart disease and lung cancer.

Are you having a panic/anxiety attack? Stop it with guided relaxation.
This 20 minute video guides you through a panic/anxiety attack to help you get to a peaceful state of mind. She coaches you through breathing techniques and provides information about panic attacks in a calm voice.

Dr. Piccolino’s Favorite Links

Calm is a website and app that helps you meditate and be calm. It offers free peaceful images and sounds by which to meditate, as well as guided exercises for learning how to meditate and exercises, such as a body scan.

APA Help Center
The APA Help Center has numerous articles about mental health issues, family & work stress, coping with disasters, and even using your health insurance.

National Institute of Mental Health
A good source for a variety of information and publications on mental health, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, a division of the National Institutes of Health.

The National Mental Health Information Center is a component of the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Mental health statistics, mental health topics and resources are just some of the information available on this site.

NAMI-MN Chapter
Website for the MN chapter of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). They offer support, education and advocacy for individuals with mental illness and their families.

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Includes useful information to help you understand the different types of anxiety disorders.

Freedom From Fear
Website of Freedom From Fear, a national non-profit advocacy organization for people with mental illness. It has useful information about anxiety and depression, as well as screening questionnaires.

Gift From Within
A nonprofit organization for survivors of trauma providing support, educational materials, and information about the effects of trauma.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Information on depression and bipolar disorder, including screening tools and a wellness tracker that helps you to better recognize potential health problems and mood triggers in your daily life.

The Gottman Relationship Institute
The Gottmans are world renowned for research on healthy relationships. Their website provides information about relationships and parenting.

Alcoholics Anonymous-Minneapolis
AA Greater Minneapolis Intergroup website contains information about AA, local meetings, and a phone number to talk to someone in recovery 24 hours a day.

Alcoholics Anonymous-St. Paul
AA St. Paul & Suburban Area Intergroup website contains information about AA, local meetings, and a phone number to talk to someone in recovery 24 hours a day.

This website for the local chapter of Alanon/Alateen provides information about meetings and other resources when someone you love has a drinking problem.