The Journey To A Better You Starts HERE!

Welcome To Heart Of The Matter Counseling!  Located in Sacramento, CA.


Try as we might, sometimes happiness and contentment always seem just out of reach. Depression, anxiety and stress can make getting out of bed in the morning a daunting task. Troubles in your relationship or conflict in the family can make you feel helpless or overwhelmed. You don’t like yourself and never feel good enough at work or around certain people. Maybe you just can’t quite put your finger on exactly what is wrong, you just know you don’t want to hurt anymore.

Here at Heart Of The Matter Counseling, we want you to know that there is HOPE. Things can get better. Our goal is to get to the heart of the issue by giving you a safe place to share your feelings and struggles. Our practice is made up of experienced professional psychotherapists, ready to teach you effective tools to cope with extreme stress, depression and anxiety and how to communicate and problem solve in your relationships, and appreciate who you are and what life has to offer you. We are committed to providing high quality mental health services to all of our clients here in the Sacramento and Northern California area.

Your mental health matters, and developing coping skills is the key to living a successful life, and in turn will strengthen your self-esteem, relationships, marriage, parenting and everyday life!


Individual Therapy

Treatment available for :

  • Anxiety Symptoms
  • Depression Symptoms
  • Past Traumas
  • Anger Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Low Self Esteem 
  • Grief

Family Therapy

Treatment available for :

  • Negative/ Lack of Communication
  • Trouble Regulating Emotions 
  • Violence From/Between Family Members
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Parenting Issues

Couples Counseling

Treatment available for :

  • Negative/Lack of Communication 
  • Trouble Problem Solving
  • Considering Seperation
  • Affairs Have Occurred or Being Considered
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Premarital Counseling

children's Therapy

Treatment available for :

  • Anxiety Symptoms
  • Depression Symptoms
  • Social Difficulties
  • Self Destructive Behaviors
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Grief or Major Family Changes

Insurance Providers

We are participating providers with: 

Aetna – Blue Shield – Cigna and Evernorth – Kaiser – MultiPlan – Optum – TRICARE – UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

Telehealth Sessions Are Available To Meet All Of Your Online Counseling Needs!

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Presented by Bryant Howard, LMFT and Founder of Heart Of The Matter Counseling.

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in-person therapy meeting spaces

Comfortable, Private Therapy Spaces Located In The Sacramento Pocket/GreenHaven area. Right off Interstate 5. Easy To Get To From Anywhere in Sacramento. No more wasting time looking for a parking space! Our location includes a large parking lot and is Wheelchair accessible. 

Contact information

8110 Pocket Road, Suite #102 Sacramento, CA 95831

(916) 245-0715

Call or Text to schedule an appointment