“Many people do not realize the toll stress can have on their lives. Caring for mind and body leads to a healthier, happier and more productive life.” Cynthia Wainscott

Celebrating 15 years of Mind & Body Therapies.

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  • Additional licensed clinicians also offer the following therapies: Art Therapy, Sand Play Therapy, Animal Assisted Therapy, Attachment Therapies, CES Alpha Stim, and Terra Quant Cold Laser Treatments





Ursula R. Stehle, PhD.

Clinical Director, Psychologist

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  • In the counseling field since 1981
  • Licensed clinical psychologist (California license PSY13576)
  • Trained in Europe and the United States
  • Diplomat in integrative medicine
  • Diplomat in psychopharmacology
  • Specialist in chronic pain management
  • Trained in Functional & Anti-Aging Medicine
  • Founding Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists
  • Assistant Professor at the Professional School of Psychology
  • Lecturer for Alliant International University, Sacramento

Dr. Ursula Stehle is the founder and clinical director of Health Psychology Sacramento, (formerly Fair Oaks Therapeuticum). Dr. Stehle received her PhD in clinical psychology in 1993 and holds diplomats in integrative medicine, psychopharmacology and severe mental illness. She has also served as an accomplished professor and lecturer at PhD level universities in psychology and is a founding fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists. Dr. Ursula Stehle brings her knowledge and expertise to the clinical programs at Health Psychology Sacramento. All programs – Autism Treatment, Stress, Weight & Health, Kids & Teens with medical conditions, trauma program, Chronic Pain, and Kids Social Learning program – are non-medication based and offer state of the art interventions that are supported by research and clinical practice.

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Maria Cartwright, ND

Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine

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  • Utilizes Nutrition for Healing
  • Nutritional Guidance for Eating Dysregulations
  • Healthy Weight Management
  • Interphases with the Medical Community
  • Focus on Functional Medicine
  • Integrating Natural Remedies with Medication Treatment

Doctor Cartwright combines the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science. Thoroughly trained in traditional healing methods, principles and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. Doctor Cartwright uses protocols that minimize the risk of harm and side effects, and helps facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health. Dr. Cartwright identifies and assists in removing barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.

While naturopathic doctors treat all medical conditions, here at our clinic, Dr. Cartwright assists in using diet and natural supplements to enhance your healing process. She attends to the impact of diet and exercise on your mental health status, helps with natural detoxification and treats concomitant problems like allergies, chronic pain, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, obesity, menopause, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Althea Cervantes, RN, MPH, RYT

Yoga Therapist

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  • Registered Nurse, RN
  • Supervising clinician
  • Directs the yoga therapy program
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health
  • Certified and Registered Yoga Therapist

Althea Cervantes Moynihan has provided yoga therapy for patients with chronic pain, anxiety and depression, for the past 5 years at HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento. The unique blend of Althea’s nursing experience and her extensive yoga studies over the past 20 years become united in a truly healing practice of yoga therapy. Hatha Yoga sequences, in conjunction with breathwork, guided meditation and fundamental principles of conventional medical wisdom and assessment provide the basis for individual yoga therapy sessions. Althea’s work is an intricate part of the treatment team approach at HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento and supports the therapeutic process by complementing existing therapies, and supporting the body’s intrinsic ability to heal itself.

Althea began her adult professional career as a Registered Nurse in 1980, and then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Public Health in 1987. She worked as a pediatric intensive care nurse, and then branched out to work in the community and home health. She also worked as a nurse consultant and health educator overseas with non-profit organizations.

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Cindy Garcia,  CCHT, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #50029

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  • Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Infant Parent Mental Health Fellow ( UMass Boston)
  • EMDR Practitioner
  • Cardiac Coherence Heart Math Facilitator

My clinical orientation is an integrative, holistic approach. I specialize in treating trauma using a somatic perspective,  and include in my work EMDR, hypnotherapy,  guided imagery, mindfulness, breath and cardiac coherence. My goal with each client is to facilitate a deeper embodiment of self through guiding individuals to release core emotional wounding and old, limiting beliefs and patterns. Tis allows newly freed emotions and energies to be redirected into a more authentic, loving, and joyfully lived experience.

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Marilyn R. Griffin, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT #83987

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  • Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of Phoenix
  • Specializes in the treatment of teenagers and young adults
  • Trained in Cognitive and Dialectical treatment approaches

Ms. Griffin has seven years of counseling experience working with children, teens and adults. Marilyn particular expertise is with teenagers and young adults who struggle with significant mood and behavior problems. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but utilizes a variety of modalities tailored to each individual, couple, or family. Marilyn has experience working with severe mental illness, Asperger’s, eating disorders, family of origin trauma, childhood behavioral issues, anger management, and women’s issues, including infertility.

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Emily V. Rose, CMT

Medical Massage Therapist

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  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • CAMTC # 17593
  • B.A. in Sociology
  • Instructor, Clinical Supervisor for Massage Therapy
  • Hearing Officer for the CA Massage Therapy Council

Emily has been providing Massage Therapy for over fifteen years, utilizing a variety of modalities and assessment skills. In addition to being a Massage Therapist, Emily has worked as a Director of Bodywork Programs at Mueller College for Holistic Studies in San Diego. She has also been a Massage Therapy Instructor, and Massage Clinic Supervisor. Emily has worked with a multitude of clients, students, and educators which enabled her to grow in her field and expand her expertise. Emily joined Health Psychology Sacramento in 2013 and enjoys working with clinic patients and the innovative team of professionals. In addition to doing massage she also works for the California Massage Therapy Council in the Professional Standards Division as a Hearing Officer.

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Katherine McMahon

Office Manager

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Katherine manages the front desk, she is Dr. Stehle’s assistant, the clinic’s claim’s department, and she manages clinician’s calendars and knows where everything is. Besides doing her best to keep things running smoothly at the clinic, Katherine enjoys playing music with her band, reading, travelling, spending time with her friends, and less frequently, running.

Katherine has been working at HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY Sacramento since 2007, and enjoys the variety and challenge that comes with the many hats she wears.

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Larry Hickey, MS, SPHR

Business Development

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Larry Hickey is responsible for partner relations and business development. Prior to joining Health Psychology Sacramento he was the Assistant Director of Human Resources at the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF Larry was the Benefits Manager, responsible for Workers’ Compensation and the Employee Assistance Program. He holds an MS degree in Counseling from SF State University. Larry is an experienced Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and he is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).

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