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Counseling Sessions

With the increasing stress and pressure physicians and medical students are facing, SSVMS is committed to providing access to competent, convenient, and cost-free professional counseling. SSVMS will sponsor up to six wellness sessions with vetted psychologists and/or life coaches for physicians and medical students that practice or attend medical school in Sacramento, El Dorado, Yolo, and Placer Counties.

To schedule an appointment, contact a Vetted Provider directly, and let them know that you are accessing the SSVMS Joy of Medicine Program. 

**Any late cancellations or missed appointments are the financial responsibility of the physician.

If you are having trouble getting in touch with a provider or getting an appointment, report issues anonymously here


Joy of Medicine Psychologists are well versed in the needs of physicians. They are contracted and licensed providers, not employees of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society.

Click for more info on each provider.

Portrait of Dr. Daniel Rockers

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone: (916) 273-1740
Email: [email protected]

Virtual/Telehealth – California                          

Read Dr. Rockers biography here.


Licensed Clinical & Consulting Psychologist
Phone: (916) 662-0767
Email: [email protected] 

Address:Mammoth Professional Building
300 Harding Blvd, Suite 203K
Roseville, CA 95650

Read Dr. Bach’s biography here.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone: (916) 399-3615
Email: [email protected]

Virtual/Telehealth – California

Learn more about Dr. Smith here.

Portrait of Dr. Katherine Kilgore

Licensed Psychologist
Phone: (916) 458-5505
Email: [email protected]

Address: 13405 Folsom Blvd, Suite 220
Folsom, CA 95630

Learn more about Dr. Kilgore here

Portrait of Dr. Amy Ahlfeld

Licensed Clinical & Consulting Psychologist
Phone: (916) 799-3866
Email: [email protected]

Address: 2530 J Street, Suite 310
Sacramento, California 95816

Read Dr. Ahlfeld’s biography here.

Licensed Psychologist
Phone: (530) 746-8361
Email: [email protected] Website: https://rachel-kitazono.clientsecure.me

Virtual/Telehealth – California

Learn more about Dr. Kitazono here.

Licensed Psychologist
Phone: (916) 206-1741
Email: [email protected]

Address: 601 University Ave, Suite 222
Sacramento, California 95825

Learn more about Dr. Roberto here.

Dr. Mandeep Tumber portrait

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone: (916) 800-3560
Email: [email protected]

Dr. Tumber-Bhela Private Practice
Virtual/Telehealth – California

Learn more about Dr. Tumber-Bhela here. 

Vantage Point Center for Psychotherapy is a compassionate and dedicated group therapy practice that works with a diversity of presenting problems and clients and has specialists in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), Eating Disorders, Trauma/PTSD and Psychosis.

They currently offer telehealth services. To learn more, go here for a list of their providers, send an email to [email protected], or visit www.vppsychotherapy.com.



Life Coaches

Joy of Medicine Life Coaches are experienced in working with the unique needs of physicians. They are contracted independent consultants, not employees of the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society. Please note that life coaches are not licensed therapists.  

Life Coach
Phone: (305) 962-1963
Email: [email protected]

Angela will travel to the physician.

Learn more about Angela here.

Portrait of Steve Seay, Leadership Coach

Leadership Coach
Phone: (916) 715-9252
Email: [email protected]

Steven will travel to the physician.

Learn more about Steve here.


“I found the therapist to be experienced with the concerns of a professional. She has provided me with a lot of strategies to facilitate bouncing back from the stressors of work and life. I LOVE it!  It is contributing to a refreshed attitude toward my career!”

–  Sacramento Area Emergency Medicine Physician