Is your adolescent struggling more frequently? Are your relationships becoming more challenging? Is your own life getting more difficult to manage? If so, I think I can help. When people start therapy, I try to be as gentle as possible and help them understand that the vast majority of their feelings are normal and manageable. Numerous clients have told me that I'm personable and easy to talk to, and this helps them feel comfortable exploring their deepest feelings and struggles. As a result, people are willing to seek more effective ways of coping with life's challenges.
My education provides me with the necessary "book knowledge," which I couple with over twelve years experience as a therapist and eighteen years in the "helping professions," to develop a unique counseling experience. I do "what works," while being cautious to work in a professional manner, utilizing mainstream counseling techniques.
I am a trained facilitator of Parent Project, a comprehensive parenting class for parents of children ages 11-17. I utilize this training to provide parents with a structure which helps them feel more effective and improve their family lives. Feel free to contact me at
Call or Email Steve Debenedetti-Emanuel for a free phone consultation now - (916) 251-9923


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: Pepperdine University
  • Year Graduated: 1996
  • License No. and State: 41432 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Most PPO's
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's/Women's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Aviation Professionals
  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2015
Steve Debenedetti-Emanuel, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Sacramento

Steve Debenedetti-Emanuel

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT