Individual, Family and Couple Therapy Services
Strengthening Couples, Families & Individuals Through Therapy
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~Mohatma Gandhi
Welcome to Truckee Therapy
Talking to someone about our problems is often a difficult, but necessary, first step toward making the changes we want to see in our lives. At Truckee Therapy, we believe that our role as your therapist is to offer another perspective. Together, we can reveal a solution you may not have otherwise thought of. We will evaluate what is working for you, what is not working for you, and find new approaches to your goals.
Our office is a safe place in which you can discuss your thoughts and feelings without judgment or criticism. We draw from a variety of evidence-based methodologies and use an approach that is most effective for getting at the core of the problem. Whether you need help coping with daily stress or you have experienced trauma, we will look at the different aspects of your life and determine how best to help you succeed.
Remember, asking for help is a sign of strength! Make an appointment with me today and start finding your way to resilience.
Our therapeutic contact with clients will be characterized by:
Respect, empathic responsiveness, collaboration and authenticity
Interventions based on the highest ethical standards
Interventions based on current empirical research.
We strive to provide a place where our clients feel safe, heard and supported on their unique path to healing.
Therapy begins with you! We will work together to determine the most effective approach and develop a plan to help you meet your treatment goals. We take the time to get to know you and identify not only what is getting in your way but also how best to work through the obstacles. We offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our client’s individual needs to help you attain the personal growth you seek.
At Truckee Therapy, we use EFT or Emotion-Focused Therapy, which, as the name indicates, focuses on emotions. The fights and arguments couples have are often not about the content of what is said, but about the emotional underpinnings of how things are said, or how what is said makes us feel. EFT helps address the core questions we often ask ourselves about our most important relationship: “Do I matter deeply to my partner? Will he/she be there for me when I need them most? Do I feel safe and secure enough in this relationship to be my full and authentic self?” These questions are typically at the root of what couples fight about: the emotional bond and security in their relationship. When we fear that the answer to one of the above questions may be “no,” it can cause us to feel isolated and alone, and sometimes as though we are fighting for survival itself.
EFT – a highly researched, effective, and evidence-based treatment – focuses on the emotional bond between partners, presuming that most relational problems arise from a disruption in this bond. It helps partners learn not only to be more open and trusting with each other, but also to reach out for one another more effectively.
Our overall goal in family therapy is to restore connection and promote resilience in family relationships. We work together to re-establish more secure family patterns where attachment and caregiving responses are effective and emotional bonds are repaired. These resources inform a network of security that provides the flexibility and closeness necessary for families to promote individual growth and meaningful relationships across generations.
Browse our services below
For those seeking to understand and/or change unhelpful cognitive distortions and/or behavior.
For those wanting to improve their relationship or determine how best to move forward.
For those who have survived, or are surviving, abuse, domestic violence, or other traumatic event(s).
Anxiety and Depression Counsel
For those who feel anxious in social situations or struggle with feelings of hopelessness, or who are having difficulty concentrating, working/studying, or making decisions.
Eating Disorders and Healthy Eating
For those who struggle with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating, or who engage in unhealthy and/or compulsive eating habits.
Grief & Loss Counsel
For those who have lost a loved one or who are closing a chapter in their lives.
“When we’re looking for compassion, we need someone who is deeply rooted, is able to bend and, most of all, embraces us for our strengths and struggles.”
- Brene Brown
Stacey Stahl, Clinical Director and Supervisor
Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor Candidate
LCSW Ca 26636, LCSW Nv 5736-C
Stacey obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Social Science at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and her Master's Degree in Social Work at University of Nevada, Reno. She has owned and operated Truckee Therapy since 2010, earning additional certification as an Emotionally Focused Therapist in 2019. Stacey primarily uses Attachment Theory to help clients achieve their best life.
Keith Tanenbaum, Associate Therapist
After completing 4 years in the United States Marine Corps and 2 combat tours in Iraq, Keith returned to Northern California and embarked on a personal mission to improve the care offered to veterans through Social Work. Keith earned his MSW in 2016 from Humboldt State University. He uses a holistic, client centered, strength-based approach, incorporating CBT, Recreation, and Mindfulness based therapies.
Sheryl Schultz, Associate Therapist
Sheryl earned her Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2007. Sheryl focuses on meeting clients where they are in their growth process by encouraging, advocating and celebrating their successes along the way. Sheryl has traveled the world with her husband and also completed her yoga teacher training in Nepal. She uses a mindful approach to therapy, focusing on the innate skills and tools we each hold within to heal ourselves.
Terri Martinez, Associate Therapist
Terri completed her undergraduate work in substance abuse counseling and psychology. She obtained her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The University of Southern California in 2022. Terri approaches both therapy and assessment as healing processes, helping to answer deep-seated questions that individuals have about themselves or their relationships. She believes that change happens when people are given the support they need to draw on their own strengths and realize their potential to live fulfilling, happy lives.
Ellen Fisher, Associate Therapist and
Nando, Certified Therapy Dog
Ellen graduated with her Master’s in Social Work and a certificate in Animal Assisted Social Work from the University of Denver in 2021. Ellen uses a collaborative approach with clients focusing on the mind-body connection. She incorporates modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing through an attachment-based lens. Ellen has extensive training in animal-assisted interventions and partners with therapy dog Nando, a black lab, to support clients who are interested in participating in canine therapy.
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10833 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, Ca 96161
hours vary, by appointment only