Services & Fees

Service Details

We offer therapeutic, diagnostic, and assessment services for most of life’s challenges. We typically meet with clients for 50 – 55-minute sessions which primarily occur on a weekly basis. We have found that meeting weekly enhances the focus and direction of therapy. Also, it helps you achieve your goals more quickly. Because our therapist’s time is highly sought after, we require 48 hours’ notice of cancellation. Clients who cancel without such notice will be charged a full fee for the session missed. Note that insurance companies do not cover missed appointments.

Good Faith Estimate Notice

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.

Under the law, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services.

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit


$150 for Individuals
$175 for Couples, Minors, and Families

We are committed to making outstanding therapy available to those people who are ready to make a serious commitment to treatment. We, therefore, offer a sliding scale fee aimed to meet the needs of clients who are experiencing financial concerns but are ready to seriously commit to therapy.

In The Community

As part of our focus on helping people feel more empowered and able to have a say in their mood, we provide free training to businesses or groups. Potential topics include; stress reduction, relaxation, avoiding burnout, and how to enhance enjoyment in life.  Attendees learn exercises specific to the topic and increase their knowledge of and ability to find other available resources. Training takes place either on-site at the business or here in our office and lasts up to one hour. We welcome any questions or inquiries regarding scheduling.

Group Meetings

Currently, we are offering 2 groups through our affiliates, Authentic Leadership Center, Dr.Chris Mathe facilitates an ongoing Men’s Group twice a month on the 1st and 3rd evenings of every month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  It is open to any man who wishes to meet regularly with other men to examine what it means to be a man in today’s society.  (The fee is $180 for six months or $20 per night.)

The second group offered Thursday Nights 6:30 – 8:30 pm, is open to anyone interested in building their skills, growth, and awareness.  We request a donation of $15 per person and $25 per couple to these evenings.  Please come anyway if the donation is a challenge.

New Group discussions

Getting Past Your Past
With Dr. Carol Breiling
Learn How our Thoughts, Beliefs, Assumptions, and Self-concepts can Keep us Resistant to Change.  More info
Monday Morning
9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Monday Evening
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Substance use & Addiction
Education plus Recovery group sessions.
(not a 12 – step) More info

$20 per person
Cash * Check
Venmo or Zelle


“The atmosphere is welcome, inclusive, and safe.  No reservations are required.”

Insurance Carriers:

Medicare Insurance

Out of network provider paperwork/receipt

We will gladly provide statements or “superbills” to clients upon request so that they may seek reimbursement from insurance carriers whose networks we are not a part of.

About Us

Authentic Counseling Associates of Sacramento, Ca also known as Sacramento Counseling 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. We offer private and group counseling. We are also home to therapy training for new therapists. We serve the Sacramento region. Our office is located in Gold River, California.