Dr. Weiss is an active member of the community. In her volunteer roles, as a psychotherapist, she is working to help people in need, in the Palo Alto area and beyond.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness
She is a Family-to -Family facilitator for NAMI, The National Alliance on Mental Illness. The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a free, 12-week course for family caregivers of individuals with severe mental illnesses. The course is taught by trained family members. (In addition to her training as a psychotherapist, Dr. Weiss has personal experience, with a loved one affected by mental illness.) To find out more about NAMI’s Family-to-Family, Peer-to-Peer or other programs, visit the The National Alliance on Mental Illness web site.
Psychotherapist Therapist in Open Path
Dr. Weiss is a participating psychotherapist in Open Path, a nationwide movement of mental health care professionals actively addressing economic disparity in the mental health field. The Open Path Psychotherapy Collective is a network of mental health professionals dedicated to helping individuals, families, children, and couples find affordable psychotherapy. If you are financially distressed, visit the Open Path Psychotherapy Collective site for more information.
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
Dr. Weiss was Volunteer Coordinator for The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) from July 2012 to July 2014. The ISTSS was founded in 1985 for professionals to share information about the effects of trauma. ISTSS is dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about policy, program and service initiatives that seek to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences. Click to find out more about The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
She has also been a Volunteer Therapist for Suicide Prevention and Survivors, including participation in Dear Palo Alto, “A Powerful Teen-Led Response to the Suicides that Affect Our Community” and International Survivors of Suicide Day.