I believe the quality of the relationship between the therapist and patient is the basis for successful and lasting therapy. I would first encourage getting to know each other and then having you familiarize me with the problems that brought you to therapy. I would then guide you toward considering new ways of dealing with your problems that are effective and satisfying. This process might entail reframing negative or distorted thoughts that only exacerbate your situation. Such reconsideraion of self-defeating ideas can help to heal hurtful emotions. In the end, every person is unique and the therapeutic journey should reflect that individuality.
After almost 40 years of experience, I have developed several specialty areas. First and foremost is a focus on depression and mood disorders. I also have seen many people suffering from the various forms of anxiety. Peer relationships, couples and mid-life transitions are other concentrations.
I was on the faculty of the University of California, Davis, where I taught, supervised psychiatric residents and psychology graduate students and treated patients. I also published extensively on the process and outcome of psychotherapy, with an emphasis on the results achieved by the many different approaches.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Stephen Ira Abramowitz now - (916) 520-6242


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: University of Colorado
  • Year Graduated: 1972
  • License No. and State: PSY 4739 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $140 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check


  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015