Authentic Counseling Associates

Melanie Ernould, PsyD


Licensed Psychologist

Lic:  PSY29035

I believe that therapy is a collaborative journey, with therapist and client working side by side toward a common goal.  Authentic is a perfect way to describe how I view the therapeutic relationship and all of my relationships.  I am patient and gentle, but honest, in my therap, and easily connect with my clients in a genuine way.  I believe it is through this connection that clients find that they have possibilities that they may not have seen prior to therapy.  I also believe that practices such as mindfulness and self-care can open previously unavailable paths to health and happiness.

An East Coast transplant, my path to becoming a psychologist began at Smith College and my work with childrern in education.  I hold a doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England and enjoy working with children, families, adolescents, emerging adults, adults, and couples.

My areas of interest include:

  • Parenting and children
  • Divorce/Relationships
  • LGBT
  • Sexual health
  • Mind Body Wellness
  • Psychological Assessments

Treatment Models Employed:

  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness
  • CBT
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Child Directed Play Therapy
  • Expressive Therapies


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