Ryan Cheperka, Ph.D.
License:   PSY25969   

Individual and Couples Psychotherapy Practice

In a business area of The Pocket

Ryan Cheperka, Ph.D.
1531 Corporate Way
Sacramento, CA 95831



I earned my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University, an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program. I completed an APA-accredited internship at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Counseling Services and a post-doctoral residency at UC Davis Counseling and Psychological Services.

My overall training included five years in university counseling centers, two years in a university wellness center doing alcohol and drug counseling, three years doing career counseling, one year in a non-profit community mental health agency, and one year doing wellness coaching for medical health professionals.

I work from a relational-cultural approach that is catered to a personís specific needs in the moment. I value exploration of factors that impact a personís daily life and history, such as family, community, and cultures of origin. I attend to unique identities and backgrounds, including ethnicity, race, country/region of origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, abilities, religious/spiritual background, socioeconomic status, size, and other identities important to the person.

Together, we work to identify the primary concern and some strategies to move forward. I value the relationship in therapy and attempt to create a safe space to focus on difficult concerns. I often focus on understanding and balancing emotions, mindfulness, and self-acceptance.

-Individual therapy
-Couples therapy
-Group therapy

Areas of Expertise
-Sexual Violence, Abuse, and Trauma
-Coping with emotions
-Relationship issues
-Eating and body image concerns

Office Information:

To schedule an appointment, please contact me by phone or email. Leave me a detailed message, including some times that you are available, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I accept cash or check only. Payment is expected at the time of service. I accept clients who utilize the Victims Compensation Program, and a provide a limited number of sliding scale fee slots. I currently do not directly bill insurance companies for the services I provide, but as a courtesy to my clients with PPO insurance plans, I provide statements which can be used to seek reimbursement.