Therapist Profile

Karin A. Sable, M.A.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
12242 Business Park Dr Ste 16 Truckee, CA 96161-3327
(530) 581-0339
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
There are times in everyone's life where a little help can go a long way. Brief counseling is an approach to therapy that is focused on symptom reduction and problem solving. It can help you manage stress, negotiate transitions, increase resilience, help you develop new coping skills, and build insight and awareness. On a deeper level, effective therapy can help you increase life satisfaction and create substantive and lasting change. It can deepen and broaden relationships and minimize struggle and suffering. Whether your experience is of frustration in problem-solving, persisting sadness, feeling overwhelmed, excessive anxiety or worry, difficulty regulating anger, or any other pattern that causes you distress, psychotherapy is an excellent way for you to gain understanding, insight and control over your life. I provide a comfortable, nonjudgmental, supportive and collaborative environment. We work together to understand your circumstances, clearly articulate your values and develop goals that speak to your values and passions. With goals in place, I bring my expertise in counseling psychology to help you develop insight and understanding into your patterned behaviors and habits, then help you negotiate the challenges you face, and develop skills to create meaning and positive change in your life. I work with adults, children, and couples. I use several evidence-based and research-supported approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and existential therapy. In addition to general psychotherapy, I also have advanced training and experience in trauma-focused therapy protocols including EMDR and prolonged-exposure therapy. Trauma-focused therapy is used to integrate trauma that has occurred in your life including acute and single-incident trauma (combat, an accident, a diagnosis, a rape, a death) and chronic and historic trauma (domestic violence, childhood abuse, ritual abuse).

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday some evenings.
Individual therapy for adults and adolescents that want to pursue therapy, couples therapy, at times group therapy, critical incident debriefing and trauma focused therapy. Available for presentations on many mental health issues (Please call to discuss your needs.)
Aetna, Other, Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, Sliding Scale, Victims of Crime
Credit Cards Accepted
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy


MA, Counseling Psychology, Wright Institute; 2009 MA and Ph.D., Economics, Colorado State University; 1994 and 1997 BA, Economics, University of California, Davis; 1987

Area of Specialty

Alzheimer's Families
Anger Management
Assertiveness Training
Attachment Therapy
Career Stress and Changes
Chronically Mentally Ill
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
Combat/Military Related Trauma
Communication Skills
Crisis Intervention
Depression/Clinical Depression
Domestic Violence
Employment Issues
Group Therapy
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Offenders)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Men's Issues
Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder
Persons With Disabilities
Personality Disorders
Physically Challenged
Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Rape Victims
Self Esteem/Personal Growth
Single Parents
Terminally Ill
Victims of Crime
Women's Issues


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
EMDR Certified
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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