Authentic Counseling AssociatesSacramentoCounseling.org
Meet Our Team
Chris Mathe, PhD, MBA
President, Training Director
Licensed Psychologist, PSY25111
I am Passionate about helping people make transformative and lasting change. I help my clients maximize their Passion, Purpose, and Productivity. I help achievers find and enhance the other two p’s: Passion and Purpose….continue reading
I obtained my Associate’s Degree at College of the Siskiyous and went on to attend Southern Oregon University.
Megan Rhoads, PysD
Licensed Psychologist # PSY29761
I bring a unique combination of expertise, emotional presence, and charisma to our team at Authentic Counseling Associates. I employ my clinical skillset, creativity, and sense of humor to bring a grounded, energized presence into session. I believe success in therapy comes from understanding how the therapeutic relationship mimics those relationships in our daily lives, and how we learn through our experiences both inside and outside the therapy room.
I have special interest in assisting children, adolescents and families with collaboratively reaching their goals while decreasing family stress, improving communication skills, and regaining mutual enjoyment among family members…..Continue Reading
Maria Taheny, PhD
Psychological Assistant PSB94023994
Supervised by: Chris Mathe, PhD, Licensed Psychologist #PSY25111
I embrace a transcendent principle that all human beings are essentially good and sometimes need help finding the good within them. It is from this place that my humanistic existential training with Saybrook University where I received my doctorate in psychology. As my understanding in psychology blossomed, a fundamental awareness that all people have the capacity to change themselves emerged. You are the expert in you!….Continue Reading
Jonathan Venn, Ph.D.,
Licensed Psychologist: PSY22538
Jonathan Venn, Ph.D., is a licensed Psychologist in the State of California. He has
provided psychological services for the past 47 years. In that time he has been a military
Elaine Townsend, Ed D., M.S.
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…..continue reading
Kristin Kaminski, PsyD
My goal is to help families and individuals in crisis…continue reading
Jeffrey Kukral, MFT Trainee
I believe that while one’s past certainly has an impact on one’s life, it is important to look toward the future to create the life one wants. My goal is to work alongside you to help you discover your own journey forward, regardless of your personal history. My approach to therapy focuses on your unique strengths to create solutions for shaping the life you imagine and desire—continue reading