If you are in need of urgent assistance, call (213) 383-2691, CMA’s 24-hour Physicians’ and Dentists’ Confidential Assistance Line.

Go to our Psychiatric Assistance page for information on self-referral psychiatric services.

Resiliency Consultations

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. 

Portrait of Dr. Daniel Rockers

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Phone: (916) 273-1740

Address: 520 Capitol Mall, Suite 630
Sacramento, California 95814

Read Dr. Rockers biography here.


Licensed Clinical and Consulting Psychologist
Phone: (916) 662-0767

Email: pbachpsyd@gmail.com 

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

Read Dr. Bach’s biography here.

Portrait of Dr. Katherine Kilgore
Katherine Kilgore, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Phone: (916) 458-5505

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

Learen more about Dr. Kilgore at drkkilgore.com.

Portrait of Dr. Amy Ahlfeld
Amy Ahlfeld, PsyD

Licensed Clinical & Consulting Psychologist
Phone: (916) 799-3866
Email: drahlfeld@gmail.com

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

Read Dr. Ahlfeld’s biography here.

Lori Roberto, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Phone: (916) 206-1741

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

Read Dr. Roberto’s biography here.

Dr. Mandeep Tumber portrait
Mandeep Tumber-Bhela, phd

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Phone: (916) 800-3560 
Email: mandeep@drtumberbhela.com

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

Learn more about Dr. Tumber-Bhela at drtumberbhela.com.

Vantage Point center for psychotherapy

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 info@vpwell.com, or visit www.vppsychotherapy.com.

Gretchen Blake, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Phone: (916) 284-1416

Email: info@vpwell.com

Vantage Point Center for Psychotherapy
Virtual/Telehealth – California

Learn more about Gretchen Blake here.

Tricia Brandes, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Phone: (916) 284-1416

Email: info@vpwell.com

Vantage Point Center for Psychotherapy
Virtual/Telehealth – California

Learn more about Tricia Brandes here.

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.

Angela Trapp, MSW

Life Coach
Phone: (305) 962-1963
Email: 3coaching.cc@gmail.com
Angela will travel to the physician.

Learn more about Angela Trapp here.

Portrait of Steve Seay, Leadership Coach
Steven Seay

Leadership Coach
Phone: (916) 715-9252
Email: stevendseay@gmail.com
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