Deborah is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in anxiety disorders,

OCD, trauma, and PTSD.

Deborah’s clinical approaches are influenced by Attachment, Psychodynamic, Relational,

Humanistic, and Somatic theories. She uses evidence-based treatment methods such as

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),

a mindfulness-based therapy. Deborah has specialized training in Sensorimotor

Psychotherapy, an approach that works to unlock the intelligence of the body and resolve the effects of trauma and PTSD.

Deborah earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, attended the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, and went on to earn her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in Oakland, CA.  She is also a yoga instructor with specialized training and interest in helping those with anxiety and trauma inhabit their bodies in safe and nurturing ways. Deborah has clinical experience working at HOPE Counseling Center, a non-profit counseling center in Sacramento as well as Sage Anxiety Treatment Program, an Intensive Outpatient Program for anxiety disorders and OCD where she conducted both individual and group psychotherapy. She has taught at Sonoma State University and Sacramento State University.

Deborah is a member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, United States Association of Body Psychotherapy, Association for Contextual Behavior Science, and Northern California Group Psychotherapy Society.


If you would like to contact Deborah, you can reach her at (916) 956-7134 or debmillerfroh@gmail.com. .

Dr. Carrie Getz is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with an emphasis in Health Psychology.  She specializes in bipolar disorders, sleep disorders, eating disorders, and addiction(s).   Dr. Getz has a unique skill set in differential diagnosis and substantial experience working with clients who have previously been misdiagnosed.   She primarily works with adults, utilizing an integrative and client-centered approach.  In addition, she has specialized training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Enhancement Therapy. 

Dr. Getz graduated with honors, with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, from the University of California, Davis (UCD).  She completed her Master’s degree in Psychology in 2007.  Dr. Getz completed her Doctor of Psychology degree 

in Clinical Psychology, from the APA-accredited California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP).  CSPP is well-known in the professional community and highly acclaimed for it’s focus on developing highly-skilled clinicians, who are also researchers.


During the process of becoming a licensed Psychologist, Dr. Getz completed 6 years of supervised training in various settings across the continuum of care.  These settings included: Center Unified School District, Kaiser Permanente, UC Davis Counseling & Psychological Services, Aegis Medical Systems, Wellspring - CRC Health group, Yolo County outpatient services, and Anka Behavioral Health.  Dr. Getz completed her Postdoctoral Residency at North Valley Behavioral Health - Solano Psychiatric Health Facility and Anka Behavioral Health.  During her residency she worked at crisis residential facilities and inpatient facilities where she collaborated with teams of interdisciplinary healthcare professionals.

After completing her Postdoctoral residency, she become the Clinical Administrator for a crisis residential facility.  Upon licensure, she also became the Clinical Supervisor for the site and it’s trainees.  In 2011, Dr. Getz accepted an offer to contract as an attending clinician at an inpatient psychiatric facility (NVBH).  There, she became a credentialed member of the medical staff.  In addition, she contracted as a Consulting Psychologist for Priorities, Inc. where she led a team of interdisciplinary staff members and adjunctive therapists for approximately 6 years.  Furthermore, between 2013 and 2015, Dr. Getz subcontracted with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).  There, she completed several hundred pre-employment psychological evaluations of peace officer applicants, per POST standards.

Dr. Getz is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Sciences (ACBS),  California Psychological Association (CPA), and Sacramento Valley Psychological Association (SVPA).  She continues to further her education and areas of expertise by attending conferences, conventions, workshops, and participating in regular consultation groups. 

If you would like to contact Dr. Getz, you can reach her by phone at 916-572-0989 or by email at dr.cgetz@gmail.com.






 


​​​Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY 24460

Ivana is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and a registered

Clinical Counseling Intern. She earned her Master of Sciences in Counseling

Psychology at California State University and graduated with honors.  Her training

started with a practicum at Center for Counseling and Diagnostic Services, CSU –

Sacramento, where she has worked with low-income individuals and families facing

various issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, loss and relationship issues.

Her journey lead her to a year long traineeship at Sierra School where she has

worked with children and young adults facing severe emotional challenges, life

transitions, interpersonal difficulties, crises and trauma.Upon graduation, Ivana

joined a private practice in Sacramento and completed extensive and specialized

training in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) -  a short term structured approach to couple therapy, based on a systematic, empirically validated theory of adult bonding.

Ivana's approach to clients is warm, collaborative and engaged. She uses an integrative approach drawing on her experiences and training in Family Systems, Attachment, Client-Centered, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness based and Emotion Focused approaches. Ivana strongly believes that a professional therapist never stops developing or learning. Therefore, she is committed to keeping up with the latest research in the field, pursuing continuing education and regular consultation with senior therapists and other experts.

Ivana is a member of California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEFFT).

If you would like to contact Ivana, she may be reached by phone (916) 606-7458 or via email at ivana.tufekcic@me.com.


Ivana Tufekcic is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern #76917 and a Registered Clinical Counselor Intern #PCL 323 who is supervised by Dr. Katie Polsky PSY 23342 and employed by Vantage Point Center for Psychotherapy.


