Sponsored Psychotherapy Sessions

As part of the ACCMA Physician Wellness Program, physicians can meet with a therapist via Zoom for up to four sessions completely sponsored by ACCMA. Physicians and medical residents (ACCMA members and non-members) in Alameda and Contra Costa counties can take advantage of this ongoing program by directly contacting one of the mental health clinicians from our list of vetted mental health clinicians and indicating that you would like to participate in the ACCMA Sponsored Psychotherapy sessions. You can also contact the ACCMA at wellbeing@accma.org or (510) 654-5383, ext. 6307 for more information.



Gabriela Bronson-Castain, PsyD



Gabriela Bronson-Castain, PsyD
(510) 520-5116

Being a physician means working in a unique, demanding, and ever-changing field. This therapy is designed to support physicians in managing their stress, identifying and minimizing burn-out, and getting support and feedback from peers (in group sessions), thus allowing for more meaningful connections in their lives, both in professional and personal relationships.

Cathy Jefferson, LCSW



Cathy Jefferson, LCSW
(415) 806-6336

Welcome to the opportunity to participate in individual support or a 4-6 week support group for physicians interested in having a venue to discuss topics amongst their peers inclusive but not limited to:

  • Practice management during uncertain times
  • Self care and resiliency when previous practices are no longer available
  • Managing couple relationships
  • Juggling parenting, home schooling, and more
  • Channeling worry into productivity
  • Caring for elderly parents from afar

Techniques that can be shared:

  • Cognitive behavioral solutioning
  • Mindfulness practices made doable
  • Resiliency behaviors
  • Quick tips on employing Emotional Intelligence with challenging situations