WELCOME TO Three Rivers Mindfulness Training & Psychotherapy
Three Rivers is a group psychotherapy practice as well as a center for mindfulness training.
Located in Midtown Sacramento
As therapists and teachers, our mission is to offer services that support our clients and students in building authentic, compassionate relationships with themselves and others.
As human beings, we each know what it is to feel stuck, to feel alone, to fear, to anger. We know the lay of the land when it comes to human suffering. We know the ways it can feel like an arid desert bereft of water or even air, like a tsunami that repeatedly floods every weary cell in the body, or like a gnawing hollow place forever pressing at the bottom edge of a shiny life above. We know these places intimately and we are experienced guides for those who are ready to walk through and out—to meet truths that lie always within reach, forgotten or never discovered.
"Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive."
– Dalai Lama
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MINDFUL SELF COMPASSION
We specialize in teaching a particular mindfulness program: Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). MSC is a set of skills designed to help you respond to yourself with kindness when you are in distress. For most of us, making an embarrassing mistake is an occasion for self-criticism not self-compassion. Many of us wouldn’t blink an eye at saying truly horrible things to ourselves (“I’m such an idiot!”)–things we would never say to another human being who is suffering. Unfortunately, habitually treating ourselves this way breeds depression, anxiety, shame, anger, and relationship problems. Learning to treat ourselves compassionately has been shown by research to help in each of these areas. In our clinical experience it is the only way to heal shame–which is the destructive common denominator at the root of so many of the ways we suffer as human beings. MSC is typically taught as an 8-week class. Please click here for more information about our current course offerings.
EMOTIONALLY FOCUSED COUPLES THERAPY
Have you ever felt like you are having the same fight with your partner over and over again? Maybe the fights differ in their content, but the positions and feelings remain painfully stuck? Perhaps your conflict tends to be fiery and explosive, or maybe it’s a cold, slow burn. Either way, if you’re ready to step out of the entrenched pattern that has taken over your relationship, EFT can help. Grounded in the science of human attachment, EFT is the only model of couple intervention that uses a systematic empirically validated theory of adult bonding as the basis for understanding and alleviating relationship problems. You will feel from your first session that your therapist comes equipped with a map that the three of you will reference as you move from cycles of distress to security and connection. Click here to learn more.