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A*B*C Counseling Associates have an accumulated 77 years of serving Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, and Families.  Our global goals are to assist our patient's in identifying the *Antecedents to their life difficulties, and how these events effect their *Behavior,thus creating *Consequences that are unmanageable, stressful, and result in an inability to function at your optimum level.  We take great pride in our service, and give confidentiality our highest priority. We work collaboratively with physicians, psychiatrists, teachers, counselors, day care providers, and people in positions of authority, to provide our participants with the highest quality of care.  

Earnest J. Wiles, Ph.D.

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor#302 with CA-BBS certification to provide assessment and therapeutic treatment to Children, Couples, and Families;

National Board Certified Counselor #323500; and National Board Certified Professional Counselor #15516 with the American Psychotherapy Association

916-213-2598

Email: [email protected]


Dr. Earnest Wiles began his counseling career as a Camp Counselor in Redwood Camp at Mount Hermon in Santa Cruz, California. Through this experience, he discovered an ability to work with kids (and grown-ups) who often displayed as 'challenging' with others.  


While enrolled at California State University, Sacramento, he completed a Bachelor Degree in Child Development while working a 4-year residency as a Resident Dormitory Manager. This allowed him to also complete a Masters of Science degree in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling. 


Dr. Wiles has performed field work in settings such as group homes, psychiatric hospitals, clinics, outpatient centers, non profit agencies, and non-public schools.


He began to work on a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from the Professional School of Psychology in San Francisco, California,

while also performing his 

pre-doctoral hours under the direction of Terence Sandbek, Ph.D., the author of 'The Deadly Diet: A Cognitive approach to Eating Disorders'. 


Upon completing his Ph.D. degree,

Dr. Wiles began a 16-year-journey working with Couples, and Families at The White House Counseling Center under the direction of Gordon Baldwin, Ph.D.    Dr. Wiles performed testing and assessments while simultaneously providing treatment to children, couples, and family therapy.  


Dr. Wiles has worked as a Program Administrator in Medically Intensive In-Patient Dual Diagnosis Hospitalization Programs, and as a Therapist in Outpatient Community Based Programs consisting of Parent, Child, Interactive Treatment (PCIT), Flexible Integrative Services, and a Clinical Behavior Analyst.

  

Dr. Wiles has served on the California Board of Directors of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors, 

CALPCC State Legislative Committee, and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Letters and Sciences at

National University.

Kathryn Gooden Gonzales

Kathryn Gooden Gonzales, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #50239 with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

916-205-1489

Email: [email protected]

        

Ms. Gonzales has been a strong advocate for, and has helped hundreds of children, teenagers, adults, couples, and families to discover and utilize healthy avenues of communication. Through her work and training in Functional Family Therapy, her client’s report gaining self-awareness, an increase in their positive perceptions of themselves, and new strategies in breaking unhealthy cycles of the past that interfere with their ability to adequately function in the present.

Kathryn Gooden Gonzales believes that when relationships are unresolved, significant life stressors may occur. This can ripple into creating negative situations at work, with our spouse, and with our children. It also affects one’s ability to adequately function and address life challenges, and 'they stop doing the fun things that used to make them happy'.  She understands that it is not uncommon for people to avoid taking on the obstacles to healing, but through her patient guidance, Ms. Gonzales has shown to have a great passion in being a part of the strength-based healing process. Her strength is in providing the necessary encouragement, education that creates positive change, and community resources to those who are struggling.

Kathryn Gooden Gonzales' excels in the applied application of a Family Systems Strength-Based approach that combines the methods of Family Based Cognitive Behavioral, and Brief Supportive Therapy for those who have experienced trauma, grief, and loss.   Ms. Gonzales works from the belief that no child, couple, or family is beyond enriching their lives, and obtaining their goals.

Kathryn Gooden Gonzales' educational background began in 1992, when she received her Associate of Arts in Psychology from Belleville Area College in Illinois. Kathryn went

on to receive her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 1996, and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco in 2002. Kathryn has been Licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (LMFT 50239) since 2011, and has been affiliated with non-profit agencies for the past 18 years.

Ms. Gonzales's greatest inspiration and joy is that she single-handedly raised her adult son, and her teenage daughter; both whom, keep her on her toes and youthful in spirit. 

She is currently accepting new patients in her Private Practice, while also providing supervision to Marriage & Family Therapy Interns seeking to obtain supervision towards licensure. 


Kathryn Gooden Gonzales

Jessica M. Moreno, DMFT, LMFT

Doctor of Marital and Family Therapy

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #102183

707.373.4263

[email protected]


        

Always interested in human behavior and interaction, Dr. Moreno vividly remembers the day she declared her major in psychology as an undergraduate student, and never felt more confident about anything in her life. She went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from California State University, Chico.

