Steve DeBenedetti-Emanuel, M.A., Marriage & Family Therapy in Sacramento, California, 95811

Steve DeBenedetti-Emanuel, M.A.

Steve DeBenedetti-Emanuel, M.A.
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Steve DeBenedetti-Emanuel, M.A.

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist - MFC 41432
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 01538
Accepting new clients - Contact me!
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Office 1
1501 28th Street, Suite 230
Sacramento, CA
Sacramento, California 95811
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Billing and Insurance

Fees: My standard fee is $140/50 minutes session. I do reserve a few hours/week when I see people at a sliding scale. We can discuss the specifics of this when you call. I'm not on any insurance panels. However, I can provide a "superbill" which you can submit to your insurance when you have "out of network" benefits.

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When someone starts therapy, I'm aware that they have tried to solve their problems on their own and been unsuccessful and are oftentimes feeling badly and vulnerable. I try to be as gentle as possible and help people understand that the vast majority of their feelings are normal and manageable. I utilize strong people skills to help my clients feel as comfortable and safe as possible. When appropriate, I share my life-experiences as a means of helping people explore their deepest thoughts, feelings, and struggles. I have found that this helps people seek different and frequently more effective ways of coping with life's challenges. I believe that my education has provided me with the necessary book knowledge, which I couple with over eleven years experience as a therapist and eighteen years in the helping professions to develop a counseling experience that is custom tailored to the needs of my clients. This often means that I do what works, while being cautious to work in a professional manner, utilizing mainstream techniques that have been shown to be helpful. Please give me a call to see if I'm the right therapist for you.

Email or Call Steve DeBenedetti-Emanuel, M.A. at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 01538

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Pre-teens, Teens, Parenting, Siblings/parents of special needs children, Depression, Grief.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Depth Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Self-Relations Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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