Adult Children of Distressed Parents Psychotherapy Groups

Description: You may be aware that there were emotional problems in your family when you were growing up. However, you may not appreciate the ways in which these problems continue to affect you, even as an adult. Your emotional and psychological wellbeing, your work, and your present and future relationships may be affected by having grown up in a home where parental distress was a significant...
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Open House – Friday 3/8 from 6pm – 9pm

You are cordially invited to an open house reception at the Jeffery Building on Friday, March 8th from 6-8pm! The Jeffery Building is home to psychologists, MFTs, and massage therapists serving the greater Sacramento area. My colleagues and I are hosting a reception to welcome local healthcare professionals.   Please click here to RSVP at our Evite page.   For any questions, please...
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Student Loans for Psychologists: Repayment, Forgiveness, & Consolidation

According to the APA’s 2009 doctoral employment survey, the average psychologist leaves graduate school with $88,610 in student loan debt. If that is not frightening enough, as of 2009, approximately 20% of Psy.D. graduates left graduate school with over $160,000 in student loan debt. These numbers are HUGE considering that psychologists can expect to make only $60,000 at the beginning of...
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Does therapy really work? Is psychotherapy effective?

Does therapy really work? Is psychotherapy effective? In short, YES! Even Consumer Reports says so. In the largest study ever done on the effectiveness of psychotherapy, Consumer Reports (1995) queried over 180,000 members of its readership about their experiences with mental healthcare professionals. Of the approximately 7,000 respondents who answered the mental health survey questions, 2,900...
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Dating Support Group

Reintegration into the dating world after a recent breakup can be difficult.  Whether you are newly divorced or fresh out of a dating relationship, finding your footing in the bizarre world of dating can be challenging. Luckily, you do not have to be alone in this struggle.  As a licensed psychologist and relationship therapist in Sacramento, I run a dating support group for newly single people...
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Location of Psychologists in Sacramento, CA

Ever wonder where to find a psychologist in Sacramento, CA?  Well wonder no longer!  I have taken, from the California Board of Psychology’s (BOP) website,  the office addresses for every psychologist in Sacramento and created an interactive geotagged map! Map of Psychologists in Sacramento View Psychologists NorCal in a full screen map Now, as you look at this map, you may notice that...
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Laughter Therapy

Imagine that you are a newly diagnosed cancer patient and your doctor has assigned you to a cancer support group. You’re sad, your scared, and you don’t know how talking about your problems is going to fix anything. As you sit in a room full of other cancer patients waiting for a facilitator to begin the meeting, you imagine what kind of somber, depressing conversations are about to...
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Breathing Techniques for Anxiety Reduction

Breathing seems so basic, but when you are having anxiety, even breathing can become a chore. Luckily, the use of relaxational breathing techniques can also be a treatment for anxiety. Curetogether.com lists “Deep Breathing” as one of the most effective techniques for treating anxiety. In addition to helping your body oxygenate itself, breathing helps you release toxins, strengthen...
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Anxiety Treatment – What is popular vs. what is effective.

As a psychologist in the Sacramento, CA area, I am often asked by my clients, “How can I overcome anxiety?”. As it turns out, my favorite new website, Curetogether.com, may have the best available answer. Curetogether.com has compiled over 9400 anxiety “treatment effectiveness ratings” from site visitors who volunteered to describe their symptoms, the treatments they have...
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App Alert – First Aid by American Red Cross

This is somewhat of a departure from my normal App recommendations as this is not exactly a mental health related app. It is, however, very important. The First Aid by American Red Cross app: “…puts expert advice for everyday emergencies in your hand. Available for iPhone and Android devices, the official American Red Cross First Aid app gives you instant access to the information...
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App Alert – Daily Burn

Dailyburn.com is a fantastic website that helps to track your daily food intake, your daily workout, and all areas of your general nutrition. AND… They have an app.
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What is the difference between coaching, consultation, and psychotherapy?

Coaching, consultation, and psychotherapy are similar in that they all help people address problems. Historically, psychotherapy has involved revisiting early childhood trauma, and treating diagnosable psychiatric disorders. A therapist listens to a patient’s story, empathizes with the client’s condition, and offers suggestions on how the client can proceed in the treatment of his/her pathology....
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Depression Treatment – What is popular vs. what is effective.

As a counseling psychologist / psychotherapist in the Sacramento, CA area, I am often asked by my clients, “How do you cure depression?”. As it turns out, my favorite new website, Curetogether.com, may have the best available answer. Curetogether.com has compiled over 8500 depression “treatment effectiveness ratings” from site visitors who volunteered to describe their...
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Rancho Cordova, CA – Community Mental Health Resources

I provide psychotherapy, family and couples relationship counseling, and coaching to Rancho Cordova, CA residents at my midtown Sacramento office. Additionally, here is a list of community mental health resources in the Rancho Cordova, CA area:   Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous is an excellent resource for people striving to overcome addiction to alcohol. Rancho Cordova, CA is...
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Lincoln, CA – Community Mental Health Resources

I provide psychotherapy, family and couples relationship counseling, and coaching to Lincoln, CA residents at my midtown Sacramento office. Additionally, here is a list of community mental health resources in the Lincoln, CA area:   Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous is an excellent resource for people striving to overcome addiction to alcohol. Lincoln, CA is serviced by the AA...
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Davis, CA – Community Mental Health Resources

I provide psychotherapy, family and couples relationship counseling, and coaching to Davis, CA residents at my midtown Sacramento office. Additionally, here is a list of community mental health resources in the Davis, CA area:   Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous is an excellent resource for people striving to overcome addiction to alcohol. Davis, CA is serviced by the AA Central...
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El Dorado Hills, CA – Community Mental Health Resources

I provide psychotherapy, family and couples relationship counseling, and coaching to El Dorado Hills, CA residents at my midtown Sacramento office. Additionally, here is a list of community mental health resources in the El Dorado Hills, CA area:   Alcoholics Anonymous: Alcoholics Anonymous is an excellent resource for people striving to overcome addiction to alcohol. El Dorado Hills, CA is...
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Stress and “The Great Recession”

Financial difficulties
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National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

NAMI provides support and advocacy for people struggling with severe mental illness. They offer education on supporting people with mental illness and supporting care-takers of people with mental illness. Rancho Cordova, CA is serviced by the Sacramento branch of NAMI. Click the link above to be taken to their website.
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App Alert – Stress Check

StressCheck is a really neat app.  It uses your smartphones camera to measure the consistency of your pulse.  In doing so, it gives you an idea of your current physiological stress...
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