In 38 years of practice I have worked with a wide variety of clients and am familiar with many modalities. I am also a tai chi practitioner and teacher. I use cognitive behavioral techniques and give lots of homework but my primary focus is helping you to love and accept yourself and to learn to soothe yourself without having to turn to destructive and addictive methods to try to feel better. I work with individual adults and couples and deal with anxiety, stress, depression, couples conflicts, anger, post-traumatic stress disorder, and non-chemical addictions.
I'm a very interactive therapist. I talk as well as listen and I will be very straight-forward and honest with you. My expectation is that you will do the assigned homework and bring it with you to the next session so we can discuss it and grow from it.
I work at home with my dogs Ranger and Sherman, who are training to be my cotherapists. Ranger can be aloof but sometimes we get lucky and he can be soothing, calming, and sympathetic once you get past the barking at the door. Sherman is a sweet, mellow fellow.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Barbara Goldberg now - (916) 546-1695


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Houston
  • Year Graduated: 1976
  • License No. and State: 12636 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $90 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • CHN
  • Great-West
  • Health Net
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • PacifiCare
  • Sutter EAP
  • Sutter Select
  • TriWest
  • UHC
  • United
  • ValueOptions
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  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety


  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Internet Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss
  • military trauma sexual trauma

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Jewish


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 19 May 2015
Barbara Goldberg, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento

Barbara Goldberg

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT