Recommended Resources

Recommended Resources

Welcome to the Phenix Resource/Referral page!  We wanted to create a central database of providers and materials beneficial to our clients and friends.  Each of these resources are personally known to us or recommended by those we trust.  That said, we cannot guarantee your experience with any provider or resource listed here.  We expect that you will do your research and choose the best option for you – we simply provide a place to start!



Adoptee Care

A curated listing of resources from an adoptee social worker who specializes in this population.


Daily Self-Care Reminders

Black/Indigenous/People-Of-Color Care

A BIPOC guide to healing ourselvesa resource for addressing internalized racism and colorism

AMHPMental health resources for Muslim individuals 

Black Girl in Omfree meditation and many other resources for wellbeing

Black Zenmeditation resources for the black community

Blue Dove Foundationresources for Jewish mental health 

Racism Resources links from Harvard University including self care resources

Community Mental Health

Hope Centerfood pantry, job placement, counseling, immigration services, life solutions and thrift store in Orlando 

Mental Health Association of Central Florida – support groups both in person and online.  Free clinic for the uninsured.

Connecting Tools

We’re not really strangersa fun party game

Unpack thata game for connecting deeper

Domestic Violence Support 

Stand Up Survivor Organization – Comprehensive support for survivors of domestic violence

Financial Literacy

Crown Financialbiblical perspective

BravelyGoethical and effective money management strategies

General Mental Health Support 

NAMI (Greater Orlando)support and education for and from families, friends and individuals whose lives have been affected by mental illness

Wellness Recovery Action Planprocess and community for maintaining strong mental health

Holistic Health Care 

be Well holistic careOrlando acupuncture, Eastern medicine, massage, skincare and sugaring

Blossom Family ChiropracticOrlando and St Petersburg, specializing in maternal health, pregnancy and pediatrics

Lakota Wellness Orlando chiropractic, natural medicine, acupuncture, medical massage, muscular rehabilitation/therapies, sports physicals

Lesline PittmanOrlando and virtual, RN (nurse) helping mothers regain their time and energy through yoga and meditation 

Law Firms

Baillargeon Law Firm – Family law, human trafficking, domestic violence in Orlando

Cathleen WinterFamily law, speaks Mandarin in addition to English in Orlando   

Neurodevelopmental Support 

3 C’s Therapy CenterSpeech Language Pathology services in Orlando, designed to improve self awareness & regulation, social awareness & interpersonal skills as well as life awareness & executive functioning.

The Stablesresidential program for adults with autism seeking to gain self awareness, acceptance, inner strength and life strategies to live a more independent life.

Post-Partum Care

Postpartum Peace of Mind – Holistic postpartum recovery: doula, lactation, health, fitness and nutrition support.

You Just Had A Baby Card Deck – reasonable self care strategies for new moms.


Dr Marcelline GirlieFlorida virtual practice 

Dr Richard Faulk – South Florida

Community Clinic – Central Florida

Racial Reconciliation/Ally Learning

How to be a bridge builder

Moving beyond basic diversity training

Training, courses and consulting in racial equity and anti-racism

Residential Treatment 

Center for Discovery – Eating disorder inpatient and outpatient programs for males and females

Open Sky Wilderness Therapy – Excellent inpatient treatment for individuals aged 13 to 30 with a wide range of mental and emotional health struggles.

Pasadena Villa – All levels of psychiatric treatment from case management, to intensive outpatient, to partial hospitalization to full inpatient treatment

Renfew Center – Eating disorder inpatient and outpatient programs.

Retreat Locations

San Pedro Center – in Winter Park, FL

Saint Leo Abbey – in St Leo, FL

The Well  – in Kissimmee, FL 

Spiritual Directors (Christian perspective):

Individuals who work with you directly to address spiritual concerns

Pastor Steve Horrell

Sandra Valentine Ministres

Spiritual Health Resources (Christian perspective):

Deeper Walk International – Books, online courses, school of ministry, and events related to spiritual warfare

Sapphire Leadership Group – Tons of resources for tuning into, developing and nurturing your spirit

Shiloh Place Ministries – Resources for addressing the spiritual roots of emotional and relational struggles

Aslan’s Place – Powerful prayer ministry

Substance Abuse Treatment 

Drug and Alcohol Detox – Central Florida

Hazelden Foundation – In and outpatient holistic treatment for drug and alcohol addiction with locations across the country.

