Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Rekindle your relationships - Rediscover your peace - Reclaim your life
Midtown Sacramento Therapy
Individual and Family Counseling is provided by Kathleen Oravec, an experienced Marriage & Family Therapist. She helps couples, families and individuals with their relationship and psychological issues.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by changes in your professional life, relationships, or your own sense of self, I am here to help you shift your perspective and approach so that you can feel confident, empowered, and take action.
Together, we’ll discover what is holding you back, get clear on what you truly want, and map out a strategic plan to get you the results you desire.
Kathleen Oravec, LMFT
Are you and your partner having trouble communicating without dissolving into conflict that seems to never get resolved? Are you tired of feeling anxious and walking on eggshells? Do you have difficulty expressing yourself and getting your needs met? Do you often end up in the same relationship rut without being able to find a way out of an unsatisfying cycle of blame and regret? Is the trust between you eroding? Are you using your cell phones more than you are talking and listening to each other? Are you a couple in a crisis and don’t know where to turn?
Perhaps you need an effective way to get your needs met in your relationships or learn how to be more assertive in your workplace. Or, you’re a parent trying to understand how to relate to your adolescent? I also aide with adolescent challenges, including self esteem, academic pressures, bullying, and social anxiety.
I do more than just listen and say “Uh .huh”. My approach is straightforward…
I guide you to find the answers and chart a new course, while figuring out who you are and what you want out of life. I can offer strategies and coping skills that can help you figure out the life you really want to live while enhancing your relationship with yourself and others.
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I offer psychotherapy and counseling services for couples, individuals and adolescents. I have an ongoing parenting group for mothers of teens. Also, my background includes extensive experience with the LGBT community and I welcome all types of cultures and diversity into my practice.
I have fine-tuned the ability to rapidly assess, analyze and identify patterns and to apply problem-solving skills. I am a supportive, compassionate listener.. a guide…… and a sounding board. Together we can create a compassionate, safe place where you can experience the relief of feeling heard, validated, while receiving the help you need to deal with the challenges of life.
Therapy is a tool for anyone searching for change and overall well-being. It can be very intimidating to reach out to someone to discuss the most intimate details of your life. My initial goal is to create an empathetic, trusting, and comfortable relationship with you. It is ultimately about the ability to find the answers and chart new courses while figuring out who you are and what you want out of life. I’m here to listen and give you strategies to make the changes that are within your reach. Let’s talk.
Just call (916) 912-4777 ….I will get back to you within 24 hours.
I enjoy receiving calls and e-mails and look forward to hearing from you.
Common reasons people seek counseling and therapy:
- Marriage Counseling
- Couples Therapy
- Grief, Loss and Bereavement
- Family of Origin Issues (“Unfinished business”)
- Adult Child of Alcoholics (“ACA” or “ACOA”)
- Anger Management
- Life Changes and Transitions
Evening and weekend appointment times are available for your convenience.
*Available for Emergency & Crisis Appointments when needed (916) 912-4777
Licensed Sacramento Marriage and Family Therapist #51941
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Kathleen has worked with me on issues great and small, offering advice when appropriate and allowing me to find my own way with her support, when that is most helpful for my personal growth. I'm very grateful to Kathleen also for allowing me to bring my very well-behaved four-legged companion to our meetings.
I have worked with Kathleen for many years. She has been the consummate professional and is extremely empathetic.
I was able to get the help I needed to work through a difficult time in my life.
We had a wonderful experience with Kathleen. When my husband and I first went to see her, we were in a bad place and didn't know where to turn. With Kathleen's help we have learned how to communicate better, how to deal with difficult family members, how to be better parents, and we fell back in love again. Something we didn't know was possible! We are so grateful to have had Kathleen's help and we would highly recommend her to anyone.
I'd never gone to see a therapist in my life until now , but it turned out to be quite a good experience. The therapist knows how to pin point the bad and good in your issues, and provides great ideas and knowledge. If you have not tried seeing a therapist and have thought about it then start here.
Since I have started working with Kathleen, my ability to cope with my anxiousness and mental stress has improved tremendously. She is very easy to talk to and listens intently to concerns. I have benefited from the comfortable environment that she provides for her clients and I am so happy that I have found someone who provides such a positive environment and enables me to maintain a lifestyle with less stress.
I don't even know where to begin, we went to Kathleen at a time of crisis. My partner and I had been together for 5 years and we were at a "make it or break it" point. We knew we loved each other but things were just not working out, there was lack of communication and difficulty in how we responded to one another when stressful situations occurred. There definitely was lot of change occurring in our lives as well. Kathleen was instrumental in helping us become better communicators and partners. Her "homework" assignments were the tools we needed to become a TEAM! Her sessions definitely helped us grow as a unit and as individuals. We could not be where we are today without her, she tells it how it is, and we needed that kick in the "butt". I am happy to say that our hard work paid off, October of 2016 we got engaged and we are happy to continue this journey of life together. We owe a lot of this to Kathleen!
had optimistic hopes based on Bethany's review and Kathleen is a good therapist and id give her 5 stars but she referred me to a part time therapist...
Breath of fresh air is what we received from Mrs.kathleen! Very pleased with the outcome of our sessions. My husband and I greatly appreciate her time and...
Breath of fresh air is what we received from Mrs.kathleen! Very pleased with the outcome of our sessions. My husband and I greatly appreciate her time and patience with helping us get to a great place in our marriage! Thank you!!
I'm very pleased with Kathleen and so glad to have found her! She is personable, professional, and sincere. Kathleen is easy to talk to and makes me feel comfortable.