SVPA President's Message




Marcella Kreysa, Psy.D.

President



Welcome to the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association!


Hello all, my name is Dr. Marcella Kreysa and I am the new incoming SVPA President. I am looking forward to serving our community in this role and am excited to work with such an amazing board of directors. In the spirit of transparency and communication, I would like to introduce myself to you all, as well as highlight our board members in order to continue to build connection among our mental health community. 


I am a bilingual, bicultural Latina licensed psychologist specializing in treating individuals experiencing trauma and other forms of distress. I currently operate a full-time private practice in midtown Sacramento and enjoy conducting psychotherapy for people throughout the lifespan. I also complete psychological evaluations to assess for mood and personality disorders; developmental and learning disabilities; trauma and significant emotional distress; and for individuals who are seeking asylum or facing other major life transitions.


I am excited to step into this role to continue developing my leadership skills and support a wonderful group of individuals who have dedicated their “extra” time and energy to coordinate events and opportunities to build our mental health community. I look forward to meeting new members and hearing from folks about topics they are interested in and ideas they may have to build our Sacramento network of mental health professionals. I hope to continue building and developing a community of support, kindness, and prosperity.

Cheers to a fantastic 2020!



Providing opportunities for continuing education units 

 - Up to 30 units possible over the year (including the Fall Conference)

 - A range of topics including diversity, behavioral medicine and neuropsychology, and topics that are necessary for licensure


Providing opportunities to network

- Our mixers and holiday party are a lot of fun!


Encouraging research and scholarly work

- We have a Student Research Conference in the Spring and Fall Conference that allows for local research and expertise to be showcased

- Our newsletter provides an opportunity for articles related to the field of psychology


Activating student growth in psychology

- We work with local high schools by providing opportunities to learn about psychology

- We provide mentoring events for graduate students to connect with professionals

- The Student Research Conference provides an opportunity for students ranging from high school to graduate school to be stimulated by psychology


Involvement in the community and advocacy

- We participate in community walks and events like NAMI Walk, Pride Parade, OCD Walk, and NEDA Walk

- We continue to stay involved in events related to advocacy, such as Lobby Day and attending mixers with legislators that support psychology, as well as provide SVPA members chances to learn through the Capitol Leaders Group


Our membership rate is a very good deal for all that one gets out of it. I hope you consider joining and look forward to seeing you at an event!


Warm Regards,

Dr. Marcella Kreysa

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