Dr. Moreno then earned her Master of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from her alma mater, Chico State. Following graduation, she was chosen to be the Kaiser Permanente Chemical Dependency Rehabilitation Program Fellow in San Francisco, CA. During this fellowship, she served as a member of the Day Treatment program where she provided individual, group therapy and assessment services to actively detoxing addicts and alcoholics.

Dr. Moreno then moved on to community based mental health services in the Sacramento Region where she performed individual and family therapy.

Dr. Moreno earned her Doctorate in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA. Her program focused on program development and evaluation through a systemic lens. She served as the lead evaluator for the Riverside County Office of Education Evaluation Team through LLU, and served as a mental health clinician at the Loma Linda University Behavioral Health Institute and Behavioral Medicine Center.

Following Graduation, Dr. Moreno worked as a counselor in a methadone clinic, providing therapeutic services to individuals and groups addicted to opiates.

Dr. Moreno then served as the sole mental health care provider at an all women residential facility and permanent housing center, some of which were part of the AB-109 program where they could serve out their jail sentence in treatment with their children under the age of 6.

Dr. Moreno has experience as program director within an inpatient psychiatric facility. While at the psychiatric facility, Dr. Moreno would remind her staff, “people come to us on their worst day, let us be kind and provide a healing experience for them.”

Dr. Moreno is currently an Assistant Professor at California State University, Sacramento in the Counselor Education Program, Marriage Child Family Counseling program specialty. She is also the MCFC program coordinator and clinical supervisor for field study.

Dr, Moreno’s treatment philosophy is “emotion is the bridge between thoughts and behaviors. By treating the patient holistically, we can get to the root of emotions where real change can happen.”

Dr. Moreno’s areas of specialty include: adolescents, adults, marital and relational issues, family therapy, couples therapy, chemical dependency, anxiety and depression. 


Kathryn Gooden Gonzales

Kelsey Parker, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

#107880 with the California Board Of Behavioral Sciences

(530) 409-2486

Email Address [email protected]


        

Ms. Parker believes when relationships are torn apart due to unresolved issues, severe life stress and negative behaviors affecting life functioning, the last alternative anyone wants to do is to seek guidance. 

Allow her to be the GPS, awhile still being in the driver seat.  


Ms. Parker can help provide an objective view to complete identified goals and get the desired outcomes.  She will provide positive shifts in your life to gain results, and begin the healing process to build families stronger and closer. As a therapist for a passion to help others, Ms. Parker will walk with you along this journey for overall life satisfaction and fulfillment.


Ms. Parker believes motivation, encouragement, and support are 3 essential ingredients in this beautiful thing we call life. Specific orientations include family systems as every member has an identifiable role, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solutions Focused Therapy. Kelsey currently is an expertise in Multi-Systemic Therapy. Kelsey received her BA in 2010 from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Psychology.  She decided to further her education by obtaining a MA from University of Phoenix, Sacramento, to pursue a degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.  


Ms. Parker has over 13 years of experience working in a residential setting, non- profit setting as a clinician, and is currently molding a private practice in Sacramento. 

Ms. Parker  works with different diverse populations which include individuals, families, couples, adolescents, and children. 


Topics of specialty include: anger management, substance use, parenting support, co-parenting support, divorce, relationship struggles, depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress management, life transitions, stress management, grief and loss (bereavement),

defiant behavior with adolescents, stress management, LGBTQ, ADHD support, blended families, adoptions, infidelity, infertility, and bipolar disorder.


Board of Behavioral Sciences, California

1625 N. Market Blvd.

Sacramento, CA

916-574-7830

http://www.bbs.ca.gov/

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National Board for Certified Counselors

3 Terrace Wa​y

Greensboro, NC, 27403

336-547-0607

http://www.nbcc@nbcc.org

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American Psychotherapy Association

2750 E. Sunsh​ine Street.

Springfield, MO 65804

800-205-9165

http://americanpsychotherapy.com

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We provide assessment and testing, treatment, and support in the areas of Anger management/Emotional regulation therapy, Functional Behavior Analysis/Autism Spectrum, Educational IEP/504 Support, Substance Abuse, Divorce, Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. 

We co-create an active treatment plan to assist our participants. 

We bring to the table decades of experience in working with children and adolescents in the areas of Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Oppositional Behavior Developmental Delays, and Anxiety for ages 5-18, as well as, issues related to LGBTQ , Blended Families, Foster/Adoption Transition, and Living with Transitions.  Adult services consist of Individual, Couples, and Family therapy, EAP referrals, and Community Support referrals.

Mental Health Counseling * EAP Counseling *Marriage, Couples, Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy *  Transitional/Adaptive Counseling with Case Management Services *  Functional Behavioral Analysis



Contact

Office: (916) 329-8555
Fax: (916) 476-4193
Website: abccounselingofsacramento.com

Hours

Services are by Appointment Only. 

Accepted Insurance

Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of CA- Magellan, Kaiser-Magellan, Compsych, Optum, United Behavioral Health, MHN, and Cigna Behavioral Health.

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We provide our patients  with a serene home-like atmosphere with free off-the-street parking.