at 601 University Ave, Ste 225, Sacramento, 95825 United States
Sage offers an Intensive Treatment Program for Anxiety Disorders, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as well as individual, couples and family therapy for a multitude of issues that limit engagement in and enjoyment of life.
Sage offers intensive evidence- and mindfulness- based treatment of generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, skin picking, hair pulling, PTSD and social anxiety. We offer free assessments.
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ACBS Sacramento Affiliate week one of ACT 101.5 training. Contact Robin Kirk 916-614-9200 for information.
Apps such as "Insight Timer" can be wonderful enhancements to a meditation practice. Not only do they have timers and bells, but you can see who else in the world is meditating. There is a feeling of community that goes with knowing that someone in your town or state is also "sitting' -- let alone looking at the map and seeing everyone sitting at the same time all over the world. If you give it a try, leave a comment here and let us know what you think. Robin
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be. - Yogi Berra
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. -Neale Donald Walsch
A study presented at the 27th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology Congress showed that photophobia, defined as extreme sensitivity to light, was significantly more prevalent among adult participants who had been diagnosed with panic disorder than among matched peers who were without the disorder. in addition, there was a significantly positive correlation between photophobia and panic disorder scores. The photophobia scores were three times higher for those with panic disorder than for the controls, on average. Researchers have seen before that panic disorders tend to come out more in the spring and summer and that patients have more panic attacks from 6 in the morning until 6 at night. "Given these results, it could be speculated that photosensitivity represents a trait characteristic in the panic agoraphobic spectrum, more than a feature related to symptom manifestation and that, as such, it could play a role in the predisposition to panic disorder or to episodes of panic within those already diagnosed...We believe that photophobia is one of the elements which may increase the risk of people suffering from panic attacks." write the investigators. 27th European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) Congress. Abstract P.4.b.013. Presented October 20, 2014
The National Institutes for Health, National Institute of Drug Abuse and the VA have announced funding for thirteen new studies to address pain in the military. We are pleased to see that two of the studies involve Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and several others incorporate mindfulness.
Happiness is as a butterfly, which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
Sage Anxiety Treatment Program offers free screeings for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Awareness Week October 13 - 19. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to ask questions about OCD, your personal situation (or that of a loved one) and treatment options available in our region. Please contact Courtney Harrison, mFTI at 916-614-9200, ext. 4 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
INSURANCE UPDATE Most insurance companies will no longer pay for sessions in an Intensive Outpatient or Partial Hospitalization Program if, during any part of that session, a client works one-on-one with an unlicensed clinician (e.g. post-doc, intern, psych assistant, unlicensed behavioral specialist, practicum student). This includes time spent individually in an exposure session or talk therapy as well as group therapy. Why is this important? Even if the session has been authorized by the insurance company, they may later deny payment and the client is then financially responsible for the session. Programs vary in cost, but the client could be responsible for fees of $500 and up per session. Sage Anxiety Treatment Program is the only intensive program in the region to utilize only licensed clinicians in its Intensive Outpatient Program. It's important to us to provide financial peace of mind as well as an excellent quality of care. Be sure to ask any program in which you're interested if they ever allow non-licensed clinicians to have one-on-one contact with people attending the program.
Sage Anxiety Treatment Program is excited to announce that we have launched the Sacramento Affiliate of the Association of Contextual and Behavioral Sciences (ACBS). ACBS is the organization for Acceptence and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and we will be providing trainings in ACT and related subjects on a regular basis. Please either post here or email Robin Kirk at email@example.com to be included on the mailing list.
Thank you to everyone who attended The Shield experiential presentation at IOCDF Conference over the weekend! We had almost 100 OCD sufferers participate in an experiential exercise on Acceptance that was moving and impactful. So many people approached us afterward to share what it had meant to them. It was both moving and a privilege to be a part of the experience. Thank you again to my co-presenters Courtney Harrison, MFTI, Katie Polsky, Ph.D., Shelly Tirsbeck, MFTI, Janet Spaulding, LMFT and Amy Jenks Psy,D.