Hanley Center – In and outpatient progressive treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, located in South Florida

Suicide Prevention Training

Question/Persuade/Refer – FREE

Support Groups

Adult Children of Alcoholics & Dysfunctional Families – ACA provides a supportive, nonjudgmental environment that allows us to grieve our childhoods and conduct an honest inventory of ourselves and our family—so we may (i) identify and heal core trauma, (ii) experience freedom from shame and abandonment, and (iii) become our own loving parents.

Divorce Support – During the process and recovery after.  A supportive place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce.

Grief Support – A friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through the grieving process.

NAMI Groups (Orlando) – Mental Health Support for Clients and/or Family Members (some groups are virtual)



Hiding from Love by Townsend

Why You Do the Things You Do

by Clinton and Sibcy


Intuitive Eating Workbook

by Tribole


by Christy Harrison


When the body says No

by Gabor Mate

The Body Keeps the Score

by Bessel Van Der Kolk

Forgiving What You Can’t Forget

by Lysa Terkeurst



by Cloud/Townsend

Boundaries in Dating

by Cloud/Townsend

A Celebration of Sex

by Rosenau

How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk

by John Van Epp

Safe People

by Cloud and Townsend

The Five Love Languages

by Gary Chapman

Preparing for Marriage

by Boehi, Nelson, Schulte, Shadrach

What to say when you talk to yourself

by Shad Helmstetter

For the end of therapy:

If you meet the buddha on the road, Kill him!

By Sheldon Kopp

How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie

The Sacred Romance

by Curtis and Eldridge 

Family of Origin Trauma:

Will I Ever Be Good Enough

by Karyl McBride (for daughters of narcissistic mothers)

The Drama of the Gifted Child

by Miller

Inner Child:

Recovery of your Inner Child

by Lucia Capacchione


6 options for parenting children from hard places

Sexual Trauma:


by Jay Stringer

Handle with Care

by Wilbert

Sex and the Soul of a Woman

by Rinehart

Slowing Down:

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

by John Comer

Presence and Encounter

by David Benner


Your Erroneous Zones

by Wayne Dyer

Braving the Wilderness

by Brene Brown

The Gifts of Imperfection

by Brene Brown

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

by Silverstein (children’s book)

People Can’t Drive You Crazy if You Don’t Give Them the Keys

by Bechtle

The Happiness Trap

by Russ Harris

Present over Perfect

by Shauna Niequist

Rich Dad Poor Dad

by Rober Kiyosaki

The Ragamuffin Gospel

by Manning


In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

by Gabor Mate


How People Grow

by Cloud and Townsend

Spiritual Rhythm

by Mark Buchanan

Breaking Emotional Barriers to Healing

by Craig Miller 

Urgings of the Heart

by Au and Cannon

Changes that Heal

by Cloud

The Gift of Being Yourself

by Benner

The Land Between

by Manion

The Steps to Freedom in Christ

by Anderson


The BEMA Podcast

Excellent walk-through of the context of the Bible and the text itself, as well as surrounding history.  Start with episode 1.

Business Made Simple

by Donald Miller – growing and scaling your business.

Everything Happens for a reason

by Kate Bowler – dealing with life when it isn’t bright and shiny without resorting to toxic positivity.


A mental health podcast to facilitate your journey home to your authentic self by Dr Thema (2023 president of the American Psychological Association, a woman of color and ordained elder in the AME church). 

Human Hope with Carlos Whittaker

Discussions which illustrate that there is still hope for humanity.

The Lazy Genius

Being a genius about the things that matter and lazy about the things that don’t.

The Place We Find Ourselves

by Adam Young – a counseling podcast covering many topics aligned with the way Phenix operates including attachment, spiritual warfare, owning your story, etc.

The Popcast

Hilarious commentary on pop culture

Professional Troublemaker

by Luvvie Ajayi Jones – Becoming a truth teller, change agent and trailblazer

Sharon Says So

Longtime government and law teacher helps us understand the non-partisan facts of how US government works.

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