Center for Depression and Treatment Resistant Symptoms 

Sacramento, CA


The Center for Depression offers a framework based in a Recovery-Oriented Systems of Care model that recognizes there are many pathways to recovery. We promote elements of dignity, empowerment and personal growth, values, community involvement, commitment to recovery, and the development of services to support the complex, long-term needs for those struggling with depression.

Our guiding principles recognize that recovery involves the personal recognition of the need for change and transformation; the emergence of hope and gratitude; that recovery exists on a continuum of improved health and wellness; and involves a process of healing and self-redefinition. Our staff focus on the uniqueness of each individual; their real choices, attitudes and rights; and encourages dignity and respect for their own contributions to their personal growth and development. Our program offers both Intensive Outpatient Treatment and individualized outpatient sessions for those needing a lower level of care.

To support our philosophy, The Center for Depression offers the following specialized program components:
• Group therapy
• Individualized treatment plan and therapy
• Specialized psychoeducation groups based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT), and principles based in Self-Compassion and Mindfulness.
• Unique to our program is the element of therapist assisted exposures into the community to foster peer connection and application of skills learned.
• Assistance in reunification of school and/or work-related interests; activity planning; and homework to foster the generalization of skills learned into the community.
• Emphasis on nutrition, exercise, and facilitation and integration into social connectivity.
• For those with a comorbid anxiety disorder, transition to our specialized anxiety treatment services is supported. Our program is designed to be hands on, action-oriented, and homogeneous to those suffering from depressive symptoms. Inclusion of the voice of family and loved ones is central to support the growth of those seeking an outcome that addresses all aspects of their recovery.

We are contracted with most major insurance companies and can assist in determining plan coverage. To learn more about our programs and services, visit our website at You may also call Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy.D., LCSW, Executive Director, at 916.366.0647, ext. 4 or email: [email protected]