Authentic Counseling Associates

Welcome to Authentic Counseling Associates

Congratulations for taking a first step towards feeling better.  We are passionate about providing therapeutic care to a wide variety of clients. Especially those that do not have, or choose not to use limited services their insurance may provide.  You deserve a choice among excellent therapists…      

We are a training clinic, dedicated to preparing doctors to be great therapists.  This means that you will get a therapist who receives hours of weekly training, who is up-to-date with the current best practices, who is supported and supervised by many other doctors, and most importantly, who is caring and engaged.

We help people deal effectively with life’s challenges.  If you have any questions about our services please call us at  (916) 838-0926.  We’d love to make a difference in your life! 

The types of Counseling Services We Provide:

  • Marriage, relationship and family counseling
  • Anxiety, stress and self-esteem
  • Alcohol, drugs, substance abuse, and other addictions
  • Grief, depression and trauma

Why Choose ACA?

We help clients find their authentic selves by providing therapeutic services rendered by authentic, human therapists.  We want to help you live a healthier life – a life where you are productive, purposeful, and passionate.  Often the ups and downs of life make these things seem illusive or even unattainable.  This situation can be compounded by a common tendency to resist asking for help – thinking we should be strong or not be a burden on anyone.  And so, we may suffer, bravely or otherwise, much longer than we need to.  Maybe it is time to make an investment in yourself   After you take a look around this site, feel free to give us a call at (916) 838-0926 or send us an email with any questions you might have.  Whether you’re ready to make an appointment, or just need some more information for now, we’re happy to talk with you and see how we can help.

Who we serve

Authentic Counseling Associates offers therapeutic and assessment services to all ages in individual, group, couples, and family formats. We treat a diverse community population including those commonly not served and all diagnostic categories.  We passionately pursue this vision by growing a practice of dedicated and talented professionals.

At Authentic Counseling Associates our mission is to make a positive difference in the world.  We do this by offering excellent Therapeutic Services to a diverse population, including those commonly under-served, and by training future clinicians to run all aspects of a private practice, employ excellent clinical skills, and to make authentic connections with those they treat.

Mission Statement

We at ACA are the synthesis of 2 dreams.  A robust training site and an opportunity to give exceptional therapy to anyone who seeks it.. Our goal is to help people find their true calling in life.  For clients we do this via excellent therapy.  For employees we do this by helping them become better therapists, helping them identify and move toward their dreams for the future, and taking great care of them along the way.  Our purpose is to provide a base where employees are flourishing and the impact resonates with everyone who interacts with them, whether client or bystander.  We try to embody the belief that in focusing on what is best for all, everyone is able to thrive.  We aim to live the idea that abundance is for all.

Thank you for visiting us.  you will find bios and more information about each of us on the Meet Our Team page of this website.  Please feel free to call us at (916) 838-0926.

Authentic Counseling Associates
11344 Coloma Rd., Suite 515
Gold River, CA 95670-4457


701 High St., Suite 227
Auburn, CA 95603


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11344 Coloma Rd., Suite 515
Gold River, CA 95670-4457