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Patty Bechtold, MS, LPCC, BCC

3065 Freeport Blvd.

Sacramento CA 


*Psychotherapist & Clinical Counselor

*Life Coach

*Holistic Career Counselor

*Women's Circle Facilitator


I help clients with...

-transition/life stages
-life dreams/desires
-work stress
-work satisfaction
-career exploration
-awakening creativity

I know you. You're bright, caring, creative. 

But maybe lately life has gotten complicated and you've lost touch with that part of yourself. Or perhaps you believe you're not living up to your potential and the way forward is unclear. Could be you're even thinking that things are just plain overwhelming.

And on too many days it seems like you're watching from the sidelines, feeling empty, stressed, stuck or discouraged.

Yet in spite of that something has brought you here: You want to feel better.

And that's a very good sign.

In fact, you might see yourself in some of these descriptions: 

  • You're at a turning point in your life, career or relationships
  • You want more ease, balance, joy and less doubt, worry, distress
  • You're ready to heal and resolve past hurts, stuck places & repeating patterns
  • You've put desires on the back burner & it's time to bring them into the world
  • You yearn to claim and come home to your deep, wise self

Hi, I'm Patty Bechtold, a Sacramento therapist, career counselor and life coach who wants to help. For more than a decade it's been my greatest honor to help bright, caring, creative women (and sometimes men) find their way back to their inner wisdom, so that they can feel better about themselves, their lives, their work and their relationships.

I've learned there's no cookie cutter approach to this. That's why I offer a variety of strategies and integrated services all along the continuum of counseling and coaching. I'm passionate about meeting you wherever you are on your journey, and joining forces with you to address your most important and personally relevant priorities.

Together we can do that through...

Psychotherapy & Individual Counseling
:: heal from past hurts • nurture yourself and your needs • build self-esteem • feel more hopeful

Holistic Career Counseling
:: discover a purposeful career path • recover from burnout • increase job satisfaction

Life Transition Coaching
:: navigate transitions • focus on life dreams, desires and goals

Not sure which service is right for you? That's okay. Many people's needs don't fall into one specific box. In fact, some clients get the best results when we weave together some combination of therapy, counseling and coaching. During our initial free consultation call, we'll discuss your particular needs.

I meet with clients in my Sacramento office as well as by telephone.

Want to know more? Click on the links to my counseling and coaching pages above (where you'll also find information about rates). Or if you're ready to see if we're a good fit, click here to get on my calendar for a free phone consultation.

You can also get to know me a little better by subscribing to my newsletter in the box on the right. Also you might enjoy visiting my blog,
Living Deep Studio, where I write about wisdom, creativity, life transition, meaning-making, stories and women's circles. And if you have a quick question I'm at: pattybechtold (at) gmail (dot) com or 916.849.5769.

"I wanted to let you know how much I get out of our sessions. You certainly have an excellent way of helping others 'see for themselves.' And I feel like we have known each other for a long while, even if it is only a few months." -N.W.

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