My interest in working with physicians and healthcare professionals stems from both personal and professional experiences. As a result of pre and post-doctoral specialty training in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine, and my work as a Licensed Psychologist, I've had the vantage point of working in both inpatient hospital and outpatient medical settings. This has allowed me to understand the unique challenges as well as the positive experiences physicians and other healthcare providers face. In fact, I count my work in multidisciplinary healthcare teams among my career highlights and I enjoy collaboration for better patient care. Also, having family members in the medical field helps me understand and affirm the unique circumstances of the life of a physician or nurse on a more personal level.
In addition to supporting resilience and helping physicians (and other healthcare providers) avoid or recover from burnout, I have expertise in stress management, work/life integration issues, career and life transitions, perfectionism, and supporting self-care/micro-care practices. I work from a place of cultural humility and strive to honor the unique life circumstances and strengths of every individual. I use an integrative approach to help with a wide variety of other concerns, particularly related to health and wellness.
It is a privilege to be affiliated with the Joy of Medicine Program which was developed by the Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society to build resilience, provide connection, and reduce burnout for physicians in the Sacramento region. Through this program I provide consultation and counseling for physicians as a vetted provider of Resiliency Consultations, which allow for up to 6 lifetime "confidential, convenient, competent and cost-free" sessions. The goal is to help promote greater resiliency and reduce stress for physicians, fellows, residents, and medical students in the greater Sacramento area. I also provide tele-health sessions for physicians in other California locations through my private practice.
The Sacramento Bee highlighted the SSVMS Joy of Medicine program in an article on physician burnout and wellness. To inquire about scheduling a Resiliency Consultation, please contact me at (916) 206-1741 and mention the Joy of Medicine program or email me at DrLori@DrLoriRoberto.com. There are also Physician Peer Groups which allows Sacramento area physicians to connect and share their successes and challenges in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.
In my specialty of clinical health psychology, I have worked with patients with a wide variety of medical conditions, including but not limited to diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, cancer, insomnia, sleep apnea, chronic pain conditions, other auto-immune disorders, and obesity/eating disorders. I welcome referrals for adult patients or can help with appropriate referrals in the event I am not a good fit. I enjoy coordinating care with other providers to support patients' medical and psychological health and overall treatment goals.
I am not an in-network provider for insurance companies, but I am happy to provide a Superbill for your patients and guide them through the process of seeking reimbursement if they have a PPO insurance plan. I provide short and long term psychotherapy in my accessible office, as well as Walk and Talk Therapy along the American River Parkway.
I am happy to provide consultation to physicians in Sacramento, as well as other allied health professionals. Is there a topic or need you might have for in-service staff presentations, peer consultation, or workshops/groups for your patients? Here are just a few examples of topics I've covered in the past. Feel free to ask me about a topic of special interest for your need.
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The purpose of this website is for information and education only and does not constitute a therapeutic relationship. The information on this website is not intended to be a substitute for mental health treatment. If you, or someone you care about, needs urgent help or is having a mental health emergency, please go to your nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.