Debra J. Schnack, MFT

Debra J. Schnack, MFT

Professions: Counseling Psychology, Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 47866
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 04744
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2627 Capitol Ave
Sacramento, California 95816
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Billing and Insurance

Fees: $100/hr Individual therapy
$120/hr family or couples therapy

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I take a holistic approach to therapy, concerned with the overall, long-term well-being of the individual and their family. I work with partner relational issues, family of origin conflict, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and other issues in a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment.

I help teens navigate the difficult transition between adolescence and adulthood. This often includes working with parents, teaching them about their child's developmental stage and providing them with the extra tools needed to make their teen's transition into adulthood as easy as possible.

I also work with individuals and couples who are experiencing anxiety, depression, or loss and are looking for ways to reconnect with love to family, friends and work; children and teenagers with ADHD; and families who have recently experienced death or suicide.

Email or Call Debra J. Schnack, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04744

More Info About My Practice

Participating in therapy can result in a number of benefits to you, including a better understanding of your personal goals and values, improved interpersonal relationships, and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy.

We will establish your fee before the first session begins. I am available for appointments during weekdays and evenings (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday), as well as Saturday mornings.

I currently am listed on several insurance panels, as well as a provider for Victim Witness (Sacramento & Yolo Counties) and Family Superior Court.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Long-lasting, successful relationships can be hard work and I believe it is an act of faith and bravery for a couple to acknowledge that a problem exists and make the conscious choice to work with a therapist. Their willingness and commitment to growth is an investment with many benefits.

My primary approach is using the techniques of Emotionally Focused Therapy. As an EFT therapist, I encourage couples to express their actions and emotions in a secure, non-judgmental environment.

I also work from a systems perspective, which supports the idea that problems between a couple are best treated by changing the way the "couple" works rather than trying to fix just one person in the relationship. My goal is to help them restore their relationship to a better and healthier level of functioning without either partner having to breach their core values, dreams or deeply held beliefs.

I am an EMDR-trained therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and have used this technique when working with clients who are suffering from trauma, anxiety, panic, disturbing memories, post traumatic stress and other emotional problems. In the past, these conditions were difficult and time-consuming to treat. EMDR therapy can often help the client heal more rapidly and provide lasting relief for many types of emotional distress.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Couples, Teens/Adolescents, Families, Victims of Crime, PTSD, EMDR, Problem Gamblers

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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