Do you feel unsettled, anxious, worried or fearful much of the time?
Do you look to food or other unhealthy habits for comfort and find yourself feeling powerless to stop?
Do you want to be in healthier relationships in which you feel heard and better understood and appreciated?
Are you ready to get to the source of the patterns and blocks that keep you stuck in worry, anxiety, lost sleep, emotional eating, and/or a lack of faith?
Are you interested in working with a licensed psychotherapist who blends psychology, spirituality and practicality?
If you feel unfulfilled in your relationships and find loss and change difficult...
If you want to let go of negative self-judgments that keep you from living a peaceful, abundant life If you long to connect deeply with why you are here and you want to feel whole and at peace...
...then I can help.
Our work together is all about my helping you to connect more deeply with your inner soul-wisdom, wholeness, self-love, spiritual awareness and life purpose. The origin of the word "psyche" is "soul." We will work together to help you return to your "soul-wisdom" for healing any emotional pain or suffering you are facing.
I offer a mindfulness-based therapy practice where your full, non-judging attention is cultivated as we work to help you create more satisfaction and balance in your life.I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and certified life coach offering individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling and life purpose coaching.
I am "GLBT friendly;" I work with an ethnically and sexually diverse clientelle. I specialize in the areas of:
Trauma Recovery for those of you who were abused as a child, teen or adult and have unhealed symptoms and behaviors that bother you. (I use EMDR with my clients for this issue--a very effective technique that speeds up the healing )
Pre-Marital Counseling, Marital Counseling and Couples Counseling for those of you who are in a dating relationship, engagement, co-habitation or marriage in which you have communication challenges and feel misunderstood. I will also help you navigate any sexual concerns or problems.
Spiritual Counseling/Coaching for those who want to feel spiritually connected but feel blocked or cut-off from this and from a sense of purpose and meaning in your life.
Eating Disorders and Unhealthy Eating for those who are Anorexic, Bulimic, who binge eat or who engage in unhealthy and/or compulsive eating for comfort.
Anxiety, Phobias and Panic Recovery for those who feel anxious in social situations, have PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), panic attacks, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and/or phobias.
Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain Reduction Counseling for those of you who want to reduce symptoms of pain, chronic illness and fatigue and to adjust to and accept the "gifts" that your illness has to teach you.
Grief and Loss Therapy: for those who hvae lost a loved one (including pets), are going through a relationship ending, or a job loss.
Group Counseling: Therapy groups are offered in both Sacramento and Davis. See my website http://www.sacramentogrouptherapy.com for details about my groups.
You should know that I have an assistant who comes to my therapy offices most days to assist me with my work: Dr. Maxwell Katz. Dr Katz, (he goes by "Max the cat"), assists me through using meditation and hypnotherapy. He is usually seen with his eyes closed, deep in meditation, sending healing energy to my clients. Don't let some yawns and stretches fool you. He may sit fairly close to you but note that he will not touch you, and he won't get too close if you have any allergies. He is a very distinguished looking guy: dark gray with white paws, white belly and a handsome white strike on his nose. He is just two years old in human years, but an "old cat soul."
If you are seeking lower-fee counseling services, please see the "Lower Fee Therapy" page for information about the three MFT Interns who work at my midtown offices and offer a lower fee. They specialize in the following areas: sexual problems, depression, addictions recovery, sex therapy, grief and loss, marriage and couples counseling, pre-marital counseling, parenting, life transitions, financial challenges, spiritual counseling, anxiety and PTSD, child trauma, parenting children with develpmental delays, chronic illness, and eating disorders.