Substance Abuse /Codependency
Trauma and Grief

Domestic Violence Help for Survivors in Antelope Valley

Valley Oasis: 661-945-6736 
Help for D.V. Perpetrators in Antelope Valley: 661-942-2241

National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD

Rape/Incest/Sexual Abuse Survivors

RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network: 800-656-4673

Grief: Compassionate Friends in the Antelope Valley is a monthly grief support group for parents or siblings who have lost a loved one: (661) 839-2849

LGBT Resources

LGBT National Helpline: 888-843-4564

Trevor Project (Suicide Prevention and other LGBT resources): 1-866-488-7386

LA Gender Center: 310-475-8880

OUTReach Center: 661-927-7433

Books for Trauma Survivors and People in Mourning

Sometimes it can help to read about other people's experiences of trauma and grief, and how they came through those experiences intact. There are also many terrific books by clinicians who have guided therapy clients through their own negative experiences. Here are some of my favorite books that I'd like to share with you:

Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--from Domestic Abuse to Political Terror by Judith Herman (May 30, 1997)


The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (September 25, 2014)

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma by Peter A. Levine and Ann Frederick (Jul 7, 1997)

The Body Remembers: The Psychophysiology of Trauma and Trauma Treatment  by Babette Rothschild (Oct 17, 2000)

Seeking Safety: A Treatment Manual for PTSD and Substance Abuse by Lisa M. Najavits (Dec 14, 2001)

The Grief Recovery Handbook, 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition by John W. James and Russell Friedman (Mar 3, 2009)

Understanding Your Grief: Ten Essential Touchstones for Finding Hope and Healing Your Heart by Alan D. Wolfelt (Feb 1, 2004)

When Children Grieve... by John W. James, Russell Friedman and Leslie Matthews (Jun 4, 2002)

Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying by Stephen Levine and Ondrea Levine (Jan 18, 1989)

For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing  by Alice Miller, Hildegarde Hannum and Hunter Hannum (Nov 14, 2002)

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents by Nina Brown EdD LPC (Apr 1, 2008)

I can help you make sense of the feelings that come up while reading these books; I'd be happy to help you if you call 661-233-6771.

Contact Me

I look forward to helping you move forward with your life. Please call my office at 661-233-6771 to see if I am the right fit for you. You can also email me below.

Lisa S. Larsen, Psy.D.

(CA Lic. #PSY19046)

3123 West Avenue L-8

Lancaster, CA  93536


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