COVID-19 Support Groups

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 California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on March 4, 2020, after the first person died of COVID-19.  People stayed home.  Businesses closed.  People were not able to work and earn a living.  Schools closed.  Parents had to become home-schoolers.  Children and teen-agers wondered why they could not go outside and be with their friends.  Grocery store shelves were empty.  It has been a time of extraordinary stress.

People are feeling isolated and lonely.  People are worried about the future, and we are cut off from the social supports to which we have grown accustomed.  Churches are closed.  We cannot visit the people we love.  Seniors are isolated in their homes and not allowed to have visitors.  People who are struggling with addictions are cut off from the social supports they developed.  Families are living together in confined spaces, growing irritable, and taking it out on each other.

FREE on-line support groups are being led by experienced personnel at Authentic Counseling Associates of Gold River, California.  This is a FREE service to the public during this crisis.

On-line support groups are conducted through ZOOM technology.  If you would like to visit one of our groups please visit

Online support group sessions are NOT psychotherapy sessions.  Users agree to hold harmless Authentic Counseling Associates and its on-line support group facilitators.

Please read and adhere to our online support group Rules                                              

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.