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Poems for my Father

October 27, 2020

It took me several years to fully realize and grieve the death of my father. During those years, I wrote three poems about the process. This is the first one. Climbing the Stairs (Father #1)

Daring to Hope

October 12, 2020

Is this feeling, this light, real?

Do I chase ghosts?

Or the unfulfillable wants of a still hurting child?

Courting her soul

October 1, 2020

An important step in relationship building is becoming attuned to the ways our partner wishes to be loved and how we wish to be loved.

Spiritual Teachings of Trees: Be Strong But Flexible

September 23, 2020

“The tree is one of humankind’s most powerful symbols. It is the embodiment of life in all its realms: the point of union between heaven, earth, and water.” – Rev. Lisa Ward

True Relaxation

August 29, 2020

It is hard to relax. Even now with everyone at home you find projects around the house this needs to be done, that needs to be done, the kids are schooling from home, we are working from home.

Free Support Groups

July 15, 2020

California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on March 4, 2020, after the first person died of coronavirus or COVID-19.  Schools and businesses closed.

Loving Kindness Meditation

June 16, 2020

Fostering loving kindness for oneself and others has many benefits. Some of these benefits include greater relaxation, enhanced peacefulness, increased acceptance of others,

The Big Five-Christopher Mathe, PhD.

May 15, 2020

When discussing the possibility of medication with my clients, I emphasize that they have a great deal of control over the necessity of medications with what I call, “The Big Five.”

The Stages of Change Model (Adapted from Changing for Good, Prochaska, et. al, 1995)

April 15, 2020

(Adapted from Changing for Good, Prochaska, et. al, 1995)

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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.

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