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Dr. Mark A. Foster, Ph.D. has been providing psychotherapeutic services to individuals, couples, families and children in the Sacramento area for nearly 20 years. Upon completion of his Bachelors Degree from the University of Michigan, he moved west and earned a Masters Degree and Doctorate in Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Foster completed clinical trainings at UC-Davis Medical School and the medical extension program through UC-San Francisco Medical School. He also completed post-graduate clinical training working with troubled teens. In addition to the above, he received a license as a marriage and family therapist in 1986.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Foster has consulted to and directed chemical dependency programs, worked with emotional troubled teens in residential settings, taught graduate students at Sacramento State University and built a thriving private practice.

As a clinician in private practice, Dr. Foster brings a straightforward, practical approach to his work with individuals, couples, families and children. Doctor-client interactions are very active with treatment goals clearly articulated with the client. Clients bring a wide variety of problems to address including:

  • Relationships
  • Parenting
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Occupational Stress
  • Grief
  • Life Direction
  • Adolescent Life Issues

Once an issue has been assessed completely, treatment planning and clinical approaches are tailored to meet a clients needs. Treatment may include a variety of interactions including role-playing, modeling, skills training, cognitive awareness training, homework, coaching, and possible referrals to other health professionals.

The ultimate goal of treatment is for the client to experience increased capacity to cope and to find productive solutions to their problems and circumstances.

Dr. Foster is the proud father of his son, Adam.

For appointment scheduling and information, you may contact me directly at (916) 453-1151.

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