Brenda Vaccaro

Psychologist, MA, PsyD

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Brenda Vaccaro, MA, PsyD, Psychologist in Sacramento
(916) 262-7097 Website

Brenda Vaccaro

Psychologist, MA, PsyD


Location

Spark Center for Self Development
1412 S Street
Suite 100
Sacramento, California 95811
(916) 262-7097

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I imagine you're here because you're feeling ready for change. It's reassuring to know it's never too late to ignite curiosity about yourself and learn how to develop secure, healthy connections to others, find relief from anxiety, depression, and stress, and handle emotional challenges more confidently. When you're struggling, it takes courage to let go of what's limiting you to make room for a fulfilling life. I can collaborate with you in the process of identifying, understanding, and reworking ineffective patterns and building new skills and behavior to create the more meaningful and satisfying life experiences you desire.

I'll help you cope more skillfully with your emotions, develop more tolerance for uncertainty and change, and work through painful experiences. With informed support, you’ll respond more effectively to life's ups and downs. My specialties are adults w/childhood emotional neglect/trauma, people pleasers, young adults, struggling parents, and adoption.

Making meaningful changes in your life and relationships will be challenging and uncomfortable at times, but isn't your well-being worth it? I'll provide the encouragement, humor, and candor you'll need to stay focused. Together we'll discover what you need to accelerate your personal growth and quickly reach the goals that are uniquely important to you.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • School: The Wright Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2012
  • License and State: PSY29151 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $150 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • California Victim Compensation Program (Cal-VCP)
  • Flexible Scheduling
  • MHN
  • Reduced Fees for Students
  • Workers Compensation
  • Out of Network
Focusing only on someone who accepts your insurance might not be worth sacrificing your opportunity for expert care, connection, and growth.
Email me or call (916) 262-7097 with questions.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: The Wright Institute / MA, Clinical Psychology
  • 2005
  • Certificate: Center for Adoption Support & Education (CASE) / Advanced Clinical TAC
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Location

Spark Center for Self Development
1412 S Street
Suite 100
Sacramento, California 95811
(916) 262-7097

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Adoption
  • Childhood Emotional Neglect & People Pleasing
  • Coping Skills
  • Emotional Avoidance & Excessive Self-Reliance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • CASE-Certified for Adoption Competence
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy + Coaching Approach
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Supervision Services
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Video/Skype
  • Online Counseling

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Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019
Brenda Vaccaro, MA, PsyD, Psychologist in Sacramento

Brenda Vaccaro

Psychologist, MA, PsyD