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SBC Support Groups

Dear Friends of IPA: Below you will find a list of contact people who are running or looking to run a support group in various locales across the US, Canada and other countries. Please contact the person listed for more information about the groups meetings or potential group meetings. Next to the person's name their level of experience is listed as follows:

Support Group Leader (SGL) - has attended one of Dr. Steven Soifer's, weekend workshops;

Contact Person - (CP) - has not attended any of Dr. Soifer's workshops, but has spoken to Dr. Soifer and has IPA's approval to try and start a support group or has started a support group and is running it.

WOMEN'S AP COORDINATOR: Carol - olmert@aol.com
INTERNATIONAL AP COORDINATOR: David - ipaseattletacoma@gmail.com
Anyone wanting to start a support group or having trouble contacting a support group leader should email David at: ipaseattletacoma@gmail.com.

Unsolicited communication to any person whose contact information appears on this web site, through email or any other means, with the intent of directly or indirectly selling any product or service is strictly prohibited.

AUSTRALIA Melbourne George antipodes7@yahoo.com.au (SGL)
AUSTRALIA New South Wales Newcastle Derek meade.derek@yahoo.com.au (SGL)
AUSTRALIA Perth David dxevansx@hotmail.com (SGL)
AUSTRALIA Sydney John recov2000@hotmail.com (SGL)
CANADA British Columbia Vancouver Alex vanbcipa@gmail.com (SGL)
CANADA Montreal   Lauren paruresismontreal@gmail.com (CP)
CANADA   Toronto Howie hwbirnie@rogers.com (CP)
FRANCE All Olivier president@paruresie.fr (SGL)
GERMANY Bavaria Munich Simone paruresis_muenchen@gmx.de (SGL)
GERMANY Bavaria Nuremberg Area Tom tom.kari@web.de (SGL)
ISRAEL Tel-Aviv Ori pilanlog@yahoo.com (CP)
NETHERLANDS All Marco paruresis.nl@gmail.com (SGL)
RUSSIA   Moscow Kostantin Hammelstein@yandex.ru (CP)
SERBIA   All Mikac mikacns@gmail.com (CP)
SPAIN   All Cristobal cristoloriente@yahoo.com (CP)
UNITED KINGDOM   All Andrew andrew@ukpt.org.uk (SGL)
United States ALABAMA All Mark birminghamipagroup@yahoo.com (CP)
United States ARIZONA Phoenix Ted tfipa@hotmail.com (SGL)
United States ARIZONA Prescott Houston prescottazipa@cableone.net (SGL)
United States ARKANSAS All Northwest Ron ron@tulsaconnect.com (SGL)
United States CALIFORNIA Los Angeles/Orange County Jerry jerlesz@verizon.net (SGL)
United States CALIFORNIA Palo Alto Michael proeman3@sbcglobal.net (SGL)
United States CALIFORNIA San Diego Michael SanDiegoIPAgroup@gmail.com (CP)
United States CALIFORNIA San Fernando Valley Paul thought_addict@yahoo.com (SGL)
United States CALIFORNIA San Francisco Kevin paruresissf@gmail.com (SGL)
United States CALIFORNIA Santa Cruz Dylan dylanschmidt07@gmail.com (CP)
United States COLORADO Boulder Brian ipaboulder@gmail.com (SGL)
United States COLORADO Denver Matt denver.ipa.sg@gmail.com (SGL)
United States COLORADO Elizabeth Nelson ipaelizabethco@gmail.com (SGL)
United States FLORIDA Miami area Monty ipasupportsfl@gmail.com (SGL)
United States FLORIDA Rest of state Joe jmor25@aol.com (CP)
United States GEORGIA Atlanta Chad kelvinator60@yahoo.com (SGL)
United States HAWAII Honolulu Kit SmithKit@aol.com (SGL)
United States ILLINOIS Chicago area Leo ipa_chicago_il@yahoo.com (SGL)
United States KENTUCKY Lexington Daniel Ipa_Lexington@yahoo.com (SGL)
United States MAINE All Denis onyx134@gmail.com (CP)
United States MARYLAND Baltimore Bill ipabaltsg@yahoo.com (SGL)
United States MICHIGAN Detroit Patrick Detroit_ap_group@ameritech.net (SGL)
United States NEVADA Las Vegas Stanley BuddyE98@gmail.com (CP)
United States NEW JERSEY Bridgewater Scott ipabridgewater@gmail.com (SGL)
United States NEW YORK Albany A.J. ipaalbany@gmail.com (SGL)
United States NEW YORK Buffalo Scott scott.gabel@me.com (SGL)
United States NEW YORK Rochester Scott scott.gabel@me.com (SGL)
United States NORTH CAROLINA Winston-Salem Roger shybladder123@gmail.com (SGL)
United States OHIO Cleveland David clevelandAP@sbcglobal.net (SGL)
United States OKLAHOMA Tulsa Ron ron@tulsaconnect.com (SGL)
United States PENNSYLVANIA Philadelphia James ipaphilly@yahoo.com (SGL)
United States PENNSYLVANIA York David yorkpagroup@gmail.com (CP)
United States TENNESSEE Cookeville Chuck starboardbeat@yahoo.com (CP)
United States TENNESSEE Nashville Steve ipanashville@gmail.com (SGL)
United States TEXAS Houston Chris tallman1000@hotmail.com (SGL)
United States UTAH Provo David davidv67@preciscom.net (SGL)
United States WASHINGTON Spokane John jherting@hotmail.com (SGL)
United States WASHINGTON Tacoma Dave ipaseattletacoma@gmail.com


United States WISCONSIN Milwaukee David drk9003@gmail.com (SGL)

Note: If you do not see a support group in your area, and are interested in finding out how to start one, contact SBC at info@shybladder.org.


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