About Me

Sylvia A. Hamilton is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in individual and couples therapy using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and maintains a private practice in Sacramento, Californiat.

With over ten of years experience as a psychologist, and as a graduate of California School of Professional Psychology  specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are personality psychology, compulsive overeating, multicultural relationships, anxiety and mood disorders.

Sylvia A. Hamilton is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, s/he works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


Sylvia A. Hamilton earned a Ph. D. degree in Clinical Psychology with a  Proficiency in Multicultural Studies at California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University in Fresno, California; a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology at California School of Professional  Psychology/ Alliant International University in Fresno, California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at California State University in Sacramento, California.


Sylvia A. Hamilton is licensed to practice psychology by the State Board of Psychology in California.

Additional Training

Sylvia A. Hamilton has attended the following seminars:


Understanding and Treating Addictive Disorders – Part I
Understanding and Treating Addictive Disorders – Part II
Child Abuse: Assessment and Treatment
Topics in Human Sexuality


Alcohol, Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Dependence
Law, Ethics & HIPAA Update
Diagnosing and Treating Overweight and Obese Patients
Peace Begins At Home: Bridging Cultures and Breaking New Ground
Spousal Abuse: Assessment, Detection and Intervention Strategies


Intervention Strategies


Myths of Domestic Violence
Aging and Long Term Care: Mental Health Perspectives
Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
The Supervisory Relationship: Perspectives and Practices
Cultural Competence: Current Multi-cultural Issues in Research and Theory
Psychotherapy for Diverse Populations: A Brief Guide
California Law and Ethics For Psychologists
Anxiety Disorder
Family Stress and Coping
Dementias: Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention


Best Practices in Accommodating Students with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education:  Where the Law & Cultural Competency Meet
Foundations of Whole Person Psychology:  Integrative Methods for Clinicians
Spousal and Partner Abuse:  Improving the Health Care Response
Ethics and Boundaries in Psychotherapy
California Law and Ethics for Psychologists
Obesity:  Assessment, Prevention and Treatment
Family Stress and Coping
Men and Depression
Depression:  Current Research from the NIMH


California Law and Ethics for Psychologists

The World of Health:  An ICD-10-CM Primer

Cargiver Distress

Cultural Competence:  Current Multicultural Issues in Research and Therapy

Therapeutic Responses to Sexual Orientation Change Efforts

Brief Dynamic Therapy for Major Depressive Disorder in the Elderly

Problem Solving Therapy and Geriatric Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Late-Life Depression

Professional Activities and Memberships

Sacramento Valley Psychological Association

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