Sierra Therapy Center providing counseling and therapy services to Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn, Truckee & surrounding areas.

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During the COVID-19 Crisis our offices will remain in operation.  We will be offering Teletherapy sessions.  If you, or your loved ones need some extra support during this time please contact our office (530)913-5054.  We will do our best to get you scheduled to see someone as soon as possible.  

From our families to yours be kind to one another, be patient, be happy & be healthy.

Sierra Therapy Center
Wednesday, November 27, 2019


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  1. 21 Mar, 2020
    Teletherapy Isn't That Bad
    Anxieties are ramping up amidst COVID-19 virus pandemic. My own included. I drove through our beloved town yesterday and my heart broke for every closed up shop. My families shop as well. I am feeling everyone’s uncertainty and the unknown for us humans is the absolute most challenging. When our community and state was recently ordered by California’s Governor Newsom to shelter in place and I was faced with transitioning not just my own clients but my entire practice I freaked out! I have never
  2. 20 Mar, 2020
    Letter to our clients re: Coronavirus
    Dear Valued Sierra Therapy Center Clients, ​ We are writing this message to you in light of the recent Declaration of the State of Emergency in California due to COVID-19 and concerns which have been voiced and heard by our team. Your health and wellbeing, as well as that of our treatment team, is our absolute first priority. ​Sierra Therapy Center is also deeply committed to your continued care and we will make every effort to ensure that your progress and treatment are not limited by the
  3. 15 Mar, 2020
    Explaining Coronavirus to Kids
    Hello Sierra Therapy Center Blog Readers - With all the information in the news and social media talking about COVID-19 we wanted to take  a second to share this comic strip a few of our clinicians are using in their own homes, and in session with clients to help ease anxiety over Coronavirus.  We at Sierra Therapy Center wish you all the best health, patience and well being.  If you need any other resources or information check out our resources page or contact our office. STC Admin Team
  4. 05 Dec, 2019
    From living in FEAR to living to DARE
    Take a moment. Check in with yourself. How are you feeling in this moment? What’s on your mind? There’s times in our lives we realize we’ve been living in fear. Not just fright or worry, but F-E-A-R: Fusing with our negative thoughts about ourselves Excessively making goals outside of our current resources Avoiding the Uncomfortable Remotely moving away from our values. We forget our values in moments of stress. We forget the type of person we want to be, want to be remembered as when we
  5. 20 Nov, 2019
    Dreams with Intern Saki
    Dreams have always been a place of creativity, the mystery that they hold can be a constant source of wonder and beauty, but what do they  actually mean? Dream interpretation takes what was a meaningless dream and turn it into a real life metaphor. What effect do dreams actually have on your life, and how much of your life can you learn from what you dream about?  There are many different theories behind why we dream. Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of dreaming proposed that we all have
  6. Community BBQ 10/11/2019
    10 Oct, 2019
    Community BBQ 10/11/2019
    Hello Sierra Therapy Center Community!   We recently reached out to a group of individuals in an attempt to help them with promoting a community BBQ.  The BBQ is intended to bring together the community and provide warm meals for those in need, but it is also an opportunity to see and meet some new faces in our community.  We are here, and we want to hear your problems and help you through them!  Pitch in and come out and enjoy the evening!  We look forward to seeing you there!  With love,
  7. The Most Effective Agent in Therapy- The Relationship
    04 Oct, 2019
    The Most Effective Agent in Therapy- The Relationship
    Hi! I’m Saki the new intern and Sierra asked me to research on what makes the most improvement in psychotherapy. Therapy always seems to be the answer. Have a past trauma? Go to therapy. Relationship issues? Therapy. Need to vent? Therapy. But what about therapy produces results? Research by the American Psychologist Association (APA) has found that the most effective agent of change in psychotherapy is the therapeutic relationship, which is the relationship that you and your therapist share.
  8. 03 Sep, 2019
    Psychotherapy and The Cultivation of Non-Violence with Simone Weit, APCC
    I’ve been asked “what is therapy all about” and my response was always pretty deflective because I struggled to sum it up in a way that was probably true for all therapists regardless of their theoretical orientation. Recently however it occurred to me that therapy in its most general form is actually a practice designed to cultivate non-violence. Many spiritual and philosophical traditions have tenets or doctrines that advocate for non-violence. A number of these traditions expand the idea
  9. 15 Aug, 2019
    Meditation with Steven Cooper
    Check in with yourself, whenever you feel the need. Mindfulness based techniques help your innermost self emerge. Now you can meditate with us on your own anytime, anywhere! See the following for links to the Youtube channel, new meditations and affirmations will be added every month! Arrival: Thunder: Water: Be At Peace, Steven Sierra Therapy Center