Individual Wellness Sessions
Recognizing the crushing stress and work load that physicians face today, SSVMS sponsors up to six (6) lifetime sessions, at no cost to physicians, with licensed and vetted psychologists and life coaches to physicians living and working in Sacramento, El Dorado, Yolo and Placer Counties. These services are confidential, convenient, competent and cost-free. *Limited spots available.
Your use of the Joy of Medicine Resiliency Consultations are completely voluntary and confidential and may not be mandated as a condition of employment. Neither SSVMS, your employer, nor the California Board of Medicine will be notified if you choose to participate.
All psychologists, psychiatrists and life coaches participating in the Joy of Medicine Program have been vetted by the Joy of Medicine Advisory Group.
Participating psychologists are based in various locations in the Sacramento Region. Their hours of operation vary, but many are willing to accommodate the unique schedules of physicians.
SSVMS sponsors up to six (6) Resiliency Consultations to physicians practicing in the Sacramento Region. Our vetted providers are paid discreetly by SSVMS. Insurance will not be asked for or billed.
**All physicians accessing Joy of Medicine Resiliency Consultations are required to show providers/coaches proof of residency. Any late cancels or missed appointments are the financial responsibility of the physician.
If you are in need of urgent assistance, call CMA's 24-hour Physicians’ and Dentists’ Confidential Assistance Line. This 24-hour phone service provides completely confidential doctor-to-doctor assistance.
This service is free, and it will not result in any form of disciplinary action or referral to any disciplinary body.
Call: (650) 756-7787 (northern California). Learn more here.
Physicians and Residents
Call or email any of the vetted providers below to schedule an appointment. Identify yourself as a physician in the Sacramento Region who participates in the Joy of Medicine Program.
Medical Students may schedule a Resiliency Consult with a vetted provider for a discounted rate. All participating providers are located in various locations in the Sacramento Region and are familiar with the stress and burden of medical school and the medical field. To schedule an appointment or for more information, contact a provider who offers sessions for medical students directly. Identify yourself as a medical student in the Sacramento Region who participates in the Joy of Medicine program.
Patricia L. Bach, PsyD, RN
"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