• Hello & Welcome!

    Welcome to South Fork Counseling, Mediation & Education Center.


    We offer professional counseling, mediation, education, groups and workshops. Our office is located in a light and bright, comfortable location in Diamond Springs.


    Give us a call today 530-903-4416

  • Services We Offer

    Our sophisticated team including Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and PhD Mediator offers outpatient counseling and professional mediation to individuals, couples, families and groups. We also offer parenting education, workshops and group counseling.

    Counseling |  Mediation | Education

    Private Practice Office Setting

    We are the premiere center for counseling and mediation in El Dorado County and the Sacramento-Sierra region. You can expect a warm welcome at our comfortable office where we offer counseling, mediation, coaching, and consulting for individuals, couples, families and children, as well as parenting education, workshops and group counseling. Our holistic approach is complete mind-body awareness and trauma focused, which is why we offer our clients specialty workshops as well as resources for all areas of personal and professional growth. Our dynamic approach to counseling offers a variety of methods as well as specific ones like E.M.D.R., Pet Assisted, Equine & Art therapies. Our professional mediation and coaching service provides an integrated and transformative approach to resolving complex disputes for families, groups, communities and organizations.

  • Meet our Staff

    Working in a collaborative environment, our counselors and certified mediator blend unique backgrounds and life experiences to ensure our client's find a counselor, mediator, or coach that fits their needs. To learn more about each of our expertise and client focus, please visit their unique PsychologyToday profiles by clicking their name underneath photo, or visit their personal websites or Facebook pages.

    MA, LMFT #37261

    As a therapist and advocate for 20 years, I've worked with adults, children, and couples, focusing on adjusting to life transitions, trauma, anxiety, domestic violence, divorce adjustment, communication, and parenting challenges. I am specialized in EMDR for trauma, play, sand tray, and expressive arts therapies. I strive to provide space for compassionate conversations in a safe, trusting environment.

    For more information visit kathleenyoungmft.com/

    Catherine Underwood

    MA, LMFT #45638

    I am an experienced therapist and teacher who works with clients to address a wide range of issues in an atmosphere of safety, compassion and respect. I work primarily with adolescents and adults and specialize in working with depression, anxiety, difficult family dynamics and trauma. I have worked for decades with parents and with co-parents in high conflict separation, divorce and custody disputes. I developed and teach Parenting and Co-Parenting classes which are approved by El Dorado Family Court.

    MA, LMFT # 90280

    Michaela's primary focus is teens & families who have experienced trauma, grief, loss and child abuse. As well as couples who are struggling with communication in their relationships, and individual women who are working towards finding a balance in life from the many pressures modern women experience. She also teaches an Art in Therapy workshop and is a certified Love & Logic Parenting instructor. To learn more visit michaelarenee.com

    MA, LMFT #92102

    I am experienced with children and adolescents that have experienced trauma, substance abuse issues, behavioral concerns, poor academic achievement and learning disabilities. Let me help you find practical tools to cope and manage life successfully. The techniques I use depend upon you and the presenting issues. I start where you are, by providing you a safe place to process difficult topics which will allow you to dive deeper into being the authentic/genuine person you are meant to be.

  • Groups & Workshops

    We offer a variety of groups and workshops, to learn more please contact our main line 530-903-4416.

    Co-Parenting and 52-week Parenting

    Supporting Parents and Children

    Co-Parenting: An 8-week psycho-educational class that provides intensive support and education designed to increase understanding and develop skills necessary for cooperative parenting after divorce or separation.


    52-Week Parenting: A psycho-educational class for parents of any age child. This ongoing class provides a focused, in-depth supportive process to develop insight, understanding and better parenting skills.


    Both groups are approved by the Superior Court of El Dorado County and family courts in the region.

    Art in Therapy Workshop

    Explore through Art

    In this workshop participants explore their inner child and true-self, while learning key strategies for reducing anxiety, and will have explored areas for personal growth. Using a variety of techniques and tools- such as oil pastels, paint, markers and more, you will experience creativity and learning with a therapeutic focus. No art experience needed.

    8 week workshop begins July 14, please call 530-401-3756 to register.

    Emotion Regulation

    Honor internal emotions and cues

    This group is focused on increasing an individual's ability to self-regulate. Through the group process, the goal is for the client to gain the ability to be insightful and honor internal emotions cues and strengthen access to coping resources to further enhance ones world.

    Social Thinking

    Enhance social skills

    What is Social Thinking The ability consider your own and others thoughts, emotions, beliefs, intentions, knowledge, etc. to help interpret and responds to the information in your mind and possibly through your social behavioral interactions Social Thinking Groups are generally around 45 minutes to 1 hour in length. Sessions are conducted in a group format of 2-4, though individual sessions are recommended too in many cases. Social thinking is best taught to children near normal to above intelligence with average or higher average language skills.

    Equine Therapy

    Great for trauma, life skills & first responders

    The Equine Experience is taught both individually and in groups at HartSong Ranch (a sanctuary in Greenwood) is also excellent for team & morale building within companies and sales organizations as activities with horses can serve as metaphors for leadership, communication and decision-making .

  • Connect With Us

    You can reach our offices by email or phone, or reach out to our mediator or counselors individually through their personal websites or Facebook page.