Authentic Counseling Associates

Elaine Townsend
Ed D., MS

Psychological Assistant PSB94023890
Supervised by: Jonathan Venn, PhD, Licensed Psychologist #PSY22538


Dr. Townsend received her Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University.
In addition, she has worked for Sacramento County as a Workforce Coordinator and
Social Worker at the Department of Human Assistance. At the Department of Human
Assistance she learned the core values; compassion, trust, and integrity which she
incorporates in helping to improve the lives of those she serves.
Dr. Townsend has had the experience of working with families as an Associate
Marriage and Family Therapist, as well as a Social Worker with the County of
Sacramento. She loves helping families to become self-sufficient and to learn how to
change unhealthy behaviors.
Dr. Townsend uses a variety of therapies to meet the needs of the population she
serves. Her main focus is on Strength Based, Choice, and Cognitive Behavioral
Therapies. She feels you need to show others what they cannot see in themselves.


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11344 Coloma Rd., Suite 605
Gold River, CA 95670-4457