About Me and My Practice

I specialize in working with first responders and their families.  I have been married to a retired Sheriff’s Sergeant for 20 years and have experienced all that comes with it, from shift work and parenting on opposite schedules to getting the call that he was injured and rushing to the hospital.  I have extensive training in trauma and Critical Incident Stress Management as well as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) all of which help me understand the impact the job has on the first responder as well as the family and the tools that will help reduce the effects for both.


I am available Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Insurance and Fees

My fee for a 45 minute session is $135.00.  When seeing couples I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples (EFT) which requires 60 minute session.  In addition, when I utilize EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) the session is 60 minutes.  The fee for a 60 minute session is $180.00.

  • HealthNet and MHN  in network provider
  • Any PPO insurance plan, provided you have confirmed your plan covers Out of Network Mental Health Benefits
  • Claremont EAP
  • Concern EAP
  • Cordico EAP
  • Magellan EAP (first responders and their families only)


Once we have an appointment scheduled, please download and complete the applicable forms below.  If you bring them to our first appointment completed, it will allow us to spend more of the session getting started on why you are seeking treatment.  If you are unable to print the forms, please let me know and arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time and I will leave them on a clipboard in the lobby.

Intake Form
Policies and Fees
Notice of Privacy Practices
Acknowledgement of Notice of Privacy Practices
Release Authorization

Education and License 

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Master’s Degree, Counseling Psychology, National University
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, Psychology, CSU Sacramento

Training and Certifications

Professional Affiliations

  • CAMFT (California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists)
  • ICEEFT (International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy)
  • SacdEFT (Sacramento/Davis EFT Community)
  • Creekside Counseling Associates


Psychology Today Link


Contact Me:

By Phone:      (916) 823-3639

By Email:       sabrenaswain@CreeksideTherapists.com

My Location: 

South Office, Creekside Counseling Associates
8861 Williamson Drive, Suite 40
Elk Grove, CA 95624