Spark Center for Self Development
We’re as passionate about your personal growth as you are.
Spark Center is a therapy and education center located in midtown Sacramento near the bustling R Street Corridor, Ice Blocks, & Southside Park. Spark was founded in February 2017 by Executive Director and clinical psychologist Dr. Brenda Vaccaro following nearly two decades as a therapist in private practice and community mental health agencies.
We always aim to understand the contexts and complexities of your life—not just a set of symptoms or a diagnosis—and draw from several evidence-based and other effective therapeutic approaches to develop the right plan for your support:
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Brain-based, Attachment-focused Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Culturally Responsive & Inclusive Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy
Flexible Family-based Therapy
Harm Reduction Therapy (HRT)
Humanistic & Compassion-focused Care
Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Narrative & Strength-based Therapy
Yes, we even designed our office to promote your well-being!
We’ve tried our best to create a calm, comfortable, and refreshing environment to balance out the inevitably provocative work of personal development. We hope you’ll experience a sense of security, creativity, and vitality here.
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