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We offer individual and group psychotherapy, relationship counseling, and organizational development and change coaching. We help individuals, couples, families, businesses and non-profits find the tools they need to get “unstuck” and moving towards a better tomorrow.


Stress & Anxiety Treatment

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Stress & Anxiety Treatment

Anxiety disorders are more than common stress and effective treatment of clinically significant anxiety requires a comprehensive approach. At The Sacramento Institute, we use scientifically informed, evidence-based therapies to addressing the physiological, psychological, and environmental factors perpetuating our patients’ distress. We provide psychoeducation, group treatment, and individual psychotherapy to patients suffering from generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, and specific phobias. We also work closely with prescribing physicians to ensure no client’s need goes unmet.

Relationship Counseling

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Relationship Counseling

Relationships can be the most fulfilling part of a persons life but they can also be tough. Feeling stuck at a place of misunderstanding and distance from your partner can be frustrating, demoralizing, and can lead to depression and anxiety.

Luckily, relationship counseling can help. Talking about your problems with an unbiased third party can do wonders to improve trust, communication, affection, and overall enjoyment of your relationship. Couples can make amazing progress in relationship counseling. We always advocate that couples consider this option before making any major relationship decisions.

Depression Treatment

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Depression Treatment

Depression is both debilitating and treatable. How do you cure depression? As it turns out, one of our favorite websites,  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 symptoms, the treatments they have tried, and their perception of the effectiveness of each of these treatments. The site owners use these ratings to generate some amazing infographics which tell interesting stories about the treatment people receive and the treatment that actually works. From the website, here is their list of the top 5 treatments that clients report produced a “major improvement” in depressive symptoms:

    • Talk Therapy
    • Exercise
    • Adequate Sleep
    • SSRIs (Specific Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors [e.g., Prozac])
    • Talking with Family and Friends.

If we expand this list to top 6, we’d also include “spend time with pet”. For anyone who has ever recovered from depression, this list might not sound surprising, however, I am constantly amazed at how little attention mental health practitioners pay to the two most effective treatments.

What is equally amazing is the data view provided here. The site charted treatments on a graph representing effectiveness on one axis and popularity on another and created two quadrants of treatments that are “surprisingly effective” (i.e., not very popular but rated is very effective) and “popular but less helpful” (self explanatory). Personal growth workshops, light therapy, and massage were listed in the “surprisingly effective” treatment group, while fish oil, journaling, and caffeine were listed in the “popular but less helpful” group.

This research is updated live on their site and the most recent interactive view of the depression treatment infographic can be found here.