Poem – The Gift At Our Door

May 3, 2022

How were we to know that night
            A dark hurting desperation
Came to our door unbidden
            Carrying life and death
            In an angry mixture.

How to Pick a Counselor or Therapist

March 24, 2022

The most important thing about choosing a counselor or therapist is to find a situation where you feel comfortable, safe, and where there is potential for trust. Consistently the most important criteria for successful therapy is the fit between the therapist and client. When you meet with someone that you “click with” you are more able to be honest with yourself and it’s much easier to talk about any topic.

Aspergers Disorder Information

March 5, 2022

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Factsheet

Asperger’s Disorder is the term for a specific type of pervasive developmental disorder that is characterized by problems in the development of social skills and behavior. In the past, many children with Asperger’s Disorder were diagnosed as having autism, another of the pervasive developmental disorders, or other disorders.

Internet Addiction

February 7, 2022

This internet addiction test was designed by Dr. Kimberly Young, author of Caught In The Net, one of the first books on internet addiction. She has graciously allowed us to reprint it here.


January 20, 2022

Parents passionately want to succeed in raising emotionally healthy children. They also want to enjoy their little ones. When their children arrive later in infancy or childhood, most parents are well-aware that they are doing more careful parenting. They are nurturing not only to build a relationship but to help mitigate any impact of losses or maltreatment.

Promote Happiness

January 14, 2022

With the new year, many start their new year resolutions, what if you just focused on being happy. Here are a few actions that can help to promote your happiness.

Thoughts on Gratitude

December 17, 2021

With the holidays fast approaching, we get caught up in the buying and gifts and hustle and bustle that comes along with this time of year. Here are a few thoughts and reflections on gratitude to reflect upon during this season. Happy Holidays!

Keeping kids humble around the holidays

December 7, 2021

I have a friend who is raising a seven year-old girl through a divorce and the parents are immersed in a battle to see who can “outfun” the other. While the girl is lovely and sweet, I can’t help but wonder how much entitlement this is building in her.

Gratitude, Happiness, and Optimism

November 21, 2021

With Thanksgiving and the Holiday season quickly approaching. We wanted to touch on a few skills and thoughts that may be helpful in this season……


September 29, 2021

In these times resiliency has become a necessity. This blog touches on ways you can practice and improve your own resiliency.

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 as well as the Foothill communities. Our offices are located in Gold River and Auburn, California.