Carrie Getz, Psy.D. 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #85597

Deborah Miller-Froh, MA, RYT, CMT

Ivana Tufekcic, MA

​​​Marriage & Family Therapist Registered Intern #74630

ASSOCIATES


OUR  TEAM

Dr. Katie Polsky is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders. She has an integrative approach, in that she is well-versed in several treatment modalities. 


Dr. Polsky graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  She completed her Doctor of Philosophy from the California School of Professional

Psychology, Los Angeles, acclaimed for its focus on clinical training.  Dr. Polsky completed her pre-doctoral internships at the California Institute of Technology (Cal-Tech) Counseling Center and the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills where she received extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families, and groups and participated in outreach services to college students. Her Postdoctoral residency was at APA accredited Humboldt State University Counseling Center where she received specialized training on the Eating Disorder Assessment Team, and with, survivors of sexual assault.


Dr. Polsky’s clinical work began in 2001 at two eating disorder treatment centers; Center for Discovery and Adolescent Change and Oceanaire Residential Eating Disorder Facility.  In 2007, Dr. Polsky joined Summit Eating Disorder and Outreach Program in their Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) as a clinician.  In 2010, she become the Clinical Director of New Dawn Eating Disorder Program in Sausalito in charge of IOP, Partial Hospitalization, and re-opened the Residential Treatment Program in San Francisco.  Eager to expand her knowledge about Anxiety and OCD, especially knowing the overlap between Anxiety and Eating Disorders, she joined the Anxiety Treatment Center in Sacramento and obtained specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for OCD and Anxiety Disorders.


Dr. Polsky started Vantage Point Center for Psychotherapy in 2013 with a desire to bring comprehensive, specialized, and integrative treatment to individuals that suffer from Eating Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Trauma, and Anxiety Disorders.  She brings a non-judgmental, client-centered, and empowering approach to therapy and as such, is a strong supporter of diverse communities.  She continues to enrich her knowledge by attending monthly consultation groups. Dr. Polsky is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of therapists in Sacramento and as such, trains local professionals and presents at national conferences. She is a member of the Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders (Aptedsf.org), International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF.org), and Association of Contextual Science (contextualscience.org), and the Academy of Eating Disorders (aedweb.org).

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #95718

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #85396

Director of Operations

KATIE POLSKY, Ph.D.


Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY 23342
Owner/Director

SHELLEY TIRSBECK, MA

Shelley's approach to therapy is integrative and client centered, drawing on Psychodynamic, Relational, Cognitive-Behavioral, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).  Shelley earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, an American Psychological Association accredited program.  She completed her clinical trainings at the Effort, a community mental health center, St. John’s Shelter for Women and Children, and Sage Psychotherapy an Intenstive Outpatient Program for Anxiety.  Additionally, Shelley has specialized training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).


 She co-facilitates a weekly Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Process Group with Dr. Katie Polsky. 


Shelley is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF), and the American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA).

 

If you would like to contact Shelley, you can reach her at (916)529-7874 or by e-mail at tirsbeck@gmail.com.  You may also visit her website at www.shelleytirsbeck.com.



Shelley is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in anxiety disorders.   She also oversees the business operations for Vantage Point.


Shelley works with individuals, couples, and children and is qualified to treat a broad range of presenting problems including:  anxiety, OCD, trauma, depression, grief/loss, LGBTQI issues, and relationship difficulties.  She works well with clients from diverse backgrounds and has experience working with clients who are dealing with oppression and/or discrimination.  Shelley's goal as a therapist is to help people improve their lives and to build loving, supportive, and fulfilling relationships.



Ellen is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in Trauma/ PTSD,

Eating Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders including OCD. She works with both teens

and adults in individual and group sessions.

Ellen received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with a Somatic

Specialization from John F. Kennedy University. She has worked in a variety of

treatment settings, including a low-fee counseling clinic in Oakland, CA, an intensive

outpatient mental health clinic, and several years in private practice seeing clients in

outpatient treatment. Her diverse experience includes working with those suffering

from anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma and complex trauma, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, relational difficulties, and life transitions.

Ellen’s approach to therapy is integrative, supportive, and mindful. Currently, Ellen uses a variety of clinical approaches with her clients, determining with each client what is most appropriate to address their needs. She draws from her experiences with Psychodynamic, Client-Centered, Process Work, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Hakomi. Ellen has intensive and specialized training the in the somatic (body-oriented) treatment of trauma and PTSD through Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, an integrative modality that utilizes the most current understandings of neurobiology and trauma to relieve trauma symptoms and integrate traumatic memory.

 As a therapist that values continued learning and engagement with the field, Ellen spends a portion of her time in trainings and conferences in her specialty areas so that she can bring that learning back to her clients and enhance the work that she does. Since 2013, she has been involved in community outreach, education, and services through her facilitation of a free weekly community support group that is affiliated with the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.


If you would like to contact Ellen, you can reach her by phone at 916-520-4356, by e-mail at ellentarby@gmail.com, or visit her website at www.ellentarby.com.

ELLEN TARBY, MA